Among 158 cases, 66 cases were in the control group and received conventional massage and the 92 cases in the treatment group received foot reflexotherapy. The total effective rate was (A) 86.3% for the control group (24 of 66 cured, 33 of 66 effective and 9 of 66 ineffective) and (B) 95.6% for the treatment group (42 of 92 cured, 46 of 92 effective and 4 of 92 ineffective. "While for chronic cases, relapse is quite common. Foot reflexotherapy can be easily practised by the patients themselves, this is very important to consolidate the effect."
Pinyu, Xu, "Foot Reflexotherapy in Treating 158 Cases with Lumbago, 1998 China Reflexology Symposium Report, China Reflexology Association, Beijing, pp. 76 - 78