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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058748/effect-of-acupressure-on-pain-in-iranian-leukemia-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial-study
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Hamid Sharif Nia, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Ken Kyid Yeoh, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Mohammad Ali Soleimani, Saman Jamali
Nonpharmacological methods of pain relief such as acupressure are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Practitioners often claim that such methods are highly effective and less invasive than analgesic drugs, but available empirical evidence is largely inconclusive. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that, postacupressure intervention, the amount of pain experienced by sampled leukemia patients, who received acupressure in addition to standard care, will reduce substantially compared to patients who received only routine treatment...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024410/the-effects-of-acupressure-on-meridian-energy-as-well-as-nausea-and-vomiting-in-lung-cancer-patients-receiving-chemotherapy
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Chi-Hsiang Shen, Li-Yu Yang
Nausea and vomiting are the most common side effects of antineoplastic chemotherapy. However, only a small number of studies have been conducted in Taiwan to determine the efficacy of acupressure in treating these side effects in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. In this quasi-experimental study, we aimed to explore the effects of acupressure on meridian energy as well as nausea and vomiting in 70 lung cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Patients were assigned to the experimental or control group based on order of hospital admission...
January 1, 2016: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002621/acupuncture-and-acupressure-in-labor
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REVIEW
Judith M Schlaeger, Elizabeth M Gabzdyl, Jeanie L Bussell, Nobuari Takakura, Hiroyoshi Yajima, Miho Takayama, Diana J Wilkie
Acupuncture and acupressure, 2 modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine, are based on reducing pain and symptoms of disease through balancing yin and yang. Acupuncture and acupressure have been used in China for reduction of labor pain, labor augmentation, and other intrapartum indications for more than 2 millennia. This article presents a review of the current literature that has addressed the effects of acupuncture and acupressure on intrapartum events. Studies of acupuncture have demonstrated that acupuncture may reduce labor pain, the use of pharmacologic agents, the use of forceps and vacuum-assisted births, and the length of labor...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965251/women-s-reasons-for-participation-in-a-clinical-trial-for-menstrual-pain-a-qualitative-study
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Susanne Blödt, Claudia M Witt, Christine Holmberg
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to explore women's motivations for participating in a clinical trial and to evaluate how financial compensation impacts women's explanations for participation. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Semistructured interviews were conducted face to face or by telephone with 25 of 220 women who participated in a pragmatic randomised trial for app-administered self-care acupressure for dysmenorrhoea (AKUD). Of these 25 women, 10 had entered AKUD knowing they would receive a financial compensation of €30...
December 13, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925100/strategies-for-thirst-relief-integrative-literature-review
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Aline Korki Arrabal Garcia, Lígia Fahl Fonseca, Patricia Aroni, Cristina Maria Galvão
Objective: to analyze the strategies used to relieve the thirst of hospitalized patients. Method: an integrative review, for which the databases PubMed, LILACS, CINAHL and the group of references organized by the Group for Study and Research of Thirst were selected for the search of primary studies, with the keywords: thirst, ice, cold, intervention, nursing care, artificial saliva. Results: the review sample was composed of ten primary studies...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912944/effect-of-li4-and-bl32-acupressure-on-labor-pain-and-delivery-outcome-in-the-first-stage-of-labor-in-primiparous-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Giti Ozgoli, Sedigheh Sedigh Mobarakabadi, Reza Heshmat, Hamid Alavi Majd, Zohreh Sheikhan
OBJECTIVE: This study examines and compares the effect of LI4 and BL32 acupressure with each other and control group on labor pain and delivery outcomes. DESIGN: In this randomized controlled trial, 105 primiparous women in active phase of first-stage of labor were equally assigned to two experimental groups [acupressure on LI4 (n=35) or BL32 (n=35)] and a control group (n=35). INTERVENTIONS: The experimental groups received routine labor care and acupressure in LI4 or BL32 points in three cervical dilatations (4-5, 6-7, and 8-10cm)...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903827/effects-of-auricular-acupressure-on-constipation-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-receiving-chemotherapy-a-randomized-control-trial
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Jeongran Shin, Hyojung Park
The purpose was to examine the effects of auricular acupressure to relieve constipation in patients with breast cancer who were undergoing chemotherapy. Participants were 52 patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy at E University Hospital, Seoul, Korea, randomized into two groups of equal size. For the experimental group, auricular acupressure was applied to seven auricular acupoints for 6 weeks using vaccaria seeds, whereas the control group received the usual care. Constipation-assessment scores of the experimental group were significantly lower compared with the control group (p < ...
November 30, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901408/four-steps-to-eliminate-or-reduce-pain-in-children-caused-by-needles-part-1
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Stefan J Friedrichsdorf
Dr Stefan Friedrichsdorf* speaks to Jade Parker, Commissioning Editor: Stefan J Friedrichsdorf, MD, is medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St Paul, MN, USA, home to one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country. The interdisciplinary pain team is devoted to prevent and treat acute, procedural, neuropathic, psycho-social-spiritual, visceral, and chronic/complex pain for all inpatients and outpatients in close collaboration with all pediatric subspecialties at Children's Minnesota...
November 30, 2016: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863617/effectiveness-of-sp6-sanyinjiao-acupressure-for-relief-of-primary-dysmenorrhea-symptoms-a-systematic-review-with-meta-and-sensitivity-analyses
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REVIEW
Ukachukwu Okoroafor Abaraogu, Sylvester Emeka Igwe, Chidinma Samantha Tabansi-Ochiogu
We reviewed the available evidence for SP6 (Sanyinjiao) acupressure for the relief of primary dysmenorrhea (PD) symptoms, as well as patients' experiences of this intervention. We searched six relevant databases and gray literature for publications dated up to March 2016. The search yielded 72 potential studies. Six of these studies, contributing a total of 461 participants, were included in this review. The primary outcome was pain intensity. Studies with significant homogeneity were pooled for meta-analysis...
November 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803727/effectiveness-of-acupressure-on-the-taichong-acupoint-in-lowering-blood-pressure-in-patients-with-hypertension-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Gan-Hon Lin, Wei-Chun Chang, Kuan-Ju Chen, Chen-Chen Tsai, Sung-Yuan Hu, Li-Li Chen
Objectives. To evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure on the Taichong acupoint in lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive patients. Methods. Eighty patients with hypertension attending a cardiology outpatient department in central Taiwan were included in this randomized clinical trial. Acupressure was applied to the Taichong acupoint in the experimental group (n = 40) and to the first metatarsal (sham acupoint) in the control group (n = 40). Blood pressure was measured by electronic monitoring before and immediately 15 min and 30 min after acupressure...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793197/self-administered-acupressure-for-symptom-management-among-chinese-family-caregivers-with-caregiver-stress-a-randomized-wait-list-controlled-trial
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Agnes Tiwari, Lixing Lao, Amy Xiao-Min Wang, Denise Shuk Ting Cheung, Mike Ka Pui So, Doris Sau Fung Yu, Terry Yat Sang Lum, Helina Yin King Yuk Fung, Jerry Wing Fai Yeung, Zhang-Jin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Caregiving can be stressful, potentially creating physical and psychological strain. Substantial evidence has shown that family caregivers suffer from significant health problems arising from the demands of caregiving. Although there are programs supporting caregivers, there is little evidence regarding their effectiveness. Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method designed to restore the flow of Qi (vital energy) by applying external pressure to acupoints. A randomized, wait-list controlled trial was developed to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-administered acupressure intervention on caregiver stress (primary objective) and stress-related symptoms of fatigue, insomnia, depression, and health-related quality of life (secondary objectives) in Chinese caregivers of older family members...
October 28, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789073/cancer-symptom-cluster-management
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REVIEW
Kristine L Kwekkeboom
OBJECTIVES: To discuss the importance of cancer symptom clusters in clinical practice, review evidence for symptom cluster interventions, and make recommendations for symptom cluster identification, patient education, and management in clinical practice. DATA SOURCES: Primary research and review articles identified through CINAHL, PubMed, and PsycINFO databases. CONCLUSION: Several studies have investigated interventions for multi-symptom management or have evaluated the secondary effects of a single-symptom intervention on related symptoms...
November 2016: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731292/treatments-for-hyperemesis-gravidarum-and-nausea-and-vomiting-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-economic-assessment
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684776/acupressure-reduces-breast-cancer-related-fatigue
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Karen Rosenberg
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October 2016: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27636695/nonpharmacologic-management-of-neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-an-integrative-review
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618609/why-acupuncture-in-pain-treatment
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REVIEW
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 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575576/the-effect-of-acupressure-on-agitation-and-salivary-cortisol-in-people-with-dementia-a-pilot-study
#17
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...
November 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27569023/meta-analysis-of-the-effect-of-acupressure-on-duration-of-labor-and-mode-of-delivery
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REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541067/effects-of-auricular-acupressure-therapy-on-primary-dysmenorrhea-for-female-high-school-students-in-south-korea
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508910/the-effects-of-acupressure-on-labor-pains-during-child-birth-randomized-clinical-trial
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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
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