Fang, Y., "The Function of Pituitary Reflex in Quickening the Healing Process of Senile Fracture by Reflexotherapy." 2004 China Symposium Reflexology Report, pages 53-54.
Four elderly cases of femur neck fissure were treated with foot reflexotherapy, three females and one male. The hip joint reflex area was swollen and purple, the lower limbs lost standing and walking function. The entire foot was worked with emphasis on the pituitary gland reflex area and corresponding area of the injury spots. The pituitary gland has the function of secreting growth hormones, which may play a positive role for the recovery of trauma, severe burning, postoperative healing, muscular atrophy, etc.
In one patient, after 13 days of treatment, injuries were healed and after 23 days she was able to stand and walk and manage daily activities. Stimulating the pituitary gland as well as the relevant reflex area is beneficial for the recovery of the elderly.