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Fernando Cabo, Amanda Baskwill, Isaac Aguaristi, Slava Christophe-Tchakaloff, Jean-Philippe Guichard
Background: Although shiatsu has been taught in specialized schools in Japan since 1940, there is a limited amount of research for its practice. As a result, authors substitute shiatsu with acupressure to use available research on acupressure. It is the position of the authors that, while the two share common aspects, they are substantively different. This project was undertaken to describe technical differences and advocate for a clear distinction, especially in research studies and academic discussions...
June 2018: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Giuseppe Lanza, Stella Silvia Centonze, Gera Destro, Veronica Vella, Maria Bellomo, Manuela Pennisi, Rita Bella, Domenico Ciavardelli
OBJECTIVES: Among the complementary and alternative medicine, Shiatsu might represent a feasible option for depression in Alzheimer's disease (AD). We evaluated Shiatsu on mood, cognition, and functional independence in patients undergoing physical activity. DESIGN: Single-blind randomized controlled study. SETTING: Dedicated Community Center for patients with AD. INTERVENTIONS: AD patients with depression were randomly assigned to the "active group" (Shiatsu + physical activity) or the "control group" (physical activity alone)...
June 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Caroline A Smith, Kate M Levett, Carmel T Collins, Hannah G Dahlen, Carolyn C Ee, Machiko Suganuma
BACKGROUND: Many women would like to avoid pharmacological or invasive methods of pain management in labour, and this may contribute towards the popularity of complementary methods of pain management. This review examined the evidence currently available on manual methods, including massage and reflexology, for pain management in labour. This review is an update of the review first published in 2012. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect, safety and acceptability of massage, reflexology and other manual methods to manage pain in labour...
March 28, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Mathilde Bouychou, Hélène Sallez, Gina de Brito, Yamina Mouilti, Nathalie Piquée, Hélène Boyé
There are a thousand and one ways of preparing to be a parent. Specific support is offered to pregnant women or the couple in order to take the time to prepare for this personal transformation. Haptonomy, sophrology, shiatsu and massage, acupuncture or gestalt therapy are some of the methods helping parents to prepare to welcome their future child with peace of mind.
March 2018: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
Maria Grazia Spurio
BACKGROUND: The new frontier of research in all areas that deal with health and wellness (medicine, psychotherapy, personal care in general) sees the increase of projects in which the individual is center-placed, as a whole, in a holistic view. The mind and the body are inseparable, as in a circularity and recursivity unique for each individual (Spurio, M.G., 2015). The results of the most innovative research would seem to suggest, therefore, that a state of psychological distress or depression, is often related to physiological problems, from physical discomfort in general up to illnesses such as cancer...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
Veronica Villani, Luca Prosperini, Fulvio Palombini, Francesco Orzi, Giuliano Sette
Complementary alternative medicine, such as shiatsu, can represent a suitable treatment for primary headaches. However, evidence-based data about the effect of combining shiatsu and pharmacological treatments are still not available. Therefore, we tested the efficacy and safety of combining shiatsu and amitriptyline to treat refractory primary headaches in a single-blind, randomized, pilot study. Subjects with a diagnosis of primary headache and who experienced lack of response to ≥2 different prophylactic drugs were randomized in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive shiatsu plus amitriptyline, shiatsu alone, or amitriptyline alone for 3 months...
June 2017: Neurological Sciences
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...
November 30, 2014: 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
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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
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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
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