This produced a great amount of interest and brought to mind so many instances from the past of how reflexology has a great affinity for helping with disturbances to urinary function.
The constant supply of oxygenated blood through the kidneys is one of the most important functions of the body - Reflexology is very good at helping with this function.
I came across this research paper in my files recently which backs this up:
Researchers in Austria studied the effects of reflexology upon renal blood flow on 32 healthy, young adults (17 women and 15 men). This was conducted in a placebo-controlled double-blind trial.
The treatment group received reflexology at zones (reflexes) corresponding to the right kidney. The placebo group received treatment on other foot zones (reflexes). The blood flow of 3 vessels of the right kidney was measured then monitored prior to, during and following reflexology. Systolic peak velocity and end diastolic peak velocity were measured. Systolic peak velocity and end diastolic peak velocity were measured and resistive index calculated.
The two groups showed significant differences; a highly significant decrease showed during and following reflexology. There were no differences between men and women nor smokers and non-smokers.
These results are consistent with the hypothesis that reflexology is effective in influencing renal blood flow and confirms the results of independent research that reflexology can significantly help kidney function.
Sudmeier I et al. Changes of renal blood flow during organ-associated foot reflexology measured by colour Doppler sonography. Forschende Komplementaermedizin 6(3) 129-34 1999