Effectiveness of reflexology in treating idiopathic constipation in women.

Aim Of This Study

This pilot study was conducted to investigate how effective reflexology is in treating women who suffer with chronic idiopathic constipation.


Nineteen female participants, aged between 22 and 75 years, who had been diagnosed with chronic idiopathic constipation, took part in this study. At the commencement of the study, none of the participants were pregnant or seeing other complementary therapists, and nor did they suffer from any urgent medical conditions. All participants agreed not to change their health regimes for the period covered by the study.