Wu, Z., "Treatment of Senile Chorea with Strong Stimulation on Foot Reflexes: A Case Report." 1994 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing : China Reflexology Association, page 7
A 76 yr old man with involuntary movement of left limbs for 28 days was hospitalized and given drug therapy which was ineffective. He was given 5 treatments of foot reflexology after being diagnosis with left senile chorea and cerebral vascular disease. After 3 minutes, choreic movement stopped (20 minutes later). After the reflexology sessions, were done, his symptoms disappeared and had no recurrences.
Foot reflexology massage was found to be effective for the relief of symptoms associated with left senile chorea and cerebral vascular disease.