The Effect of Reflexology in Patients with Pain and Lymphedema after Breast Cancer Surgery

Η Επίδραση της Ρεφλεξολογίας σε Ασθενείς με Πόνο και Λεμφοίδημα μετά από Επέμβαση Καρκίνου του Μαστού



Raptopoulou S. 1 , Stavropoulou E. 1 , Siafaka I. 2

1 . Pain and Palliative Care Center, Aretaio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Athens
2. 1st Anesthesiology Clinic, Center for Pain and Palliative Care, Aretaio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Athens.

Publication Identity

Conference Proceedings - 18th Panhellenic Conference on Regional Anesthesia, Pain Treatment and Palliative Care, 17-20 May 2018



Introduction – Purpose

Long working time signed in radical mastectomy for breast cancer, lymphedema appearances, pain and decreased work of the parotid limb.

The aim of our study is to study the effect of Reflexology as a manifestation of color technique in the mood of pain and the range of use of the limb after radical mastectomy application of breast cancer.

Material – Methods

Functions we watched 6 carefully, 46-69 years old, who were asked questions in radical mastectomy and experienced lymphedema, pain, anemia, stiffness and reduced range of service in concluding extremity and omega approaches. They came to our Center with pain intensity with the scale VAS = 7-10. Serganisa tools provide free access to the application titled to questions 2 times that required the long-term dosing in placement with each work application.

VAS decreased VAS = 5-7 one limb mobility and lymphedema are not needed.

They then joined programs with 20 30-minute reflex geranium uses. We recorded VAS and mobility (in degrees), at the beginning of discrimination, after 5, 8 and 20 deliveries, in the review of sleep application and side effects of technology use


Reflexology, pain, lymphedema, extension, breast cancer