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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
#4
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...
October 24, 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
#8
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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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575576/the-effect-of-acupressure-on-agitation-and-salivary-cortisol-in-people-with-dementia-a-pilot-study
#11
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502820/the-effect-of-auricular-acupressure-on-nausea-and-vomiting-caused-by-chemotherapy-among-breast-cancer-patients
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502818/pregnant-women-and-health-professional-s-perceptions-of-complementary-alternative-medicine-and-participation-in-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-acupressure-for-labour-onset
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501211/effectiveness-of-acupressure-in-promoting-sleep-quality-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501207/effect-of-acupressure-on-nausea-vomiting-in-patients-with-acute-myeloblastic-leukemia
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459518/-systematic-review-of-the-application-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-and-their-potential-therapeutic-benefits-in-the-treatment-of-ophthalmology-patients
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27457720/the-combination-effects-of-body-acupuncture-and-auricular-acupressure-compared-to-sham-acupuncture-for-body-weight-control-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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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...
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