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 eachissue 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.