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Amy O'Donnell, Catherine McParlin, Stephen C Robson, Fiona Beyer, Eoin Moloney, Andrew Bryant, Jennifer Bradley, Colin Muirhead, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Dorothy Newbury-Birch, Justine Norman, Emma Simpson, Brian Swallow, Laura Yates, Luke Vale
BACKGROUND: Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) affects up to 85% of all women during pregnancy, but for the majority self-management suffices. For the remainder, symptoms are more severe and the most severe form of NVP - hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) - affects 0.3-1.0% of pregnant women. There is no widely accepted point at which NVP becomes HG. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the relative clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treatments for NVP and HG...
October 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Karen Rosenberg
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October 2016: American Journal of Nursing
Lindy Edwards, Lisa F Brown
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) affects 3.39 in every 1,000 live births. A literature review was conducted to determine the varying types of nonpharmacologic management being used currently and its effect on the treatment of NAS symptoms. Fourteen articles were found that used nonpharmacologic management in the treatment of NAS. Therapies included breastfeeding, positioning, rooming-in, acupuncture/acupressure, and beds. Each of the nonpharmacologic therapies in these articles, with the exception of rocking beds, was shown to have a positive effect on the newborn with NAS...
2016: Neonatal Network: NN
Alena Ondrejkovicova, Gabriel Petrovics, Katarína Svitkova, Bibiana Bajtekova, Ondrej Bangha
Acupuncture is one of the branches of Chinese Traditional Medicine dating back almost 5 000 years. The expansion of China's trade and business relations with other Asian countries brought about the spreading of acupuncture in 7th Century. Nowadays, acupuncture is an interdisciplinary clinical field of Medicine dealing with treatment, diagnostics and prevention of mainly functional disorders, algic, allergic and addictive conditions of various etiology, localization and intensity. It draws from the millennia of experience of Oriental Medicine as well as contemporary knowledge of morphology, physiology and neurophysiology...
July 16, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
Rick Y C Kwan, Mason C P Leung, Claudia K Y Lai
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify the acupressure effect over time, compare the efficacy in different dosages, and identify feasibility issues with saliva sample collection and acupressure implementation in agitated nursing home residents with dementia. DESIGN: Time serial design with eight dosage-combination groups. SETTING: Three residential care homes (RCHs) in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS: Agitated RCH residents with dementia...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Somayeh Makvandi, Khadigeh Mirzaiinajmabadi, Ramin Sadeghi, Mitra Mahdavian, Leila Karimi
BACKGROUND: Acupressure is increasing in popularity as an alternative treatment in obstetrics and gynecology. OBJECTIVES: To summarize and assess evidence regarding the effects of acupressure on duration of labor and mode of delivery. SEARCH STRATEGY: Four major databases and Google Scholar were searched using terms related to labor and acupressure, without language restrictions, up to November 2015. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomized controlled trials were included if they examined the effect of acupressure at any acupoint during childbirth on duration of labor and/or mode of delivery...
October 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Nam Hyun Cha, Sohyune R Sok
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of auricular acupressure therapy on primary dysmenorrhea among female high school students in South Korea. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial was employed. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 91 female high school students, with 45 participants in the experimental group and 46 in the control group in two regions of South Korea. The average age of the participants was 16.7 years, and the average age of menarche was 12...
September 2016: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Reginaldo Roque Mafetoni, Antonieta Keiko Kakuda Shimo
OBJECTIVE: to analyze the effects of acupressure on the sanyinjiao point for pregnant women in labor at public maternity wards. METHOD: single-blind controlled clinical trial, randomly done employing a pragmatic profile. We selected 156 pregnant women in their ≥ 37 week/s, who had cervical dilations of ≥ 4 cm and with two or more contractions in 10 minutes. The pregnant women were randomly divided into three groups at a university hospital in the suburbs of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in order to receive either acupressure treatment, a placebo or participate as part of a control group...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Mohammad Eghbali, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Shokoh Varaei, Seydeh Fatemeh Jalalinia, Mojgan Alam Samimi, Kiarash Sa'atchi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of auricular acupressure in relieving nausea and vomiting among the women who received chemotherapy. METHODS: 48 women suffering from Breast Cancer and receiving chemotherapy were recruited for the study. The patients were randomly assigned into two groups of experiment and control. In the initial phase of chemotherapy, the experimental group received standard medications to control nausea and vomiting and auricular acupressure for five days...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Lyndall Mollart, Jon Adams, Maralyn Foureur
UNLABELLED: Feasibility randomised controlled trials of complementary medicine are important to evaluate acceptability and practicality. This study examined participants' and health professionals' perceptions of CAM and participation in a feasibility RCT of acupressure for labour onset. METHODS: A qualitative study incorporated within an RCT. Data were collected from postnatal women via questionnaires and health professionals via focus groups. RESULTS: Four themes emerged from the women's views: "Using CAM to start labour", "Feeling empowered through action", "Desiring randomisation to acupressure group", and "Welcoming the opportunity to assist in research"...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Nant Thin Thin Hmwe, Pathmawathi Subramaniam, Li Ping Tan
This review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure in promoting sleep quality among adults. Study findings included in the review showed that acupressure significantly improved sleep quality compared with the control group, but no superior effect of acupressure was found compared with sham acupressure.
September 2016: Holistic Nursing Practice
Hatice Sevil Avc, Nimet Ovayolu, Özlem Ovayolu
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of acupressure, applied at P6 (Neiguan) acupuncture point, on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia. This was a randomized controlled trial conducted on patients with myeloblastic leukemia. A total of 90 patients, who received the same chemotherapy regimen and antiemetic therapy, were included in the study as 30 patients in the control group, 30 patients in the band group, and 30 patients in the pressure group. Although acupressure was applied by placing wristbands at P6 acupuncture point of both wrists in patients of the band group for totally 4 days, acupressure was applied with the use of finger pressure in patients of the pressure group for totally 4 days...
September 2016: Holistic Nursing Practice
A K Welte, U Hahn, A Büssing, F Krummenauer
Purpose: A systematic review was carried out of the reported therapeutic effects of complementary and alternative medicine methods as supplementary or primary treatments for patients suffering from glaucoma, cataract or age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Material and Methods: For the years 1990 to 2013, the following databases were screened for reports of the application of complementary and alternative treatments: PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, CAMbase and AMED. Both randomised and prospective non-randomised patient trials were included in the review; results were evaluated in the following classes: "phytotherapy", "acupuncture/acupressure", "biofeedback" and "other alternative treatments"...
July 26, 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
Linda L D Zhong, Wai Kun, Tsz Fung Lam, Shi Ping Zhang, Jun Jun Yang, Tat Chi Ziea, Bacon Ng, Zhao Xiang Bian
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an increasingly prevalent chronic condition that is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. Excess body weight is a risk factor contributing to diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, hypercholesterolaemia, diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disease, gall bladder disease, and some types of cancer. Almost all the Western anti-obesity drugs have adverse effects or body weight is regained upon cessation of therapy. Recent studies have found that acupuncture had a similar efficacy as the Western anti-obesity drugs with fewer reported adverse effects...
2016: Trials
Shahnaz Torkzahrani, Fatemeh Mahmoudikohani, Kiarash Saatchi, Reyhaneh Sefidkar, Mojdeh Banaei
BACKGROUND: Induction of labor is a common obstetric procedure. Acupressure is a natural method that is used for inducing uterine contractions. Nevertheless, few studies have examined the impact of acupressure on the induction of labor. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupressure on the initiation of labor. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 162 nulliparous pregnant women were admitted to the hospital...
July 18, 2016: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
Shinae Lee, Hyojung Park
The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of auricular acupressure for smoking cessation on male college students. The experimental group (n = 27) received auricular acupressure on specific acupoints for smoking cessation, whereas the control group (n = 26) received sham auricular acupressure on nonspecific acupoints. Participants received 6 weeks of auricular acupressure intervention. For the experimental group, auricular acupressure was applied to the shenmen, lung, subcortex, hunger, stomach, and mouth...
July 18, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
K M Levett, C A Smith, A Bensoussan, H G Dahlen
OBJECTIVE: to gain insight into the experiences of women, partners and midwives who participated in the Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth Study, an evidence based complementary medicine (CM) antenatal education course. DESIGN: qualitative in-depth interviews and a focus group as part of the Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth Study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: thirteen low risk primiparous women and seven partners who had participated in the study group of a randomised controlled trial of the complementary therapies for labour and birth study, and 12 midwives caring for these women...
September 2016: Midwifery
Kate M Levett, C A Smith, A Bensoussan, H G Dahlen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of an antenatal integrative medicine education programme in addition to usual care for nulliparous women on intrapartum epidural use. DESIGN: Open-label, assessor blind, randomised controlled trial. SETTING: 2 public hospitals in Sydney, Australia. POPULATION: 176 nulliparous women with low-risk pregnancies, attending hospital-based antenatal clinics. METHODS AND INTERVENTION: The Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth protocol, based on the She Births and acupressure for labour and birth courses, incorporated 6 evidence-based complementary medicine techniques: acupressure, visualisation and relaxation, breathing, massage, yoga techniques, and facilitated partner support...
2016: BMJ Open
Brittany L Vieira, Neil R Lim, Mary E Lohman, Peter A Lio
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative interventions are becoming increasingly utilized as adjuncts to conventional treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD). While the number of studies continues to grow, the vastness of the subject coupled with the relatively poor quality and small size of the studies limit their usefulness to clinicians. PURPOSE: Our aim was to comprehensively review randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of complementary and alternative therapies for AD...
July 7, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Suzanna M Zick, Ananda Sen, Gwen K Wyatt, Susan L Murphy, J Todd Arnedt, Richard E Harris
Importance: Fatigue is a common and debilitating late-term effect of breast cancer that is associated with poor sleep and decreased quality of life, yet therapies remain limited. Acupressure has reduced fatigue in previous small studies, but rigorous clinical trials are needed. Objectives: To investigate if 6 weeks of 2 types of self-administered acupressure improved fatigue, sleep, and quality of life vs usual care in breast cancer survivors and to determine if changes were sustained during a 4-week washout period...
July 7, 2016: JAMA Oncology
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