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Acupressure points and then treatment

Zahra Yazdanpanahi, Mehrnoush Ghaemmaghami, Marzieh Akbarzadeh, Najaf Zare, Amir Azisi
Objective: To evaluate the effects of acupuncture branches on postpartum low back pain severity among the primiparous subjects visiting the selected educational centers affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Materials and methods: This clinical trial was conducted on 150 (each group of 50 people) cases in 2012. Cupping therapy was done every other day in four 15-20 minute sessions a week. Besides, acupressure was applied according to the circular model for 20 minutes. The patients filled out the short form McGill Pain Questionnaires...
June 2017: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
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
Yuhua Tan, Ye Zhao, Tian He, Yueshen Ma, Wang Cai, Yandong Wang
BACKGROUND: Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine know that auricular point acupressure (APP) using vaccaria seeds on the large intestine point (CO7) has a significant effect on postoperative gastrointestinal dysfunction. A standardized, clinical, research design will transform this clinical experience into scientific evidence, thus providing a basis to promote the wider use of this therapy. We aim to carry out a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the efficacy and safety of APP treatment for gastrointestinal dysfunction after laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
June 7, 2016: Trials
Sarah Gregson, Denise Tiran, Janine Absalom, Lorraine Older, Paul Bassett
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of acupressure for induction of labour for nulliparous women with a post-dates pregnancy. DESIGN: A single-blind randomised trial. SETTING: Antenatal and labour ward of a UK district general hospital. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and thirty two women requiring induction of labour with a post-dates pregnancy (>41 weeks gestation) with no significant medical, obstetric or fetal condition...
November 2015: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Ali Beikmoradi, Fatemeh Najafi, Ghodratallah Roshanaei, Zahra Pour Esmaeil, Mahnaz Khatibian, Alireza Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Anxiety has negative effects on mental and physical performance, quality of life, duration of hospitalization, and even on the treatment of patients with cancer. OBJECTIVES: Today acupressure is widely used to treat anxiety. Thus, the present study aimed to investigate the effects of acupressure on anxiety in patients with cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A double-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted on 85 patients hospitalized with 3 groups including acupressure group (n = 27), sham group (n = 28), and control group (n = 30) in the hematologic ward of Shahid Beheshti Hospital of Hamadan, Iran, in 2013...
March 2015: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Mahboobeh Kafaei Atrian, Fatemeh Abbaszadeh, Malihe Sarvieh, Nahid Sarafraz, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi
BACKGROUND: Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is a term used to describe uterine muscle spasms which occurs during the days of menstruation. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of acupressure on third liver point on primary dysmenorrhea. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Female students living in dormitories of Kashan University of Medical Sciences in Iran who had PD were studied for three menstrual cycles between March till June 2012. Individuals with depression score higher than 19 according to the Beck-21 Depression scale were excluded...
September 2013: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Simon K Law, Tianjing Li
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is a multifactorial optic neuropathy characterized by an acquired loss of retinal ganglion cells at levels beyond normal age-related loss and corresponding atrophy of the optic nerve. Although many treatments are available to manage glaucoma, glaucoma is a chronic condition. Some patients may seek complementary or alternative medicine approaches such as acupuncture to supplement their regular treatment. The underlying plausibility of acupuncture is that disorders related to the flow of Chi (the traditional Chinese concept translated as vital force or energy) can be prevented or treated by stimulating relevant points on the body surface...
2013: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Lawrence Leung, Troy Neufeld, Scott Marin
BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking is still a worldwide health risk. Current pharmacotherapies have at best, a success rate of no more than 50%. Auricular (ear) acupressure has been purported to be beneficial in achieving smoking cessation in some studies, while in others has been deemed insignificant. We hereby describe the protocol for a three-arm randomised controlled trial to examine the possible benefits of self-administered acupressure for smoking cessation. METHODS: Sixty consenting participants with confirmed habit of tobacco smoking will be recruited and randomized into three arms to receive either auricular acupressure at five true acupoints (NADA protocol), auricular acupressure at five sham points, or no auricular acupressure at all...
February 28, 2012: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
M Nordio, F Romanelli
AIM: Insomnia is a major problem which decreases life quality. Many causes are involved with it and anxiety is often associated. The underlying mechanism is not completely understood, even though different factors seem to be associated. Among them melatonin and its circadian rhythm is thought to have an important role. In addition, acupressure and acupuncture are known to ameliorate insomnia and anxiety, when a specific wrist point is stimulated (HT 7 Shenmen). With these bases, the aim of the present study has been to evaluate the efficacy of an acupressure device, ''H7-insomnia control'', positioned on HT 7 points, during the night, in terms of general health and anxiety levels, together with the evaluation of sleep quality and the urinary melatonin metabolite 6-hydroxymelatonin sulphate determination, in a number of insomniacs...
December 2008: Minerva Medica
Yun Wu, Li-Ping Zou, Tong-Li Han, Hua Zheng, Opher Caspi, Virginia Wong, Yani Su, Kun-Ling Shen
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to observe for any change in baseline seizure frequency with acupuncture in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: A randomized controlled study was conducted: Group I consisted of integrated acupuncture, tuina, and rehabilitation (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and hydrotherapy) for 12 weeks; and Group II consisted of rehabilitation (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and hydrotherapy) for 12 weeks. After a washout period of 4 weeks, Group II then received acupuncture and tuina for 12 weeks...
October 2008: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Kenji Kawakita, Toshiyuki Shichidou, Etsuko Inoue, Tomoyuki Nabeta, Hiroshi Kitakoji, Shigekatsu Aizawa, Atsushi Nishida, Nobuo Yamaguchi, Norihito Takahashi, Eiji Sumiya, Kaoru Okada, Takashi Umeda, Tadashi Yano, Shouhachi Tanzawa
We summarize the results from a series of investigations of Japanese style acupuncture and moxibustion therapies on symptoms of the common cold that have been conducted (FTLE 1999-03, supported by the Foundation for Training and Licensure Examination in Anma- Massage- Acupressure, Acupuncture and Moxibustion). We also discuss the various interventions and concerns that we faced during these investigations. The subjects were students and teachers. The pilot study (FTLE1999) of a two arm (real and non-treatment control) RCT at a Japanese acupuncture school showed that manual acupuncture to a specific needling point at the throat clearly reduced symptoms of the common cold...
December 2008: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Ching-Hui Yeh, Shu-Chuan Jennifer Yeh
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of ear points' pressing at ear meridian points on the following obesity-related parameters: body weight; body fat; body-mass index; waist; hip circumference (HC); and waist circumference (WC)/HC ratio between two groups of subjects, nonobese healthy and obese volunteers. METHODS: The study was an open-parallel randomized controlled trial and the sample consisted of 31 nonobese healthy (BMI < 27 kg/m(2)) volunteers and 7 obese (BMI > or = 27 kg/m(2)) volunteers who were randomly divided into two groups...
April 2008: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
C Fernández-de-las-Peñas, J A Cleland, M L Cuadrado, J A Pareja
To date, no studies have investigated the predictive validity of variables from the initial examination to identify patients with tension-type headache pain who are likely to benefit from muscle trigger point (TrP) therapy. The purpose of this study was to develop a preliminary clinical prediction rule (CPR) to identify chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) patients who are likely to experience a successful response from TrP therapy. Consecutive patients with CTTH underwent a standardized examination and then received six sessions of TrP therapy over 3 weeks (two sessions per week)...
March 2008: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Man-Hua Yang, Shiao-Chi Wu, Jaung-Geng Lin, Li-Chan Lin
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy of acupressure in decreasing agitated behaviours associated with dementia. BACKGROUND: Agitated behaviour is found in nearly half of all patients who have dementia. The presence of these behaviours increases the likelihood of injury, weakness, dehydration and lack of sleep and contributes to caregiver frustration and fatigue. DESIGN: This pilot study was designed with subjects receiving both acupressure and the control treatment...
February 2007: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Frances L Eizember, Christian A Tomaszewski, William P Kerns
OBJECTIVE: Vomiting after activated charcoal decontamination is problematic. Acupressure (traditional Chinese medicine) is an effective treatment for emesis, but has not been tested in overdose patients. We sought to determine (1) the incidence of emesis after activated charcoal and (2) the ability of acupressure to prevent emesis due to activated charcoal. METHODS: Consecutive overdose patients were enrolled in a preliminary, prospective study to determine the incidence of emesis after activated charcoal...
2002: Journal of Toxicology. Clinical Toxicology
L E Bertolucci, B DiDario
BACKGROUND: Nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness are serious and sometimes debilitating symptoms for commercial and recreational seafarers. HYPOTHESIS: In order to treat these symptoms, a portable device, the Relief Band, was designed to deliver acustimulation to the Neiguan (P6) acupuncture point. METHOD: Nine volunteers used the device on a placebo point or the P6 active point on the open seas outside the San Francisco Bay. Motion sickness symptoms were graded from 1 ("feel fine") to 5 ("intermittent vomiting, with or without nausea")...
December 1995: Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
H P Nguyen, D L Le, Q M Tran, V T Nguyen, N O Nguyen
Massage and Acupression have a history of many years of use by the Vietnamese people in the treatment of diseases, and they can give wonderful therapeutic effects in painful syndromes and chronic diseases, etc. On the other hand, some methods of Chrono-Acupuncture based on chronobiological theory and the holistic concept of traditional medicine are studied and applied in clinical applications. This paper presents the therapy advice system based on Chrono-Massage and Acupression using the method of ZiWuLiuZhu called CHROMASSI...
1995: Medinfo
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