Foot Reflexology With Acupuncture and Electric Stimulation
The First People's Hospital
Gong, X. (1993). "Effect of Electrical Stimulation of FRZ, Lumbar Vertebrae of Acute Lumbar Sprain. Observation of 33 Cases." 1993 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing: China Reflexology Association, pages 46-47.
33 cases, both male and female, with acute lumbar sprain were treated with 20 minutes of foot reflexology with electrical stimulation on the lumbar vertebrae foot reflexes, acupuncture needles in certain areas, and an electrical current applied daily for 3-6. The pain experienced by the patients varied from 3 to 30 days. Results: 50% reported complete relief; and the remaining 50%, reported great improvement. 42% of all the cases were completely cured after 2 days.
Foot reflexology has been shown to be effective for the relief of acute lumbar sprain in conjunction with using electrical stimulation of foot reflex zones.