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Bernard Bouheret
Shiatsu therapy is a manual discipline originating from traditional Chinese medicine. It is developing as an interesting form of support in the fight against stress and chronic fatigue. Shiatsu is used in some hospitals to support not only patients but also caregivers, to prevent burnout.
February 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
Batool Teimoori, Shahnaz Rajabi, Shahin-Dokht Navvabi-Rigi, Azizollah Arbabisarjou
OBJECTIVES: Labor induction in post-term pregnancy is considered as a conventional process of mothers' care. Shiatsu technique is one of the complementary methods which use for post-term pregnancy induction. Therefore, the researchers decided to examine the effect of Shiatsu technique on the induction of post-term pregnancy. MATERIALS & METHODS: This is a randomized control trials which conducted on 288 women with post-term pregnancy who referred to consulting clinic at Ali- Ibn- Abi -Talib Hospital, in Zahedan-Iran in 2010-2011...
2015: Global Journal of Health Science
Nir Amir, Ruti Berger, Taron Grinfeld, Pazit Kaner, Yael Gabinet
INTRODUCTION: According to Chinese medicine, a correct balance of Qi (energy) and quantity of blood are vital in order to commence labor and continue the childbirth process. Correspondingly, there are two main reasons for a delayed or difficult childbirth: lack of Qi and blood or stagnation of Qi and blood. AIM: Efficacy comparison of Chinese medicine's inducement methods to conventional methods and to the combination of both. METHODS: Retrospective study with 80 women participating aged 22-40, who required labor inducement...
January 2015: Harefuah
Fatemeh Mohaddes Ardabili, Soybeh Purhajari, Tahereh Najafi Ghzeljeh, Hamid Haghani
BACKGROUND: Burn patients experience high levels of predictable anxiety during dressing changes while anti-anxiety drugs cannot control these anxieties. The nurses can limit the side effects of medications by undertaking complementary therapies. Hand pressure massage was introduced as a technique that can reduce these anxieties. This study aimed to investigate the effect of hand pressure massage using Shiatsu method on underlying anxiety in burn patients. METHODS: In an available randomized study, 60 burn patients with underlying pain were enrolled...
January 2015: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
Fatemeh Mohaddes Ardabili, Soybeh Purhajari, Tahereh Najafi Ghezeljeh, Hamid Haghani
BACKGROUND: Burn is a tragedy that follows multiple problems in a patient including pain, anxiety and lack of confidence into medical team. This study evaluated the effect of shiatsu massage on pain intensity of burn patients. METHODS: A total of 120 burn patients from Motahhari Burn Hospital and of both genders were randomly divided into 4 groups of undergoing hand massage, leg massage, both hand and leg massages, and the control group. The effect of shiatsu massage in pain relief of burned patients was evaluated...
July 2014: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
Susan Lee King Yuan, Luciana Akemi Matsutani, Amélia Pasqual Marques
The systematic review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of massage in fibromyalgia. An electronic search was conducted at MEDLINE, SCiELO, EMBASE, ISI, PEDro, SPORTDiscus, CINAHL, Cochrane CENTRAL and LILACS (Jan 1990-May 2013). Ten randomized and non-randomized controlled trials investigating the effects of massage alone on symptoms and health-related quality of life of adult patients with fibromyalgia were included. Two reviewers independently screened records, examined full-text reports for compliance with the eligibility criteria, and extracted data...
April 2015: Manual Therapy
Angela Burke
INTRODUCTION: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that manifests as impairments in social interaction, communication, and behavior. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine if Zen Shiatsu can reduce short- and long-term stress levels in a child with ASD. METHODS: This is a longitudinal case study of a seven-year-old male with a diagnosis of autism who was given 20-min Zen Shiatsu sessions weekly for six consecutive weeks...
December 2014: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Yasuhiro Ujiie, Hiroki Okada
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from intractable diseases and individuals seeking relief from mild symptoms resort to treatments outside the modern medical paradigm, such as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In order to improve doctor-patient communication about CAM, it is essential to evaluate CAM usage among social groups likely to choose it in the future. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate how university students - individuals highly subject to future CAM usage - perceive CAM and the factors affecting their choice of CAM use...
March 2015: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
D Dalla Libera, B Colombo, G Pavan, G Comi
The use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) in paediatric populations is considerably increased, especially for pain and chronic conditions, as demonstrated by epidemiological surveys both in Europe and in the USA. In our study, CAM was used in 76 % patients of a cohort of 124 children affected by headache (age 4-16 years; 67 % female; 70 % migraine without aura, 12 % migraine with aura, 18 % tensive headache according to IHS criteria) consecutively recruited at a Pediatric Headache University Center...
May 2014: Neurological Sciences
Cary A Brown, Geoff Bostick, Leisa Bellmore, Dilesha Kumanayaka
OBJECTIVE: Difficulty falling asleep (sleep latency) and staying asleep (sleep maintenance) are common problems for persons living with pain. Research demonstrates that sleep problems are, in turn, related to exacerbation of chronic pain. There is a growing body of evidence for a range of pragmatic, non-pharmacological sleep interventions that can potentially be incorporated into pain management programs. This study looks at the outcome of teaching patients with musculoskeletal pain standardized pre-bedtime hand self-Shiatsu (HSS) to reduce sleep latency...
March 2014: Journal of Integrative Medicine
M I Weintraub
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 1996: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Ava Lorenc, Reetoo Banarsee, Nicola Robinson
AIM: To present a case study of complementary therapy (CT) provision within a community HIV multi-agency service in a Northwest London deprived area. METHODS: Anonymised routine service data were provided for all clients (n = 1030) August 2010 to October 2012. Face-to-face meetings provided feedback from volunteers (9 CT-using clients and 9 staff). RESULTS: CT-users were demographically similar to other clients. Support for coping with HIV was commonly cited as a service benefit...
February 2014: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Annica Makoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2013: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal
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THE AIM of this book is to introduce parents to baby shiatsu techniques they can use at home in the first year of life.
July 1, 2013: Nursing Children and Young People
Susan L K Yuan, Ana A Berssaneti, Amelia P Marques
OBJECTIVES: This pilot study aimed to evaluate the potential effects of Shiatsu massage on the symptoms of adult patients with primary fibromyalgia, propose a Shiatsu treatment protocol, verify patient acceptability, and evaluate the feasibility for a larger study. METHODS: Thirty-four patients aged 33 to 62 years were divided into a Shiatsu group (SG; n = 17), who received full-body Shiatsu twice a week for 8 weeks, and a control group (n = 17), who received an educational booklet...
September 2013: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Evelyne Uldry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2013: Krankenpflege. Soins Infirmiers
Sabine D Klein, Martin Frei-Erb, Ursula Wolf
QUESTIONS UNDER STUDY: This study investigated the use among the Swiss adult population and regional dissemination of various methods of complementary medicine (CM) provided by physicians or therapists in Switzerland. METHODS: Data of the Swiss Health Survey 2007 were used, which comprised a telephone interview followed by a written questionnaire (18,760 and 14,432 respondents, respectively) and included questions about people's state of health, health insurance and usage of health services...
2012: Swiss Medical Weekly
Suzanne Yates
This article outlines how shiatsu can be integrated into midwifery care by both midwives and shiatsu practitioners. It describes what shiatsu is and its value in maternity care. It concludes that there is much potential for the integration of shiatsu into midwifery practice although more research is needed.
May 2012: Practising Midwife
Zoë M Pirie, Nick J Fox, Nigel J Mathers
AIM: To pilot the delivery of shiatsu in primary care and investigate the non-clinical impact on the general practice, its patients and staff. DESIGN: Ten patients, referred by four GPs, were each offered six shiatsu treatments with a qualified practitioner. SETTING: An inner-city general practice in Sheffield, England. METHODS: 36 semi-structured interviews, evaluated with Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis and practitioner research including a reflective journal...
February 2012: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
J E Harrington, B S Baker, C J Hoffman
PURPOSE: To carry out a national service evaluation of the integrated cancer support programme offered by The Haven using the Measure Yourself Concerns and Wellbeing (MYCaW) outcome questionnaire. METHODS: Breast cancer survivors who visited one of three Haven centres in the UK completed the MYCaW questionnaire before and after 6 one-hour complementary therapy sessions. RESULTS: Statistically significant decreases in mean baseline scores (indicating improvement) for concerns and wellbeing were observed after treatment: concern 1 (5...
February 2012: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
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