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Acupressure

The role of acupoint stimulation as an adjunct therapy for lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted December 18, 2013

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in cancer patients. Clinical studies showed that a variety of acupoint stimulations have been extensively used for lung cancer patients, including needle insertion, injection with herbal extraction, plaster application, and moxibustion. However, the role of acupoint stimulation in lung cancer treatment was not fully reviewed.

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Acupressure for Menstrual Cramps

Posted October 15, 2013

Acupressure massage is an ancient Oriental healing method that applies finger pressure to specific points on the skin surface to help prevent and treat illness. Acupressure has had a long and distinguished history as an effective healing tool for many centuries and is often used along with herbs to promote the healing of disease.

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Acupressure Wristband Relieves Migraine Nausea

Posted June 28, 2013

Nausea is one of the most debilitating symptoms of migraine and affects 80 percent of migraine suffers in the United States. Leading headache physician, Dr. Zoltan Medgyessy of the Berolina Clinic in Lohne, Germany demonstrated in a trial that pressure to the P6 antiemetic point on the inner wrist with an acupressure wristband is an effective and quick therapy for relieving nausea of migraine sufferers.

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Acupressure for Menstrual Cramps

Posted April 3, 2013

Acupressure massage is an ancient Oriental healing method that applies finger pressure to specific points on the skin surface to help prevent and treat illness. Acupressure has had a long and distinguished history as an effective healing tool for many centuries and is often used along with herbs to promote the healing of disease.

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Yoga And Acupressure Could Both Play An Important Role In Helping Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

Posted March 25, 2013

Yoga and acupressure could both play an important role in helping patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Two abstracts presented at the at the European Society of Cardiology’s EuroHeart Care Congress, which took place in Glasgow, show the potential for medical yoga and acupressure, in addition to pharmacological therapies, to reduce blood pressure and heart rates in patients with AF.

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Acupressure Improves Sleep Quality in Psychogeriatric Inpatients

Posted February 1, 2013

In a study involving 60 psychogeriatric inpatients with affective disorders from southern Taiwan, treatment with acupressure (9 minute treatment per day of three acupoints – shen men, yangchuan, and neiguan, for 4 consecutive weeks), was found to be associated with significantly improved subjective sleep quality, as measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and in objective sleep quality, as measured by actigraphy.

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One year study on the integrative intervention of acupressure and interactive multimedia for visual health in school children

Posted December 29, 2012

This study used a larger sample size, added a long-term observation of the effect of intervention, and provided an integrated intervention of acupressure and interactive multimedia of visual health instruction for school children. The short- and long-term effects of the interventions were then evaluated by visual health knowledge, visual acuity, and refractive error.

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Acupressure for Menstrual Cramps

Posted May 25, 2012

Acupressure massage is an ancient Oriental healing method that applies finger pressure to specific points on the skin surface to help prevent and treat illness. Acupressure has had a long and distinguished history as an effective healing tool for many centuries and is often used along with herbs to promote the healing of disease.

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Ten acupressure points lead to a healthy wholesome life

Posted April 30, 2012

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a science dating back thousands of years. This medical science is based on the understanding of the energetic make up of the body. It classifies all the organs and functions of the body into a manifestation and interaction of 5 basic energies, which are wind, heat, humidity, dryness and coldness. These energies flow through their respective meridians (energy channels) all over the body. There are specific points on these meridians through which these energies enter or exit the body.

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Acupressure May Effectively Treat Pruritus associated with Atopic Dermatitis

Posted April 30, 2012

In this randomized trial involving 12 subjects experiencing pruritis associated with atopic dermatits, acupressure at a particular acupuncture point, performed 3 times per week for a period of 4 weeks, along with ‘standard of care’ was found to be associated with a decrease in severity of itching, assessed via a Visual Analogue Scale, as compared to subjects who received ‘standard of care’ and no acupressure.

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