This paper focuses on the end effect problem of the empirical mode decomposition (EMD) algorithm, which results in a serious distortion in the EMD sifting process. A new method based on fuzzy inductive reasoning (FIR) is proposed to overcome the end effect. Fuzzy inductive reasoning method has simple inferring rules and strong predictive capability. The fuzzy inductive reasoning based method uses the sequence near the end as the input signal of fuzzy inductive reasoning model. This predictive value can be obtained after fuzzification, qualitative modeling ,qualitative simulation and debluring. The simulation results have shown that the fuzzy inductive reasoning based method has equivalent performance to the neural network based method.