Introduction: Puberty is one of the amazing journeys from adolescence to womanhood and it’s a momentous event for becoming a woman. The women who suffered from premenstrual problems were formally described by Frank in1931 and the term Pre-Menstrual syndrome (PMS) was first introduced by Greene and Dalton in 1953.Complementary Alternative Medicine
(CAM) is non-invasive and harmless. Foot Reflexology is a natural healing therapy that is highly effective in dealing with manyhealth problems. Dysmenorrhea is a cause of frequent short-term work and school absenteeism in women of reproductive age.
Methods: Quantitative approach and quasi-experimental pre-test post-test control group design was adopted for this study. The convenient sampling technique was used to select 20 samples as per inclusion criteria. Tools used for the study were Survey questionnaire, demographic Performa, Structured Premenstrual syndrome questionnaire, and numerical pain rating scale.
Results: The overall PMS pretest-posttest mean score with SD was 50.7 ± 16.04 and 40.6 ± 13.18.The overall Dysmenorrhoea Pretest- post-test mean score with SD was 7.0 ± 2.21 and 5.20 ± 1.62. The F test value of PMS 16.6967 was significant at p<0.05 and the F test value of dysmenorrhoea 22.883406 was significant at p<0.05.
Conclusion: Foot reflexology is a simple, safe, and non-pharmacological intervention method used to balance the body’s vital energies and thus promote overall health. These study findings suggested that foot reflexology is effective in reducing the PMS and dysmenorrhoea
Keywords: Premenstrual syndrome, Dysmenorrhoea, Foot Reflexology