Who are the health enemies? How to conquer them?

(Lecture given by Dr. Chan Hok Yau at Caritas Institute for High Education on 20th July, 2012)


1.        The importance of natural healing: each share of the western medicine using only 30% of it to kill the germ for healing, 70% of it will be absorbed by the liver which in turn gets poisoned. The harm done is obvious.

Since 1940, there are almost more than one thousand million new chemical substances appear. Every year there are more than one thousand new compounds appearing in the market after having passed the normal poison test?  Among the eighty thousand multiple compounds, almost half of them are harmful to the health as well as to the environment.

More than 500 of them can cause cancer, strange and abrupt change, the sperms of the male decrease almost half in number compare with 50 years ago.

The medical expenses of various countries increase surprisingly high. The problem seems unsalable. At the same time, the cure of the illness of the modern time is not obvious.

In 1996, 14 countries jointly passed the declaration on the aims of medicine, confirming the priority in treatment. (The countries including Chile, China, Denmark, Holland, Italy, Germany, America, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Slovakian, Britain, Indonesia, Swiss etc.) It changed the tactic of emphasizing on high medical technology to strengthening the public hygiene and illness prevention. Regarding maintenance of good health special emphasis has been placed on the natural healing that brings new hope to mankind.


2.        Where does the Reflexology of the human body come from?


First, it needs to talk about the theory as a whole:

In the body of any animal especially the bones, they carry all the message of the whole animal. For example: from any piece of Dinosaur Fossils, the scientist can draw out the whole Dinosaur.

Let us discuss the ECIWO again:

Animals are made by cells. Each cell is made up of the specific DNA. For example, among the cells of the human body, there are head cavity, chest cavity, abdomen cavity and Pelvis.  After a single cell developed into a multiple and many cells, the strongest one will be developed into a perfect human being. The next strong one will be developed into part of the body; in sequence, the less important ones will become the cells of these different parts of the body.

Every cell has a surprising phenomenon that when a cell is being attacked all the other cells will be alert. (Reflection).

In the human body there are ECIWO as well. The ear is one of them. Earlobe is the head, Ear ridge is the Dorsal Vertebra, upper part of the ear is the Pelvis, further down is the leg, then nothing more. The leg shrinks to the middle part of the ear, just like the fetus one month old.

Holographic indicate every reflexive area possesses: ECIWO resembles a fetus, hand and foot shrink inside. Parts of the ear can be seen clearly in the drawing below:



In 1913, Dr. W. Fitzgerald, an American physician published a series of systematic theory on reflexive healing.



In 1986, the Rwo-Shr Health Institute International published the “Handbook on Rwo-Shr Health----Foot Reflexive Self-Learning.” It explained in details the relations between the positions of the reflexive areas and the human body.


In 2000, I began to adopt the Holographic theory to decide on the positions of the reflexive areas. I explained it in details in my thesis, “Basing on the Holographic theory to give to the reflexive zones new positions.”

In the past, it was a man standing on two feet; now it is a man standing on one foot. There are different reflexive areas in the two feet, but they form an entire person.



The ears reflex in this way as well as the hands. How come in the past that we need to use both feet to reflex the whole body? There are 6 university professors support this view point of mine. (It made a shock in the world of foot massage.)


3.        What is the use of stimulating the reflex zone?

(A)     The principle and efficacy of circulation

(B)     The principle and efficacy of reflexion.

(C)    The principle and efficacy of the balance of male and female.

(D)    The principle and efficacy of the veins and arteries.

(E)     The principle and efficacy of Holographic.The feet are the supreme class of Holographic embryo.  According to the statistic of anatomy, with the 52 pieces of bones in both feet which occupy 1/6 of the whole body; there are 66 joints, 214 lligaments & 38 muscles. With all these, their activities will affect the whole body.

There are various sensitive channels in the feet such as: the nerve, the fluid, the veins and arteries, the muscles, the lymph etc., they have strong connection and co-ordination, the ECIWO serves not only the structural unit but is also serving as reflexive unit. The reflexive area in the foot is the greatest; it is also at the lower end of the body. It can reflex and stimulate go through the whole body. Thus it has been chosen as the best tool for the reflexology.


4.        Test demonstrations:

(A)     Try on anyone who suffers from migraine or from nose block-up.

(B)     Try on anyone who suffers from pain on cervical vertebra, shoulder, lumbar vertebra and the knee.

(C)    To solve the problem of bending of the Knee teach them to tread the RWO-SHA Health PA-KWA Board



5.        Concerning difference branches of studies and history:

(A)     Pauline Wills of Britain admitted that as far as 14000 years ago, the inhabitants of the Indian Canadian of Peru in South America had already adopted this method, it was passed on to the Indians.

(B)     Christine Issel, President of the American Rwo-Shr Health Institute admitted that record concerning the feet relating to health has already been existed in Egypt before 6500. It was recorded on a certain grass (Reed grass). Further in 4330, on the wall pictures inside the Pyramids one can see that the slaves massaged the feet of Pharaoh. The latter asked, “How come it was so painful? “ The slave answered, “After the pain has gone, you will see what has happened.”


(C)    According to what she said, as far as 2000 ago, from the foot prints of the Sakyamuni Buddha, one can see there were many reflexive areas. Similar pictures of the reflexive areas also could be seen at the end of the Ming dynasty and the beginning of the Ching dynasty.


Left: Indian Foot Print    Right: Punching the sinus In China                   




(D)    Actually, there was “Dance of the brave man” in India 7000 years ago. During the dance the upper part of the body is similar to yoga, the lower part of the body. Unceasingly step on the floor. Possibly this is the earliest foot reflexology in Asia.

(E)   There are many sayings. Some said that it had been existed as far as 5000 years ago. It appeared in the medical journal of the emperor. The professor of the Beijing Medical University tried to search for the truth in vain. However during the period of Bin Cher (Bian Que) in the Warrings States there was a famous medical practitioner namely “Yu Fu” (俞跗). The word “” can also be taken as “” which means the illness is cured; “” means massage on the foot. The two words “” means the person who helps to get rid of the illness. “ Yu Fu” (俞跗) can be meant as medical doctor.

(F)     Mr. 楊茗茗, the president of Rwo-Shr Health Institute of 中國医促會 admitted that the earliest time in China was a period in which dance was prevailing. Later in the imperial classics it was stated that there were 38 sinuses. In the book namely 素女真經, it was suggested to examine the toes. In the 華佗秘笈 it mentioned about the relation between the feet and the heart. The senior monk 摩河 of the dynasties Sui and Tang purposely tried to protect the feet to maintain good health.

(G)    The countries in the world use it mostly to keep healthy, because it has not yet been proved by the modern science of its effectiveness. Thus many countries take it just as a trial business. In China, the Chinese medicine is being used, thus the Chinese government plays more attention to it and recognizes it as a kind of treatment easily carried out, with noticeable effect, without any side-effect. It can be used for healing as well as for keeping healthy, particularly for the aged, the effect is more obvious. ( Ref. to the letter of 邯鄲市民政局 and the document 邯市民字(1993) No 10 )

(H)    It emphasizes more on maintaining good health in Taiwan, so as in Japan, America, Germany, Australia, Greece and Italy etc.

(I)       In China, it emphasizes more on healing, so as in Austria, England ( only performed by the medical doctors ) and the regions in East South Asia. In Hong Kong, temporary it emphasizes in protecting good health.( There are also cases of healing complicated illness).

(J)      There are 4 different kinds of Foot Massage: one of them is a business type, it aims at making the one who receives it feels comfortable. It will do no harm as long as no injury is made to the relevant organs. In short, it will certainly release the nerves. There are 4 other types: massage for healing diseases, massage on the veins and arteries, foot reflexive massage and Rwo-Shr Health massage.

6.        The biggest challenge of the present time —

That is to make “Foot massage” becomes health care according to the treatment by nature. The entire occupation is raising now, therefore we should improve in order to keep up with the need of the time.

It is meant that we should start from self-improving, never stop at the period of individualism. We need to well learn systematically the technique of massage with reference to both eastern and western ways of medical treatments. The most popular use and common nowadays in the world is the treatment of the Rwo-Shr Health.

Currently in Mainland China, there is a school named “The Chinese Foot Care” It took roots from the theory of Rwo-Shr Health and combines with the Chinese schools of sinus and vital points. The curing effect supplements what is lacking in Rwo-Shr Health.

For example: a patient suffering from diabetes, reaches the latest and serious stages, the creatine reaching to more than 400umol/L. When it reaches 500umol/L, it is time for hemodialysis or kidney transplant. When the patient’s kidney becomes very weak, the use of Rwo-Shr Health is no more effective. The use of will then be used. When the outside of the kidneys and the 腎小球, the reflection is too weak, the creatine never decreases, we can then massage the sinus so as to let the creatine decreased. This is what is regarded as Rwo-Shr Health with Vital Point, the most effective “The Chinese Foot Care”

To learn the Rwo-Shr Health and the sinus of the body, it is necessary to attend school, it is never a hear-say business. CARITAS INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION has prepared the course for us.

7.        The aims of self-health protection and W.H.O.



One is responsible for one’s health.The surprising aims of our association equal to those of W.H.O.

8.        Question( or supplementary talk on some amendments on the map of Reflexology of the Rwo-Shr Health.)


Rwo-Shr Health Institute International H.K.          President

Hong Kong Institute International Reflexology       Founding President

Chan Hok Yau (Former name: Chan Chong Kon)

Amended on 20-7-2012



Queen Elizabeth Hospital Report


Randomised controlled trial of reflexology for patients with idiopathic detrusor overactivity

Willy Cecilia CHEONG - MBChB , MRCOG ,FHKAM(O&G)

Ho Leung Jimmy MAK - MBBS, MRCOG , FHKAM(O&G)



Wai Mei Tong TONG - Registered Nurse


Hereby thank with Chan the doctor the leader and its consecration that work group{Rwo-Shr Health Institute International (HK)} make that it leads, with the result that can complete smoothly this experiment. Hour just when the out break of ‘SARS’ in Hong Kong, it works group not therefore shrink back and stay to guard to go to end a moment. It has no private dedication spirit to deserve to praise.


Summary : Foot reflexology was shown to be more effective than non-specific foot massage

in reducing daytime frequency for patients with idiopathic detrusor overactivity.



Clinical experience suggests that reflexology may have beneficial effect on patients with idiopathic detrusor overactivity. This study aims to examine this effect rigorously. A randomized controlled trial with two parallel arm was performed in 2003. 109 women were randomized to receive 21 sessions of either reflexology or non-specific foot massage (control) by several qualified reflexologists given over a period of 3 weeks. The primary measures were being the change in 24 hours and day time micturition frequency. Results showed that there was significant change in number of day time frequency in reflexology group when compared with the massage group (-1.90 vs-0.55 P=0.029). There was also a decrease in 24 hours micturitions frequency in both groups but the change was not statistically significant (-2.80 vs -1.04 P= 0.055). In the reflexology group, more patients believed to have received ‘true’ reflexology (88.9% vs 67.4% P=0.012). That reflects the difficulty of blinding in trials of reflexology. However, the lack of blinding did not appear to have prejudiced the women against massage. In conclusion, foot reflexology can be considered a viable alternative for treatment of idiopathic detrusor overactivity. More larger scale study can be performed to verify the statement.



Idiopathic, Detrusor overactivity, Foot reflexology, Foot massage



SARS = Severe acute respiratory syndrome

VAS = Visual analogue scale



Foot reflexology had been used as a form of therapy in China and Egypt 5,000 years ago(1).

There were many ancient Chinese books reporting the use of foot reflexology as a form of therapy. Its introduction into the Western World dated back to the beginning of the 20th century when an American surgeon, Dr. William Fitzgerald, learnt the technique and explored reflex effects of pressure on feet and hands(2). Thereafter, many other western countries reported the usefulness of the techniques. As practiced today, reflexology is a specific form of foot massage in which it is believed that areas in the feet and hands correspond to the glands, organs and other parts of the body. If a certain part of the body has a problem, it will be reflected on its foot reflex zone. If any part of the body is sick, it will discharge a great deal of toxins. These toxins will move to reach the foot reflex zone. The toxins would be accumulated in that area due to the effect of gravity. If we use hand to massage it, it will feel painful. The more serious the illness, the more painful if feels. At the same time, if we massage the corresponding reflex zone rigorously, toxins can be helped to be removed more effectively, thus curing the disease of the respective organs. Proposed theories of action also include energetic effects, the dispersal of calcium, lactate or uric cid crystals, improvement of blood flow and a relaxant effect on the autonomic nervous system (3). Others have suggested that reflexology is simply a method of providing care and attention for patients(4). So far, two studies suggest that there is relationship among organs/glands with their respective reflex zone (5,6) although one study find no evidence (7).


Idiopathic detrusor overactivity includes symptoms of urinary urge incontinence, urgency and frequency. It is limited with low self-esteem, depression , sleep disturbances and reduced sexual activity in women and its societal cost are high. Anticholinergic therapy has been the main stay of treatment for nearly three decades (8,9), but its side effects, such as dry mouth, have reduced patient compliance (9). New antimuscarinic formulations including tolterodine were formulated to improve tolerability but with higher cost.


The first author has observed a striking clinical response in a number of patients with idiopathic detrusor overactivity during treatment with precision foot reflexology. We have been unable to find any previously published studies of the effect of reflexology on urinary symptoms. It was decided to undertake a vigorous investigation to determine whether precision reflexology improves urinary symptoms to a greater extent that non-specific foot massage



A patient blinded randomized control trial was conducted in which one group received true reflexology which used the ‘Rwo-Shr’foot reflexology(It’s called foot reflexology instance) and the control group received non-specific foot massage. Women were recruited for the study after urodynamic study proven idiopathic detrusor overactivity in the urogynaecology team one of the local gynaecology hospital, in Hong Kong. This study compared the effect of 3 weeks of treatment with precision foot reflexology with non-specific foot massage on micturition frequency, nocturia and total incontinence episodes. Those with mixed stress and urge incontinence were eligible if the majority of the leakage accidents were related to urge incontinence. Participants with other cause of incontinence (e.g. urinary tract infection, interstitial cystitis, urinary tract obstruction, urethral diverticulum, bladder tumour, bladder stone) were excluded as were those who were pregnant or breastfeeding and had undergone pelvic, vaginal or bladder surgery fewer than 6 months before study enrollment. Those with clinically significant heart problem or abnormal ECGs for whom the administration of foot reflexology would present undue risk were excluded. Subjects were recruited regardless of whether or not they had received prior antimuscarinic treatment provided that they stopped the medication four weeks before starting foot reflexology or massage.


The Research Ethics Committee in the local centre approved the study. Participants were told that they would receive one of the two different forms of treatment. Signed informed consent was obtained from all participants when they attended their first interview session. After enrollment, each participant was randomized (by telephoning a central office) to real or non-specific treatment. Randomisation list were prepared from computer-generated random numbers, in order that patients were distributed evenly between the 10 therapists and each therapists treated equal numbers of patients with real and non-specific therapy. All therapists had undergo training classes in order to unify their techniques on both precision foot reflexology and non-specific foot massage because there is still no professional agreement concerning whether foot massage itself might have an effect of its own.  Patient in the reflexology groups received precision reflexology treatment using point location according to chart (diagram 1) with specific attention on the renal tract reflexology zone. Patients in the control group received foot massage using a series of techniques with overly light pressure according to a protocol that was predefined in order to provide a routine and not stimulating the reflex zones. In an attempt to maintain blinding, therapists were trained not to discuss details of the treatment with the patients (i.e. standardized limited interaction), although conversation on non-medical matters was permitted. Success of blinding was tested by means of question completed after treatment in which they were asked ‘Do you believed you were in the group that received true reflexology ?’ (Possible response were ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘don’t know’). All patients were treated semi-supine and no treatment was given except to the feet. The same non-perfumed foot cream was used in both groups. Both groups received treatment daily for 3 weeks. Each session lasted for 45 minutes.


The main outcome measure was the daytime and 24 hours micturition frequency, number of urge incontinence episodes at 3 weeks, adjusted for baseline as determine from 3 days voiding diaries (modified from those used by Wyman and colleagues (10)). All participants kept 24 hours voiding diaries for 3 days before and immediate after the treatment period. The diaries documented the number of micturitions, incontinence episodes, as well as the nature (urge or other) of incontinence episodes. Nocturnal voids and nocturnal incontinence episodes were also included. Other outcome measures included 100 mm visual analogue scale (VAS) for assessing the patient’s subjective perception on outcome.


Since this study was a test of efficacy, the protocol specified that the analysis would include only those who had completed all treatment and assessment session. It was calculated that a total sample size of 120 would be required to identify difference of 10% between the 2 groups with 80% power and an alpha value of 0.05.



A total of 120 women were enrolled, and 97(80.8%) completed the study. Baseline demographics were similar


Within each treatment arm, both reflexology and massage group yielded reductions in 24 hours, daytime micturition frequency and in urge incontinence episodes.


These data also indicate that precision reflexology was significant more effective that massage with regard to reduction in daytime micturition frequency. Nocturnal micturition frequency was not change in both groups. A similar pattern was seen in the visual analogue scale measuring of patients perception of outcome. There was no significant difference in the patients’ subjective perception of outcome between the 2 treatment groups.




In this first published randomized controlled trial of reflexology for urinary symptom of idiopathic overactivity, there was significant differences in the reduction of daytime micturition frequency between the reflexology and non-specific foot massage control although other outcome measures did not show the dame results including nocturnal micturition frequency, urge incontinence episodes and patient’s subjective perception of outcome. This may be related to the small sample size. The required sample was not achieved because of early dropouts due to outbreak of SARS in Hong Kong. A much larger sample would be required to test whether those small difference between the groups that we observed is actually statistically significant.


Another explanation for the observed differences in placebo group included the non-specific effects of treatment such as touch, attention and expectation. One study found that mechanical massage of the abdominal muscles of women was associated with hormonal changes(13). Simple non-specific foot massage may be sufficient to induce effect on the urinary symptoms for our patients. It is difficult to devise an indistinguishable control procedure. A search for randomized controlled trials of reflexology in Medline located only few (11,12,14). Some suggested Sham reflexology, one in the form of ‘uneven tactile stimulation ’(overly light or very tough) and others referred to ‘wrong zones’ or massage to calf. There is still lack of professional agreement concerning whether control procedure itself might have an affect of its own. In our study, we utilize overly light pressure technique together with wrong zones technique.


Blinding was of limited success in the study because significant less patients in the control group (88.9% vs 67.4%) believed that they had received ‘true’ reflexology. This may indicated that women knew or discovered enough to be able to recognize the difference between reflexology and non-specific massage. This highlights the problem of devising and appropriate placebo control for further trials of reflexology. However, the lack of blinding does not appear to have prejudiced the women against massage since there are observed changes in urinary symptoms even in the control group. Same results were observed in a recent study examining the effect of reflexology for menopausal symptoms(11). Other studies(11,12) have not tested the success of blinding which seems essential.


In conclusion, foot reflexology was shown to be more effective than non-specific foot massage in reducing daytime micturition frequency for patients with idiopathic detrusor overactivity. Further larger scale study to examine other urinary effects would be of interest.




(1) Williamson J. (1999) A Guide a Precision Reflexology. Salisbury, Wilts : Quay Book.


(2) Issel C.(1990) Reflexology : Art, Science and History. Sacramento, California : New Frontier.


(3) Ernst E, Koeder K. (1997) An overview of reflexology. Eur J Gen Pract 3:52.57.


(4) Dobbs BZ.(1985) Alternative health approaches. Nurs Mirror 160:41-42


(5) Baerheim A, AlgoryR, Skogedal KR, Stephansen R, Sandvik H. Fottene- - et diagnostisk hjelpemiddel? (1998) Tidsskr Nor Laegefore 5:753-755.


(6) Sudmeier I, Bodner G, Egger I, Mur E, Ulmer H, Herold M. (1999) Anderung der Nierendurchblutung durch organassoziierte Reflexzonetherapie am Fuss gemessen mit farbokodierter Doppler-Sonographie. Forsch Komplementaermed 6:129-134.


(7) White AR, Williamson J, Hart A Ernst E.(2000) A blinded investigation into the accuracy of reflexology charts. Complement Ther Med 8:166-172.


(8) Diokno AC, Lapides J (1972) Oxybutuynin : a new drug with analgesic and anticholinergic properties. J Urol 108:307-309.


(9) Yarker YE Goa KL, Fitton A. (1995)Oxybutynin. A review of its pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties , and its therapeutic use in detrusor instability. Drugs Aging 6:243-262.


(10) Wyman JF, Choi SC, Harkins SW, Wilson MS, Fantl JA (1998) The urinary diary in evaluation of incontinent women : A test-retest analysis. Obstet Gynecol 71:812-817


(11) Oleson T, Flocco W. (1993) Randomised controlled study of premenstrual sympotoms treated with ear, hand and foot reflexology. Obstet Gynecol 82:906-911.


(12) Lafuente A, Noguera M, Puy C, Molins A, Titus F, Sanz F. (1990) Effekt der Reflexzonenbehandlung am FuB besueglich der priophylaktishen Behandlung mit Flunarizin bei an Cephalea-Kopfschmerzen leidenden Patienten. Erfahrungsheilkunde 11:713-715.


(13) Benelli L, Berta JL,Cannistra C, Amram P, Benhamou G. Endermologie. (1999)

humoral repercussions and estrogen interaction. Aesthet Plast Surg 23:312-315.


(14) Eichelberger G.(1993) Study on foot reflex zone massage : alternative to tablets. Krankenpflege(Soins Infirm)86:61-63.


Sequence of foot message

(Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Hong Kong - women's urinary incontinence issue)



1. Adrenal Glands

2. Solar Plexus

3. Kidneys

 4. Ureters

 5. Bladder

 6. Penis, Vagina, Urethra

 7. Frontal sinuses

 8. Temporal Area

 9. Cerebellum

10. Neck

11. Cervical Vertebra

12. Nose

13. Head

14. Pituitary Gland

15. Parathyroid

16. Thyroid Glands

17. Eye

18. Ear

19. Trapezoid

20. Lungs and Bronchi

21. Heart

22. Liver

23. Spleen

24. Gall Bladder

25. Stomach

26. Pancreas

27. Duodenum

28. Small Intestines

29. Transversume Colon

30. Appendix (for Right Side)

31. Descending Colon

32. Ileocecal Valve (for Right Side)

33. Rectum & Colon sigmoideum

34. Ascending Colon & Transversume Colon (for Right Side)

35. Anus

36. Genital Glands



37. Dorsal Vertebra

38. Lumbar Vertebra

39. Tuillone Sacrum

40. Coccyx

41. Uterus or Prostate

42. Ribs

43. Lymph – Glands Abdomien

44. Groin

45. Hip – Joint & Rectum

46. Sciatic



47. Shoulder

48. Arms

49. Elbow Joint

50. Knee

51. Coccyx & Genital Glands & Lymph - Gland, Upper Body & Hip - Joint

52. Scapular

53. Ribs

54. Relaxation of the Abdomen

55. Sciatic



56.Submaxilla Upper jaw & Maxilla Lower jaw

57. Tonsils

58. Lymph – Glands Cistern

59. & 60. Larynx and wind pipe

61. Balance organ

62. Chest

63. Diaphragm & Lymph – Glands Upper Body & Lymph – Glands Abdomien

64. Vital Point "Chieh Hsi