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[Foot reflex zone massage--a review]
Reflexology is a frequently used method of complementary medicine. This review deals with history, theory and practise of this technique. Furthermore, results of the published clinical trials are discussed. Although there are more positive than negative results in the therapeutic studies, a final assessment is not possible because of methodological flaws of the studies. More controlled clinical trials are essential.