We stumbled across an amazing study today related to baby reflexology as a part of an infant holistic healing routine. A group of researchers got together and decided to test the ability of reflexology to manage pain in infants. They gathered up 60 babies and gave a randomized group of those babies a 20-30 minute reflexology session before getting vaccine shots. The other group of those babies had no reflexology given before the shots.
Here's what the study says: "The FLACC pain score was observed to be statistically similar between groups. After reflexology was applied to infants in the reflexology group before vaccination, it was determined that the pain score was reduced to .50 ± 1.14. In the examination performed after vaccination, FLACC pain score was found to be 5.47 ± 2.11 in the reflexology group and 9.63 ± .85 in the control group. A statistically significant difference was observed between the mean FLACC pain scores of infants in the reflexology and control groups (p = .000). The infants in the reflexology group also had lower heart rates, higher oxygen saturation, and shorter crying periods than the infants in the control group (p <.001)."
What that means is that they found the infants who were given a reflexology session experienced less pain after the vaccination.
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