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Foot reflexology may ease cancer symptoms

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A type of foot massage practiced since the age of the pharaohs can help cancer patients manage their symptoms and perform daily tasks.

“It’s always been assumed that it’s a nice comfort measure, but to this point we really have not, in a rigorous way, documented the benefits,” says lead author Gwen Wyatt, a professor in the College of Nursing at Michigan State.

“This is the first step toward moving a complementary therapy from fringe care to mainstream care.”

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Photo credit: G.L. Kohuth/Michigan State

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