Health Center for Women and Children of Inner Mongolia
Gao, W., Wang, Z. and Han, X., "An Investigation on Treatment of 30 Cases with Lumbar and Leg Pain Induced by Prolapse of Lumbar Intervetebral Disc." 1994 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing : China Reflexology Association, pages 105-108.
Cases with lumbar and leg pain caused by prolapse of lumbar intervetebral disc were given 30 minutes of foot reflexology daily for 10 sessions. Generally, 1-4 therapeutic courses were required. Results showed that 80% no symptom after treatment and 20% had significant improvement.
Foot reflexology was found to be effective for the relief of lumbar and leg pain induced by prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc.