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Journals containing peer-reviewed research

 

There are several journals that publish peer-reviewed research papers that are relevant to Complementary Therapists, including reflexologists.

 

The most relevant journals are:

 

Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice (formerly Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery)

Published 4 times annually - February, May, August & November

 

Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Published 4 times annually - March, June, September & December

 

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

Published 4 times annually - January, April, July & October

 

Applied Nursing Research

Published 4 times annually - February, May, August & November

You can subscribe to the above journals through Elsevier Science http://www.elsevierhealth.com

 

These journals are also available on Science Direct. Here you can read abstracts and purchase individual papers of interest. Science Direct has each issue available on-line. To read back copies, you must have a subscription to the journal. Each journal normally has at least one issue with free online access - normally the current issue. To read current issues of the above journals, go to http://www.sciencedirect.com/science

You can register - for FREE - to bookmark your favourite journals, and receive alerts when new issues come out.

 

If anyone knows any other good journals containing research articles, please e-mail the link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

References:

The International Council of Reflexologists publish a Research Analysis Document (RAD) which is an independent Analysis of over 350 Research Studies from around the world. The RAD is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 227 Dundas St. West, Paris, Ontario N3L 4H1 Canada.

The cost includes shipping and handling. ICR Members pay $60.00 US and non-members pay $80.00 US. Please allow up to 6 weeks for printing and shipping.

 

The following are additional references on research:

  • Barnes A (1997) Past caring: nursing has a significant role in palliative care. Nursing Times. 93, 34, 54.
  • Berker M (1993) Is chest pain affected by reflexology intervention? In Walker K (1998) Reflexology Research Reports. London, Association of Reflexologists.
  • Booth B (1994) Reflexology. ursingTimes. 90, l, 38-40.
  • Bridgeman H, Carr E (1998) Providing family care in hospital. Nursing Times. 94, 1, 44.
  • Bruera E, Lawlor P (1998) Defining Palliative care interventions. Journal of Palliative Care. I4, 2, 23-24.
  • Bullinger M (1992) Quality of life assessment in palliative care. Journal of Palliative Care. 8, 3, 34-39.
  • Cancerlink (l993) Complementary Care and Cancer. London, Cancerlink.
  • Cella D (1992) Quality of life: the concept. Journal of Palliative Care. 8, 3, 13.
  • China Reflexology Association (1996) China ReflexoIogy Symposium Report. Beijing, China Reflexology Association.
  • Cole A, Shanley E (1998) Complementary therapies as a means of developing the scope of professional nursing practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 27, 1171-1176.
  • Corner J et al (1995) An evaluation of the use of massage and essential oils on the wellbeing of cancer patients. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 1, 2, 67-73.
  • Dobbs B (1985) Alternative health approaches. Nursing Mirror. 160, 9, 41-42.
  • Donaldson M (1992) Cancer Reflexions. August, 12.
  • Flocco B (1992) Reflexology and pre-menstrual syndrome. Reflexions. March, 6-9.
  • Fosholt U (1992) Asthma and reflexology. (Translated from the Danish.) Mit Helbred (My Health). July, 10.
  • Foundation for Integrated Medicine (1998) A New Vision for Healthcare. London, The Foundation for Integrated Medicine.
  • Frankel BSM (1997) The effect of reflexology on baroreceptor reflex sensitivity, blood pressure and sinus arrhythmia.
  • Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 5, 80-84.
  • Gillard Y (1995) Reflexology and radiotherapy. Footprints. July, 6-17.
  • Hawthorn J (1993) Measuring quality of life. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2, 77-81.
  • Holmes S, Dickerson J (1987) The quality of life: design and evaluation of a self-assessment instrument for use in cancer patients. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 24, 15-24.
  • Holmes S et al (1997) General nurses' perceptions of palliative care. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 3, 2, 92-99.
  • Joyce M, Richardson R (1997) Reflexology can help MS. International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 15, 7, 10-12.
  • Kean S (1992) Cancer. Reflexions. October, 12.
  • Lockett J (1992) Reflexology - a nursing tool? The Australian Nursing Journal. 22, 1, 14-15.
  • Long Yun L (1993) Foot Reflex Zone Massage Alleviates SymptomsInduced by Chemotherapy in Pulmonary
  • Malignant Tumour Patients. Beijing, China Reflexology Symposium Report, China Reflexology Association.
  • NHS Confederation (1997) Complementary Medicine in the NHS - Managing the Issues. Birmingham, The NHS Confederation.
  • Norman L, Cowan T (1989) The Reflexology Handbook. London, Piatkus.
  • Oleson T, Flocco W (1993) Randomised controlled study of pre-menstrual symptoms treated with ear, hand and foot reflexology. Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 82, 6, 906-911.
  • Primarolo D (1994) Facilitation not Prescription. London, Labour Party.
  • Reilly DT (1983) Young doctors' views on alternative medicine. BritishMedical Journal. July, 287, 337-339.
  • Rihal P (1992) Cancer. Reflexions. August, 11.
  • Stanhope-Williamson B (1996) Breast cancer reflections. June, 17.
  • Stevensen C (1996) Complementary therapies in cancer care: an NHS approach. International JournaI of Palliative Nursing. 2, 1, 15-18.
  • Trousdell P (1996) Reflexology meets emotional needs. International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. November, 9-13.
  • United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (1996) Guidelines For Professional Practice. London, UKCC.
  • Vickers A (1998) Evidence-based medicine and complementary medicine. Evidence-based Medicine. Nov/Dec, 168-169.
  • Walker K (1998) Reflexology Research Reports. London, Association of Reflexologists.
  • Walsh E, Wilson C (1999) Complementary therapies in longstay neurology in-patient settings. Nursing Standard. 13, 2, 32-35.
  • Wang XM (1993) Treating type II diabetes mellitus with foot reflexology (Chinese). Chung-Kuo Chung Hsi I Chieh Ho Tsa Chih. 13, 9, 536-538.
  • Wang-Liang (1996) An exploration of the clinical indications of foot reflexology. A retrospective analysis of its clinical application to 8096 cases.
  • China Reflexology Association (1996) China Reflexology Symposium Report. Beijing, China Reflexology Association.
  • Yue-Ying (1996) Foot Reflexology in the Treatment of Obstinate Constipation. Beijing International Reflexology Conference. Chinese Society of Reflexology.
  • Zhao C (1996) Experience of Foot Massage Therapy Used for Habitual Constipation. Beijing International Reflexology Conference. Chinese Society of Reflexology.
  • Zhi-gin D (1993) Foot Reflexology Therapy Applied to Patients withNon-insulin Dependent Diabetic Mellitus. China Reflexology Symposium Report. Beijing, China Reflexology Association.