Acupressure: A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.Acid-Base Imbalance: Disturbances in the ACID-BASE EQUILIBRIUM of the body.Sleep: A readily reversible suspension of sensorimotor interaction with the environment, usually associated with recumbency and immobility.Acupuncture Points: Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.Sexology: This discipline concerns the study of SEXUALITY, and the application of sexual knowledge such as sexual attitudes, psychology, and SEXUAL BEHAVIOR. Scope of application generally includes educational (SEX EDUCATION), clinical (SEX COUNSELING), and other settings.Tularemia: A plague-like disease of rodents, transmissible to man. It is caused by FRANCISELLA TULARENSIS and is characterized by fever, chills, headache, backache, and weakness.MassachusettsAcid-Base Equilibrium: The balance between acids and bases in the BODY FLUIDS. The pH (HYDROGEN-ION CONCENTRATION) of the arterial BLOOD provides an index for the total body acid-base balance.Dysmenorrhea: Painful menstruation.Sleep Disorders: Conditions characterized by disturbances of usual sleep patterns or behaviors. Sleep disorders may be divided into three major categories: DYSSOMNIAS (i.e. disorders characterized by insomnia or hypersomnia), PARASOMNIAS (abnormal sleep behaviors), and sleep disorders secondary to medical or psychiatric disorders. (From Thorpy, Sleep Disorders Medicine, 1994, p187)Labor Pain: Pain associated with OBSTETRIC LABOR in CHILDBIRTH. It is caused primarily by UTERINE CONTRACTION as well as pressure on the CERVIX; BLADDER; and the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. Labor pain mostly occurs in the ABDOMEN; the GROIN; and the BACK.Labor, Obstetric: The repetitive uterine contraction during childbirth which is associated with the progressive dilation of the uterine cervix (CERVIX UTERI). Successful labor results in the expulsion of the FETUS and PLACENTA. Obstetric labor can be spontaneous or induced (LABOR, INDUCED).Labor, Induced: Artificially induced UTERINE CONTRACTION. Generally, LABOR, OBSTETRIC is induced with the intent to cause delivery of the fetus and termination of pregnancy.Labor Onset: The beginning of true OBSTETRIC LABOR which is characterized by the cyclic uterine contractions of increasing frequency, duration, and strength causing CERVICAL DILATATION to begin (LABOR STAGE, FIRST ).Obstetric Labor, Premature: Onset of OBSTETRIC LABOR before term (TERM BIRTH) but usually after the FETUS has become viable. In humans, it occurs sometime during the 29th through 38th week of PREGNANCY. TOCOLYSIS inhibits premature labor and can prevent the BIRTH of premature infants (INFANT, PREMATURE).Wrist: The region of the upper limb between the metacarpus and the FOREARM.Food Preferences: The selection of one food over another.Feeding Behavior: Behavioral responses or sequences associated with eating including modes of feeding, rhythmic patterns of eating, and time intervals.Weight Loss: Decrease in existing BODY WEIGHT.Appetite: Natural recurring desire for food. Alterations may be induced by APPETITE DEPRESSANTS or APPETITE STIMULANTS.Medicine, Chinese Traditional: A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the Chinese culture.Food Habits: Acquired or learned food preferences.Drugs, Chinese Herbal: Chinese herbal or plant extracts which are used as drugs to treat diseases or promote general well-being. The concept does not include synthesized compounds manufactured in China.Neck Pain: Discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. This term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.Dizziness: An imprecise term which may refer to a sense of spatial disorientation, motion of the environment, or lightheadedness.Shoulder: Part of the body in humans and primates where the arms connect to the trunk. The shoulder has five joints; ACROMIOCLAVICULAR joint, CORACOCLAVICULAR joint, GLENOHUMERAL joint, scapulathoracic joint, and STERNOCLAVICULAR joint.Shoulder Joint: The articulation between the head of the HUMERUS and the glenoid cavity of the SCAPULA.Nausea: An unpleasant sensation in the stomach usually accompanied by the urge to vomit. Common causes are early pregnancy, sea and motion sickness, emotional stress, intense pain, food poisoning, and various enteroviruses.ConnecticutPreoperative Care: Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Vomiting: The forcible expulsion of the contents of the STOMACH through the MOUTH.Anxiety: Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)EncyclopediasDictionaries, MedicalDictionaries as Topic: Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.Hernia, Inguinal: An abdominal hernia with an external bulge in the GROIN region. It can be classified by the location of herniation. Indirect inguinal hernias occur through the internal inguinal ring. Direct inguinal hernias occur through defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL (transversalis fascia) in Hesselbach's triangle. The former type is commonly seen in children and young adults; the latter in adults.Hernia: Protrusion of tissue, structure, or part of an organ through the bone, muscular tissue, or the membrane by which it is normally contained. Hernia may involve tissues such as the ABDOMINAL WALL or the respiratory DIAPHRAGM. Hernias may be internal, external, congenital, or acquired.Hernia, Diaphragmatic: Protrusion of abdominal structures into the THORAX as a result of congenital or traumatic defects in the respiratory DIAPHRAGM.Hernia, Ventral: A hernia caused by weakness of the anterior ABDOMINAL WALL due to midline defects, previous incisions, or increased intra-abdominal pressure. Ventral hernias include UMBILICAL HERNIA, incisional, epigastric, and spigelian hernias.Hernia, Abdominal: A protrusion of abdominal structures through the retaining ABDOMINAL WALL. It involves two parts: an opening in the abdominal wall, and a hernia sac consisting of PERITONEUM and abdominal contents. Abdominal hernias include groin hernia (HERNIA, FEMORAL; HERNIA, INGUINAL) and VENTRAL HERNIA.Hernia, Hiatal: STOMACH herniation located at or near the diaphragmatic opening for the ESOPHAGUS, the esophageal hiatus.Hernia, Femoral: A groin hernia occurring inferior to the inguinal ligament and medial to the FEMORAL VEIN and FEMORAL ARTERY. The femoral hernia sac has a small neck but may enlarge considerably when it enters the subcutaneous tissue of the thigh. It is caused by defects in the ABDOMINAL WALL.Acupuncture Therapy: Treatment of disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians. The placement varies with the disease being treated. It is sometimes used in conjunction with heat, moxibustion, acupressure, or electric stimulation.Acupuncture: The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.Acupuncture Analgesia: Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.Acupuncture, Ear: Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.Constipation: Infrequent or difficult evacuation of FECES. These symptoms are associated with a variety of causes, including low DIETARY FIBER intake, emotional or nervous disturbances, systemic and structural disorders, drug-induced aggravation, and infections.Perineum: The body region lying between the genital area and the ANUS on the surface of the trunk, and to the shallow compartment lying deep to this area that is inferior to the PELVIC DIAPHRAGM. The surface area is between the VULVA and the anus in the female, and between the SCROTUM and the anus in the male.Laxatives: Agents that produce a soft formed stool, and relax and loosen the bowels, typically used over a protracted period, to relieve CONSTIPATION.Dietary Fiber: The remnants of plant cell walls that are resistant to digestion by the alimentary enzymes of man. It comprises various polysaccharides and lignins.Defecation: The normal process of elimination of fecal material from the RECTUM.Poisoning: A condition or physical state produced by the ingestion, injection, inhalation of or exposure to a deleterious agent.Water SofteningMassage: The systematic and methodical manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation.Mistletoe: Parasitic plants that form a bushy growth on branches of host trees which are in the order Santalales. It includes the Christmas mistletoe family (VISCACEAE), the showy mistletoe family (LORANTHACEAE) and the catkin mistletoe family (Eremolepidaceae). The composition of toxins, lectins, tyramine, phenethylamines, and other compounds may be affected by the host.Cathartics: Agents that are used to stimulate evacuation of the bowels.Needles: Sharp instruments used for puncturing or suturing.Hand: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.Self Medication: The self administration of medication not prescribed by a physician or in a manner not directed by a physician.Mitragyna: A plant genus of the family RUBIACEAE. Members contain antimalarial (ANTIMALARIALS) and analgesic (ANALGESICS) indole alkaloids.Self Care: Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.Cellular Phone: Analog or digital communications device in which the user has a wireless connection from a telephone to a nearby transmitter. It is termed cellular because the service area is divided into multiple "cells." As the user moves from one cell area to another, the call is transferred to the local transmitter.Nonprescription Drugs: Medicines that can be sold legally without a DRUG PRESCRIPTION.Pressure: A type of stress exerted uniformly in all directions. Its measure is the force exerted per unit area. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
(1/42) Acupressure-acupuncture antiemetic prophylaxis in children undergoing tonsillectomy.

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture or acupressure at the Nei-Guan (P.6) point on the wrist produces antiemetic effects in awake but not anesthetized patients. The authors studied whether a combined approach using preoperative acupressure and intra- and postoperative acupuncture can prevent emesis following tonsillectomy in children. METHODS: Patients 2-12 yr of age were randomly assigned to study or placebo groups. Two Acubands with (study) and two without (placebo) spherical beads were applied bilaterally on the P.6 points; non-bead- and bead-containing Acubands, respectively, were applied on the sham points. All Acubands were applied before any drug administration. After anesthetic induction, acupuncture needles were substituted for the beads and remained in situ until the next day. All points were covered with opaque tape to prevent study group identification. A uniform anesthetic technique was used; postoperative pain was managed initially with morphine and later with acetaminophen and codeine. Emesis, defined as retching or vomiting, was assessed postoperatively. Ondansetron was administered only after two emetic episodes at least 2 min apart. Droperidol was added if emesis persisted. RESULTS: One hundred patients were enrolled in the study. There were no differences in age, weight, follow-up duration, or perioperative opioid administration between groups. Retching occurred in 26% of the study patients and in 28% of the placebo patients; 51 and 55%, respectively, vomited; and 60 and 59%, respectively, did either. There were no significant differences between the groups. Redness occurred in 8.5% of acupuncture sites. CONCLUSION: Perioperative acupressure and acupuncture did not diminish emesis in children following tonsillectomy.  (+info)

(2/42) Acupressure and the prevention of nausea and vomiting after laparoscopy.

The efficacy of currently available antiemetics remains poor. Concern with their side effects and the high cost of the newer drugs has led to renewed interest in non-pharmacological methods of treatment. We have studied the efficacy of acupressure at the P6 point in the prevention of nausea and vomiting after laparoscopy, in a double-blind, randomized, controlled study of acupressure vs placebo. We studied 104 patients undergoing laparoscopy and dye investigation. The anaesthetic technique and postoperative analgesia were standardized. Failure of treatment was defined as the occurrence of nausea and/or vomiting within the first 24 h after anaesthesia. The use of acupressure reduced the incidence of nausea or vomiting from 42% to 19% compared with placebo, with an adjusted risk ratio of 0.24 (95% CI 0.08-0.62; P = 0.005). Other variables were similar between groups.  (+info)

(3/42) Acupressure and prevention of nausea and vomiting during and after spinal anaesthesia for caesarean section.

The efficacy of acupressure at the P6 point in the prevention of nausea and vomiting during and after Caesarean section was studied. A double-blind, randomized controlled study of acupressure vs placebo was designed. Ninety-four patients scheduled for Caesarean section were included. The anaesthetic technique and postoperative analgesia were standardized. The use of acupressure reduced the incidence of nausea or vomiting from 53% to 23% compared with placebo (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.34-0.25; P = 0.002) during the operation and from 66% to 36% compared with placebo (95% CI 0.34-0.19; P = 0.003) after the operation. Other variables were similar between the groups.  (+info)

(4/42) Korean hand acupressure reduces postoperative vomiting in children after strabismus surgery.

A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of Korean hand acupuncture in preventing postoperative vomiting in children scheduled for strabismus surgery. In one group, acupressure was performed 30 min before induction of anaesthesia by applying an acupressure disc onto the Korean hand acupuncture point K-K9; the disc remained in situ for at least 24 h. The second group functioned as placebo group. The treatment groups did not differ with regard to patient characteristics, surgical procedure and anaesthetic administered. In the acupressure group, the incidence of vomiting was significantly lower (20%) than in the placebo group (68%). We conclude that Korean hand acupressure of the acupuncture point K-K9 is an effective method for reducing postoperative vomiting in children after strabismus repair.  (+info)

(5/42) Clinical outcomes of a diagnostic and treatment protocol in allergy/sensitivity patients.

OBJECTIVES: This level II outcome study was conducted to examine the efficacy and toxicity of a diagnostic and treatment protocol using electrodermal screening (EDS) in allergy/sensitivity patients. METHODS: Ninety-six patients with a diagnosis of allergy or sensitivity entered the study between 1994 and 1998; 90 participants completed the study. All participants followed the same protocol, and all interactions were with a single clinician at a single site. The Allergy Symptom Severity Index (ASSI) was developed to record symptomatic information. EDS - conductance measurement 1/( - of specific acupuncture points was used as an objective endpoint (indicator of outcome) and for identification of antigens, according to Voll criteria. All measurements were taken before and after treatment, and EDS was carried out at all treatment sessions. Outcome criteria suggesting efficacy were reduction in ASSI score, reduction in number of items testing positive, and normalization of conductance measurements. A statistical analysis of the outcomes was performed using the student's paired t-test. RESULTS: There was a statistically significant change in pre- and post-treatment measurements of the ASSI. The conductance measurements normalized and the number of items testing positive decreased compared to pre-treatment testing. In addition to these parameters, 87.2 percent of subjects rated efficacy as good to excellent, and less than one-percent rated the outcome as poor. The outcome demonstrated longevity, meaning that people who had their post-treatment evaluation up to three years after primary treatment were still showing minimal ASSI scores, with no additional treatment. The treatment appeared to work equally well across age groups and gender. Forty-eight percent of participants had an aggravation of symptoms after treatment, lasting an average of 10 hours, with reactions described as mild to moderate. Average cost of the desensitization protocol (all costs included) was $822.16. CONCLUSIONS: This protocol demonstrated efficacy without serious toxicity and no long-term adverse effects. It is natural, non-invasive, and does not require long periods of avoidance of offending foods or environmental stimuli. The desensitization protocol is a low-cost, effective therapy for the treatment of patients suffering from symptoms of allergy/sensitivity disease.  (+info)

(6/42) Effects of acupressure and ibuprofen on the severity of primary dysmenorrhea.

The present study aims at comparing the effects of acupressure using new combination of acupoints, and Ibuprofen on the severity of primary dysmenorrhea (PD). 216 female high school students, aged between 14 to 18 years, were randomly selected and divided into three groups. Each group underwent different treatment techniques: acupressure, Ibuprofen and sham acupressure as a placebo. The results indicated that the three therapeutic techniques were significantly effective in reducing the pain. However the therapeutic efficacies of acupressure and Ibuprofen were similar with no significant difference, and were significantly better than the placebo. Thus acupressure, with no complications, is recommended as an alternative and also a better choice in the decrease of the severity of PD.  (+info)

(7/42) Comparative efficacy of acustimulation (ReliefBand) versus ondansetron (Zofran) in combination with droperidol for preventing nausea and vomiting.

BACKGROUND: Antiemetic drugs are costly, are associated with variable efficacy, and can produce unwanted side effects when used for prophylaxis against postoperative nausea and vomiting. This clinical study was designed to compare the efficacy of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation using a ReliefBand to ondansetron (Zofran) when utilized alone or in combination for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting after plastic surgery. METHODS: A single-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo- and sham-controlled study design was conducted to compare three prophylactic antiemetic treatment regimens in 120 outpatients undergoing plastic surgery procedures with routine low-dose droperidol prophylaxis: (1) ondansetron (n = 40), 4 mg intravenous ondansetron and a sham ReliefBand; (2) acustimulation (n = 40), 2 ml intravenous saline and an active ReliefBand; and (3) combination (n = 40), 4 mg intravenous ondansetron and an active ReliefBand. The incidences of postoperative nausea and vomiting, as well as the need for "rescue" antiemetics, were determined at specific time intervals for up to 72 h after surgery. The outcome variables assessed included recovery times, quality of recovery score, time to resumption of normal diet, and patient satisfaction with the prophylactic antiemetic therapy. RESULTS: Use of the ReliefBand in combination with ondansetron significantly reduced nausea (20 vs. 50%), vomiting (0 vs. 20%), and the need for rescue antiemetics (10 vs. 37%) compared with ondansetron alone at 24 h after surgery. Furthermore, the ability to resume a normal diet (74 vs. 35%) within 24 h after surgery was significantly improved when the ReliefBand was used to supplement ondansetron (vs. ondansetron alone). Finally, the quality of recovery (90 +/- 10 vs.70 +/- 20) and patient satisfaction (94 +/- 10 vs. 75 +/- 22) scores were significantly higher in the combination group the ondansetron group. There were no significant differences between the ReliefBand and ondansetron when administered as adjuvants to droperidol for antiemetic prophylaxis. CONCLUSIONS: The ReliefBand compared favorably to ondansetron (4 mg intravenously) when used for prophylaxis against postoperative nausea and vomiting. Furthermore, the acustimulation device enhanced the antiemetic efficacy of ondansetron after plastic surgery.  (+info)

(8/42) Auricular acupressure as a treatment for anxiety in prehospital transport settings.

BACKGROUND: Auricular acupuncture at the relaxation point has been previously shown to be an effective treatment for anxiety in the preoperative setting. The purpose of this prospective, randomized, blinded study was to determine whether auricular acupressure can reduce stress and anxiety during ambulance transport. METHODS: Patients who required ambulance transport secondary to medical conditions were randomized to receive auricular acupressure at the relaxation point (n = 17) or at a sham point (n = 19). A visual analog scale was used to assess state anxiety as well as patient anticipation of hospital medical treatment (estimated waiting period for treatment, anticipated pain during treatment, attitude toward the physicians, and treatment outcomes). These variables were assessed at baseline and on arrival to the hospital. RESULTS: Patients in the relaxation group reported significantly less anxiety than patients in the sham group on arrival to the hospital (visual analog scale mean +/- SD: 37.6 +/- 20.6 to 12.4 +/- 7.8 mm vs. 42.5 +/- 29.9 to 46.7 +/- 25.9 mm, respectively; P = 0.002). Similarly, patient perception of pain during treatment (mean visual analog scale +/- SD: 32.7 +/- 27.7 to 14.5 +/- 8.1 mm vs. 17.2 +/- 26.1 to 28.8 +/- 21.9 mm, respectively; P = 0.006) and treatment outcomes of their illnesses (mean visual analog scale +/- SD: 46.7 +/- 29.4 to 19.1 +/- 10.4 mm vs. 35.0 +/- 25.7 to 31.5 +/- 20.5 mm, respectively; P = 0.014) were significantly more positive in the relaxation group than in the sham group. No differences were found in the other variables assessed. CONCLUSION: It was concluded that auricular acupressure is an effective treatment for anxiety in prehospital emergency settings.  (+info)

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Massage, stroking, and acupressure by female relatives are commonly utilized techniques to help a woman in Japan through labor ... Most Japanese women alleviate pain in others ways such as breathing, movement, and massage/acupressure. Many Japanese women ... and acupressure. Japanese women are expected to experience labor and birth quietly, with an emphasis on breathing techniques. ...
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... Online Etymology Dictionary Lee, Eun Jin; Frazier, Susan K. (2011). "The Efficacy of Acupressure for Symptom ... Quackwatch includes acupressure in a list of methods which have no "rational place" as massage therapy and states that ... A variant system known as two point acupressure attempts to bypass a blockage of vital flow by using one acupoint to create a ... It is held between the hands and rolled back and forth to apply acupressure. The foot roller (also "krupa chakra") is a round, ...
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... (also known as Marma therapy) is a particular kind of massage or an alternative medical treatment, which ... Treatment in Ayurvedic Acupressure can be easily done without needles by: Applying pressure with finger Seeds Magnets Colours ... Ayurvedic acupressure talks about 10 elements - 5 physical and 5 metaphysical. 5 elements(not exactly elements but like forms ... They are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Ayurvedic Acupressure Sujok Reflexology These are just some of the forms. The scope ...
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An acupressure mat, is a self-applied acupuncture device commonly made of a foam mattress covered in cotton sacking and ... He tried to learn how to perform acupuncture on himself, but he failed because he could not reach all the acupressure points on ... Many believe that the acupressure mat originated from the bed of nails used by ancient gurus and yogis for healing and ... Zilberter found the person who created the first acupressure mat was Ivan Kuznetsov, a Russian music teacher who suffered from ...
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... (also called spike pillow, nail pillow or fakir pillow) is a type of pillow that is made by covering a ... An Acupressure Pillow is made of two spheres connected by a compression spring surrounded by memory foam and was invented by ...
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... (or TAT) is an alternative medicine therapy that claims to clear negative emotions and past traumas ... Though the full technique was invented in 1993 by Tapas Fleming, TAT incorporates elements of and builds on other acupressure ... No scientifically plausible method of action is proposed for Tapas Acupressure Technique, instead relying on unvalidated ...
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The Tapas Acupressure Technique or TAT is an alternative energy therapy that claims to remove negative emotions and past ... "Tapas Acupressure Technique". www.lifescriptcounseling.com. Retrieved 2016-05-07. McCaslin, Danny. "A Review Of Efficacy Claims ...
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Process Acupressure, Basic Acupressure, Viscera Manipulation, Neural Manipulation, Manual Articular Approach plus a few others ... Of his teachers he cited Process Acupressure founder Aminah Raheem, and Dr Fritz Smith (founder of Zero Balancing) as two of ... the Process Acupressure Association; and the Zero Balancing Association UK. He opened the Kernowyon for One and All, Zhuang Dan ...
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A. K. Saxena, L. C. Gupta (2002). Miraculous Effects of Acupressure. Srishti Publishers. p. 291. ISBN 978-8187075684. L. C. ... A. K. Saxena, L. C. Gupta (2002). Miraculous Effects of Acupressure. Srishti Publishers. p. 291. ISBN 978-8187075684. L. C. ... Manual of First Aid: Management of General Injuries, Sports Injuries and Common Aliments, Miraculous Effects of Acupressure, ...
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Evidence for acupressure is poor. While vomiting in pregnancy has been described as early as 2,000 BC, the first clear medical ...
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"Bhaskar Award for acupressure specialist". The Tribune, Chandigarh. 2003-11-26. Archived from the original on 8 August 2007. ...
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Acupressure, a non-invasive form of bodywork, uses physical pressure applied to acupressure points by the hand or elbow, or ... Acupressure being applied to a hand. Sujichim, hand acupuncture Japanese moxibustion A woman receiving fire cupping in China. ... Ling, Wai-man; Lui, Liza Y. Y.; So, Winnie K. W.; Chan, Kuen (1 November 2014). "Effects of Acupuncture and Acupressure on ... Smith, C. A.; Collins, C. T.; Crowther, C. A.; Levett, K. M. (2011). "Acupuncture or acupressure for pain management in labour ...
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"Acupressure for better health and beauty". The Straits Times. 27 May 1985. p. 16. "Syarat untuk ikuti latihan". Berita Harian ( ... 9 months for each of the three charges of massaging the breasts and groin of the victim in the course of an acupressure and ...
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Wristbands with acupressure buttons are commercially available. An implanted device with attached electrodes into the gastric ... The best-studied alternative therapy is perhaps the use of acupressure for pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting. ...
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Ayurvedic Acupressure "கொல்லிமலை யூனியனில் ஆயுஷ்-ஈஷா திட்டம்". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 12 October 2010. Retrieved 26 February ...
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Meridians Acupressure Teeguarden, Iona Marsaa. "The Development of Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure". Jin Shin Do Foundation. ... The Jin Shin Do Foundation's website and books state: "Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure is not intended for the diagnosis, ... Registered Jin Shin Do Acupressurists and Authorized Jin Shin Do Teachers may use the Jin Shin Do and Bodymind Acupressure ... When used in conjunction with standard medical treatment, the Jin Shin Do Acupressure technique can assist the healing process ...
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Acupressure: Application of pressure at acupuncture points. Moxibustion: Using a burning herbal stick to stimulate and warm ...
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甲乙経 meant acupuncture and acupressure. 本草綱目 was Chinese medicine vegetables and their use. Medicine changes according to age, ... Internal medicine (Chinese medicine), surgery, ophthalmology, pediatrics, gynocology, oral medicine, acupuncture, acupressure ... acupressure were taught. Murai Kenboku, who already had a private school and a reputation and treated Hosokawa Shigekata was ...
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ISBN 9781416037798 Acupressure Online Etymology Dictionary Lee, Eun Jin; Frazier, Susan K. (2011). "The Efficacy of Acupressure ... Signature massage strokes include acupressure using the elbows, quick gentle knocking of acupressure points, and slow kneading ... Acupressure [from Latin acus "needle" (see acuity) + pressure (n.)] is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle ... It draws on yoga, acupressure and reflexology. Thai Massage is a popular massage therapy that is used for management of ...
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It is a combination of ancient Chinese acupressure and claims to be derived from modern psychology, although there is no ... "EFT (emotional freedom technique) combines Chinese acupressure with psychology". New Realities. Retrieved 2013-10-25. "Using ...
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She is also periodically seen using massage and acupressure. One of the types of body work Amy uses is called Tellington TTouch ...
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These incorporate reflexology, which stimulates acupressure points on the foot. Among the claimed benefits of foot massages are ...
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"Acupressure Treatment For The Prevention Of Postoperative Nausea And Vomiting". "Effect of acupressure on postoperative nausea ... The two general types of alternative pressure therapy are sham acupressure and the use of the P6 point. A 2015 study found that ... at least one study has found that application to the Pericardium Meridian 6 acupressure point produced a positive effect in ...
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Acupressure, acupuncture, internal energy, herbal medicine. Meditation and Breathing Techniques: Meditation and breathing ...
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Infertility is seen as imbalance in one of the "essences". Certain acupressure points, however, are used to resolve the issue. ... "Salguero, C. P. (2004). Encyclopedia of Thai massage: A complete guide to traditional Thai massage therapy and acupressure. ...
Acupressure facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Acupressure  Acupressure facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Acupressure
Make research projects and school reports about Acupressure easy with credible articles from our FREE, online encyclopedia and ... Acupressure Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 3rd ed. COPYRIGHT 2006 Thomson Gale. Acupressure. Definition. Acupressure is a form ... Acupressure is used to relieve a variety of symptoms and pain. Purpose. Acupressure massage performed by a therapist can be ... Acupressure. Definition. Acupressure is a form of touch therapy that utilizes the principles of acupuncture and Chinese ...
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Acupressure | Doctors Hospital  Acupressure | Doctors Hospital
Learn more about Acupressure at Doctors Hospital of Augusta Acupressure is a method closely related to acupuncture that ... Acupressure is a method closely related to acupuncture that involves pressure stimulation applied to acupuncture points, ... Acupressure is also closely related to Shiatsu, a form of Asian massage . ...
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Acupressure Reduces Stroke Patients Heart Rate - MASSAGE Magazine  Acupressure Reduces Stroke Patients' Heart Rate - MASSAGE Magazine
Research Exclusive: Acupressure and Meridian Massage Boost Weight in Premature Infants. • Acupressure Increases Alertness in ... Acupressure features the use of fingertips to stimulate the body's acupoints. It is a regularly utilized component of ... In recent research, acupressure was found to reduce heart rate significantly more than a placebo therapy-thereby effecting the ... "The study tested the hypothesis that active acupressure treatments would reduce heart rate and blood pressure (i.e., induce a ...
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Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care: Acupressure  Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care: Acupressure
Acupressure. Acupressure is finger pressure on the same acupoints used in acupuncture-and for the same problems. These include ... Acupressure Versus Other Kinds of Bodywork. Most bodywork involves manipulating muscle groups or the entire body. Acupressure ... In the acupressure/acupuncture system, nausea is believed to be controlled by a small area on the inside of the wrist called ... And acupressure worked just as well as acupuncture.. Many other well-conducted published studies also support the value of ...
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Acupressure Course - School of Natural Health Sciences  Acupressure Course - School of Natural Health Sciences
Learn the acupressure techniques to enhance the flow of energy through the body according to the principles of Oriental ... Acupressure. Acupressure is the application of pressure to the body to enhance the flow of energy (variously referred to as 'Ki ... Acupressure Course Feedback. Thank you very much. I have thoroughly enjoyed your Acupressure course and, as with all the ... Acupressure is believed to be the 'Mother of Acupuncture', in that it predates the use of needles to stimulate the body's ...
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Acupressure points for diabetes | Acupressure  Acupressure points for diabetes | Acupressure
Brush through acupressure points for diabetes to know how to deal with it. ... but its effects can be prevented by acupressure. ... Acupressure Points to Relieve Headache * 9 Ways Acupressure can ... Spleen-6 acupressure point. Located in the inside part of the lower legs, spleen-6 acupressure point is at the rear of the shin ... Liver-3 acupressure point. You can trace the position of liver-3 acupressure point on the line between the big and small toe. ...
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About The Acupressure Atlas by Bernard C. Kolster - Freado  About The Acupressure Atlas by Bernard C. Kolster - Freado
The Acupressure Atlas is a fully illustrated and comprehensive reference guide that demonstrates how acupressure techniques ... Acupressure--massage along the body's meridians in accordance with traditional Chinese medicine--can effectively prevent and ... Along with an introduction to the origins and principles of traditional Chinese medicine, The Acupressure Atlas provides the ... Provides acupressure treatments tailored for a wide variety of health disorders, including back pain, heart and circulatory ...
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Animal Acupressure Books  Animal Acupressure Books
Store: Animal Acupressure Books. Animal Acupressure Books. These Equine, Canine, and Feline Acupressure books are a ... Acu-Dog: A Guide to Canine Acupressure. *This 188 page, 4-Color book is the Ultimate HOW-TO Canine Acupressure Book. Tons of ... Acu-Horse: A Guide to Equine Acupressure. *Acu-Horse provides a step-by-step guide to performing an acupressure session on your ... Acu-Cat: A Guide to Feline Acupressure. *100% New! Detailed charts, photos, 2 acupressure session protocols, full discussion of ...
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Acupressure Workshop for Birth Partners - Best Start Birth Center  Acupressure Workshop for Birth Partners - Best Start Birth Center
How to utilize Acupressure Comfort Measures to help dilate your wife or partner's cervix during active labor if she is not ... How to utilize Acupressure Comfort Measures for high-station babies in order to avoid unnecessary medical interventions that ... If you interested in attending the upcoming Acupressure Workshop for Birth Partners please contact Nick Olow directly at 619- ... The Acupressure Comfort Measure Workshop for Birth Partner's will teach you the following: ...
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infoholix.net - Process Acupressure - Complementary Alternative Medicine International Directory  infoholix.net - Process Acupressure - Complementary Alternative Medicine International Directory
... an integrative approach that combines traditional acupressure techniques with process psychology skills ... Process acupressure was developed by Aminah Raheem, Ph.d., ... Process acupressure was developed by Aminah Raheem, Ph.d. ... 5. Marina Traversi offers process acupressure in Italy.. 6. Rita Kaufman offers process acupressure in Mount View, California. ... 1. Paul Sibcy offers process acupressure in Palo Alto, California.. 2. Betsy Baker offers process acupressure in Columbia, ...
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Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors  Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors
Both acupressure groups saw greater improvements in anxiety than the usual care patients, but only relaxing acupressure was ... and stimulating acupressure. The two acupressure techniques differ by which points on the body are stimulated. ... "This intervention of self-acupressure only added 10 minutes of time [per day], which, in my eyes, is a high yield for a small ... Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors. THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivors ...
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U. of Colorado study shows acupressure effective in helping to treat traumatic br... (	 A new University of Colorado Boulder...)  U. of Colorado study shows acupressure effective in helping to treat traumatic br... ( A new University of Colorado Boulder...)
The acupressure treatment type used in the study is called Jin Shin. ...,U.,of,Colorado,study,shows,acupressure,effective,in, ... The study involved a treatment known as acupressure in which one's fin... We found that the study subjects with mild traumatic ... The Jin Shin acupressure treatment can be taught to family and friends of those with TBI and can even be used as a self- ... The acupressure treatment type used in the study is called Jin Shin. For the study, Hernandez and her colleagues targeted the ...
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Effect of acupressure on pain and anxiety caused by venipuncture  Effect of acupressure on pain and anxiety caused by venipuncture
You are at:Home»Intravenous Literature»Effect of acupressure on pain and anxiety caused by venipuncture ... Hosseinabadi, R., Biranvand, S., Pournia, Y. and Anbari, K. (2015) The Effect of Acupressure on Pain and Anxiety Caused by ... The application of acupressure at the right acupoints may relieve pain caused by venipuncture. Although further studies are ... ReTweet if useful... Effect of acupressure on pain and anxiety caused by venipuncture http://ctt.ec/R8INC+ @ivteam #ivteam ...
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Acupressure for Emotional Healing: A Self-Care Guide for Trauma, Stress, & Common Emotional Imbalances (Paperback) | Book...  Acupressure for Emotional Healing: A Self-Care Guide for Trauma, Stress, & Common Emotional Imbalances (Paperback) | Book...
Acupressure stimulates the same points used in acupuncture, but instead of needles, firm finger pressure is used on the surface ... ACUPRESSURE FOR EMOTIONAL HEALING offers relief at your fingertips, quickly and safely, for a wide range of emotional problems ... ACUPRESSURE FOR EMOTIONAL HEALING offers a comprehensive A-Z guide to emotional ailments (from abandonment to worry and ... Gach is a national expert on acupressure therapy and has taught over 100,000 people from all over the world. He is also the ...
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Acupressure - Massage Therapy  Acupressure - Massage Therapy
Acupressure. Acupressure is an ancient art of healing that makes use of the fingers to gently press key spots on the skin in an ... How Acupressure Helps?. Acupressure can be very effective in relieving eye strain, menstrual cramps, ulcer pain, sinus problems ... By relieving stress, acupressure strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness.. In acupressure, local symptoms are ... Acupuncture and acupressure involve identical points, but acupuncture uses needles, while acupressure employs the gentle, but ...
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CRNAs Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Acupressure as an Adjunct to  by Kimberly A. Homa and Jacqueline Kuhn  "CRNA's Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Acupressure as an Adjunct to " by Kimberly A. Homa and Jacqueline Kuhn
Although acupressure has demonstrated clinical usefulness, it is still not widely used in mainstream anesthesia practice. ... A secondary objective was to develop an educational handout designed to increase the use of acupressure as an adjunct to ... the items with lowest mean scores indicated deficits in the knowledge on effectiveness of acupressure for PONV treatment (M = ... but lack knowledge on acupressure effects on patient comfort, efficacy of PONV relief and post-surgical outcomes. Areas of ...
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Nausea and acupressure - Coordinated Health  Nausea and acupressure - Coordinated Health
Acupressure and nausea. Information. Acupressure is an ancient Chinese method that involves placing pressure on an area of your ... Acupressure and acupuncture work by changing the pain messages that nerves send to your brain. ...
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Aculief Acupressure Product | Product Development Solutions  Aculief Acupressure Product | Product Development Solutions
Home » Portfolio- Consumer Products » Aculief Acupressure Product Aculief uses acupressure to relieve blockage in your "qui"( ... The LI 4 acupressure meridian (Large intestine 4), called He Gu in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Charts. The LI 4 is located ... Acupressure works by relieving imbalances throughout the body and restoring your natural life energy. ... on your hand between the thumb and forefinger and has been known for thousands of years as one of the best acupressure point ...
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Acupressure Dover DE - Acupressure, Dover DE  non-penetrating needles, Dover DE  acupuncture points, Dover DE  acupressure...  Acupressure Dover DE - Acupressure, Dover DE non-penetrating needles, Dover DE acupuncture points, Dover DE acupressure...
Acupressure uses non-penetrating needles to stimulate acupuncture points. Specific types of acupressure include acupressure ... Acupressure helps to balance the body's energetic system and may be able to treat both specific and chronic conditions. ... Acupressure uses non-penetrating needles to stimulate acupuncture points. Specific types of acupressure include acupressure ... Acupressure Dover DE. Acupressure helps to balance the body's energetic system and may be able to treat both specific and ...
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Acupressure synonyms, acupressure antonyms - FreeThesaurus.com  Acupressure synonyms, acupressure antonyms - FreeThesaurus.com
Antonyms for acupressure. 2 synonyms for acupressure: G-Jo, shiatsu. What are synonyms for acupressure? ... DENVER--Acupressure was associated with better scores than sham acupressure on tests of attention and short-term memory in ... Recently, an American based company launched an acupressure eye mask.. Acupressure OptiMaskPro Has Been Launched Recently ... Acupressure is usually applied by hand, but can also be applied by elbow or by various hand-held devices.. alternative therapy ...
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  • The study tested the hypothesis that active acupressure treatments would reduce heart rate and blood pressure (i.e., induce a greater relaxation response) above and beyond that seen during placebo acupressure treatments," according to a report from Elsevier , the publishers of the journal-Complementary Therapies in Medicine-the research was published in, published on www.pubmed.gov . (massagemag.com)
  • In recent research, acupressure was found to reduce heart rate significantly more than a placebo therapy-thereby effecting the relaxation response-in stroke patients. (massagemag.com)
  • A randomized, placebo-controlled, single-blind crossover design was utilized, in which 16 participants received eith weeks of either active or placebo acupressure followed by washout and crossover into the opposite treatment condition. (massagemag.com)
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed your Acupressure course and, as with all the subjects I am studying with SNHS, I am impressed by the exercises you provide with each module. (naturalhealthcourses.com)
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