Reflexology Possible Help For Infertility

Reflexology has come under medical scrutiny for fertility benefits. After strong anecdotal evidence of conceptions following reflexology, doctors at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, England have begun a comprehensive clinical study of the possible link between the treatment and fertility.

Propelling the interest in reflexology is Devon-based reflexologist Jane Holt, who presented compelling evidence suggesting reflexology increases the frequency of pregnancy. Over the next two years, 150 women will take part in trials aimed at determining whether pregnancy rates are affected. In the medical trials, 150 volunteers, who would have been treated with the drug clomifene to try to induce ovulation, will instead be offered eight reflexology sessions, with the control group receiving a placebo treatment.