Zhenjiang Medical College,
The No. 359 Hospital of PLA
Fu, H., and Shi, J., "Complementary Role of Reflexotherapy in the Course of Chemotherapy for Cancer Patients." 2000 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing : China Reflexology Association, pages 46-47.
Cancer patients were given foot reflexology during chemotherapy treatments for rectal, breast and gastric cancers. One had right breast cancer underwent surgery and chemotherapy. She recovered somewhat but later showed a decrease in her white blood cell count. Chemotherapy was discontinued and foot reflexology was administered. The white blood cell count rose and chemotherapy was re-administered. Within the third to sixth treatment of chemo, the patient had a no further reactions and her white blood cell count remained high.
Foot reflexology was found to be effective for the relief of the symptoms associated with chemotherapy in cancer patients.