He Dong Health Institute,
Zhonghua Training College of Acupuncture
Feng, J., Fan, C., Feng, X., and Yang L., "Exploration on the Effects of Pulse, Respiration and Oxygen Saturation of Blood by Different Strength of Stimulus." 1998 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing : China Reflexology Association, pages 94-96.
A study was done to test the pulse, respiration and oxygen saturation of blood randomly on normal people in the Tianjin Chest Hospital. One hour after meals and then ½ hour after rest, they were given foot reflexology stimulated with electrodes from a SC 6000 type Monitor of SIEMENS.
Foot reflexology was found to be effective for increasing rates of pulse, respiration, and blood oxygen levels.