Here’s what we learned about foot reflexology and music therapy
- A California Graduate Institute (US) randomized controlled trial showed foot reflexology significantly reduced premenstrual symptoms.
- A randomized control trial at a Taiwanese hospital concluded foot reflexology considerably improved sleep quality for postpartum women.
- An Inje University (Korea) study revealed foot reflexology massage was effective in reducing depression and stress, and strengthening the immune systems, of middle-aged women.
- A University of Jyväskylä (Finland) randomized controlled trial revealed music therapy, coupled with standard care, is an effective treatment for people suffering from depression. Access this research on Music Therapy.
- A Universidade Federal de Goiás (Brazil) controlled clinical study concluded music therapy improves quality of life and blood pressure control in hypertensive patients. Access this research on Music Therapy.
- A randomized experimental design study at Taiwan’s National Tainan Institute of Nursing showed music therapy reduced stress, anxiety and depression in pregnant women. Access this research on Music Therapy.
- A Temple University (US) systemic review of 23 randomized controlled trials (1461 participants) concluded music therapy may have a beneficial effect on blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, anxiety, and pain in persons with coronary heart disease – but cautions more research is needed. Access this research on Music Therapy.
- A Meadville Medical Center (US) experimental study found group drumming music therapy has the potential to modulate specific neuroendocrine and neuroimmune parameters in a direction opposite to that expected with the classic stress response. Access this research on Music Therapy.
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