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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122257/auricular-therapy-for-lactation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Melissa Li-Sha Chen, Jing-Yu Tan, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen
BACKGROUND: Support for breastfeeding has been a matter of considerable interest in healthcare. In the field of traditional and complementary medicine, the effectiveness of auricular therapy on lactation has been investigated by several clinical studies. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: This review was mainly performed to assess the current evidence of auricular therapy on lactation. The objectives were to assess the current evidence of AT for lactation, examine the intervention protocols and outcome measures adopted by the studies included, and inform clinical application and future research in this area...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122251/the-effect-of-acupressure-on-pain-anxiety-and-the-physiological-indexes-of-patients-with-cancer-undergoing-bone-marrow-biopsy
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Moloud Sharifi Rizi, Abbas Shamsalinia, Fatemeh Ghaffari, Shahrbanoo Keyhanian, Bahram Naderi Nabi
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the effect of acupressure on pain intensity, anxiety, and physiological indexes of patients with cancer undergoing bone marrow biopsy and aspiration. METHODS: The study was designed as a randomized, double-blinded, controlled trial. Ninety samples was selected using the convenience sampling method, then for allocation groups random block sampling was used (30 for each group). The three groups were similar by age and gender...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113981/acupressure-for-respiratory-allergic-diseases-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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Yaqun Liang, George Binh Lenon, Angela Wei Hong Yang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects and safety of acupressure for the management of respiratory allergic diseases by systematically reviewing randomised controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: A total of 13 electronic English and Chinese databases were searched until July 2017. Two authors extracted data and evaluated risk of bias independently. Review Manager V.5.3 was employed for data analysis. RESULTS: The literature search identified 186 papers, of which only four of met the inclusion criteria: two for allergic rhinitis (AR) and two for asthma...
November 7, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036756/acupuncture-or-acupressure-for-induction-of-labour
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REVIEW
Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen
BACKGROUND: This is one of a series of reviews of methods of cervical ripening and labour induction. The use of complementary therapies is increasing. Women may look to complementary therapies during pregnancy and childbirth to be used alongside conventional medical practice. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body. Acupressure is using the thumbs or fingers to apply pressure to specific points. The limited observational studies to date suggest acupuncture for induction of labour has no known adverse effects to the fetus, and may be effective...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033985/the-effects-of-acupressure-on-pain-severity-in-female-nurses-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Maryam Movahedi, Somayeh Ghafari, Fateme Nazari, Mahboubeh Valiani
BACKGROUND: Low back pain causes physical and psychological impacts among nurses. This study aimed to investigate the effects of acupressure on the severity of pain in chronic low back pain in female nurses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is a single-blinded randomized clinical trial conducted among 50 nurses suffering from chronic low back pain. After simple sampling, participants were randomly assigned into acupressure and sham groups using lottery method (25 patients in each group)...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992823/impact-of-music-therapy-on-dementia-behaviors-a-literature-review
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Nora Fakhoury, Nathaniel Wilhelm, Kristen F Sobota, Kelly R Kroustos
Worldwide, dementia is the most important contributor to disability in elderly patients. Treating patients with dementia can be challenging for clinicians because of the numerous behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). The Dementia Action Alliance and American Geriatrics Society Beers criteria promote nonpharmacological and behavioral treatments as first-line therapy to manage BPSD to avoid adverse events associated with antipsychotic medications. Some of the nonpharmacologic therapies proposed for BPSD include: music therapy (MT), light therapy, acupressure, aromatherapy, massage, and animal-assisted therapy...
October 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986942/management-of-behavioral-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-bpsd-by-an-aroma-massage-with-acupressure-treatment-protocol-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jo Kamen Ka-Man Fung, Hector Wing-Hong Tsang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study evaluates the clinical effectiveness of a multi-component aroma-massage with an acupressure treatment protocol and compared it to cognitive training for the management of BPSD. BACKGROUND: Pharmacological interventions have been unsatisfactory in managing BPSD; thus, complementary and alternative medicine has been extensively researched to identify an adjunct safe and cost-effective intervention. DESIGN: This RCT utilized a three-arm parallel group design...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946612/meditative-movement-energetic-and-physical-analyses-of-three-qigong-exercises-unification-of-eastern-and-western-mechanistic-exercise-theory
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Penelope Klein, George Picard, Joseph Baumgarden, Roger Schneider
Abstract: Qigong is the meditative movement and therapeutic exercise of Eastern medicine. A growing body of evidence is validating its health benefits leading to mechanistic questions of how it works. The purpose of this article is to explore mechanisms of action related to Qigong, with the intent of unifying Eastern and Western exercise theory and to present a model for Qigong exercise analysis. Three exercises from a standardized Qigong form: 'Plucking the Stars', 'Lotus Leaves Rustle in the Wind', and 'Pacing Forwards and Backwards' were selected for meditative, energetic, and physical analyses...
September 23, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938980/the-use-of-short-term-acupressure-to-prevent-long-term-ponv-was-this-a-case-of-too-little-too-late
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Rebecca T Gilbert, Nancy Farish, Eleanor Bergland, Mark Conaway, Jill Hance, Susan Ketcham, Lisa Letzkus, Marie Manz, Kathy Podgorski, Beth Quatrara, Ruth Ryman, Anika Spry
PURPOSE: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common surgical complication that contributes to poor patient outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine if acupressure to the P6 pressure point during the immediate postoperative period decreased PONV for the first 24 postoperative hours. DESIGN: This was a double-blind, randomized study. METHODS: Experimental group participants wore a wristband, which administered acupressure to the P6 pressure point of one wrist...
October 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923815/use-of-complementary-health-approaches-among-diverse-primary-care-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-association-with-cardiometabolic-outcomes-from-the-sf-bay-collaborative-research-network-sf-bay-crn
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Margaret A Handley, Judy Quan, Maria T Chao, Neda Ratanawongsa, Urmimala Sarkar, Sophia Emmons-Bell, Dean Schillinger
PURPOSE: To describe use of complementary health approaches (CHAs) among patients with type 2 diabetes, and independent associations between CHA use and Hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and lower-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. METHODS: Participants were enrolled onto the SMARTSteps Program, a diabetes self-management support program conducted between 2009 and 2013 in San Francisco. At the 6-month interview, CHA use in the prior 30 days was estimated using a 12-item validated instrument...
September 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918314/empirical-research-evaluating-the-effects-of-non-traditional-approaches-to-enhancing-sleep-in-typical-and-clinical-children-and%C3%A2-young-people
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REVIEW
Karyn G France, Laurie K McLay, Jolene E Hunter, Madeline L S France
This paper examines the effects of non-traditional (non-behavioural and non-prescription pharmaceutical) approaches to sleep in children and young people (0-18 y). A systematic search identified 79 studies that met inclusion criteria. Seventeen percent of the studies were rated as having a conclusive level of evidence, forty-two percent with preponderant evidence and forty-one percent with only suggestive evidence. There were promising indications, with certain populations only, for aromatherapy, ketogenic diets, an elimination diet (few foods diet), elimination of cow's milk, avoidance of caffeine, tryptophan with adenosine and uridine, omega-3 and omega-6, valerian, music, osteopathic manipulation and white noise...
July 29, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917366/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-self-care-strategies-for-nausea-in-patients-undergoing-abdominal-or-pelvic-irradiation-for-cancer-a-longitudinal-observational-study-of-implementation-in-routine-care
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Anna Enblom, Gunnar Steineck, Sussanne Börjeson
OBJECTIVE: To longitudinally describe practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) self-care strategies for nausea during radiotherapy. METHODS: Two hundred patients daily registered nausea and practice of CAM self-care strategies, beside conventional antiemetic medications, for nausea during abdominal/pelvic irradiation (median five weeks) for gynecological (69%) colorectal (27%) or other tumors (4%). RESULTS: During radiotherapy, 131 (66%) experienced nausea, and 50 (25%) practiced self-care for nausea at least once, for a mean (m) of 15...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917360/a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-evaluating-quality-of-life-when-using-a-simple-acupressure-protocol-in-women-with-primary-dysmenorrhea
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Fatemeh Bazarganipour, Seyed-Abdolvahab Taghavi, Helen Allan, Nazafarin Hosseini, Ahmad Khosravi, Rahimeh Asadi, Shohreh Salari, Raziyeh Dehghani, Zahra Jamshidi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Mansoreh Saberian, Fatemeh Javedan, Zahra Salari, Fahimeh Miri
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a simple acupressure protocol in LIV3 and LI4 acupoints in women with primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: This paper reports a randomized, single blinded clinical trial. 90 young women with dysmenorrhea were recruited to three groups to receive 20min acupressure every day in either LIV3 or LI4, or placebo points. Acupressure was timed five days before menstruation for three successive menstrual cycles. On menstruation, each participant completed the Wong Baker faces pain scale, and the quality of life short form -12 (QOL SF-12)...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884877/self-administered-acupressure-for-insomnia-disorder-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wing-Fai Yeung, Fiona Yan-Yee Ho, Ka-Fai Chung, Zhang-Jin Zhang, Branda Yee-Man Yu, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen, Lily Ying-Tung Chan, Hai-Yong Chen, Lai-Ming Ho, Li-Xing Lao
Self-administered acupressure has potential as a low-cost alternative treatment for insomnia. To evaluate the short-term effects of self-administered acupressure for alleviating insomnia, a pilot randomized controlled trial was conducted. Thirty-one subjects (mean age: 53.2 years; 77.4% female) with insomnia disorder were recruited from a community. The participants were randomized to receive two lessons on either self-administered acupressure or sleep hygiene education. The subjects in the self-administered acupressure group (n = 15) were taught to practise self-administered acupressure daily for 4 weeks...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878474/acupressure-for-chronic-low-back-pain-a-single-system-study
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Angela Adams, Joseph Eschman, Weiqing Ge
[Purpose] Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of global disability. Acupressure is a manual approach that can be used for self-management of LBP. The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of acupressure in treating chronic LBP. [Subjects and Methods] The research design was a single system study utilizing an AB design. The subject was recruited using convenience sampling. During phase A, the subject received traditional physical therapy interventions. During phase B, the subject received acupressure in addition to traditional physical therapy interventions...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874920/the-manual-stimulation-of-acupuncture-points-in-the-treatment-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-a-review-of-clinical-emotional-freedom-techniques
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Dawson Church, David Feinstein
Background: The manual stimulation of acupuncture points has been combined with components of cognitive and exposure therapies into a clinical and self-help approach known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). More than 40 clinical trials and four meta-analytic reviews of EFT treatments have demonstrated large effect sizes with a range of conditions, including pain, PTSD (in both civilian and military veteran populations), phobias, anxiety, and depression. Objective: This review describes the approach, with a focus on PTSD in veterans and service members, provides an overview of how EFT is most commonly applied, and outlines obstacles and cautions related to its implementation...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830215/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-acupressure-for-postoperative-gastrointestinal-symptoms-among-abdominal-surgery-patients
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REVIEW
Yunhong Liu, Winnie P Y Tang, Shengxiang Gong, Carmen W H Chan
Postoperative ileus is a common and often life-threatening gastrointestinal complication with few management methods available for patients. Integrating acupressure into perioperative care promises to bring benefits into preventing postoperative ileus. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to evaluate the efficacy of acupressure in identifying the signs and symptoms of postoperative ileus among patients undergoing abdominal surgery. The MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, CINAHL, China Journal Net and Wanfang databases were searched for high-quality RCTs using keywords such as acupressure, postoperative ileus, abdominal surgery, etc...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804504/efficacy-of-auricular-acupressure-for-chronic-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#18
REVIEW
Li-Hua Yang, Pei-Bei Duan, Qing-Mei Hou, Shi-Zheng Du, Jin-Fang Sun, Si-Juan Mei, Xiao-Qing Wang
OBJECTIVES: To identify the efficacy of auricular acupressure on pain and disability for chronic LBP by systematic review. METHODS: A search of randomized controlled trials was conducted in four English medical electronic databases and three Chinese databases. Two reviewers independently retrieved related studies, assessed the methodological quality, and extracted data with a standardized data form. Meta-analyses were performed using all time-points meta-analysis...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779916/effects-of-korean-hand-acupressure-on-opioid-related-nausea-and-vomiting-and-pain-after-caesarean-delivery-using-spinal-anaesthesia
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Na Young Ahn, Hye-Ja Park
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effects of Korean hand acupressure on opioid-related nausea and vomiting, and pain after caesarean delivery. METHODS: Fifty participants were randomly assigned to an acupressure group or a control group. Korean hand acupressure discs were applied for 24 h onto 12 acupressure points (K-9, F-4 for nausea and vomiting; M-3, M-4, L-4, H-2, H-3, H-7 for abdominal pain; and I-38, J-2 for back pain). Nausea and vomiting incidences, the opioid-related symptom distress scale scores, and pain scores were analysed using chi-square test, Fisher's exact test, Mann-Whitney U test, or the repeated-measures analysis of variance...
August 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768251/a-randomized-controlled-trial-examining-the-effect-of-acupressure-on-agitation-and-salivary-cortisol-in-nursing-home-residents-with-dementia
#20
Rick Yiu Cho Kwan, Mason Chin Pang Leung, Claudia Kam Yuk Lai
BACKGROUND: Acupressure has been used to manage agitation in people with dementia because it is safe and inexpensive. However, its effect on agitation and at the biochemical level is uncertain. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial examined the effect of acupressure on agitation, as measured by the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI); and on salivary cortisol, as measured at baseline (T0) and in the 3rd (T1), 5th (T2), and 8th (T3) weeks. There were 119 agitated residents with dementia randomized into 3 groups: acupressure (n = 39), sham (n = 41), and usual-care group (n = 39)...
2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
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