Caitria Thiele, LAc MSOM
While slippers may be helpful in stimulating reflexology points in the feet, they would only be massaging a few acupuncture points (if any at all). I'd say that they can't hurt and can possibly support general well-being, but shouldn't take the place of an individualized, targeted treatment.
Health and happiness,
Kathleen Ellerie, LAc, Dipl. O.M.
These slippers stimulate the reflexology points in the feet. I believe they work and can get some benefits, but everyone's feet are slightly different, so these slippers may not get the best results.
Yvonne R. Farrell, DAOM, LAc
Having said that, there are many nerves in the soles of the feet, and it's been known for a long time that there are reflexology points there that can support organs and help with back pain. Since every body is different, and everyone has different problems, using these slippers would be a kind of hit or miss shot gun approach that may or may not help you. Depending on how expensive they are, it might be worth a try.
Hope this helps.
This is a bit similar to lying down on beads for a massage - sure it will press on some areas, but it is not massage therapy. I would rather people spend their money on services tailored to their specific conditions.
The best way is to find a licensed acupuncturist for diagnosis and treatment.
Yours in health!