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Title: Pilot Study: Has reflexology effect on women suffering from PCO/PCOS? Polycystic Ovaries/ Polycystic Ovary Syndrome


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Pilot StudyHas reflexology effect on women
suffering from PCO/PCOS?Polycystic Ovaries/
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Carried out by
  • The Triangle Fertility Clinic Jørgen Grinsted,
    Gynaecologist, MD DM Sci.
  • FDZ Forenede Danske Zoneterapeuter Lone
    Victoria Schumann, Project Manager, Reflexologist

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Background
  • PCO PCOS
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion Perspectives

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Background From dream to reality
  • Application 135.000
  • (RCT of 50 women with irregular periods) Year
    2002
  • Donation 13.500
  • The Knowledge Research Center for Alternative
    Medicine (Danish Ministry of Health)
  • (Purpose A pre-study due to lack of research in
    reflexology)
  • Donation 4.000
  • Danielsen Wifes Foundation (Statistics and
    report)

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS

Normal Ovary
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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
Polycystic Ovary At this stage the small
follicles produce a larger amount of testosterone
than normal.
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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Definition of PCO 12 follicles in one or
  • two ovaries
  • Incidence 20-25 women in the
    fertile age!

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Definition of PCOS
  • 2 out of 3 following criteria
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Irregular ovulation or no ovulation
  • Clinical and/or biochemical signs of
    hyperadrogemia
  • Incidence Every 7th woman in the fertile age

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Symptoms of PCOS
  • Irregular periods, lack of periods
  • Irregular ovulation or no ovulation
  • Reduced fertility
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Acne
  • Unwanted facial or body hair
  • Insulin resistance (worsens PCOS)

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Long term symptoms of PCOS
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Reference 2003 Rotterdam PCOS Consensus
    Conference. (Fertil Seril 2004)

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Methods
  • Data 8 women with PCOS and long periods
    (33-90days) Standard weight (BMI 20-25)
  • Intervention Reflexology 19 treatments - 6
    months
  • 45 minutes hands on treatment
  • 25 minutes of the treatment were fixed

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Time Treatments In total
  • Week 1-10 10 10 weeks
  • Week 11-18 6 8 weeks
  • Week 19-24 3 6 weeks
  • In total 24 weeks

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • In order to prevent any impact on insulin
    resistance, which changes in lifestyle might
    cause the patients were not allowed to make
    changes in their lifestyle in terms of
  • Exercise
  • Weight changes
  • Diet

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Furthermore the following was not allowed
  • Herbal medicine
  • Medical treatment
  • Complementary treatment (other than reflexology)

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Flowchart

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Outcome Measures
  • Bleeding pattern (Menstrual diary)
  • Number of Follicles (Ultrasound scans)
  • Hormone values (Blood test analysis)
  • Quality of life (Questionnaire)
  • Blood test analysis were made by external
    laboratory
  • Statistics were made by University of Southern
    Denmark

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Results
  • Bleeding Pattern
  • Length of Cycles
  • Average fall 14,81 days!
  • (53,38 38,57)

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Results
  • Number of Follicles
  • Average fall 16,30 follicles!
  • (41,71 25,43)

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Results
  • Quality of Life Hormone Values
  • No significant results!

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Conclusion
  • For the first time ultra sound scans have shown
    an effect of reflexology on the ovaries !
  • With 8 participants significant results were not
    expected !
  • Outcome measures of Length of Cycle Number of
    Follicles are significant !

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Conclusion
  • Length of Cycle Number of Follicles are 2 out
    of the 3 criteria which define PCOS !
  • Basis for a larger trial of the effect of
    reflexology !
  • Treatment of women with PCOS !

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
  • Perspective
  • Reflexology - a solution for infertile women with
    PCOS ?
  • 50 natural pregnancies Any long term effect ?
  • More research !
  • For more information
  • www.fdz.dk and www.schumann-zoneterapi.dk

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Reflexology and PCO/PCOS
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