Wu, D., "Parkinsonism Treated by Foot Reflex Zone Massage." 1993 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing , China Reflexology Association, page 10.
A patient with Parkinson's disease was given foot reflexology for 25 sessions after unsuccessful treatment with drugs and Chinese herbs. After the session, his symptoms were relieved and he improved considerably. However, reducing the drug therapy caused most of the symptoms to reappear. It was noted that the use of drug therapy and foot reflexology together were needed to succeed.
Reflexology has been shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease, together with drug therapy.