Reflexology and Breast Cancer Research

Over the years, I have maintained a reflexology practice consisting
primarily of women clients. In fact, well over eighty percent of my
clients are women. I don’t question these things, I simply accept
them and realize I have something important to learn from this. As
such, I have come to better understand the female condition and the
many complexities and mysteries that comprise womankind. As such, I
have been witness to the myriad ways in which women suffer…
including breast cancer.

Please visit The Breast Cancer Site where you can easily “click for mammograms.”
There is no charge, just visit the site and click on the big pink button. If you find value
in doing this – and I know, I do – you can be reminded every day by email to go to the site
and provide your daily click. It makes me feel good and reminds me to be grateful…
and humble. It only takes thirty seconds, so go ahead and just do it!
You’ll be glad you did.

reflexology and breast cancer research

Now,  there is reason to be hopeful about the quality of life breast cancer
patients can expect with CAM (complimentary and alternative medicine)
therapies, including reflexology, in addition to traditional medical

The following are excerpts from an article by Jill Vondrasek, titled:

BringingReflexology to Homes of Patients with Breast Cancer

Michigan State University Nursing Professor, Dr. Gwen Wyatt, has been awarded
a $2.65 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a
part of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Wyatt and her team will test the benefits of a home-based intervention of foot
reflexology provided by a friend or family member for improving
health related quality of life (HRQOL), including symptom management
and physical functioning for advanced breast cancer patients.

“When reflexology is integrated with conventional therapy, it helps
patients attain a better quality of life,” said Wyatt. “The
use of complementary therapies such as reflexology has gained in
popularity with cancer patients…”

Wyatt [also] says, “Our quality of life model, which is the blueprint
behind our research, indicates that either a reduction in symptoms or
an increase in functional status will lead to enhanced quality of
life, and we were able to demonstrate significant changes in both of
these areas via reflexology.”

It is gratifying to know there are those who are dedicated to
discovering and committed to bringing the beneficial effects of
reflexology to health care and healing. It is additionally gratifying
to know I have a small role in this otherwise enormous and
overwhelming environment.

On a personal note, I have five daughters, two sisters, two nieces and
two granddaughters. And, of course I have an amazing wife and a
wonderful and loving mother. So, I am no stranger to women. I have
been blessed with my own and their good health and continue to
provide reflexology for my clients. I do this as my business and in
the hopes I am playing a part in assisting them in maintaining their
good health, as well.


Taking aim at such an insidious disease and hitting the mark with
reflexology, is a success of untold proportions. Symptom minimization
and quality of life improvements is a monumental achievement. I am
heartened by those agents of healing who keep their ears, eyes and
minds open to the possibilities and recognize an answer when it is

Reflexology has been practiced for a very long time by many civilizations. I
believe we have only begun to scratch the surface of what it and
other Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatments can

About Wayne

Wayne is a professional reflexologist, energy intuitive and spiritual life coach who specializes in health and healing, self empowerment and personal growth strategies for his clients. Connect with Wayne on +Google+

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