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  1. Acupressure

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    HAKVERDİOĞLU, Arş.Gör. Gülendam; TÜRK, Arş.Gör. Gülergün

    2014-01-01

    Acupressure is a therapy for the relief of pain symptoms that places physical pressure on different points on the surface of the body through greater balance and circulation of energies in the body. The therapy is similar to acupuncture and is practiced by applying pressure with the fingers, hand, palms, elbows, and knee to certain selected points on the body to regulate the internal flow of energy. Acupressure techniques is noninvasive, safe and effective. Acupressure has been suggested...

  2. Acupressure

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    HAKVERDİOĞLU, Arş.Gör. Gülendam; TÜRK, Arş.Gör. Gülergün

    2006-01-01

    Acupressure is a therapy for the relief of pain symptoms that places physical pressure on different points on the surface of the body through greater balance and circulation of energies in the body. The therapy is similar to acupuncture and is practiced by applying pressure with the fingers, hand, palms, elbows, and knee to certain selected points on the body to regulate the internal flow of energy. Acupressure techniques is noninvasive, safe and effective. Acupressure has been suggested...

  3. Nausea and acupressure

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    Acupressure and nausea ... Acupressure is an ancient Chinese method that involves placing pressure on an area of your body, using ... you feel better. It is similar to acupuncture. Acupressure and acupuncture work by changing the pain messages ...

  4. Acupuncture and Acupressure in Labor.

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    Schlaeger, Judith M; Gabzdyl, Elizabeth M; Bussell, Jeanie L; Takakura, Nobuari; Yajima, Hiroyoshi; Takayama, Miho; Wilkie, Diana J

    2017-01-01

    Acupuncture and acupressure, 2 modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine, are based on reducing pain and symptoms of disease through balancing yin and yang. Acupuncture and acupressure have been used in China for reduction of labor pain, labor augmentation, and other intrapartum indications for more than 2 millennia. This article presents a review of the current literature that has addressed the effects of acupuncture and acupressure on intrapartum events. Studies of acupuncture have demonstrated that acupuncture may reduce labor pain, the use of pharmacologic agents, the use of forceps and vacuum-assisted births, and the length of labor. Studies that examined the effect of acupuncture on labor that is induced or augmented for premature rupture of membranes have found that acupuncture may increase the degree of cervical ripening but does not reduce the amount of oxytocin or epidural analgesia administration, nor does it shorten length of induced labor. Acupressure may reduce labor pain and labor duration, but acupressure has not been found to increase cervical ripening or induce labor. There are insufficient studies about acupuncture and acupressure and their effects on labor at this time, and there is need for further research. Areas of uncertainty include efficacy, optimal point selection, best techniques, and length of time for point stimulation.

  5. Acupressure, reflexology, and auricular acupressure for insomnia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

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    Yeung, Wing-Fai; Chung, Ka-Fai; Poon, Maggie Man-Ki; Ho, Fiona Yan-Yee; Zhang, Shi-Ping; Zhang, Zhang-Jin; Ziea, Eric Tat-Chi; Wong, Vivian Taam

    2012-09-01

    Previous randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown that acupuncture may be efficacious for insomnia. Instead of needling, acupressure, reflexology, and auricular acupressure are procedures involving physical pressure on acupoints or reflex areas. These variants of acupuncture are gaining popularity, perhaps due to their non-invasive nature. A systematic review has therefore been conducted to examine their efficacy and safety for insomnia. Two independent researchers searched five English and 10 Chinese databases from inception to May 2010. Forty RCTs were identified for analysis. Only 10 studies used sham controls, four used double-blind design, nine studies scored three or more by the Jadad scale, and all had at least one domain with high risk of bias. Meta-analyses of the moderate-quality RCTs found that acupressure as monotherapy fared marginally better than sham control. Studies that compared auricular acupressure and sham control showed equivocal results. It was also found that acupressure, reflexology, or auricular acupressure as monotherapy or combined with routine care was significantly more efficacious than routine care or no treatment. Owing to the methodological limitations of the studies and equivocal results, the current evidence does not allow a clear conclusion on the benefits of acupressure, reflexology, and auricular acupressure for insomnia.

  6. [Acupressure and Evidence-Based Nursing].

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    Chen, Li-Li; Lin, Jun-Dai

    2015-12-01

    Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine approach to disease prevention and treatment that may be operated by nurses independently. Therefore, acupressure is being increasingly applied in clinical nursing practice and research. Recently, the implementation of evidence-based nursing (EBN) in clinical practice has been encouraged to promote nursing quality. Evidence-based nursing is a method-ology and process of implementation that applies the best-available evidence to clinical practice, which is acquired through the use of empirical nursing research. Therefore, in this paper, we address the topic of acupressure within the context of empirical nursing practice. We first introduce the current status of acupressure research and provide the locations of common acupoints in order to guide future empirical nursing research and to help nurses use these acupoints in clinical practice. Finally, we describe the steps that are necessary to apply the current empirical information on acupressure as well as provide suggestions to promote safety and efficacy in order to guide nurses in the accurate application of acupressure in nursing practice.

  7. Acupressure Bead in the Eustachian Tube.

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    Igarashi, Kazunori; Matsumoto, Yu; Kakigi, Akinobu

    2015-08-01

    In this article, we aim to enlighten practitioners and patients involved with acupressure beads and to contribute to their safer use by reporting a unique case of insidious intrusion of an acupressure bead into the eustachian tube. A metallic object was found in the eustachian tube of a patient while conducting a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination. The object was later confirmed to be an auricular acupressure bead, and was successfully removed by performing a tympanoplasty and a canal wall down mastoidectomy. The bead was assumed to have passed through an existing perforation of the tympanic membrane. According to previously published literature, tympanic membrane perforations exist in ∼1% of the population. Therefore, middle-ear foreign bodies are relatively common occurrences for otolaryngologists. However, metallic objects such as acupressure beads are especially important in the sense that they can cause severe burns during MRI. To avoid potential complications, acupressure-bead practitioners should be aware of the possibility that intrusions through the tympanic membrane could go unnoticed.

  8. CE: Incorporating Acupressure into Nursing Practice.

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    Wagner, Judy

    2015-12-01

    Rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, the use of acupressure to alleviate symptoms, support the healing process, promote relaxation, and improve overall health has grown considerably in the West. The effects of acupressure--like those of acupuncture, with which it shares a theoretical framework--cannot always be explained in terms of Western anatomical and physiologic concepts, but this noninvasive practice involves minimal risk, can be easily integrated into nursing practice, and has been shown to be effective in treating nausea as well as low back, neck, labor, and menstrual pain. The author discusses potential clinical indications for the use of acupressure, describes the technique, explains how to evaluate patient outcomes, and suggests how future research into this integrative intervention might be improved.

  9. Acupressure, reflexology, and auricular acupressure for insomnia: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials

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    Chung, KF; Zhang, ZJ; Poon, MMK; Ho, FYY; Zhang, SP; Ziea, ETC; Wong, VT; Yeung, WF

    2012-01-01

    Previous randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown that acupuncture may be efficacious for insomnia. Instead of needling, acupressure, reflexology, and auricular acupressure are procedures involving physical pressure on acupoints or reflex areas. These variants of acupuncture are gaining popularity, perhaps due to their non-invasive nature. A systematic review has therefore been conducted to examine their efficacy and safety for insomnia. Two independent researchers searched five English...

  10. Possibilities of acupressure diagnostics indifferent diseases of carnivores

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    Petrović Branislav

    2002-01-01

    The paper describes the possibility of using acupressure on established points of stepped-up skin sensibility (puncta maxima - PM) for the purpose of diagnosing certain diseases of internal organs or the state of the bone-joint system in carnivora. It presents the theoretical basis of acupressure diagnostics on the grounds of the existence of pathways for conducting pain and the familiar principle of viscero-cutaneous reflexes. It describes the technique of diagnosis using acupressure. Seven ...

  11. Possibilities of acupressure diagnostics indifferent diseases of carnivores

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    Petrović Branislav

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper describes the possibility of using acupressure on established points of stepped-up skin sensibility (puncta maxima - PM for the purpose of diagnosing certain diseases of internal organs or the state of the bone-joint system in carnivora. It presents the theoretical basis of acupressure diagnostics on the grounds of the existence of pathways for conducting pain and the familiar principle of viscero-cutaneous reflexes. It describes the technique of diagnosis using acupressure. Seven graphic pictures present the localization of optimal PM for acupressure diagnostics.

  12. Acupressure for treating neurological disorders: a systematic review.

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    Lee, Jeong-Sook; Lee, Myeong Soo; Min, Kyungyoon; Lew, Jae-Hwan; Lee, Beom-Joon

    2011-08-01

    The objective of this review is to assess the clinical evidence for or against acupressure as a treatment for neurological disorders. We searched the literature from 12 databases from their inception to July 2010. We included any type of controlled clinical trial (CCT) in which patients with neurological disorders were treated with acupressure. The methodological quality of all clinical trials was assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias analysis. In total, two randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and four CCTs were included. Four studies (one RCT and three CCTs) compared the effects of acupressure with routine care or no treatment in patients with stroke and showed significant effects of acupressure on improving patient function and symptoms. One RCT, which compared acupressure with sham acupressure and no treatment in patients with headache, also showed that acupressure significantly reduced headache severity and pain. However, all trials were open to methodological limitations and a high risk of bias. In conclusion, current evidence showing that acupressure is an effective treatment for improving function and symptoms in patients with stroke is limited. However, the evidence is insufficient to draw conclusions concerning the effects of acupressure on other neurological disorders. More rigorous studies are warranted.

  13. Effectiveness of Acupressure in Promoting Sleep Quality: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.

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    Hmwe, Nant Thin Thin; Subramaniam, Pathmawathi; Tan, Li Ping

    2016-01-01

    This review aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure in promoting sleep quality among adults. Study findings included in the review showed that acupressure significantly improved sleep quality compared with the control group, but no superior effect of acupressure was found compared with sham acupressure.

  14. Extra-1 acupressure for children undergoing anesthesia.

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    Wang, Shu-Ming; Escalera, Sandra; Lin, Eric C; Maranets, Inna; Kain, Zeev N

    2008-09-01

    Acupuncture and related techniques have been used as adjuncts for perioperative anesthesia management. We examined whether acupressure in the Extra-1 (Yin-Tang) point would result in decreased preprocedural anxiety and reduced intraprocedural propofol requirements in a group of children undergoing endoscopic procedures. Fifty-two children were randomized to receive acupressure bead intervention either at the Extra-1 acupuncture point or at a sham point. A Bispectral Index (BIS) monitor was applied to all children before the onset of the intervention. Anxiety was assessed at baseline and before entrance to the operating room. Anesthetic techniques were standardized and maintained with IV propofol infusion titrated to keep BIS values of 40-60. We found that after the intervention, children in the Extra-1 group experienced reduced anxiety whereas children in the sham group experienced increased anxiety (-9% [-3 to -15] vs 2% [-6 to 7.4], P = 0.012). In contrast, no significant changes in BIS values were observed in the preprocedural waiting period between groups (P = ns). We also found that total intraprocedural propofol requirements did not differ between the two study groups (214 +/- 76 microg x kg(-1) x min(-1) vs 229 +/- 95 microg x kg(-1) x min(-1), P = 0.52). We conclude that acupressure bead intervention at Extra-1 acupoint reduces preprocedural anxiety in children undergoing endoscopic procedures. This intervention, however, has no impact on BIS values or intraprocedural propofol requirements.

  15. Acupressure for Educators: An Illustrated Workbook for the Practice of Simple Acupressure Techniques. Experiencing Energy. Third Edition.

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    St. John, Jeanne

    The guidelines are intended to familiarize educators with the basics of acupressure and to suggest ways in which the principles may help relieve anxiety and stress in school students. Eight energy exercises are introduced, followed by a review of the basic principles of energy and guidelines for giving and receiving acupressure. Illustrations of…

  16. Effect of acupressure on preoperative anxiety: a clinical trial.

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    Valiee, Sina; Bassampour, Shiva Sadat; Nasrabadi, Alireza Nikbakht; Pouresmaeil, Zahra; Mehran, Abbas

    2012-08-01

    Preoperative anxiety, as an emotional reaction, is common among patients undergoing surgery. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of acupressure on preoperative anxiety before abdominal surgery. The 70 subjects of this clinical trial were randomly assigned into the acupressure group (n=35), which received acupressure at the true points, or the placebo group (n=35), which received acupressure at sham (false) points. Preoperative anxiety and vital signs before and after the intervention were measured in both groups. The findings demonstrated a reduction in the level of preoperative anxiety for both groups (Pacupressure group (Pacupressure at true points (third eye and Shen men) can reduce higher preoperative anxiety of patients before abdominal surgery and that it has had a more clinically beneficial effect than sham points.

  17. Acupressure therapy for morning sickness. A controlled clinical trial.

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    Hyde, E

    1989-01-01

    A prospective, controlled clinical trial examined the efficacy of acupressure therapy for morning sickness, using a two group, random assignment, crossover design. Subjects in Group 1 (N = 8) used acupressure wristbands for five days, followed by five days without therapy. Subjects in Group 2 (N = 8) had no therapy for five days, followed by five days use of wristbands. The Multiple Affect Adjective Checklist and Sickness Impact Profile were used, and extent of nausea was assessed at baseline, day five, and day ten. Use of acupressure wristbands relieved morning sickness for 12 of 16 subjects (chi 2 = 5.31 with Yates' correction factor, df = 1, p less than .025). Acupressure therapy resulted in statistically significant (p less than .05) reductions in anxiety, depression, behavioral dysfunction, and nausea. Limitations of the study and suggestions for future research are presented.

  18. Sham Acupressure Controls Used in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Systematic Review and Critique

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    Jing-Yu Tan; Suen, Lorna K P; Tao Wang; Alexander Molassiotis

    2015-01-01

    Objectives To explore the commonly utilized sham acupressure procedures in existing acupressure trials, and to assess whether different types of sham interventions yield different therapeutic outcomes, and, as far as possible, to identify directions for the future development of an adequate sham acupressure method. Methods Randomized controlled trials comparing true acupressure with sham interventions were included. Thirteen electronic databases were adopted to locate relevant studies from in...

  19. Acupressure in Controlling Nausea in Young Patients Receiving Highly Emetogenic Chemotherapy | Division of Cancer Prevention

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    RATIONALE: Acupressure wristbands may prevent or reduce nausea and caused by chemotherapy. It is not yet known whether standard care is more effective with or without acupressure wristbands in controlling acute and delayed nausea. PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying how well acupressure wristbands work with or without standard care in controlling nausea in young patients receiving highly emetogenic chemotherapy. |

  20. Combined treatment of conventional techniques and acupressure in laryngectomized patients

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    Leonor Mora Yero

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: the use of traditional medicine techniques, specifically acupressure, along with established techniques, is widely used in developed countries for the rehabilitation of the laryngectomized patients.Objective: to describe the effectiveness of the combination of conventional techniques and those using acupressure in laryngectomized patients seen at the department of speech and phoniatrics of Ernesto Guevara Hospital from January, 2013 to December, 2014.Methods: a quasi-experimental study was carried out on a sample of 24 patients who had undergone laryngectomy and presented voluntarily or were referred for voice rehabilitation in the period and place herein mentioned. The sample was divided into two groups of 12 each. The first group was treated by the conventional method and the second group was treated with a combination of the traditional method and acupressure.Results: in the group of patients that received a conventional treatment a 50 % achieved rehabilitation. In the group where conventional techniques were combined with acupressure, rehabilitation of a 91,6 % was achieved. No adverse effects were manifested.Conclusions: the unit of the conventional technique with acupressure reduced the time for the rehabilitation of patients and increased the number of patients rehabilitated.

  1. The Effect of Acupressure on Sleep Quality in Menopausal Women: A Randomized Control Trial

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    Zahra Abedian

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: One of the common problems in menopausal women is sleep disorder. Traditional Chinese acupressure is a noninvasive and safe technique. Menopausal women can easily learn the technique and a self-care method to manage their sleep disorder. This study was carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure on sleep quality of postmenopausal women in Mashhad during 2009. Methods: This double blind, randomized clinical trial was performed on 120 qualified menopausal women at the age of 41-65 years. Their sleep quality was measured according to the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI. Participants were randomly assigned to an acupressure group (n=37, a sham acupressure group (n=36 and a control group (n=32 by two time randomized method (systematic and simple randomized. These interventions were carried out for four consecutive weeks. The participants in the acupressure and sham acupressure groups learned to carry out the acupressure technique as a self-care at home with simultaneous massage techniques that were to be performed 2 hours before sleep, whereas only conversation was used in the control group. The data were analyzed by the SPSS software version 17. Results: The results indicated significant differences in total PSQI scores among the three groups (P<0.001. Tukey’s test revealed that there were significant differences between the acupressure group and the control group (P<0.001, the acupressure group and sham acupressure group (P<0.001, and the sham acupressure and the control group (P<0.001. Conclusion: Acupressure can be used as a complementary treatment to relieve sleep disorders in menopausal women; and is offered as an efficient method to manage sleep quality. Trial Registration Number: IRCT2013100614910N1.

  2. The evidence for Shiatsu: a systematic review of Shiatsu and acupressure

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    Liao Xing; Lorenc Ava; Robinson Nicola

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background Shiatsu, similar to acupressure, uses finger pressure, manipulations and stretches, along Traditional Chinese Medicine meridians. Shiatsu is popular in Europe, but lacks reviews on its evidence-base. Methods Acupressure and Shiatsu clinical trials were identified using the MeSH term 'acupressure' in: EBM reviews; AMED; BNI; CINAHL; EMBASE; MEDLINE; PsycARTICLES; Science Direct; Blackwell Synergy; Ingenta Select; Wiley Interscience; Index to Theses and ZETOC. References of...

  3. Effects of Acupressure and Ibuprofen on the Severity of Primary Dysmenorrhea

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    2002-01-01

    @@ 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 Ibuprofenwere similar with no significant difference, and were significantly better thanthe placebo. Thus acupressure, with no complications, is recommended as an alternative and also a better choice in the decrease of the severity of PD.

  4. Sham Acupressure Controls Used in Randomized Controlled Trials: A Systematic Review and Critique.

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    Jing-Yu Tan

    Full Text Available To explore the commonly utilized sham acupressure procedures in existing acupressure trials, and to assess whether different types of sham interventions yield different therapeutic outcomes, and, as far as possible, to identify directions for the future development of an adequate sham acupressure method.Randomized controlled trials comparing true acupressure with sham interventions were included. Thirteen electronic databases were adopted to locate relevant studies from inception to July 3, 2014. Meanwhile, eight Chinese journals on complementary and alternative medicine were manually searched to locate eligible articles. In addition, eligible studies listed in the reference lists of the included papers and other related systematic reviews on acupressure were also screened to further search any potentially eligible trials. Methodological quality of the included studies was evaluated using the risk of bias assessment tool developed by the Cochrane Back Review Group. Descriptive analysis was adopted to summarize the therapeutic outcomes.Sixty-six studies with 7265 participants were included. Methodological quality of the included trials was generally satisfactory. Six types of sham acupressure approaches were identified and "non-acupoint" stimulation was the most frequently utilized sham point while an acupressure device was the most commonly used approach for administering sham treatments. Acupressure therapy was a beneficial approach in managing a variety of health problems and the therapeutic effect was found to be more effective in the true acupressure groups than that in the sham comparative groups. No clear association could be identified between different sham acupressure modalities and the reported treatment outcomes.A great diversity of sham acupressure controls have been used in clinical practice and research. A solid conclusion whether different sham alternatives are related to different treatment outcomes cannot be derived because of

  5. Acupressure therapy for insomnia in adolescents: a polysomnographic study

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    Carotenuto M

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Marco Carotenuto,1 Beatrice Gallai,2 Lucia Parisi,3 Michele Roccella,3 Maria Esposito11Sleep Clinic for Developmental Age, Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Second University of Naples, Naples, 2Unit of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, University of Perugia, Perugia, 3Child Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychology, University of Palermo, Palermo, ItalyBackground: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of acupressure therapy in a sample of adolescents with insomnia using a standard polysomnographic evaluation.Methods: For this study, 25 adolescents affected by psychophysiological insomnia (mean age 15.04 ± 1.18 years, 12 boys were enrolled. A device known as the Sea-Band® was used by the patients in order to improve their symptoms related to difficulty in falling asleep. All subjects enrolled underwent two sets of consecutive overnight polysomnographic studies in the Sleep Laboratory of the Clinic of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, comprising two studies at baseline (before treatment and another two studies at the end of 6 months of treatment.Results: At the end of 6 months of treatment, there was a significant increase in all macrostructural parameters of sleep duration, and a reduction in sleep onset latency, wake after sleep onset, and stage 2 sleep. Moreover, the study group showed a significant increase in percent sleep efficiency (P < 0.001 and in slow wave sleep representation.Conclusion: Acupressure is a noninvasive, safe, and effective method for the management of insomnia in adolescents, with good compliance and no adverse effects.Keywords: insomnia, adolescence, acupressure, polysomnography

  6. Acupressure for smoking cessation – a pilot study

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    Moody Russell C

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tobacco smoking is a serious risk to health: several therapies are available to assist those who wish to stop. Smokers who approach publicly funded stop-smoking clinics in the UK are currently offered nicotine replacement therapy (NRT or bupropion, and group behaviour therapy, for which there is evidence of effectiveness. Acupuncture and acupressure are also used to help smokers, though a systematic review of the evidence of their effectiveness was inconclusive. The aim of this pilot project was to determine the feasibility of a study to test acupressure as an adjunct to one anti-smoking treatment currently offered, and to inform the design of the study. Methods An open randomised controlled pilot study was conducted within the six week group programme offered by the Smoking Advice Service in Plymouth, UK. All participants received the usual treatment with NRT and group behavioural therapy, and were randomised into three groups: group A with two auricular acupressure beads, group B with one bead, and group C with no additional therapy. Participants were taught to press the beads when they experienced cravings. Beads were worn in one ear for four weeks, being replaced as necessary. The main outcome measures assessed in the pilot were success at quitting (expired CO ≤ 9 ppm, the dose of NRT used, and the rating of withdrawal symptoms using the Mood and Symptoms Scale. Results From 49 smokers attending four clinics, 24 volunteered to participate, 19 attended at least once after quitting, and seven remained to the final week. Participants who dropped out reported significantly fewer previous quit attempts, but no other significant differences. Participants reported stimulating the beads as expected during the initial days after quitting, but most soon reduced the frequency of stimulation. The discomfort caused by the beads was minor, and there were no significant side effects. There were technical problems with adhesiveness of

  7. [Acupressure for Managing Agitation in People with Dementia: Design of a Protocol Using the Delphi Technique].

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    Kwan, Rick Yiu Cho; Leung, Mason Chin Pang; Lai, Claudia Kam Yuk

    2017-01-01

    Preliminary studies support the effect of acupressure in managing agitation in people with dementia (PWD). However, procedures for the selection of intervention ingredients and specifications of the implementation techniques are lacking. This lack of information hinders further studies on the effect of acupressure and its subsequent clinical uses. The aim of this study was to develop an acupressure protocol and to identify its specifications. This study employed the Delphi technique, an approach to gain consensus on intervention ingredient selection to formulate the acupressure protocol through rounds of consultation among a panel of experts. Consensus of the protocol is considered when agreements on each ingredient reach and exceed 80%. We invited 6 eligible traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners into the expert panel. An acupressure protocol with 100% agreement was developed in 3 rounds of consultation. Five acupoints and seven implementation specifications were identified. This study identifies the key intervention ingredients of acupressure and displays their procedures. The results support the notion that identification of acupressure ingredients for managing agitation in PWD by the Delphi technique is feasible. This study also identifies some intervention implementation specifications that have not been reported earlier, although the dosage (i.e. the frequency and duration) could not be well justified by the experts based on their clinical experience and the TCM theory. The study results suggest that further studies should focus on identifying the ideal dosage to be used and subsequently examine the effect of this standardized acupressure protocol as implemented by lay caregivers in randomized controlled trials. © 2017 S. Karger GmbH, Freiburg.

  8. The effect of acupressure on the initiation of labor: A randomized controlled trial.

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    Torkzahrani, Shahnaz; Mahmoudikohani, Fatemeh; Saatchi, Kiarash; Sefidkar, Reyhaneh; Banaei, Mojdeh

    2017-02-01

    Induction of labor is a common obstetric procedure. Acupressure is a natural method that is used for inducing uterine contractions. Nevertheless, few studies have examined the impact of acupressure on the induction of labor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupressure on the initiation of labor. In this randomized clinical trial, 162 nulliparous pregnant women were admitted to the hospital. They were categorized into 3 groups; acupressure, sham acupressure and control. Acupressure points SP6, BL 60 and BL 32 were pressured bilaterally. The intervention was done by the researcher every other day between 9 am and 11 am. The intervention was carried out on women in the afternoon and the following day. Subjects were examined to determine the initiation of labor symptoms48 and 96h after the start of intervention and at the time of hospitalization. Data were analyzed using the ANOVA, Kruskal-Wallis and Chi-square tests (pinitiation of labor within 48h (P=0.464), and 49-96h after beginning the intervention (P=0.111) and 97h after beginning the intervention to the time of hospitalization for the spontaneous initiation of labor (P=0.897). There were no significant differences in the secondary outcomes between the groups. According to the finding of this study, it seems that acupressure treatment was not effective in initiating labor as compared with the sham acupressure and the routine care groups. Copyright © 2016 Australian College of Midwives. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Effect of Acupressure on Nausea-Vomiting in Patients With Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia.

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    Avc, Hatice Sevil; Ovayolu, Nimet; Ovayolu, Özlem

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the effect of acupressure, applied at P6 (Neiguan) acupuncture point, on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in patients with acute myeloblastic leukemia. This was a randomized controlled trial conducted on patients with myeloblastic leukemia. A total of 90 patients, who received the same chemotherapy regimen and antiemetic therapy, were included in the study as 30 patients in the control group, 30 patients in the band group, and 30 patients in the pressure group. Although acupressure was applied by placing wristbands at P6 acupuncture point of both wrists in patients of the band group for totally 4 days, acupressure was applied with the use of finger pressure in patients of the pressure group for totally 4 days. No intervention was made in patients of the control group other than the routine antiemetic therapy. The data of the study were collected by using a questionnaire and nausea-vomiting chart. Severity of nausea-vomiting was assessed by using the visual analog scale on this chart. It was determined that the acupressure band applied to the patients included in the study reduced number and severity of nausea-vomiting (P acupressure applied with pressure did not affect number and severity of nausea-vomiting (P > .05). It was found that the acupressure band was effective for reducing the chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

  10. The effect of acupressure on nausea and vomiting after cesarean section under spinal anesthesia.

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    Noroozinia, Heydar; Mahoori, Alireza; Hasani, Ebrahim; Gerami-Fahim, Mohsen; Sepehrvand, Nariman

    2013-04-06

    Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is one of the most common postoperative complications. Aside from pharmacological interventions, other complementary healing modalities have been introduced to assist patients in decreasing PONV and improving postoperative outcomes. This study examined acupressure as a safe complement to the more traditional approach of using drugs to prevent and/or relieve nausea and vomiting in the Cesarean section (C/S) under spinal anesthesia. In a prospective randomized clinical trial, 152 patients who were candidate for elective C/S under spinal anesthesia were evaluated in two groups (acupressure vs control groups). Subjects in the acupressure group received constant pressure by a specific wrist elastic band (without puncture of the skin) on the Nei-Guan acupuncture point, 30 min prior to spinal anesthesia. The incidence of PONV was assessed during the surgery, at recovery room and at 1st, 2nd and 3rd two hours after the surgery. Significant differences in the incidence of the post-operative nausea and vomiting were found between the acupressure and control groups, with a reduction in the incidence rate of nausea from 35.5% to 13.2%. The amount of vomitus and the degree of discomfort were, respectively, less and lower in the study group. In view of the total absence of side-effects in acupressure, its application is worthy. Our study confirmed the effectiveness of acupressure in preventing post-operative nausea and vomiting, when applied 30 minutes prior to surgery.

  11. [The Usage of Auricular Acupressure in Clinical Nursing and Evidence-Based Research].

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    Cheng, Jui-Fen; Lo, Chyi; Tzeng, Ya-Ling

    2015-12-01

    Auricular acupressure is a non-invasive physiotherapy that was developed based on the traditional Chinese meridian theory. Because it is non-invasive, simple to implement, and easy to learn, and because it presents minimal side effects and may be executed independently, this therapy may be used as an alternative or auxiliary approach to symptom management as well as to self-care. The increasing support for auricular acupressure from evidence-based research in Taiwan and elsewhere offers the opportunity to include auricular acupressure as a treatment option in evidence-based nursing interventions. Because nursing education in Taiwan is guided by Western medical concepts and principles, most nurses are not familiar with auricular acupressure, which is derived from traditional Chinese medicine. Therefore, this article not only systemically introduces the definition and theoretical basis of auricular acupressure but also includes the principles and application-related knowledge. Furthermore, this article analyzes the common problems encountered in auricular acupressure research in order to improve the familiarity of nurses with this therapy, to provide references for clinical application, and to provide a basis for designing new evidence-based nursing research efforts.

  12. Efficacy of two different materials used in auricular acupressure on weight reduction and abdominal obesity.

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    Hsieh, Ching Hsiu; Su, Tsann-Juu; Fang, Yu-Wen; Chou, Pei-Hsuan

    2012-01-01

    The current study was designed to test the efficacy of different materials used in an auricular acupressure program on weight reduction, changes to waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio. This study used a randomized design with two groups who were treated with auricular acupressure using Semen Vaccariae or the Japanese Magnetic Pearl. Both groups consisted of Asian young adults with a waist circumference ≥ 80 cm in the females and ≥ 90 cm in the males. At completion of the eight-week treatment period, the total sample size was 56 young adults who ranged in age from 18 to 20 years old. Each participant was met with weekly for ten-minute sessions during which ear acupressure treatment was performed. Sessions continued for eight weeks wherein both groups received acupressure with the Japanese Magnetic Pearl or Semen Vaccariae on the ear acupoints. While both groups showed significant reductions (p ≤ 0.05) to body weight and waist circumference after eight weeks of treatments, the group treated with Semen Vaccariae group showed a more effective weight loss over the short term. Given that auricular acupressure is a safe and cost-effective treatment for weight loss, our results suggest that auricular acupressure is a reasonable option for the treatment of overweight and obesity in young adults.

  13. The Effect of Acupressure on Nausea and Vomiting after Cesarean Section Under Spinal Anesthesia

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    Heydar Noroozinia

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV is one of the most common postoperative complications. Aside from pharmacological interventions, other complementary healing modalities have been introduced to assist patients in decreasing PONV and improving postoperative outcomes. This study examined acupressure as a safe complement to the more traditional approach of using drugs to prevent and/or relieve nausea and vomiting in the Cesarean section (C/S under spinal anesthesia. In a prospective randomized clinical trial, 152 patients who were candidate for elective C/S under spinal anesthesia were evaluated in two groups (acupressure vs control groups. Subjects in the acupressure group received constant pressure by a specific wrist elastic band (without puncture of the skin on the Nei-Guan acupuncture point, 30 min prior to spinal anesthesia. The incidence of PONV was assessed during the surgery, at recovery room and at 1st, 2nd and 3rd two hours after the surgery. Significant differences in the incidence of the post-operative nausea and vomiting were found between the acupressure and control groups, with a reduction in the incidence rate of nausea from 35.5% to 13.2%. The amount of vomitus and the degree of discomfort were, respectively, less and lower in the study group. In view of the total absence of side-effects in acupressure, its application is worthy. Our study confirmed the effectiveness of acupressure in preventing post-operative nausea and vomiting, when applied 30 minutes prior to surgery

  14. Comparative Effects of Acupressure at Local and Distal Acupuncture Points on Pain Conditions and Autonomic Function in Females with Chronic Neck Pain

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    Matsubara, Takako; Arai, Young-Chang P.; Shiro, Yukiko; Shimo, Kazuhiro; Nishihara, Makoto; Sato, Jun; Ushida, Takahiro

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    Acupressure on local and distal acupuncture points might result in sedation and relaxation, thereby reducing chronic neck pain. The aim was to investigate the effect of acupressure at local (LP) and distal acupuncture points (DP) in females with chronic neck pain. Thirty-three females were assigned to three groups: the control group did not receive any stimuli, the LP group received acupressure at local acupuncture points, GB 21, SI 14 and SI 15, and the DP group received acupressure at dista...

  15. Comparative Effects of Acupressure at Local and Distal Acupuncture Points on Pain Conditions and Autonomic Function in Females with Chronic Neck Pain

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    Matsubara, Takako; Arai, Young-Chang P.; Shiro, Yukiko; Shimo, Kazuhiro; Nishihara, Makoto; Sato, Jun; Ushida, Takahiro

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    Acupressure on local and distal acupuncture points might result in sedation and relaxation, thereby reducing chronic neck pain. The aim was to investigate the effect of acupressure at local (LP) and distal acupuncture points (DP) in females with chronic neck pain. Thirty-three females were assigned to three groups: the control group did not receive any stimuli, the LP group received acupressure at local acupuncture points, GB 21, SI 14 and SI 15, and the DP group received acupressure at dista...

  16. Effect of self-administered auricular acupressure on smoking cessation --a pilot study

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    Leung Lawrence

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract 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. Participants having auricular acupressure will exert firm pressure to each acupoint bilaterally via the bead in the attached plasters whenever they feel the urge to smoke. The treatment phase will last for six weeks during which all participants will be assessed weekly to review their smoking log, state of abstinence, end-exhalation carbon monoxide levels and possible adverse effects including withdrawal reactions and stress levels. At any time, a successful quit date will be defined with continuous abstinence for the following consecutive 7 days. From then on, participants will be evaluated individually for continuous abstinence rate (CAR, end-exhalation carbon monoxide levels and adverse effects of stress and withdrawal at specified intervals up to 26 weeks. Expectancy of treatment will be assessed with a four-item Borkovec and Nau self-assessment credibility scale during and after intervention. Discussion We incorporate validated outcome measures of smoking cessation into our randomised controlled trial design with the objectives to evaluate the feasibility and possible benefits of self-administered auricular acupressure as a non-invasive alternative to pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation. Trial

  17. The evidence for Shiatsu: a systematic review of Shiatsu and acupressure

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    Liao Xing

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Shiatsu, similar to acupressure, uses finger pressure, manipulations and stretches, along Traditional Chinese Medicine meridians. Shiatsu is popular in Europe, but lacks reviews on its evidence-base. Methods Acupressure and Shiatsu clinical trials were identified using the MeSH term 'acupressure' in: EBM reviews; AMED; BNI; CINAHL; EMBASE; MEDLINE; PsycARTICLES; Science Direct; Blackwell Synergy; Ingenta Select; Wiley Interscience; Index to Theses and ZETOC. References of articles were checked. Inclusion criteria were Shiatsu or acupressure administered manually/bodily, published after January 1990. Two reviewers performed independent study selection and evaluation of study design and reporting, using standardised checklists (CONSORT, TREND, CASP and STRICTA. Results Searches identified 1714 publications. Final inclusions were 9 Shiatsu and 71 acupressure studies. A quarter were graded A (highest quality. Shiatsu studies comprised 1 RCT, three controlled non-randomised, one within-subjects, one observational and 3 uncontrolled studies investigating mental and physical health issues. Evidence was of insufficient quantity and quality. Acupressure studies included 2 meta-analyses, 6 systematic reviews and 39 RCTs. Strongest evidence was for pain (particularly dysmenorrhoea, lower back and labour, post-operative nausea and vomiting. Additionally quality evidence found improvements in sleep in institutionalised elderly. Variable/poor quality evidence existed for renal disease symptoms, dementia, stress, anxiety and respiratory conditions. Appraisal tools may be inappropriate for some study designs. Potential biases included focus on UK/USA databases, limited grey literature, and exclusion of qualitative and pre-1989 studies. Conclusions Evidence is improving in quantity, quality and reporting, but more research is needed, particularly for Shiatsu, where evidence is poor. Acupressure may be beneficial for pain, nausea and vomiting

  18. The effects of acupressure on labor pains during child birth: randomized clinical trial 1

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    Mafetoni, Reginaldo Roque; Shimo, Antonieta Keiko Kakuda

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT 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. The acupressure was applied on the sanyinjiao point during the contractions for 20 minutes. Then the intensity of the pain was evaluated using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Results: The averages for the pain measured using the VAS were not different for the three groups that were a part of the study (p-value=0.0929), however they were less in the acupressure groups immediately after receiving the treatment (p-value=acupressure on the sanyinjiao point is a useful way to alleviate pain in a non-invasive manner. It can improve the quality of care given to pregnant women in labor. Register: RBR-9mhs8r. PMID:27508910

  19. The effects of acupressure on labor pains during child birth: randomized clinical trial

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    Reginaldo Roque Mafetoni

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT 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. The acupressure was applied on the sanyinjiao point during the contractions for 20 minutes. Then the intensity of the pain was evaluated using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS. Results: The averages for the pain measured using the VAS were not different for the three groups that were a part of the study (p-value=0.0929, however they were less in the acupressure groups immediately after receiving the treatment (p-value=<0.0001. This was also the case where the treatment lasted for 1 hour (p-value=0.0001. This was the case in comparison with placebo and control groups. Conclusion: the use of acupressure on the sanyinjiao point is a useful way to alleviate pain in a non-invasive manner. It can improve the quality of care given to pregnant women in labor. Register: RBR-9mhs8r.

  20. The effects of acupressure points in SP6 and SP8 on primary dysmenorrhea

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    Alireza Akbarzade

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Background: Dysmenorrhea is one of the most common disorders of women in reproductive age. In addition to physical and psychological disturbances, it may cause socioeconomic problems. The acupressure is a suggested treatments for dysmenorrhea. This study was conducted to identify and compare the effects of acupressure in Saninjo and DiJi points on pain severity of primary dysmenorrhea and systematic symptoms associated with it. Methods: This study was a cross-over clinical trial. 50 girls aged between 18 and 30 years old referred to an urban health center in Sar-e-Pol-e-Zahab city were selected. Subjects randomly allocated into two equal groups (A and B and were assessed over three consecutive menstrual cycles. A questionnaire was used for data collection. Validity and reliability determined by content validity and test retest methods respectively. Pain severity was assessed using McGill pain ruler. At the end, data from 42 women were used for analysis with SPSS package.Results: The severity of primary dysmenorrhea was 6.65±1.05 in SP6 and 6.84 ±1.9 in SP8 before acupressure and significantly decreased to 2.89±1.36 and 2.03±0.94 respectively after acupressure (P<0.001. Conclusion: We can conclude that dysmenorrhea pain decreased after acupressure and SP6 and SP8 points can be used as an urgent remedy to alleviate primary dysmenorrhea.

  1. Effects of acupressure on progress of labor and cesarean section rate: randomized clinical trial.

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    Mafetoni, Reginaldo Roque; Shimo, Antonieta Keiko Kakuda

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To analyze the effects of acupressure at the SP6 point on labor duration and cesarean section rates in parturients served in a public maternity hospital. METHODS This controlled, randomized, double-blind, pragmatic clinical trial involved 156 participants with gestational age ≥ 37 weeks, cervical dilation ≥ 4 cm, and ≥ 2 contractions in 10 min. The women were randomly divided into an acupressure, placebo, or control group at a university hospital in an inland city in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2013. Acupressure was applied to the SP6 point during contractions for 20 min. RESULTS The average labor duration was significantly different between the SP6 acupressure group [221.5 min (SD = 162.4)] versus placebo [397.9 min (SD = 265.6)] and versus control [381.9 min (SD = 358.3)] (p = 0.0047); however, the groups were similar regarding the cesarean section rates (p = 0.2526) and Apgar scores in the first minute (p = 0.9542) and the fifth minute (p = 0.7218) of life of the neonate. CONCLUSIONS The SP6 acupressure point proved to be a complementary measure to induce labor and may shorten the labor duration without causing adverse effects to the mother or the newborn. However, it did not affect the cesarean section rate.

  2. Efficacy of acupressure for non-pharmacological stress reduction in college students.

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    McFadden, Kristina L; Healy, Kyle M; Hoversten, Kate P; Ito, Tiffany A; Hernández, Theresa D

    2012-08-01

    Identifying a non-pharmacological intervention to reduce the stress response could be particularly beneficial to college students, a group prone to considerable stress. Acupressure has shown some efficacy in reducing stress in adults following stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI), but multiple treatments were required. Results from single treatments in healthy populations have been mixed. The current study used a randomised, placebo-controlled, single-blind design to investigate the use of a single acupressure treatment for stress reduction in healthy college students (n=109) during a stressor. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three single, 40-min interventions: active acupressure, placebo acupressure, or a relaxation CD control. A math task stressor administered before and after the intervention assessed intervention effects on stressor responsivity. Stress responses were measured by physiological (heart rate (HR), heart rate variability (HRV), skin conductance response (SCR)) and subjective measures (State Anxiety Inventory, nine-item Psychological Stress Measure) of anxiety and stress. All interventions were associated with the following changes during the post-intervention stressor compared to the pre-intervention stressor: reduced HR (pstress scores (pstress reduction, there were no significant group differences after a single treatment. All interventions significantly reduced the stress response, although not differently. The lack of active acupressure-associated treatment effects appears to be due to insufficient dosing. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. [Using Acupressure to Improve Abdominal Bloating in a Hemicolectomy Patient: A Nursing Experience].

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    Tseng, Yi-Ling; Hsu, Chun-Hung; Tseng, Hui-Chen

    2015-10-01

    This article describes a nursing experience applying the protocol of bilateral Zusanli (ST-36) acupressure to reduce abdominal bloating in a colon cancer patient who had undergone a right hemicolectomy. The period of care was between November 13 and November 23, 2014. Data were collected through direct care, interviews, observation, and physical assessment. The main health problems of the patient included anxiety, surgical wound pain, and abdominal bloating. We provided pre- and postoperative routine nursing care, wound pain management, and the protocol of Zusanli (ST-36) acupressure for reducing abdominal bloating. Results of care recorded the first passage of flatus and intestinal motility during the second postoperative day, with no complaints of bloating from the fourth postoperative day. The subject exhibited a relaxed mood and slept soundly following each acupressure session. Furthermore, the subject reported experiencing no abdominal bloating during the week following discharge, during which he continued to follow the acupressure protocol. This article provides support via an instance of nursing care for the effectiveness of the Zusanli (ST-36) acupressure in improving abdominal bloating and thus reducing the complications of hemicolectomy surgery.

  4. Brain-Modulated Effects of Auricular Acupressure on the Regulation of Autonomic Function in Healthy Volunteers

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    Xin-Yan Gao

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Auricular acupuncture has been described in ancient China as well as Egypt, Greece, and Rome. At the end of the 1950s, ear acupuncture was further developed by the French physician Dr. Paul Nogier. The goal of this study was to develop a new system for ear acupressure (vibration stimulation and to perform pilot investigations on the possible acute effects of vibration and manual ear acupressure on heart rate (HR, heart rate variability (HRV, pulse wave velocity (PWV, and the augmentation index (AIx using new noninvasive recording methods. Investigations were performed in 14 healthy volunteers (mean age ± SD: 26.3±4.3 years; 9 females, 5 males before, during, and after acupressure vibration and manual acupressure stimulation at the “heart” auricular acupuncture point. The results showed a significant decrease in HR (≤0.001 and a significant increase in HRV total (=0.008 after manual ear acupressure. The PWV decreased markedly (yet insignificantly whereas the AIx increased immediately after both methods of stimulation. The increase in the low-frequency band of HRV was mainly based on the intensification of the related mechanism of blood pressure regulation (10-s-rhythm. Further studies in Beijing using animal models and investigations in Graz using human subjects are already in progress.

  5. The beneficial effect of ST-36 (Zusanli) acupressure on postoperative gastrointestinal function in patients with colorectal cancer.

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    Chao, Hui-Lin; Miao, Shang-Jun; Liu, Pei-Fen; Lee, Henry Hsin-Chung; Chen, Ying-Miao; Yao, Chung-Tay; Chou, Hsiu-Ling

    2013-03-01

    To evaluate the effectiveness of ST-36 (Zusanli) acupressure on recovery of postoperative gastrointestinal function in patients with colorectal cancer. A longitudinal, randomized, controlled trial design. An urban medical center in Taiwan. 60 patients with colorectal cancer who had undergone abdominal surgery. Patients were randomly assigned to two groups, the ST-36 acupressure group (n = 30) and a sham acupressure group (n = 30). Patients in the ST-36 group received an acupressure procedure in a three-minute cycle performed three times per day during the five days after surgery. Patients in the control group received routine postoperative care and sham acupressure. Generalized estimating equations (GEEs) were used to gauge longitudinal effects of the two groups of patients. Frequency of bowel sounds, the time to first flatus passage, first liquid intake, solid intake, and defecation. Patients who received acupressure had significantly earlier flatus passage and time to liquid intake as compared to patients in the control group. Other main variables, including the first time to solid intake and defecation, did not show significant difference between the two groups. The GEE method revealed that all patients had increasing bowel sounds over time, and the experimental group had greater improvement of bowel motility than the control group within the period of 2-3 days postoperatively. ST-36 acupressure was able to shorten the time to first flatus passage, oral liquid intake, and improve gastrointestinal function in patients after abdominal surgery. ST-36 acupressure can be integrated into postoperative adjunct nursing care to assist patients' postoperative gastrointestinal function. Few studies have explored the effectiveness of acupressure techniques on promoting bowel sounds. Evidence from this study suggests stimulation of the ST-36 acupressure point can increase bowel sound frequency for patients with colorectal cancer in the first three days after surgery

  6. Randomized trial of tapas acupressure technique for weight loss maintenance

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    Elder Charles R

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Obesity is an urgent public health problem, yet only a few clinical trials have systematically tested the efficacy of long-term weight-loss maintenance interventions. This randomized clinical trial tested the efficacy of a novel mind and body technique for weight-loss maintenance. Methods Participants were obese adults who had completed a six-month behavioral weight-loss program prior to randomization. Those who successfully lost weight were randomized into either an experimental weight-loss maintenance intervention, Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT®, or a control intervention comprised of social-support group meetings (SS led by professional facilitators. TAT combines self-applied light pressure to specific acupressure points accompanied by a prescribed sequence of mental steps. Participants in both maintenance conditions attended eight group sessions over six months of active weight loss maintenance intervention, followed by an additional 6 months of no intervention. The main outcome measure was change in weight from the beginning of the weight loss maintenance intervention to 12 months later. Secondary outcomes were change in depression, stress, insomnia, and quality of life. We used analysis of covariance as the primary analysis method. Missing values were replaced using multiple imputation. Results Among 285 randomized participants, 79% were female, mean age was 56 (standard deviation (sd = 11, mean BMI at randomization was 34 (sd = 5, and mean initial weight loss was 9.8 kg (sd = 5. In the primary outcome model, there was no significant difference in weight regain between the two arms (1.72 kg (se 0.85 weight regain for TAT and 2.96 kg (se 0.96 weight regain for SS, p post hoc tests showing that greater initial weight loss was associated with more weight regain for SS but less weight regain for TAT. Conclusions The primary analysis showed no significant difference in weight regain between TAT and SS, while secondary

  7. CME Article: Perceptions of Acupuncture and Acupressure by Anesthesia Providers: A Quantitative Descriptive Study.

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    Faircloth, Amanda C; Dubovoy, Arkadiy; Biddle, Chuck; Dodd-McCue, Diane; Butterworth, John F

    2016-04-01

    Background: Randomized controlled trials show that acupuncture and acupressure support anesthesia management by decreasing anxiety, opioid requirements, and treating post-operative nausea and vomiting. Acupuncture and acupressure have demonstrated clinical usefulness but have not yet diffused into mainstream anesthesia practice. To determine why, this study assessed U.S. anesthesia provider's perceptions of acupuncture and acupressure. Methods: After institutional review board approval, 96 anesthesiology departments stratified by geographic region (Northeast, South, West, and Midwest) and institution type (university medical centers, community hospitals, children's hospitals, and veterans affairs hospitals) were selected for participation in an anonymous, pretested, online survey. The target sample was 1728 providers, of whom 292 (54% anesthesiologists, 44% certified registered nurse anesthetists, 2% anesthesiologist assistants) responded, yielding an overall 17% response rate. Results: Spearman correlation coefficient revealed a statistically significant correlation between acupuncture and geographic region, with the West having the highest predisposition toward acupuncture use (rs  = 0.159, p = 0.007). Women are more likely to use acupuncture than men (rs  = -0.188; p = 0.002). A strong effect size exists between acupuncture and country of pre-anesthesia training (rs  = 1.00; 95% CI = 1.08, 1.16). Some providers have used acupuncture (27%) and acupressure (18%) with positive outcomes; however, the majority have not used these modalities, but would consider using them (54%, SD = 1.44 ; acupressure: 60%, SD = 1.32). Seventy-six percent of respondents would like acupuncture education and 74% would like acupressure education (SDs of 0.43 and 0.44, respectively). Conclusions: While most of the U.S. anesthesia providers in this survey have not used these modalities, they nevertheless report a favorable perception of acupuncture/acupressure

  8. Differences in cortical response to acupressure and electroacupuncture stimuli

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    Vangel Mark G

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background FMRI studies focus on sub-cortical effects of acupuncture stimuli. The purpose of this study was to assess changes in primary somatosensory (S1 activity over the course of different types of acupuncture stimulation. We used whole head magnetoencephalography (MEG to map S1 brain response during 15 minutes of electroacupuncture (EA and acupressure (AP. We further assessed how brain response changed during the course of stimulation. Results Evoked brain response to EA differed from AP in its temporal dynamics by showing clear contralateral M20/M30 peaks while the latter demonstrated temporal dispersion. Both EA and AP demonstrated significantly decreased response amplitudes following five minutes of stimulation. However, the latency of these decreases were earlier in EA (~30 ms post-stimulus than AP (> 100 ms. Time-frequency responses demonstrated early onset, event related synchronization (ERS, within the gamma band at ~70-130 ms and the theta band at ~50-200 ms post-stimulus. A prolonged event related desynchronization (ERD of alpha and beta power occurred at ~100-300 ms post-stimulus. There was decreased beta ERD at ~100-300 ms over the course of EA, but not AP. Conclusion Both EA and AP demonstrated conditioning of SI response. In conjunction with their subcortical effects on endogenous pain regulation, these therapies show potential for affecting S1 processing and possibly altering maladaptive neuroplasticity. Thus, further investigation in neuropathic populations is needed.

  9. The effect of acupressure on muscle cramps in patients undergoing hemodialysis

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    Mohmadi, Kolsoom; Shahgholian, Nahid; Valiani, Mahboubeh; Mardanparvar, Hossein

    2016-01-01

    Background: Pain resulting from muscle cramps is one of the most common outcomes of hemodialysis. One of the mechanisms associated with muscle cramps is unnatural muscle metabolism. Because acupressure improves muscle metabolism through the releasing of energy, this study was performed with the purpose of determining the impact of acupressure on muscle cramps. Materials and Methods: This study was a single-blind clinical trial. Accordingly, 64 patients were selected and intensity and frequency of muscle cramps were determined by randomly categorizing them into two groups. The intervention group received 9 sessions of acupressure and the control group received 9 sessions of placebo intervention. The intervention was performed 15 min before hemodialysis in both groups. In both the groups, average intensity of pain and the frequency pain was compared before, after, and 1 month after completion of the intervention. Results: Data analysis revealed that there were no significant statistical differences between the two groups in terms of mean value of intensity (P = 0.586) and frequency (P = 0.780) of muscle cramps before the intervention. We observed a significant difference after completion of intervention sessions (P acupressure may result in decrease of muscle cramps in patients undergoing hemodialysis. PMID:28194192

  10. The Effect of Acupressure for Moderating Behavior of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Adolescents.

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    Johnson, Lynn; Sinnott, Jan

    This study examined the effects of an acupressure intervention with two adolescents previously diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). An inventory based on standard criteria for diagnosing ADHD was completed by each student, their parents, case workers, and teachers both before and after the intervention. The intervention…

  11. Effect of Auricular Acupressure on Peri- and Early Postmenopausal Women with Anxiety: A Double-Blinded, Randomized, and Controlled Pilot Study

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    Ching-Ling Kao

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available We tested effects of auricular acupressure on peri- and early postmenopausal women with anxiety (PPWA. Fifty PPWA were randomly assigned to the auricular acupressure group (AG or the sham group (SG. After 3 meals and before sleep every day for 4 weeks, the AG received auricular acupressure on the bilateral ear shenmen and subcortex points for 3 min per point on alternating ears. The SG received sham auricular acupressure. The Alprazolam was reduced from 0.5 mg/day at baseline to 0.3 mg/day 4 weeks after auricular acupressure (4 W in the AG (P.05. The Zolpidem was reduced from 3.0 mg/day at baseline to 1.5 mg/day at 4 W (P.05, thus, significant tapering medication, suggesting auricular acupressure is helpful to PPWA.

  12. The Effect of LI4 Acupressure on Labor Pain Intensity and Duration of Labor: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Fatemeh Dabiri; Arefeh Shahi

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    Objective: To evaluate the effect of LI4 acupressure on labor pain and duration during the first stage of labor. Methods: Parturient women (n=149) with singleton pregnancies in the active phase of spontaneous labor, without any medical or obstetric problems, were enrolled in this single-blinded, randomized, clinical trial. Participants were placed into one of three groups: an LI4 acupressure group, a touching group, and a control group in which no pharmacological or non-pharmacological me...

  13. Comparative Effects of Acupressure at Local and Distal Acupuncture Points on Pain Conditions and Autonomic Function in Females with Chronic Neck Pain

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    Takako Matsubara

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupressure on local and distal acupuncture points might result in sedation and relaxation, thereby reducing chronic neck pain. The aim was to investigate the effect of acupressure at local (LP and distal acupuncture points (DP in females with chronic neck pain. Thirty-three females were assigned to three groups: the control group did not receive any stimuli, the LP group received acupressure at local acupuncture points, GB 21, SI 14 and SI 15, and the DP group received acupressure at distal acupuncture points, LI 4, LI 10 and LI 11. Verbal rating scale (VRS, Neck Disability Index (NDI, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI, muscle hardness (MH, salivary alpha-amylase (sAA activity, heart rate (HR, heart rate variability (HRV values and satisfaction due to acupressure were assessed. VRS, NDI, STAI and MH values decreased after acupressure in the LP and the DP group. HR decreased and the power of high frequency (HF component of HRV increased after acupressure in only the LP group. Although acupressure on not only the LP but also the DP significantly improved pain conditions, acupressure on only the LP affected the autonomic nervous system while acupuncture points per se have different physical effects according to location.

  14. Effectiveness of Acupressure on the Taichong Acupoint in Lowering Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Lin, Gan-Hon; Chang, Wei-Chun; Chen, Kuan-Ju; Hu, Sung-Yuan

    2016-01-01

    Objectives. To evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure on the Taichong acupoint in lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive patients. Methods. Eighty patients with hypertension attending a cardiology outpatient department in central Taiwan were included in this randomized clinical trial. Acupressure was applied to the Taichong acupoint in the experimental group (n = 40) and to the first metatarsal (sham acupoint) in the control group (n = 40). Blood pressure was measured by electronic monitoring before and immediately 15 min and 30 min after acupressure. Results. The average age of the experimental and control participants was 59.3 ± 9.2 years and 62.7 ± 8.4 years, respectively. The two groups were similar for demographics and antihypertensive drug use. Mean systolic and diastolic BP in the experimental group decreased at 0, 15, and 30 min after acupressure (165.0/96.3, 150.4/92.7, 145.7/90.8, and 142.9/88.6 mmHg); no significant changes occurred in the control group. There was a significant difference in systolic and diastolic BP between the experimental and control groups immediately and 15 and 30 min after acupressure (p Acupressure on the Taichong acupoint can lower BP in hypertensive patients and may be included in the nursing care plan for hypertension. However, additional studies are needed to determine the optimal dosage, frequency, and long-term effects of this therapy. PMID:27803727

  15. Using acupressure and Montessori-based activities to decrease agitation for residents with dementia: a cross-over trial.

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    Lin, Li-Chan; Yang, Man-Hua; Kao, Chieh-Chun; Wu, Shiao-Chi; Tang, Sai-Hung; Lin, Jaung-Geng

    2009-06-01

    To explore the effectiveness of acupressure and Montessori-based activities in decreasing the agitated behaviors of residents with dementia. A double-blinded, randomized (two treatments and one control; three time periods) cross-over design was used. Six special care units for residents with dementia in long-term care facilities in Taiwan were the sites for the study. One hundred thirty-three institutionalized residents with dementia. Subjects were randomized into three treatment sequences: acupressure-presence-Montessori methods, Montessori methods-acupressure-presence and presence-Montessori methods-acupressure. All treatments were done once a day, 6 days per week, for a 4-week period. The Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory, Ease-of-Care, and the Apparent Affect Rating Scale. After receiving the intervention, the acupressure and Montessori-based-activities groups saw a significant decrease in agitated behaviors, aggressive behaviors, and physically nonaggressive behaviors than the presence group. Additionally, the ease-of-care ratings for the acupressure and Montessori-based-activities groups were significantly better than for the presence group. In terms of apparent affect, positive affect in the Montessori-based-activities group was significantly better than in the presence group. This study confirms that a blending of traditional Chinese medicine and a Western activities program would be useful in elderly care and that in-service training for formal caregivers in the use of these interventions would be beneficial for patients

  16. The effects of ear acupressure, massage therapy and no therapy on symptoms of dementia: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Rodríguez-Mansilla, Juan; González López-Arza, María Victoria; Varela-Donoso, Enrique; Montanero-Fernández, Jesús; González Sánchez, Blanca; Garrido-Ardila, Elisa María

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    To assess the effectiveness of ear acupressure and massage vs. control in the improvement of pain, anxiety and depression in persons diagnosed with dementia. A pilot randomized controlled trial. Residential homes in Extremadura (Spain). A total of 120 elders with dementia institutionalized in residential homes. The participants were randomly allocated, in three groups. Control group - they continued with their routine activities; ear acupressure intervention group - they received ear acupressure treatment (pressure was applied to acupressure points on the ear); and massage therapy intervention group - they received relaxing massage therapy. The variables pain, anxiety and depression were assessed with the Doloplus2, Cornell and Campbell scales. The study was carried out during five months; three months of experimental treatment and two months with no treatment. The assessments were done at baseline, each month during the treatment and at one and two months of follow-up. In the statistical analysis the three groups were compared with each other. A total of 111 participants completed the study. Their aged ranged from 67 to 91 years old and 86 of them (77.4%) were women. The ear acupressure intervention group showed better improvements than the massage therapy intervention group in relation to pain and depression during the treatment period and at one month of follow-up. The best improvement in pain was achieved in the last (3rd) month of ear acupressure treatment (p  massage therapy showed better results than the control group in relation to pain, anxiety and depression. However, ear acupressure achieved more improvements. © The Author(s) 2014.

  17. A Study of the Perceptions of Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Program Administrators regarding the Integration of Acupuncture and Acupressure in DNP Curricula

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    Voight, Rebecca W.

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    The purpose of this quantitative descriptive study was to explore the perceptions of DNP administrators regarding the extent acupuncture and acupressure are addressed in DNP curricula. Five research questions were addressed: 1. What are the perspectives of DNP program administrators regarding acupuncture and acupressure? 2. What are the…

  18. Acupressure at acupoint P6 for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting: a randomised clinical trial

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    Majholm, Birgitte; Møller, Ann M

    2011-01-01

    Postoperative nausea and vomiting causes discomfort in many patients despite both antiemetic prophylactics and improved anaesthetic techniques. Stimulation of acupoint P6 is described as an alternative method for prophylaxis of postoperative nausea and vomiting.In a randomised, double-blinded stu......, we aimed to investigate the effect of P6 acupoint stimulation on the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting within 24 h postoperatively with an acupressure wristband: Vital-Band....

  19. Effects of hand massage and acupressure therapy for mechanically ventilated patients

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    Results: According to the research findings, it wasn’t found significant as clinical which is the statistically significant difference in the physiological indicators of anxiety, perceived anxiety and dyspnoea except from oxygen saturation. Conclusion: In conclusion, our results suggest that hand massage and acupressure therapy might effectively relieve perceived dyspnoea and anxiety and reduce physiological indicators of anxiety in patients having mechanical ventilation support. The study provides a research-based intervention model for clinicians caring for MVP.

  20. Pericardium-6 Acupressure for the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

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    conducted to provide information to the anesthesia community on the use of acupressure for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting. It was...that is expected in this study (Dr. Levine, personal communication , Feb 13, 1998). An attempt was made to recruit approximately 50 subjects into the...background . Journal of Nurse- Midwifery , 37(4), 254-259. Beal, M. (1992b). Acupuncture and related treatment modalities part II: Applications to

  1. Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials of Acupressure Therapy for Primary Dysmenorrhea

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    Hui-ru Jiang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The evidence of acupressure is limited in the management of dysmenorrhea. To evaluate the efficacy of acupressure in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs, we searched MEDLINE, the Chinese Biomedical Database (CBM, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL databases from inception until March 2012. Two reviewers independently selected articles and extracted data. Statistical analysis was performed with RevMan 5.1 software. Eight RCTs were identified from the retrieved 224 relevant records. Acupressure improved pain measured with VAS (−1.41 cm 95% CI [−1.61, −1.21], SF-MPQ at the 3-month followup (WMD −2.33, 95% CI [−4.11, −0.54] and 6-month followup (WMD −4.67, 95% CI [−7.30, −2.04], and MDQ at the 3-month followup (WMD −2.31, 95% CI [−3.74, −0.87] and 6-month followup (WMD −4.67, 95% CI [−7.30, −2.04]. All trials did not report adverse events. These results were limited by the methodological flaws of trials.

  2. The effect of acupressure on fatigue among female nurses with chronic back pain.

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    Movahedi, Maryam; Ghafari, Somayeh; Nazari, Fateme; Valiani, Mahboubeh

    2017-08-01

    To investigate the effect of acupressure on fatigue among female nurses with chronic back pain. Chronic back pain is one of the most common problems among nurses and has numerous physical and psychological effects. One of these effects is fatigue that impairs an individual's life. This randomized single-blind clinical trial was conducted on 50 nurses with chronic back pain working at the selected hospitals in Isfahan, Iran. After convenient sampling, the subjects were randomly allocated, through lottery, to the two groups of experimental (n=25) and sham (n=25). In the experimental group, acupressure techniques were performed during 9 sessions, 3 times a week for 14min for each patient. In the sham group, points within 1cm of the main points were only touched. Data were collected using the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), before, and immediately, 2weeks, and 4weeks after the intervention. Data analysis was performed using SPSS software. The mean score of fatigue severity before the intervention was not significantly different between the two groups (P=0.990). However, it was significantly lower in the experimental group than the sham group immediately (Pback improves back pain so, reduces fatigue. Therefore, acupressure can be used as a drug-free and low-cost approach without side effects to improve fatigue in nurses with chronic back pain. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  3. Effect of Acupressure on Symptoms of Postoperative Ileus After Cesarean Section

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    Faezeh Abadi

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Postoperative ileus (POI is a common complication after most abdominal surgeries including cesarean section. It is associated with longer hospitalization and increased medical costs. This study is a randomized controlled trial investigating the effect of acupressure, and low-cost noninvasive traditional treatment, on POI symptoms after cesarean section. A total of 120 patients were randomly divided into two groups; the treatment group received two sessions of acupressure (an hour after attending the women's division; and 3 hours after the first session, each lasting 20 minutes. The time of flatus and defecation, time to presence of bowel sounds, and duration of postoperative bed rest were monitored. Patients in the treatment group had a shorter time to presence of bowel sounds compared with those in the control group (p < 0.001, as well as shorter time to first passage of flatus (p < 0.001 and shorter postoperative bed rest (p = 0.005. However, the time to first defecation was not statistically significant (p = 0.311. Acupressure has potential positive impacts on attenuating POI symptoms after cesarean section, and can be used as a low-cost noninvasive nursing care to reduce POI incidence and intensity after cesarean section.

  4. Auricular Acupressure Combined with an Internet-Based Intervention or Alone for Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Control Study

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    Mei-Ling Yeh

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Primary dysmenorrhea is prevalent in adolescents and young women. Menstrual pain and distress causes poor school performance and physiological damage. Auricular acupressure can be used to treat these symptoms, and Internet-based systems are a flexible way of communicating and delivering the relevant information. Objective. This study investigates the effects of auricular acupressure (AA alone and combined with an interactive Internet-based (II intervention for the management of menstrual pain and self-care of adolescents with primary dysmenorrhea. Design. This study adopts a pretest/posttest control research design with a convenience sample of 107 participants. Results. The outcomes were measured using the short-form McGill pain questionnaire (SF-MPQ, visual analogue scale (VAS, menstrual distress questionnaire (MDQ, and adolescent dysmenorrheic self-care scale (ADSCS. Significant differences were found in ADSCS scores between the groups, and in SF-MPQ, VAS, MDQ, and ADSCS scores for each group. Conclusion. Auricular acupressure alone and a combination of auricular acupressure and interactive Internet both reduced menstrual pain and distress for primary dysmenorrhea. Auricular acupressure combined with interactive Internet instruction is better than auricular acupuncture alone in improving self-care behaviors.

  5. Effects of acupressure on menstrual distress and low back pain in dysmenorrheic young adult women: an experimental study.

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    Chen, Huei-Mein; Wang, Hsiu-Hung; Chiu, Min-Huei; Hu, Hsou-Mei

    2015-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of acupressure on menstrual distress and low back pain (LBP) in dysmenorrheic young adult women. In all, 129 female students, who had been experiencing dysmenorrhea with LBP during menstruation and who scored more than 4 points on the visual analog scale for pain, were randomly assigned to an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group (n = 65) received acupressure massage three times a week for 30 minutes on the sanyinjiao (SP6), ciliao (BL32), and taichong (Liver 3) acupoints. The control group (n = 64) received only a manual of menstrual health education without acupressure intervention. Data were collected at five time points: at baseline, 30 minutes, and 4, 8, and 12 months after the intervention. During the 12-month follow-up, the experimental group had significantly lower menstrual distress and LBP scores than the control group. Among 65 participants in the experimental group, 53 (82%) reported a moderate to high levels of menstrual distress, 51 (78%) reported moderate to high levels of LBP relief, and 49 (75%) reported moderate to high levels of satisfaction with acupressure. Our findings may serve as a reference for health care professionals and young women to improve self-care during menstruation and help further understand the therapeutic effects of acupressure on menstrual distress and LBP.

  6. Auricular Acupressure for Managing Postoperative Pain and Knee Motion in Patients with Total Knee Replacement: A Randomized Sham Control Study

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    Ling-hua Chang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Postoperative pain management remains a significant challenge for all healthcare providers. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to examine the adjuvant effects of auricular acupressure on relieving postoperative pain and improving the passive range of motion in patients with total knee replacement (TKR. Method. Sixty-two patients who had undergone a TKR were randomly assigned to the acupressure group and the sham control group. The intervention was delivered three times a day for 3 days. A visual analog scale (VAS and the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire were used to assess pain intensity. Pain medication consumption was recorded, and the knee motion was measured using a goniometer. Results. The patients experienced a moderately severe level of pain postoperatively (VAS 58.66 ± 20.35 while being on the routine PCA. No differences were found in pain scores between the groups at all points. However, analgesic drug usage in the acupressure group patients was significantly lower than in the sham control group (<0.05, controlling for BMI, age, and pain score. On the 3rd day after surgery, the passive knee motion in the acupressure group patients was significantly better than in the sham control group patients (<0.05, controlling for BMI. Conclusion. The application of auricular acupressure at specific therapeutic points significantly reduces the opioid analgesia requirement and improves the knee motion in patients with TKR.

  7. Acupuncture or Acupressure at the Sanyinjiao (SP6 Acupoint for the Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Meta-Analysis

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    Ma-Na Chen

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture or acupressure at the Sanyinjiao (SP6 acupoint in relieving pain associated with primary dysmenorrhea. We searched the scientific literature databases to identify randomized controlled trials. The primary outcome was visual analogue scale (VAS pain score. Three acupuncture and four acupressure trials were included in the meta-analyses. For the acupuncture analysis, there was no difference in the mean VAS score reduction between the SP6 acupoint and control (GB39 acupoint groups (−4.935; lower limit = −15.757, upper limit = 5.887; P=0.371. For the acupressure analysis, there was a significant difference in the mean VAS score after intervention between the SP6 acupoint and control (rest/light touch at SP6/nonacupoint acupressure groups, favoring the SP6 acupoint group (−1.011; lower limit = −1.622, upper limit = −0.400; P=0.001. Sensitivity analyses demonstrated good reliability of the meta-analyses findings. These findings suggest that acupuncture at SP6 is not more effective than acupuncture at an unrelated acupoint in the relief from primary dysmenorrhea. Acupressure at SP6 may be effective in the relief from primary dysmenorrhea. High-quality randomized controlled trials are needed to confirm these findings.

  8. Training Self-Administered Acupressure Exercise among Postmenopausal Women with Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Feasibility Study and Lessons Learned

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    Yan Zhang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Osteoarthritis (OA is more prevalent in women, particularly after menopausal age. Women are more likely to seek complementary and alternative medicine (CAM approaches. We examined the feasibility of training self-administered acupressure exercise and assessed its impact on OA symptoms among women with knee OA. Methods. Thirty-six eligible postmenopausal women were randomly assigned in the acupressure exercise group (n=15 or the control group (n=21 for 12 weeks. Feasibility outcomes (e.g., compliance and adverse effects and clinical outcomes (e.g., pain, stiffness, and physical function were assessed. Data were collected at baseline, 6 weeks and 12 weeks. Both per-protocol and intention-to-treat analysis were employed. Results. The training materials were well received. The feedback from participants suggests that self-administered acupressure exercise is easy to learn and safe to perform at home, although no statistically significant results of the clinical outcome were observed. Our findings didn’t reveal superiority or inferiority of acupressure compared with usual care. Conclusion. Acupressure exercise is feasible to be trained among postmenopausal women with knee osteoarthritis. Due to the limitations of this study such as small sample size and high attrition rate, acupressure’s efficacy needs to be further explored in larger scale studies with more rigorous design.

  9. The Effects of Acupressure on Meridian Energy as well as Nausea and Vomiting in Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy.

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    Shen, Chi-Hsiang; Yang, Li-Yu

    2017-03-01

    Nausea and vomiting are the most common side effects of antineoplastic chemotherapy. However, only a small number of studies have been conducted in Taiwan to determine the efficacy of acupressure in treating these side effects in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. In this quasi-experimental study, we aimed to explore the effects of acupressure on meridian energy as well as nausea and vomiting in 70 lung cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Patients were assigned to the experimental or control group based on order of hospital admission. The experimental group received acupressure on "Neiguan (PC6)" and "Gongsun (SP4)" points, and the control group received sham acupoint patches on "Houxi (SI3)" point. The results showed that the mean meridian energy in the experimental group after acupressure was significantly higher than in the control group ( F = 28.71, p energy and effectively decreased the severity of nausea and vomiting in lung cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. We recommend that clinical nurses provide acupressure as an intervention to relieve nausea and vomiting in patients receiving chemotherapy.

  10. Effectiveness of Acupressure on the Taichong Acupoint in Lowering Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Gan-Hon Lin

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. To evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure on the Taichong acupoint in lowering systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP in hypertensive patients. Methods. Eighty patients with hypertension attending a cardiology outpatient department in central Taiwan were included in this randomized clinical trial. Acupressure was applied to the Taichong acupoint in the experimental group (n=40 and to the first metatarsal (sham acupoint in the control group (n=40. Blood pressure was measured by electronic monitoring before and immediately 15 min and 30 min after acupressure. Results. The average age of the experimental and control participants was 59.3 ± 9.2 years and 62.7 ± 8.4 years, respectively. The two groups were similar for demographics and antihypertensive drug use. Mean systolic and diastolic BP in the experimental group decreased at 0, 15, and 30 min after acupressure (165.0/96.3, 150.4/92.7, 145.7/90.8, and 142.9/88.6 mmHg; no significant changes occurred in the control group. There was a significant difference in systolic and diastolic BP between the experimental and control groups immediately and 15 and 30 min after acupressure (p<0.05. Conclusion. Acupressure on the Taichong acupoint can lower BP in hypertensive patients and may be included in the nursing care plan for hypertension. However, additional studies are needed to determine the optimal dosage, frequency, and long-term effects of this therapy.

  11. Clinical Holistic Medicine: Holistic Sexology and Acupressure Through the Vagina (Hippocratic Pelvic Massage

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    Søren Ventegodt

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    Full Text Available Many gynecological and sexological problems (like urine incontinence, chronic pelvic pains, vulvodynia, and lack of lust, excitement, and orgasm are resistant to standard medical treatment. In our work at the Research Clinic for Holistic Medicine in Copenhagen, we have found that vaginal acupressure, or Hippocratic pelvic massage, can help some of these problems. Technically, it is a very simple procedure as it corresponds to the explorative phase of the standard pelvic examination, supplemented with the patient's report on the feelings it provokes and the processing and integration of these feelings. Sometimes it can be very difficult to control the emotions released by the technique, i.e., regression to earlier traumas from childhood sexual abuse. This review discusses the theory behind vaginal acupressure, ethical aspects, and presentation of a case story. This procedure helped the patient to become present in her pelvis and to integrate old traumas with painful emotions. Holistic gynecology and sexology can help the patient to identify and let go of negative feelings, beliefs, and attitudes related to sex, gender, sexual organs, body, and soul at large. Shame, guilt, helplessness, fear, disgust, anxiety, anger, hatred, and other strong feelings are almost always an important part of a sexual or functional problem as these feelings are “held” by the tissue of the pelvis and sexual organs. Acupressure through the vagina/pelvic massage must be done with great care by an experienced physician, with a third person present, after obtaining consent and the necessary trust of the patient. It must be followed by conversational therapy and further holistic existential processing.

  12. Clinical holistic medicine: holistic sexology and acupressure through the vagina (Hippocratic pelvic massage).

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    Ventegodt, Søren; Clausen, Birgitte; Omar, Hatim A; Merrick, Joav

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    Many gynecological and sexological problems (like urine incontinence, chronic pelvic pains, vulvodynia, and lack of lust, excitement, and orgasm) are resistant to standard medical treatment. In our work at the Research Clinic for Holistic Medicine in Copenhagen, we have found that vaginal acupressure, or Hippocratic pelvic massage, can help some of these problems. Technically, it is a very simple procedure as it corresponds to the explorative phase of the standard pelvic examination, supplemented with the patient's report on the feelings it provokes and the processing and integration of these feelings. Sometimes it can be very difficult to control the emotions released by the technique, i.e., regression to earlier traumas from childhood sexual abuse. This review discusses the theory behind vaginal acupressure, ethical aspects, and presentation of a case story. This procedure helped the patient to become present in her pelvis and to integrate old traumas with painful emotions. Holistic gynecology and sexology can help the patient to identify and let go of negative feelings, beliefs, and attitudes related to sex, gender, sexual organs, body, and soul at large. Shame, guilt, helplessness, fear, disgust, anxiety, anger, hatred, and other strong feelings are almost always an important part of a sexual or functional problem as these feelings are "held" by the tissue of the pelvis and sexual organs. Acupressure through the vagina/pelvic massage must be done with great care by an experienced physician, with a third person present, after obtaining consent and the necessary trust of the patient. It must be followed by conversational therapy and further holistic existential processing.

  13. Comparison of Acupressure Effect on Sanyinjiao Point with that of Vitamin E on Primary Dysmenorrhea

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    Results: The present study revealed that there was significant differences in the rate of pain during the cycles in both groups. There was a significant difference in pain intensity for each group before and after the treatment (P<0.05. Significant difference was found between two groups in the duration of pain in second months (P<0.05. Conclusion: The findings showed that acupressure at Sanyinjiao point can be used as an effective, available, cost effective intervention for reducing pain in dysmenorrheal.

  14. The Effect of LI4 Acupressure on Labor Pain Intensity and Duration of Labor: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To evaluate the effect of LI4 acupressure on labor pain and duration during the first stage of labor. Methods: Parturient women (n=149 with singleton pregnancies in the active phase of spontaneous labor, without any medical or obstetric problems, were enrolled in this single-blinded, randomized, clinical trial. Participants were placed into one of three groups: an LI4 acupressure group, a touching group, and a control group in which no pharmacological or non-pharmacological methods of pain relief were used. Pain intensity was measured by visual analog scale before and after the intervention in the first stage of labor. Pressure or touch was applied for 30 minutes during uterine contractions. Results: The difference in the pain scores between the acupressure and control group was statistically significant (p<0.001 but there was no statistically significant (p=0.942 difference in the duration of the first stage of labor between the three groups. Conclusion: Acupressure is an effective, non-invasive, and easily applicable technique to reduce labor pain.

  15. The Effect of LI4 Acupressure on Labor Pain Intensity and Duration of Labor: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Dabiri, Fatemeh; Shahi, Arefeh

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effect of LI4 acupressure on labor pain and duration during the first stage of labor. Methods Parturient women (n=149) with singleton pregnancies in the active phase of spontaneous labor, without any medical or obstetric problems, were enrolled in this single-blinded, randomized, clinical trial. Participants were placed into one of three groups: an LI4 acupressure group, a touching group, and a control group in which no pharmacological or non-pharmacological methods of pain relief were used. Pain intensity was measured by visual analog scale before and after the intervention in the first stage of labor. Pressure or touch was applied for 30 minutes during uterine contractions. Results The difference in the pain scores between the acupressure and control group was statistically significant (p<0.001) but there was no statistically significant (p=0.942) difference in the duration of the first stage of labor between the three groups. Conclusion Acupressure is an effective, non-invasive, and easily applicable technique to reduce labor pain. PMID:25584160

  16. Effect of Acupressure on Nausea, Vomiting, Anxiety and Pain among Post-cesarean Section Women in Taiwan

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    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of acupressure for controlling post-cesarean section (CS symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting, anxiety perception and pain perception. A total of 104 eligible participants were recruited by convenience sampling of operating schedules at two hospitals. Participants assigned to the experimental group received acupressure, and those assigned to the control group received only postoperative nursing instruction. The experimental group received three acupressure treatments before CS and within the first 24 hours after CS. The first treatment was performed the night before CS, the second was performed 2-4 hours after CS, and the third was performed 8-10 hours after CS. The measures included the Rhodes Index of Nausea and Vomiting, Visual Analog Scale for Anxiety, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Visual Analog Scale for Pain, and physiologic indices. Statistical methods included percentages, mean value with standard deviation, t test and repeated measure ANOVA. The use of acupressure reduced the incidence of nausea, vomiting or retching from 69.3% to 53.9%, compared with control group (95% confidence interval = 1.65-0.11; p = 0.040 2-4 hours after CS and from 36.2% to 15.4% compared with control group (95% confidence interval = 0.59-0.02; p = 0.024 8-10 hours after CS. Results indicated that the experimental group had significantly lower anxiety and pain perception of cesarean experiences than the control group. Significant differences were found in all physiologic indices between the two groups. In conclusion, the utilization of acupressure treatment to promote the comfort of women during cesarean delivery is strongly recommended.

  17. Wrist acupressure for post-operative nausea and vomiting (WrAP): A pilot study.

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    Cooke, Marie; Rapchuk, Ivan; Doi, Suhail A; Spooner, Amy; Wendt, Tameka; Best, Jessica; Edwards, Melannie; O'Connell, Leanda; McCabe, Donna; McDonald, John; Fraser, John; Rickard, Claire

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    Post-operative nausea and vomiting are undesirable complications following anaesthesia and surgery. It is thought that acupressure might prevent nausea and vomiting through an alteration in endorphins and serotonin levels. In this two-group, parallel, superiority, randomised control pilot trial we aimed to test pre-defined feasibility outcomes and provide preliminary evidence for the efficacy of PC 6 acupoint stimulation vs. placebo for reducing post-operative nausea and vomiting in cardiac surgery patients. Eighty patients were randomly assigned to either an intervention PC 6 acupoint stimulation via beaded intervention wristbands group (n=38) or placebo sham wristband group (n=42). The main outcome was assessment of pre-defined feasibility criteria with secondary outcomes for nausea, vomiting, rescue anti-emetic therapy, quality of recovery and adverse events. Findings suggest that a large placebo-controlled randomised controlled trial to test the efficacy of PC 6 stimulation on PONV in the post-cardiac surgery population is feasible and justified given the preliminary clinically significant reduction in vomiting in the intervention group in this pilot. The intervention was tolerated well by participants and if wrist acupressure of PC 6 acupoint is proven effective in a large trial it is a simple non-invasive intervention that could easily be incorporated into practice.

  18. Combination of acupressure with phoniatric conventional treatment in patients with tono-pathies

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    Full Text Available Background: there are bibliographic reports that set out the advantage about shortening the recovery time when conventional logo-phoniatric exercises are combined with natural and traditional medicine techniques, such as acupressure.Objective: to evaluate the possible effectiveness of the combination of logo-phoniatric exercises, together with digit pressure on Adam's apple, for normalizing the vocal tone and using the digital pinch mode in patients treated in the Logopedics and Phoniatrics consultation of "Dr. Ernesto Guevara" Teaching General Hospital in 2014.Methods: a quasi-experimental study was carried out in 30 patients who came voluntarily or referred because of vocal tone alterations, in the time and place mentioned above.Results: in the study population, there was prevalence of: males in 60 % of the patients; age group from 11 to 13 years old in a 63 % and over-acute tone in the 57 %.Rehabilitation of patients with tone from over-acute to grave was achieved in 94% and from ultra-grave to acute in 84%.Conclusions: in most of the patients the combination of acupressure with logo-phoniatric conventional rehabilitation exercises was effective in less than 20 sessions of treatment.

  19. The Effects and Measures of Auricular Acupressure and Interactive Multimedia for Smoking Cessation in College Students

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    Mei-Ling Yeh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The earlier one starts to smoke, the more likely it is that one’s tobacco use will increase. Either auricular acupressure or multimedia education could improve physiological health status and reduce smoking for young smokers. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of a 10-week auricular acupressure (AA and interactive multimedia (IM on smoking cessation in college smokers. A pre- and posttest control research design with two experiments (AA and IM and one control was used. Thirty-two participants were in each of three groups. A significant difference from pretest to posttest among three groups was exhibited on carbon monoxide (CO, cotinine, and nicotine dependence. Scheffe’s post hoc test found significances on CO in the AA between the IM and the control and cotinine and nicotine dependence between the AA and the control. After controlling the covariates, the main effect of the group was no difference in all outcomes. The interventions, especially AA, may contribute to a decrease of CO, cotinine, and nicotine dependence along with the time change. An analysis without controlling influences may overestimate interventional effects.

  20. Effect of Acupressure on Symptoms of Postoperative Ileus After Cesarean Section.

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    Abadi, Faezeh; Shahabinejad, Maryam; Abadi, Foziyeh; Kazemi, Majid

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    Postoperative ileus (POI) is a common complication after most abdominal surgeries including cesarean section. It is associated with longer hospitalization and increased medical costs. This study is a randomized controlled trial investigating the effect of acupressure, and low-cost noninvasive traditional treatment, on POI symptoms after cesarean section. A total of 120 patients were randomly divided into two groups; the treatment group received two sessions of acupressure (an hour after attending the women's division; and 3 hours after the first session), each lasting 20 minutes. The time of flatus and defecation, time to presence of bowel sounds, and duration of postoperative bed rest were monitored. Patients in the treatment group had a shorter time to presence of bowel sounds compared with those in the control group (pcesarean section, and can be used as a low-cost noninvasive nursing care to reduce POI incidence and intensity after cesarean section. Copyright © 2017 Medical Association of Pharmacopuncture Institute. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. Comparing the Efficacy of Prophylactic P6 Acupressure, Ondansetron, Metoclopramide and Placebo in the Prevention of Vomiting and Nausea after Strabismus Surgery

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    Ali Reza Ebrahim Soltani

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available To compare the efficacy of acupressure wrist bands, ondansetron, metoclopramide and placebo in the prevention of vomiting and nausea after strabismus surgery. Two hundred patients, ASA physical status I or II, aged between 10 and 60 years, undergoing strabismus surgery in Farabi Hospital in 2007-2008 years, were included in this randomized, prospective, double-blind and placebo-controlled study. Group I was the Control, group II received metoclopramide 0.2 mg/kg, group III received ondansetron 0.15 mg/kg iv just before induction, in Group IV acupressure wristbands were applied at the P6 points. Acupressure wrist bands were placed inappropriately in Groups I, II and III. The acupressure wrist bands were applied 30 min prior to the induction of anesthesia and removed six hours after surgery. Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV was evaluated within 0-2 hours and 2-24 hours after surgery by a blinded observer. Results were analyzed by X2 test. A P value of < 0.05 was taken as significant. The incidence of PONV was not significantly different in acupressure, metoclopramide and ondansetron during the 24 hours. Acupressure at P6 causes a significant reduction in the incidence of PONV 24 hours after strabismus surgery as well as metoclopramide 0.2 mg/kg and ondansetron 0.15 mg/kg iv for patients aged 10 or more.

  2. Acupressure for persistent cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors (AcuCrft: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    Zick Suzanna

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Despite high levels of clinically significant persistent cancer related fatigue in breast cancer survivors few treatments are currently available and most pose a significant burden on the part of the woman. Acupressure, a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been shown to decrease fatigue levels by as much as 70% in cancer survivors while being inexpensive, non-toxic and an easy to use intervention. The primary aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of two types of self-administered acupressure (relaxation acupressure and stimulating acupressure, compared to standard of care on fatigue severity. Secondary aims were to evaluate the efficacy of two types of acupressure on sleep and kinetic parameters required for implementation of acupressure in a clinical setting; The purpose of this paper is to share the methodology used including challenges and insights. Methods/design This study is a three group, randomized clinical trial. 375 breast cancer survivors at least 12 months after completion of cancer treatments, with moderate to severe persistent fatigue, are being randomized to one of 3 groups: self-administered relaxation acupressure; self-administered stimulating acupressure; or standard of care. Participants are assessed at baseline, 3 weeks, and 6 weeks followed by a 4-week follow-up period. The primary aim is to examine the effect of 6-weeks of relaxation acupressure compared to stimulatory acupressure or standard of care on fatigue as assessed by: weekly self-report using the Brief Fatigue Inventory; objective daytime physical activity on actigraph; or fatigue patterns assessed 4-times daily using a visual analog scale. Secondary endpoints include depression, anxiety, self-efficacy, and sleep quality. Discussion This study has the potential to develop a low-cost, self-care intervention for the most troubling of late-term effects in breast cancer populations, fatigue. The methods used may lend

  3. The effects of acupressure on labor pains during child birth: randomized clinical trial.

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    Mafetoni, Reginaldo Roque; Shimo, Antonieta Keiko Kakuda

    2016-08-08

    to analyze the effects of acupressure on the sanyinjiao point for pregnant women in labor at public maternity wards. 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. The acupressure was applied on the sanyinjiao point during the contractions for 20 minutes. Then the intensity of the pain was evaluated using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). The averages for the pain measured using the VAS were not different for the three groups that were a part of the study (p-value=0.0929), however they were less in the acupressure groups immediately after receiving the treatment (p-value=grupos em um hospital universitário do interior do estado de São Paulo, Brasil, para receber acupressão, placebo ou participar como controle. A acupressão foi aplicada no ponto sanyinjiao durante as contrações, por 20 minutos, e a intensidade da dor avaliada por meio de uma Escala Analógica Visual (EAV). as médias de dor pela EAV não foram diferentes nos três grupos na admissão (p-valor=0,0929), porém foram menores no grupo de acupressão imediatamente após (p-valor=trabajo de parto, en embarazadas atendidas en maternidad pública. ensayo clínico controlado y aleatorio, simple ciego y de carácter pragmático. Fueron seleccionadas 156 mujeres con edad gestacional ≥ 37 semanas, dilatación cervical ≥ 4 cm y con dos o más contracciones en 10 minutos. Las embarazadas fueron divididas aleatoriamente en tres grupos en un hospital universitario del interior del estado de Sao Paulo, Brasil, para recibir acupresión, placebo o participar como control. La acupresión fue aplicada en el punto

  4. Effect of Acupressure on Non-stress Test (NST Results: A Randomized-Controlled Trial Study

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    Masoume Pirhadi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundPregnancy and delivery are among the most stressful events in women’s life . Breech presentation is defined as a fetus in a longitudinal lie with the buttocks or feet closest to the cervix. This occurs in 3-4% of all deliveries.The risk for perinatal mortality was 1 in 300 for planned breech deliveries.Some conventional non-surgical therapies for breech presentation are available. acupoint (BL67 stimulations are commonly used for the correction of breech presentation. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of acupressure on fetal wellbeing test results.MethodThis study is a clinical trialthat was conducted in one group and the two-steps.Participantswere pregnant women (primigravida who were 35 to 18 years that refer to Shahid Beheshti hospital in Isfahan in 2013 to receive routine prenatal care.The 32 pregnant women (32-36 weeks were randomly selected.They were stimulated immediately after the first Non stress test and before the second test.The researchers’ evaluated and analyzed variables using SPSS software version 20.FindingsMean (SD age of the subjects was 24/7±2/8 and 93/8% of them was housekeeper. The frequency of reactive Non Stress Test (NST was same before and after stimulation. The mean time of the tests’ result was decreased after stimulation significantly ( p-value=0.048. ConclusionsAlthough fetal non-stress test result wasn’t influenced by acupressure but this intervention led to shorter testing time to achieve results. In other words, after the intervention, the time it takes to reach a reactive fetal non-stress test is about 2/7 minutes less than the time without intervention.

  5. Clinical Holistic Medicine: Pilot Study on the Effect of Vaginal Acupressure (Hippocratic Pelvic Massage

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    Søren Ventegodt

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    Full Text Available This is a pilot study of 20 female patients with a long history of sexual problems (mean is 8.92 years who received vaginal acupressure (VA with a quantitative and qualitative evaluation: 56% experienced help and none reported setbacks, 89% rated the treatment to be of high quality, and 89% rated it as valuable. After the treatment, most reported their problems to be less serious and their general quality of life improved. Only 17% reported minor or temporary side effects. VA was found statistically and clinically significant (p < 0.05, improvement more than 0.5 step on a 5-point Likert scale to help patients with chronic genital pains, pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse, lack of desire or orgasm, and subjective sexual insufficiency, and all patients taken as one group (about 1 step up a 5-point Likert scale. Self-evaluated physical and mental health was significantly improved for the total group; the relationship with partner, the subjective sexual ability, and the quality of life that were measured with QOL1 and QOL5 questionnaires were all significantly improved. VA or Hippocratic pelvic massage is technically a simple procedure corresponding to the explorative phase of the standard pelvic examination, supplemented with the patient’s report on the feelings provoked followed by processing and integration of these feelings, but ethical aspects are complicated. Acupressure through the vagina/pelvic massage must be done according to the highest ethical standard with great care, after obtaining consent and the necessary trust of the patient within the framework of the local laws. It must be followed by conversational therapy and further holistic existential processing.

  6. Effectiveness of acupressure versus isometric exercise on pain, stiffness, and physical function in knee osteoarthritis female patients

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    Amany S. Sorour

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Osteoarthritis (OA is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability in older adults. Conservative non-pharmacological strategies, particularly exercise, are recommended by clinical guidelines for its management. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of acupressure versus isometric exercise on pain, stiffness, and physical function in knee OA female patients. This quasi experimental study was conducted at the inpatient and outpatient sections at Al-kasr Al-Aini hospital, Cairo University. It involved three groups of 30 patients each: isometric exercise, acupressure, and control. Data were collected by an interview form and the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis index (WOMAC scale. The study revealed high initial scores of pain, stiffness, and impaired physical functioning. After the intervention, pain decreased in the two intervention groups compared to the control group (p < 0.001, while the scores of stiffness and impaired physical function were significantly lower in the isometric group (p < 0.001 compared to the other two groups. The decrease in the total WOMAC score was sharper in the two study groups compared to the control group. In multiple linear regression, the duration of illness was a positive predictor of WOMAC score, whereas the intervention is associated with a reduction in the score. In conclusion, isometric exercise and acupressure provide an improvement of pain, stiffness, and physical function in patients with knee OA. Since isometric exercise leads to more improvement of stiffness and physical function, while acupressure acts better on pain, a combination of both is recommended. The findings need further confirmation through a randomized clinical trial.

  7. Comparing the effect of acupressure points shenmen (HE7 with a third eye on anxiety in patients undergoing coronary angiography

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    Arami S

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objective: Coronary angiography is one of the most common diagnostic procedures in cardiac patients that can increase the level of anxiety. Anxiety also is a risk factor for cardiac disease. The present study aimed to determine the effect of acupressure at the hearts shenmen (HE-7 and the third eye (Yintang on anxiety in patients undergoing coronary angiography. Materials and Method: This randomized controlled trial was conducted on patients undergoing coronary angiography in one of the hospitals in Rafsanjan in 2015. 135 patients were randomly divided into three groups of 45 people. Two intervention groups received acupressure 30 minutes before angiography for 5 minutes in point's yintang and hearts shenmen and control group received acupressure on false points near the thenar muscles. Anxiety of patients was measured one hour before and 10 minutes after the intervention. Data collection tools were including demographic form and Spielberger's questionnaire. Data analysis was done using SPSS 18 and paired t-tests, independent T-test, and ANOVA. Results: After intervention the mean score of anxiety in the yintang group was decreased from 70.53±16.3 to 62.06±13.4 and in hearts shenmen group from 67.80±14.9 to 60.46±15.2 (p<0/001. This difference between intervention and control groups was significant (p=0.04. Conclusion: Acupressure is effective in reducing anxiety in patients undergoing coronary angiography, thus it is recommended as a method for reducing the anxiety before angiography.

  8. The effects of training based on BASNEF model and acupressure at GB21 point on the infants’ physical growth indicators

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    marzieh akbarzadeh

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available objective: Educational models are used to study the behavior and plan for changing and determining the factors that affect the individuals’ decision making for conducting a behavior. This study aimed to compare the effects of the educational program based on BASNEF model and acupressure at GB21 point on the infants’ physical growth indicators.Methods: This clinical trial was conducted on 150 (50 per group pregnant women in 2011-2012. The interventions included educational program based on the BASNEF model and application of acupressure at GB21 point. The infants’ physical indicators were compared to the control group one and three months after birth. The study data were analyzed using repeated measurement test, paired sample T-Test, one-way ANOVA, and Tukey’s test.finding: The results showed a significant difference between the intervention and the control group regarding the infants’ weight and height one and three months after birth (p0.05. Also, no significant difference was observed among the three groups concerning the infants’ head and arm circumference (P>0.05.Conclusion: BASNEF model improved the infants’ height and weight. Application of acupressure also improved the infants’ height, weight, and head and arm circumference compared to the control group. Hence, learning and application of techniques and models by the medical team are highly essential.

  9. Auricular Acupressure to Improve Menstrual Pain and Menstrual Distress and Heart Rate Variability for Primary Dysmenorrhea in Youth with Stress

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    Yu-Jen Wang

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Dysmenorrhea and accompanying symptoms can have a negative impact on academic achievement, physical activity and functioning, and quality of life. Unfortunately, stress increases the sensitivity and severity of pain, activating sympathetic responses while inhibiting parasympathetic responses. Objective. This study used objective, physiological measurements to evaluate the effects of auricular acupressure on menstrual pain and menstrual distress in young college students with primary dysmenorrhea across two menstrual cycles. The aim was to determine if significant differences could be detected between the intervention and follow-up phases after controlling life stress. Design. A one-group experimental research design was used, and repeated measurements and followups were done. Thirty-two women completed questionnaires and physiological parameters were measured. Results. Significant differences between the intervention and follow-up phases were found for high frequency (HF and blood pressure on day 1 and no significant differences in menstrual pain and menstrual distress, heart rate variability, low frequency (LF, LF/HF ratio, or heart rate. Conclusion. Auricular acupressure effectively increases parasympathetic activity to maintain autonomic function homeostasis in young women with primary dysmenorrhea and may have a value in alleviating menstrual pain and menstrual distress in a high-stress life. Future studies should consider stress, stimulus dose of auricular acupressure, severity of menstrual pain, and a longitudinal research design.

  10. Effect of acupressure vs reflexology on pre-menstrual syndrome among adolescent girls--a pilot study.

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    Padmavathi, P

    2014-01-01

    Premenstrual syndrome is the most common of gynaecologic complaints. It affects half of all female adolescents today and represents the leading cause of college/school absenteeism among that population. It was sought to assess the effectiveness of acupressure Vs reflexology on premenstrual syndrome among adolescents. Two-group pre-test and post-test true experimental design was adopted for the study. Forty adolescent girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Erode with pre- menstrual syndrome fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by simple random sampling. A pre-test was conducted by using premenstrual symptoms assessment scale. Immediately after pre-test acupressure Vs reflexology was given once a week for 6 weeks and again post-test was conducted to assess the effectiveness of treatment. Collected data was analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. In post-test, the mean score of the experimental group I sample was 97.3 (SD = 2.5) and the group II mean score was 70:8 (SD = 10.71) with paired 't' value of 19.2 and 31.9. This showed that the reflexology was more effective than acupressure in enhancing the practice of the sample regarding pre-menstrual syndrome. Statistically no significant association was found between the post-test scores of the sample with their demographic variables. The findings imply the need for educating adolescent girls on effective management of pre-menstrual syndrome.

  11. The effects of training based on BASNEF model and acupressure at GB21 point on the infants’ physical growth indicators

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    marzieh akbarzadeh

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available objective: Educational models are used to study the behavior and plan for changing and determining the factors that affect the individuals’ decision making for conducting a behavior. This study aimed to compare the effects of the educational program based on BASNEF model and acupressure at GB21 point on the infants’ physical growth indicators. Methods: This clinical trial was conducted on 150 (50 per group pregnant women in 2011-2012. The interventions included educational program based on the BASNEF model and application of acupressure at GB21 point. The infants’ physical indicators were compared to the control group one and three months after birth. The study data were analyzed using repeated measurement test, paired sample T-Test, one-way ANOVA, and Tukey’s test. finding: The results showed a significant difference between the intervention and the control group regarding the infants’ weight and height one and three months after birth (p0.05. Also, no significant difference was observed among the three groups concerning the infants’ head and arm circumference (P>0.05. Conclusion: BASNEF model improved the infants’ height and weight. Application of acupressure also improved the infants’ height, weight, and head and arm circumference compared to the control group. Hence, learning and application of techniques and models by the medical team are highly essential.

  12. Comparison of the effects of maternal supportive care and acupressure (BL32 acupoint) on pregnant women's pain intensity and delivery outcome.

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    Akbarzadeh, Marzieh; Masoudi, Zahra; Hadianfard, Mohammad Javad; Kasraeian, Maryam; Zare, Najaf

    2014-01-01

    Delivery is considered as one of the most painful experiences of women's life. The present study aimed to compare the effects of supportive care and acupressure on the pregnant women's pain intensity and delivery outcome. In this experimental study, 150 pregnant women were randomly divided into supportive care, acupressure, and control groups. The intensity of pain was measured using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). The supportive care group received both physical and emotional cares. In the acupressure group, on the other hand, BL32 acupoint was pressed during the contractions. Then, the data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results revealed significant difference among the three groups regarding the intensity of pain after the intervention (P acupressure group (92%), while the highest rate of cesarean delivery was related to the control group (40%) and the difference was statistically significant (P acupressure during labor reduced the intensity of pain and improved the delivery outcomes. Therefore, these methods can be introduced to the medical team as effective strategies for decreasing delivery pain. This trial is registered with the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trial Code IRCT2014011011706N5.

  13. Comparing the Effect of Acupressure at Two GB-21 and SP-6 Points on the Pain Severity of Active Phase of Delivery among Primiparous Women

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    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Background & Aim: Skeletal muscle contraction, secondary to pain and fear, may cause a reaction in the pelvic floor muscle contraction and may result in atypical labor progress, fetal descent and rotation of head. The object of this study was to compare the effect of acupressure at two GB-21 and SP-6 points on the severity of labor pain. Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 150 primiparous women were randomly divided into three groups of 1-Acupressure at GB-21 point, 2-Acupressure at SP-6 point and 3-control group (contact at two points. The intervention was carried out for 20 minutes at 3-4 cm dilatation of cervix. The pain severity prior to, immediately and 3 and 60 minutes after intervention were measured by Visual Analog Scale. Collected data were analysed using repeated measures analysis of variances. Results: The pain severity before intervention among three groups was not statistically significant. Nevertheless, the pain severity was reduced immediately, 30 and 60 minutes after intervention in two intervention groups at 3-4 cm dilatation as compared with the control group (P<0.001. No significant statistical difference was observed between the two case groups (P=0.93. Conclusion: Current study showed that the application of acupressure at two GB-21 and SP-6 points was effective on the reduction of the severity of labor pain. Hence, it is recommended to conduct further studies regarding the application of acupressure along with non-medicinal methods.

  14. COMPARISON BETWEEN ACUPRESSURE AND PALONOSETRON IN PREVENTION OF POSTOPERATIVE NAUSEA AND VOMITING IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING LAPAROSCOPIC TUBAL STERILISATION. A RANDOMISED CONTROL TRIAL

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness of acupressure at P6 point and palonosetron in prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing laparoscopic tubal sterilisation. METHODS AND MATERIALS After obtaining institutional ethical clearance and patient consent, this study was conducted during the period of July 2015 to November 2015. Patients undergoing laparoscopic tubal sterilisation belonging to ASA 1 and 2 were included, and patients with hypertension, diabetes neurological diseases, peripheral vascular diseases, local skin diseases, patients on antiemetics and unwilling patients were excluded from the study. Randomisation done by sealed envelope method into two groups of sample size 25 each; group A (acupressure, at P6 point and group B (palonosetron 0.075 mg IV. Acupressure band and Inj palonosetron were given just before the induction of anaesthesia. Episodes of PONV were recorded at 0-2 hours, 2-6 hours, 6- 12 hours and evaluated separately as none, mild, moderate and severe. Rescue antiemetic was given to those who had episode of vomiting. Data analysed using Student ‘t’ test and P value <0.05 considered to be significant. RESULTS Between two group comparisons no significant differences in terms of severity of PONV was observed and Group B showed no incidence of PONV. CONCLUSION Acupressure being non-invasive, non-pharmacological, inexpensive and better patient acceptability can be effectively used as an alternative for the prophylaxis of PONV. However, palonosetron was more effective than acupressure in preventing PONV.

  15. Comparison of the Effects of Maternal Supportive Care and Acupressure (BL32 Acupoint on Pregnant Women’s Pain Intensity and Delivery Outcome

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    Marzieh Akbarzadeh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Delivery is considered as one of the most painful experiences of women’s life. The present study aimed to compare the effects of supportive care and acupressure on the pregnant women’s pain intensity and delivery outcome. In this experimental study, 150 pregnant women were randomly divided into supportive care, acupressure, and control groups. The intensity of pain was measured using Visual Analogue Scale (VAS. The supportive care group received both physical and emotional cares. In the acupressure group, on the other hand, BL32 acupoint was pressed during the contractions. Then, the data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results revealed significant difference among the three groups regarding the intensity of pain after the intervention (P<0.001. Besides, the highest rate of natural vaginal delivery was observed in the supportive care group (94% and the acupressure group (92%, while the highest rate of cesarean delivery was related to the control group (40% and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.001. The results showed that maternal supportive care and acupressure during labor reduced the intensity of pain and improved the delivery outcomes. Therefore, these methods can be introduced to the medical team as effective strategies for decreasing delivery pain. This trial is registered with the Iranian Registry of Clinical Trial Code IRCT2014011011706N5.

  16. Effects of Meridian Acupressure in Joktaeyang Bangkwang Kyeong on the Physical Health State, Depression, and Life Satisfaction of Korean Older Adult Women Living Alone.

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    Sok, Sohyune R

    2016-02-01

    The purpose of the current study was to examine the effects of Meridian acupressure in Joktaeyang Bangkwang Kyeong (one of 12 Meridian systems) on the physical health state, depression, and life satisfaction of Korean older adult women living alone. A quasi-experimental, pretest–posttest control group design was used. Participants included 76 (experimental: n = 38, control: n = 38) women 65 and older living alone in Seoul and Gyeonggido, South Korea. Meridian acupressure in Joktaeyang Bangkwang Kyeong was applied for 15 minutes twice per week, for a total of 8 weeks in the experimental group. Data showed there were significant differences in physical health state (t = −15.062, p acupressure in Joktaeyang Bangkwang Kyeong, for older adults.

  17. Effect of acupressure with valerian oil 2.5% on the quality and quantity of sleep in patients with acute coronary syndrome in a cardiac intensive care unit.

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    Bagheri-Nesami, Masoumeh; Gorji, Mohammad Ali Heidari; Rezaie, Somayeh; Pouresmail, Zahra; Cherati, Jamshid Yazdani

    2015-10-01

    The purpose of this three-group double-blind clinical trial study was to investigate the effect of acupressure ( zhǐ yā) with valerian ( xié cǎo) oil 2.5% on the quality and quantity of sleep in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in a coronary intensive care unit (CCU). This study was conducted on 90 patients with ACS in Mazandaran Heart Center (Sari, Iran) during 2013. The patients were randomly assigned to one of three groups. Patients in the acupressure with valerian oil 2.5% group (i.e., valerian acupressure group) received bilateral acupoint ( xué wèi) massage with two drops of valerian oil for 2 minutes for three nights; including every point this treatment lasted in total 18 minutes. Patients in the acupressure group received massage at the same points with the same technique but without valerian oil. Patients in the control group received massage at points that were 1-1.5 cm from the main points using the same technique and for the same length of time. The quality and quantity of the patients' sleep was measured by the St. Mary's Hospital Sleep Questionnaire (SMHSQ). After the intervention, there was a significant difference between sleep quality and sleep quantity in the patients in the valerian acupressure group and the acupressure group, compared to the control group (p Gushing Spring ( yǒng quán) acupoints can have therapeutic effects and may improve the quality and quantity of sleep in patients with ACS. Using these techniques in combination with herbal medicines such valerian oil can have a greater impact on improving sleep and reducing waking during the night.

  18. A Randomized Clinical Trial of Auricular Point Acupressure for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Feasibility Study

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    Chao Hsing Yeh

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. This prospective, randomized clinical trial (RCT was designed to investigate the feasibility and effects of a 4-week auricular point acupressure (APA for chronic low back pain (CLBP. Methods. Participants were randomized to either true APA (true acupoints with taped seeds on the designated ear points for CLBP or sham APA (sham acupoints with taped seeds but on different locations than those designated for CLBP. The duration of treatment was four weeks. Participants were assessed before treatment, weekly during treatment, and 1 month following treatment. Results. Participants in the true APA group who completed the 4-week APA treatment had a 70% reduction in worst pain intensity, a 75% reduction in overall pain intensity, and a 42% improvement in disability due to back pain from baseline assessment. The reductions of worst pain and overall pain intensity in the true APA group were statistically greater than participants in the sham group (P<0.01 at the completion of a 4-week APA and 1 month followup. Discussion. The preliminary findings of this feasibility study showed a reduction in pain intensity and improvement in physical function suggesting that APA may be a promising treatment for patients with CLBP.

  19. Auricular Point Acupressure for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Feasibility Study for 1-Week Treatment

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    Chao-Hsing Yeh

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. The objective of this one-group, repeated-measures design was to explore the acceptance of auricular point acupressure (APA to reduce chronic low back pain (CLBP and estimate minimum clinically important differences (MCIDs for pain intensity change. Methods. Subjects received 7-day APA treatment. After appropriate acupoints were identified, vaccaria seeds were carefully taped onto each selected auricular point for 7-day. The Brief Pain Inventory Short Form (BPI was used to collect outcome data. Results. A total of 74 subjects participated in the study. Ten subjects dropped out and the retention rate was 87%. Subjects reported a 46% reduction in BPI worst pain, and over 50% reduction in BPI average pain, overall pain severity and pain interference by the end of study, and 62.5% subjects also reported less pain medication use. The MCIDs for the subscale of BPI ranged from .70 to 1.86 points. The percentage improvement of MCIDs from baseline was between 14.5–24.9%. Discussion. APA appears to be highly acceptable to patients with CLBP. A sham group is needed in order to differentiate the true effects of APA from the possible psychological effects of more frequent visits by the auricular therapist and patients’ expectation of the APA treatment.

  20. Mood changes by self-administered acupressure in Japanese college students: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Horiuchi, Satoshi; Tsuda, Akira; Honda, Yasuhiro; Kobayashi, Hisanori; Naruse, Mayu; Tsuchiyagaito, Aki

    2014-12-17

    The aim of this 2-week study was to examine the effects of self-administered acupressure intervention onlevels of mood of 54 students (34 males and 20 females) majoring in acupuncture and moxibustion medicineat a college located in Fukuoka, Japan. Eligibility criteria were the ability to complete the intervention accurately and no history of psychiatric diseases. The students were randomly assigned to one of the two groups: an intervention group (IG, n = 28) and a control group (CG, n = 26). The IG participants completed fiveacupressure sessions three times a day (morning, noon, and night), involving the application of pressure to six acupuncture points (GB12, SI17, and LI18 according to 2008 World Health OrganizationRegional Office in the Western Pacific standard), three on the left and three on the right side of the neck for 5 s each. The CG participants were requested to spend their time as usual. Self-reported levels of tension-anxiety, depression-dejection, anger-hostility, vigor, fatigue, and confusion over the past week were measured before and after the study as the main outcomes. Side effects were not predicted and not assessed. The retention rate of this trial was 100%. Improvements in mood, defined as a change from baseline to 2 weeks later, were significantly greater in IG. Our results showed that self-administered intervention had the ability to alter mood levels in college students.

  1. As Acupressure Decreases Pain, Acupuncture May Improve Some Aspects of Quality of Life for Women with Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis.

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    Abaraogu, Ukachukwu Okoroafor; Tabansi-Ochuogu, Chidinma Samantha

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    Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common gynecological symptom reported by women and constitutes a high health, social, and economic burden. Chemotherapies, along with their side effects, have not yielded satisfactory outcomes. Alternative nonpharmacological interventions, including acupuncture and acupressure, have been advocated, but evidence regarding their beneficial effect is inconclusive. This study sought to obtain evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture and acupressure interventions. Twelve electronic databases were searched by using menstrual pain intensity and quality of life as primary and secondary outcomes, respectively, with the PEDro guideline for quality appraisal. Data unsuitable for a meta-analysis were reported as descriptive data. The search yielded 38 citations, from which eight studies were systematically reviewed, four of the eight being eligible for meta-analysis. The systematic review showed moderate methodological quality with a mean of 6.1 out of 10 on the PEDro quality scale. Acupressure showed evidence of pain relief while acupuncture improved both the mental and the physical components of quality of life. In conclusion, physiotherapists should consider using acupuncture and acupressure to treat primary dysmenorrhea, but a need exists for higher quality, randomized, blinded, sham-controlled trials with adequate sample sizes to establish clearly the effects of these modalities.

  2. Use of Auricular Acupressure to Improve the Quality of Life in Diabetic Patients with Chronic Kidney Diseases: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Shaoqing Wang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD suffer from low quality of life (QOL. We aim to assess the effectiveness of auricular acupressure for QOL improvement in these patients. Materials and Methods. Sixty-two participants were randomly assigned to an auricular or a control arm in a randomized controlled trial. Participants in the auricular arm were instructed to perform auricular acupressure 3–5 times per day for 3 months, when they were receiving conventional treatments. Participants in the control arm received conventional treatments only. The primary outcome was the summarized score of Kidney Disease and Quality of Life Short-Form (KDQOL-SF at 3 months after randomization. The secondary outcomes included the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c, and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR. Results. The summarized KDQOL differed significantly between the acupressure (76.6, 95% CI, 72.2 to 81.0 and the control group (61.8, 95% CI, 57.7 to 65.9. Similar results were found in the SF-36 scores. HbA1c and eGFR were not found to be significantly different between the arms and neither were the adverse events. Conclusion. Auricular acupressure was well tolerated in diabetic patients with chronic kidney diseases receiving hemodialysis. Future research is needed to confirm these results.

  3. The Effect of Acupressure on Sanyinjiao and Hugo Points on Labor Pain in Nulliparous Women : A Randomized Clinical Trial

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    Reza Heshmat

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction:Most women have experienced child birth and its pain, which is inevitable. If this pain is not controlled it leads to prolonged labor and injury to the mother and fetus. This study was conducted to identify the effect of acupressure on sanyinjiao and hugo points on delivery pain in nulliparous women. Methods:This was a randomized controlled clinical trial on 84 nulliparous women in hospitals of Ardebil, Iran. The participants were divided by randomized blocks of 4 and 6 into two groups. The intervention was in the form of applying pressure at sanyinjiao and hugo points based on different dilatations. The intensity of the pain before and after the intervention was recorded by visual scale of pain assessment. To determine the effect of pressure on the intensity of labor pain, analytical descriptive test was conducted in SPSS (version 13. Results:There was a significant decrease in mean intensity of pain after each intervention in the experimental group with different dilatations (4, 6, 8, and 10 cm. Moreover, the Student’s independent t-test results indicated that the mean intensity of pain in the experimental group after the intervention in all four dilatations was significantly lower than the control group. Repeated measures ANOVA test indicated that in both experimental and control groups in four time periods, there was a statistically significant difference. Conclusion:Acupressure on sanyinjiao and hugo points decreases the labor pain. Therefore, this method can be used effectively in the labor process.

  4. Effects of auricular acupressure using Sinapsis alba seeds on obesity and self-efficacy in female college students.

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    Kim, Dongwon; Ham, Ok Kyung; Kang, Changwan; Jun, Eunmi

    2014-04-01

    To examine the effects of auricular acupressure with Sinapsis alba seeds on obesity and self-efficacy. Randomized controlled trial. College settings located in metropolitan areas of Korea. A total of 49 female college students who were overweight or obese (body-mass index [BMI] ≥25.0 kg/m(2)) were recruited and randomly assigned to the experimental group (n=25) or the control group (n=24). The experimental group applied three S. alba seeds to each of five auricular points (Shenmen, mouth, stomach, endocrine, and small intestine points). These participants were asked to stimulate those points 10 times at a rate of two times per second 30 minutes before mealtime, three times daily, for 1 month. They performed the procedure for each earlobe for alternating weeks (a total of 2 weeks' treatment for each ear). The obesity index included weight (kg), BMI (kg/m(2)), percentage body fat, and waist-to-hip ratio. Self-efficacy was measured by using a self-efficacy scale. Female students in the experimental group showed significant decreases in weight (t=10.76; p0.05) and waist-to-hip ratio (t=0.60; p>0.05) changes did not significantly differ between the two groups. These findings suggest that auricular acupressure using S. alba seeds may be an effective intervention for decreasing weight and BMI and increasing self-efficacy of overweight and obese individuals.

  5. Effect of laser acupuncture and auricular acupressure in a child with trismus as a sequela of medulloblastoma.

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    Ferreira, Danielly Cunha Araújo; De Rossi, Andiara; Torres, Carolina Paes; Galo, Rodrigo; Paula-Silva, Francisco Wanderley Garcia; Queiroz, Alexandra Mussolino de

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    In several countries the most common cause of death in young people is cancer. Patients with head and neck cancer often have complications after cancer treatment. Radiation therapy can cause oral trismus, which is related to high doses of radiation. Although acupuncture is reported to be effective and is widely used for the treatment of peripheral facial paralysis by promoting an improvement of motor functions, few reports in the literature demonstrate its effectiveness. We report a case in which the symptoms of a patient with facial paralysis after surgical cancer treatment associated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy improved after laser treatment at acupuncture points. Ten weekly sessions of laser therapy were conducted, using the Twin laser device, applied to systemic acupuncture points (LR3, LI4, LI18, LI19, LI20, SI17, SI19, ST4, ST6, ST7, GV20), together with 10 weekly sessions of auricular acupressure. Significant improvement of the trismus was seen, confirmed by the increase in mouth opening from 33.26 to 53.3 mm. The patient's family also noted reduced anxiety and hyperactivity. These results suggest that laser acupuncture and auricular acupressure for trismus and facial paralysis following cancer treatment is worth further investigation.

  6. Auricular acupressure on specific points for hemodialysis patients with insomnia: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

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    Full Text Available To assess the feasibility and acceptability of a randomized controlled trial compared auricular acupressure (AA on specific acupoints with AA on non-specific acupoints for treating maintenance hemodialysis (MHD patients with insomnia.Sixty three (63 eligible subjects were randomly assigned into either AA group received AA on specific acupoints (n=32, or sham AA (SAA group received AA on points irrelevant to insomnia treatment (n=31 for eight weeks. All participants were followed up for 12 weeks after treatments. The primary outcome was clinical response at eight weeks after randomization, defined as a reduction of Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI global score by 3 points and more.Fifty-eight (58 participants completed the trial and five dropped out. Twenty participants in AA group (62.5% and ten in SAA group (32.3% responded to the eight-week interventions (χ2 = 5.77, P = 0.02. PSQI global score declined 3.75 ± 4.36 (95%CI -5.32, -2.18 and 2.26 ± 3.89 (95%CI -3.68, -0.83 in AA group and SAA group respectively. Three participants died during the follow-up period. No evidence supported their deaths were related to the AA intervention. No other adverse event was observed.Feasibility and logistics of patient recruitment, randomization procedure, blinding approach, interventions application and outcome assessment had been tested in this pilot trial. The preliminary data appeared to show a favorable result on AA treatment. A full-scale trial is warranted.Chinese Clinical Trial Registry ChiCTR-TRC-12002272.

  7. Comparison of Dry Cupping Therapy and BL 23 Acupressure Point on the Severity of Lower Back Pain after Delivery in Nulliparous Women Based on the Visual Assessment Scale in 2012

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    Introduction: Lower back pain after childbirth interferes with most daily activities. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effect of applying dry cupping, and acupressure on the severity of lower back pain in nulliparous women admitted to the Selection Centre of Shiraz Medical University (Hafez). Methods: The study was a randomized clinical trial conducted in 2012. The study sample involved 150 cases who were randomly assigned into 3 groups of cupping therapy, acupressure and con...

  8. The Effect of Daily Self-Measurement of Pressure Pain Sensitivity Followed by Acupressure on Depression and Quality of Life versus Treatment as Usual in Ischemic Heart Disease

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    Bergmann, Natasha; Ballegaard, Søren; Bech, Per

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    -measurement of PPS twice daily followed by acupressure as mandatory action, aiming at a reduction in PPS. Primary endpoint: change in depressive symptoms as measured by Major depression inventory (MDI). Other endpoints: changes in PPS, Well-being (WHO-5) and mental and physical QOL (SF-36). RESULTS: At 3 months PPS......BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms and reduced quality of life (QOL) are parts of the chronic stress syndrome and predictive of adverse outcome in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD). Chronic stress is associated with increased sensitivity for pain, which can be measured by algometry...... as Pressure Pain Sensitivity (PPS) on the sternum. AIM: To evaluate if stress focus by self-measurement of PPS, followed by stress reducing actions including acupressure, can decrease depressive symptoms and increase psychological well-being in people with stable IHD. DESIGN: Observer blinded randomized...

  9. Comparing the Effect of Two Methods of Acupressure and Ice Massage on the Pain, Anxiety Levels and Labor Length in the Point LI-4

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Delivery is one of the most painful experiences to women throughout life; therefore, it seems essential to obtain remedies for labor pain relief, especially in regard to non-invasive methods. This study intends to compare effect of two methods of acupressure and ice massage on the pain severity, anxiety level and length of labor in nulliparous women Methods: In this experimental study, 165 nulliparous women were randomly assigned to three groups. First group: acupressure, Group II: ice massage, and group III: control. Each group consisted of 55 women. Intervention was exerted in cervical dilatation of 3-4 cm on LI-4 and intervention period lasted for 30 minutes. In the first group pressure and in the second group ice massage was applied. Labor pain and anxiety levels in the three groups were assessed by VAS and Spielberger state questionnaire in two stages. Duration of first and second stage of labor was compared in the three groups. Results: There was a significant decrease in pain immediately after intervention in ice massage and acupressure groups in comparison to the control group (P≤0/001. Moreover, pain was decreased more in the ice massage group, whereas pain intensity was increased in the control group (P≤0/001. Anxiety level and the length of first and second stage of labor were significantly reduced (P≤0/001 in comparison with the control group. Conclusion: Both acupressure and ice massage lead to reduce pain intensity, duration of labor and level anxiety in nulliparous women, the ice massage appeared to be more influential

  10. Treating50 cases of post-stroke dizziness by acupressure%穴位按压治疗中风眩晕50例临床观察

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    顾佳妹

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    Objective: To evaluate clinical efifcacy of acupressure on post-stroke dizziness. Methods: 50 patients in our hospital were given acupressure based on the conventional medicine treatment. Results: 24 patients basically were cured, effective in 15 cases, effective in 10 cases, and 1 case in invalid. The total efifciency was 98%. Conclusion: Treatint post-stroke dizziness by acupressure based on conventional medicine treatment can signiifcantly improve clinical efifcacy.%目的:探讨穴位按压治疗中风眩晕的临床疗效。方法:选取我院50例中风患者作为研究对象,患者均在常规药物治疗基础上进行穴位按压治疗,分析患者的治疗效果。结果:基本痊愈患者24例,显效患者15例,有效患者10例,无效患者1例,治疗总有效率为98%。结论:在常规药物治疗基础上配合穴位按压治疗中风眩晕患者可以明显提高治疗效果。

  11. Effectiveness of Acupressure at the Zusanli (ST-36) Acupoint as a Comfortable Treatment for Diabetes Mellitus: A Pilot Study in Indonesia.

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    Fitrullah; Rousdy, Addison

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    Diabetes mellitus is a dangerous disease worldwide. Indonesia has 10 million diabetic and 17.9 million prediabetic citizens. Unfortunately, less than half of these diabetic individuals are aware of their conditions and less than 1% of those receiving medical treatment achieve their healing targets. Because acupressure is believed to be an effective treatment without the use of drugs, in this study we investigated acupressure as a comfortable and effective way of treating patients with diabetes mellitus. This pilot study involved 30 participants who were split into two groups: 15 each in the experimental and the control groups. The experimental group underwent acupressure at the Zusanli (ST-36) acupoint for 30 minutes per visit for 11 weeks, whereas the control group continued their regular treatment; participants in both groups had their blood glucose randomly checked weekly. Data were analyzed using the Generalized Estimating Equation model; the result showed that the two groups were significantly different (p=0.331 > α=0.05; mean difference=99.14; Bonferroni sig. p=0.000 diabetes. Copyright © 2017 Medical Association of Pharmacopuncture Institute. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  12. The SIESTA Trial: A Randomized Study Investigating the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Acupressure versus Sham Therapy for Improving Sleep Quality in Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease on Hemodialysis

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    Kunyu Shen

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    Full Text Available Objectives. To compare the effectiveness of real acupressure versus sham acupressure therapy in improving sleep quality in patients receiving hemodialysis (HD or hemodiafiltration (HDF. Methods. A multicenter, single-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted in two Australian dialysis units located in Princess Alexandra Hospital and Logan Hospital, respectively. Forty-two subjects with self-reported poor sleep quality were randomly assigned to real (n=21 or sham (n=21 acupressure therapy delivered thrice weekly for four consecutive weeks during routine dialysis sessions. The primary outcome was the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI score measured at week four adjusted for baseline PSQI measurements. Secondary outcomes were quality of life (QOL (SF-8, adverse events, and patient acceptability (treatment acceptability questionnaire, TAQ. Results. The two groups were comparable on global PSQI scores (difference 0.19, 95% confidence interval [CI] −1.32 to 1.70 and on the subscale scores. Similar results were observed for QOL both in the mental (difference −3.88, 95% CI −8.63 to 0.87 and the physical scores (difference 2.45, 95% CI −1.69 to 6.58. There were no treatment-related adverse events and acupressure was perceived favorably by participants. Conclusion. Acupressure is a safe, well-tolerated, and highly acceptable therapy in adult hemodialysis patients in a Western healthcare setting with uncertain implications for therapeutic efficacy.

  13. The SIESTA Trial: A Randomized Study Investigating the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Acupressure versus Sham Therapy for Improving Sleep Quality in Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease on Hemodialysis

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    Cho, Yeoungjee; Pascoe, Elaine M.; Hawley, Carmel M.; Oliver, Veronica; Frazier, Jeremy; Jarvis, Elizabeth; Tan, Ken-Soon; Liu, Xusheng; Gobe, Glenda

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    Objectives. To compare the effectiveness of real acupressure versus sham acupressure therapy in improving sleep quality in patients receiving hemodialysis (HD) or hemodiafiltration (HDF). Methods. A multicenter, single-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted in two Australian dialysis units located in Princess Alexandra Hospital and Logan Hospital, respectively. Forty-two subjects with self-reported poor sleep quality were randomly assigned to real (n = 21) or sham (n = 21) acupressure therapy delivered thrice weekly for four consecutive weeks during routine dialysis sessions. The primary outcome was the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) score measured at week four adjusted for baseline PSQI measurements. Secondary outcomes were quality of life (QOL) (SF-8), adverse events, and patient acceptability (treatment acceptability questionnaire, TAQ). Results. The two groups were comparable on global PSQI scores (difference 0.19, 95% confidence interval [CI] −1.32 to 1.70) and on the subscale scores. Similar results were observed for QOL both in the mental (difference −3.88, 95% CI −8.63 to 0.87) and the physical scores (difference 2.45, 95% CI −1.69 to 6.58). There were no treatment-related adverse events and acupressure was perceived favorably by participants. Conclusion. Acupressure is a safe, well-tolerated, and highly acceptable therapy in adult hemodialysis patients in a Western healthcare setting with uncertain implications for therapeutic efficacy. PMID:28316636

  14. Observation of the Effect of Acupressure on the Relief of Constipation in Orthopedic Bedridden Patients%穴位按摩缓解骨科卧床患者便秘的效果观察

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    吴晓芸; 江永华; 张艳林; 李华; 雷丽娟; 罗莎

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    目的:探讨穴位按摩方法对缓解骨科卧床患者便秘的作用。方法将100例骨科卧床患者随机分为常规组和穴位按摩组,每组各50例。常规组给予粗纤维饮食、适量饮水、适当活动等常规护理,穴位按摩组在常规护理基础上,实施左归来、左水道、丰隆等相应穴位交替按摩。结果两组患者便秘缓解时间比较,按摩组明显短于常规组。结论穴位按摩能有效缓解骨科卧床患者的便秘症状。%Objective To investigate the effect of acupressure on the relief of constipation in orthopedic bedridden patients. Methods 100 orthopedic bedridden patients with the symptom of constipation were randomly divided into conventional group (n=50) and acupressure group(n=50). Conventional group were given routine care such as crude ifber diet, adequate drinking water, appropriate activities. On the basis of the routine care, acupressure group received alternative acupressure on corresponding points such as left back, left waterway, Hong Leong. Results Alleviating time of constipation in acupressure group was signiifcantly shorter than those in conventional group when comparing the two groups. Conclusion Acupressure effectively relieve the symptom of constipation in orthopedic bedridden patients.

  15. Auricular Point Acupressure to Manage Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

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    Chao Hsing Yeh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This prospective, randomized clinical trial (RCT pilot study was designed to (1 assess the feasibility and tolerability of an easily administered, auricular point acupressure (APA intervention and (2 provide an initial assessment of effect size as compared to a sham treatment. Thirty-seven subjects were randomized to receive either the real or sham APA treatment. All participants were treated once a week for 4 weeks. Self-report measures were obtained at baseline, weekly during treatment, at end-of-intervention (EOI, and at a 1-month follow-up. A dropout rate of 26% in the real APA group and 50% in the sham group was observed. The reduction in worst pain from baseline to EOI was 41% for the real and 5% for the sham group with a Cohen’s effect size of 1.22 P<0.00. Disability scores on the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ decreased in the real group by 29% and were unchanged in the sham group (+3% P<0.00. Given the high dropout rate, results must be interpreted with caution; nevertheless, our results suggest that APA may provide an inexpensive and effective complementary approach for the management of back pain in older adults, and further study is warranted.

  16. The effect of a sweet potato, footbath, and acupressure intervention in preventing constipation in hospitalized patients with acute coronary syndromes.

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    Ren, Kai; Qiu, Jingbo; Wang, Xiaohua; Niu, Fenglin; Jiang, Tingbo

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    Constipation is a common health problem that adversely affects quality of life and the prognosis of hospitalized patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The purpose of this study was to develop and test the sweet potato/footbath/acupressure massage (SFA) intervention as a safe treatment for prevention of constipation and to increase satisfaction with bowel emptying in hospitalized patients with ACS. The study was a prospective, randomized controlled trial with a sample of 93 patients (SFA group, n = 44; usual care group, n = 49). Patients in the SFA group received SFA intervention combined with usual care. The results showed that there were statistical differences between the two groups in terms of (1) the incidence of constipation; (2) the use of laxatives and enemas; (3) patients' subjective satisfaction with their bowel emptying during hospitalization; and (4) sensation of incomplete evacuation and anorectal obstruction/blockade. The SFA intervention was more effective, economical, and practical than usual care alone in managing constipation and satisfaction with defecation in patients hospitalized with ACS.

  17. Auricular acupressure reduces anxiety levels and improves outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a prospective, randomized and controlled study.

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    Qu, Fan; Zhang, Dan; Chen, Lu-Ting; Wang, Fang-Fang; Pan, Jie-Xue; Zhu, Yi-Min; Ma, Chun-Mei; Huang, Yi-Ting; Ye, Xiao-Qun; Sun, Sai-Jun; Zheng, Wen-Jun; Zhang, Run-Ju; Xu, Jian; Xing, Lan-Feng; Huang, He-Feng

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    The study was to explore whether auricular acupressure (AA) can relieve anxiety during the period from trans-vaginal oocyte retrieval to the embryo transfer in IVF treatment and whether AA can improve the outcomes of IVF. 305 infertile patients with tubal blockage who were referred for IVF were included. The women were randomized into a control group with 102 cases, a Sham-AA group with 102 cases and an AA group with 101 cases. The anxiety levels were rated with Spielberger's State Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale. Data of clinical pregnancy rate (CPR), implantation rate (IR) and live birth rate (LBR) were obtained. The levels of neuropeptide Y (NPY) and transforming growth factor alpha (TGF-alpha) in the follicular fluids were detected with ELISA. After treatment, in AA group, the levels of state anxiety, preoperative anxiety and need-for-information were significantly lower, whereas CPR, IR, LBR and NPY levels in the follicular fluids were markedly higher than Sham-AA group and control group. We concluded that AA could help to reduce anxiety levels associated with IVF and improves the outcomes of IVF partly through increasing the levels of NPY in the follicular fluids.

  18. A case study utilizing myofascial release, acupressure and trigger point therapy to treat bilateral "Stringhalt" in a 12 year old Akhal-Teke horse.

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    Brockman, Tammy

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    "Stringhalt" is a horse condition that causes one or both hind legs to spasm when walking, trotting or backing. The condition is thought to be related to a neurological cause from either plant toxicity or peripheral nerve injury. The prognosis is poor and the horse's performance and quality of life can be affected. Treatment has included surgically cutting the digital extensors with varied results. The objective of the study is to utilize soft tissue release via acupressure, trigger point and myofascial release to decrease symptoms of stringhalt. The case study is a 12 year old Akhal-Teke horse of excellent pedigree. In 2011, she was caught in barbed wire overnight and sustained lacerations to the bone in her hindlimbs. Shortly after the injury the horse was placed in a stall for several months and was unable to walk or run, developing stringhalt. Currently, her condition is aggravated by stress and alleviated by certain types of massage (myofascial, acupressure, and trigger point release). The incidence of stringhalt occurs every 3-5 min, with more frequent and severe symptoms on the right hindlimb. The horse is unable to run or back up. Six 1 to 1½ hour bi-weekly treatments were performed. The treatments consisted of myofascial release at the cervical, sacrum and iliums, acupressure of the bladder meridian (including c-spine, t-spine, l-spine, and hamstring), and trigger point release of the iliacus. The stringhalt symptoms were monitored for 30 min prior to each of the 6 treatment sessions. After 6 treatments, the horse was observed running and standing in a position that promotes hip extension. She has not been able to do either since the injury. The frequency and severity of the spasms have decreased to every 10-20 min. The horse's owners report that her disposition, stress and quality of life are much improved. The results suggest that myofascial release, acupressure and trigger point therapy may be utilized to provide a positive treatment outcome in the

  19. Effects of LI4 Acupressure on length of delivery time, some of physiologic responseEffects of LI4 Acupressure on Length of Delivery Time, Mothers’ Physiologic Physiologic Responses and Newborn’s Apgar Scores s and Apgar scores in women during of labor

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Prolonged labor has been associated with cesarean delivery and low Ph cord blood. Furthermore, hemorrhage and infection, which are strongly associated with long labor, are leading causes of maternal death. Due to the importance of duration of labor, this study investigates the effects of Hego (LI4 acupressure on length of delivery time, mothers’ physiological responses i.e., respiration and pulse rates of mothers, and Apgar scores of newborns. Methods: In this randomized clinical trial study, 100 pregnant women, who were at the beginning of active phase of labor (dilatation 5-3and had referred to Fatemiye educational and research clinic in Shahroud, were randomly assigned to either the LI4 acupressure (n=50 or LI4 touch control (n=50 group. The experimental group received LI4 acupressure at the onset of the active phase for duration of each uterine contraction over a period of 20 minutes but the control group received only LI4 touch. Length of delivery time was calculated in two stages: from 3-5 cm cervical dilation to full cervical dilation and full cervical dilation to the delivery. Pulse and respiration rates were measured before intervention, immediately after intervention, 20, 60 minutes after intervention and then each hour until delivery. One-minute and five-minute Apgar scores were also registered. Results: There were significant differences between the groups in length of delivery time. The total labor (3-5 dilation to delivery was significantly shorter in the LI4 acupressure intervention group (P=0.038. Maternal pulse and respiration rates weren’t significantly different between the groups (P=0.711, P=0.108. There were no significant differences between two groups for neonatal Apgar scores at one and five minutes. (P= 0.2, P= 0.3. Conclusion: These finding showed that LI4 acupressure was effective for shortening the length of delivery time and had no side effects on mothers’ pulse and respiration rate or no

  20. Comparison of the effect of acupressure at spleen 6 and liver 3 points on the anxiety level of patients with primary dysmenorrhea- Blind randomized controlled clinical trial

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Anxiety is a factor that is associated with dysmenorrhea. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of acupressure at spleen 6 and liver 3 points on the anxiety level of patients with primary dysmenorrhea. Methods: In this randomized clinical trial study, acupressure was applied on spleen 6 and liver 3 points. Sixty seven students were evaluated in three menstrual periods. They were assigned to groups using a randomized block design with allocation ratio of 1:1 based on the severity of pain. Spielberger state-trait anxiety inventory (STAI and visual analogue scale for pain intensity were used. Analysis was performed by SPSS-16 software using chi-square, t-test, Mann–Whitney, paired sample t-test and covariance analysis. Results: In liver 3 and spleen 6 groups, 11 and 17 students were studied, respectively. The mean ±SD values of apparent anxiety before and after intervention for liver 3 group were 45.100±9.769 and 38.100±10.608 and for spleen 6 group were 46.823±12.248 and 44.352±11.942, respectively. Reduction of apparent anxiety was only significant in the liver 3 group (p0.05 in both groups. There was no difference between groups before and after intervention (p>0.05. Conclusion: Since pressure on liver 3 point reduced apparent anxiety, pressure on liver 3 point is recommended in patients with dysmenorrhea.

  1. Effects of Acupressure on Fatigue and Depression in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients Treated with Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization: A Quasi-Experimental Study

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    Su-Chen Lan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was to examine the effects of acupressure on fatigue and depression in HCC patients undergoing TACE. A quasiexperimental study design was used. Patients were evaluated at five time points: before treatment (T1 and 2, 3, 4, and 5 days after treating TACE (T2, T3, T4, and T5. Fatigue and depression were assessed by a VAS fatigue scale and a VAS depression scale at each time point. TFRS and BDI were administered at T1 and T5. Patients’ fatigue and depression were significantly higher at T5 than at T1 in two groups. Fatigue and depression increased in both the experimental and control groups’ patients over the five days of hospitalization during which TACE and chemotherapy were administered. The experimental group had significantly less fatigue than the control group, with lower subscale scores on physical, psychosocial, daily, and overall fatigue. There were no differences between the groups on depression. At posttest, the experimental group experienced lower physical, psychosocial, daily, and overall fatigue than the control group. Acupressure can improve fatigue in HCC patients during treatment with TACE but did not alleviate depression. Discharge planning should include home care for management of fatigue and depression.

  2. Clinical Effect of Auricular-acupressure Treating Postpartum Hypogalactia%耳穴贴压治疗产后缺乳临床研究概述

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    叶智祺; 陈佳绮; 黄丽英; 陆文娟; 陆萍

    2013-01-01

    To summarize the causes and influencing factors which are analyzed domestically and abroad. To comment the clinical researches of auricular - acupressure treating postpartum hypogalactia. The efficiency has been examined and supported by clinical trials. It is with great value in the field of post - natal care. This summary will lay foundation for future clinical research on auricular - acupressure treating postpartum hypogalactia.%对国内外分析产生缺乳的原因与影响因素作了归纳,并对耳穴贴压治疗产后缺乳的临床研究作了评述.认为产后耳穴贴压能使产妇早泌乳、多泌乳,其有效性得到了临床的实践检验,且有一定的临床试验支持,在产后护理领域上有很好的推广价值,同时为今后耳穴贴压治疗产后缺乳的临床研究开展打下基础.

  3. 中药沐足加穴位按摩治疗住院患者睡眠障碍的效果观察%Effect of Chinese Medicine Foot Massage Plus Acupressure Therapy on Hospitalized Patients with Sleep Disorders

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    马新梅; 黄玉芬; 黄雪屏

    2012-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine foot massage plus acupressure treatment on improving sleep quality of hospitalized patients with sleep disorders. Methods According to syndrome differentiation in TCM, the appropriate methods of traditional Chinese medicine foot massage and acupressure therapy were applied among 125 patients with sleep disorders respectively. Patients' sleep quality before and after treatment was assessed by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Results After treatment, the patients' scores of each factor and the total score of PSQI all decreased (P<0.05). Conclusion Traditional Chinese medicine foot massage and acupressure therapy can effectively improve the sleep quality of hospitalized patients.Objective To observe the clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine foot massage plus acupressure treatment on improving sleep quality of hospitalized patients with sleep disorders. Methods According to syndrome differentiation in TCM, the appropriate methods of traditional Chinese medicine foot massage and acupressure therapy were applied among 125 patients with sleep disorders respectively. Patients' sleep quality before and after treatment was assessed by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Results After treatment, the patients' scores of each factor and the total score of PSQI all decreased (P<0.05). Conclusion Traditional Chinese medicine foot massage and acupressure therapy can effectively improve the sleep quality of hospitalized patients.%目的 观察中药沐足加穴位按摩治疗睡眠障碍的效果.方法 选择125例住院睡眠障碍患者,根据体质辨证分型采取相应的沐足方和手法按摩足部穴位,用匹兹堡睡眠质量指数量表评定患者治疗前(入院第2天)和治疗后(入院第9天)的睡眠质量.结果 125例患者治疗后,患者睡眠质量明显改善,睡眠质量指数各因子评分和总评分均下降(P<0.05).结论 应用中药足浴加足部穴位按

  4. 穴位埋线治疗单纯性肥胖量效关系的临床研究%Acupressure treatment simply wire the amount of obesity-related clinical research

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    谢长才; 孙健; 于涛; 朋源凤; 符文彬; 许能贵

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The acupressure points are buried in a different line of acupressure and conjectured optimal mix for the treatment of obesity simply based on efficacy, and clinical efficacy of the different options for the best acupressure buried line treatment. Objective: Simply select 180 obese patients, using the random method, the patient is divided into 2 major groups, A, B conjectured for lines 1 and 3 CM CM Group, on the basis of this group and the group is divided into basic and basic plus acupressure identification from the den, the den is a group for 3 months, time in treatment, by the patient's weight, and waist and BMI than, body fat, and volume indicators for assessing the exact between the groups. Methods: Identify the basic acupressure points and the pockets are better therapeutic group. Results: Acupressure buried line of treatment of obesity alone in the conjectured efficacy depends on how long the key is not to identify the disease identification from the pockets of simple obesity treatment is fundamental.%目的:通过对穴位埋线中不同穴位及羊肠线长短的优化组合进行观察治疗单纯性肥胖的临床疗效,根据疗效的不同选择出最佳穴位埋线治疗方案.方法:选择180名单纯性肥胖病患者采用随机的方法,将患者分为2个大组,A、B组为羊肠线1 cm组和3cm组,在此基础上再各分为基本穴位组、基本加辨证取穴组、基本加阿是穴组,3个月为治疗时间,以患者体重、BMI、腰臀比、体脂量为指标,评估各组之间的确切疗效.结果:基本穴位加辨证取穴组疗效较好.结论:穴位埋线治疗单纯性肥胖中羊肠线的长短不是取决疗效的关键,辨病加辨证取穴治疗单纯性肥胖是获得疗效的最佳方案.

  5. The effectiveness of acupuncture, acupressure and chiropractic interventions on treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Yeganeh, Mohsen; Baradaran, Hamid Reza; Qorbani, Mostafa; Moradi, Yousef; Dastgiri, Saeed

    2017-05-01

    Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common health problems in adults. The impact of LBP on the individual can cause loss of health status and function related to pain in the back. To reduce the impact of LBP on adults, drug therapy is the most frequently recommended intervention. But over the last decade, a substantial number of randomized clinical trials of non-pharmacological intervention for LBP have been published. To determine the effectiveness of acupuncture, acupressure and chiropractic (non-pharmacological) interventions on the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain in Iran. Systematic review and meta-analysis. A systematic literature search was completed without date restrictions up to May 2013 in five major databases (Medline, CINAHL, Science Direct, CAJ Full-text Database, and Cochrane databases). Only randomized controlled trials published in Persian (Farsi) or English languages were included. Two independent reviewers extracted the data. The quality of the papers was assessed using the Cochrane Back Review Risk of Bias criteria. Initial searches revealed 415 papers, 382 of which were excluded on the basis of abstract alone. After excluding 23 papers due to duplication, the remaining 10 trial papers were subjected to a more detailed analysis of the full text, which resulted in three being excluded. The seven remaining trials had a lack of methodological and clinical homogeneity, precluding a meta-analysis. The trials used different comparators with regards to the primary outcomes, the number of treatments, the duration of treatment and the duration of follow-up. This systematic review demonstrates that acupuncture, acupressure and chiropractic may have a favorable effect on self-reported pain and functional limitations on NSCLBP. However, the results should be interpreted in the context of the limitations identified, particularly in relation to the heterogeneity in the study characteristics and the low methodological quality in many of the

  6. 穴位按压对恶性肿瘤化疗患者消化道反应影响的Meta分析%Effect of acupressure on chemotherapy-induced digestive tract reaction for malignant tumor pataints

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    冯吉焕; 杨桂华; 焦琳琳; 常宗霞; 袁玮; 杜娟

    2014-01-01

    目的 系统评价穴位按压对恶性肿瘤化疗患者消化道反应的影响.方法 电子检索Pubmed、Medline、Embase、AMED、Cochrane Library、Cancerlit and Cinahl、中国生物医学文献数据库(CBM)、中国学术期刊网络出版总库(CNKI)、维普数据库(VIP)及万方数据库等,各数据库检索时间均从建库至2014年3月.纳入穴位按压对恶性肿瘤化疗消化道反应影响的随机对照实验(RCT).结果 最终纳入8个RCT,共有959例患者.Meta分析显示,与不实施穴位按压相比,穴位按压能有效地降低恶性肿瘤化疗恶心、呕吐、干呕的发生频率,缩短经历时间及减轻症状的严重程度;同时,穴位按压可明显减少恶性肿瘤患者止吐药的使用量,但并不能提高其生活质量.结论 穴位按压能够有效改善恶性肿瘤化疗患者消化道反应,减轻患者的痛苦,且不增加患者医疗负担和精神负担.以后的研究应更多关注穴位按压对基线状态焦虑水平、功能性状态等更多结局指标的影响.%Objective To evaluate the effect of acupressure on chemotherapy-induced digestive tract reaction of malignant tumor patients.Methods We searched Pubmed,Medline,Embase,AMED,Cochrane Library,Cancerlit and Cinabl,China Biology Medicine disc (CBM),China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI),VIP database (VIP)and Wanfang database,the databases were searched from the establishment of the database to March 2014.We identified randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and of acupressure on chemotherapy-induced digestive tract reaction for malignant tumor patients.Results In total,8 RCT,959 patients were included.Meta-analysis showed that compared with the no implementation of acupressure,acupressure could effectively reduce the frequency,duration and severity of chemotherapy-induced nausea,vomiting and retching.Meanwhile,acupressure could decrease anti-emetic medication dosage,but could not increase quality of life.Conclusions Acupressure can

  7. 穴位按摩治疗失眠效果的系统评价%A Systematic Review on Effect of Acupressure on Insomnia

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    左晓琳; 杨琳; 李琦; 王国豪; 孟繁洁

    2016-01-01

    目的:系统评价穴位按摩治疗失眠的临床疗效。方法计算机检索the Cochrane Library、Web of Science、PubMed、EMbase、OVID、EBSCO、CBM、CNKI、VIP和WanFang Data,查找关于穴位按摩治疗失眠的随机对照试验,检索时限均为从建库至2015年6月。由2名评价员按照纳入与排除标准,独立筛选文献、提取资料和评价纳入研究的方法学质量后,采用 RevMan 5和Stata 12进行 Meta 分析或描述性分析。结果最终纳入23个完全随机对照试验,共1798例患者。 Meta分析结果显示:穴位按摩联合常规护理组与常规护理组对照:穴位按摩联合常规护理组在提高治疗失眠的有效率[OR=4.60,95%CI(2.11,10.05),P<0.01],降低匹兹堡睡眠质量指数量表总分[SMD=-0.70,95%CI(-0.84,-0.56),P<0.01]及延长干预2 d后的睡眠持续时间[SMD=0.54,95%CI(0.21,0.87),P<0.01]方面均优于常规护理组,其差异均有统计学意义;穴位按摩组与用药护理组对照:穴位按摩组在提高治疗失眠的有效率[OR=5.25,95%CI(2.89,9.53),P<0.01],降低睡眠质量指数总分[SMD=-1.41,95%CI(-2.30,-0.52),P<0.01],缩短入睡时间[SMD=-103.14,95%CI(-115.50,-90.69),P<0.01]及延长干预4 d后的睡眠持续时间[SMD=67.46,95%CI(59.32,75.60), P<0.01]方面均优于用药护理组,其差异均有统计学意义。结论穴位按摩用于治疗失眠效果确切。受纳入研究数量和质量限制,上述结论尚有赖于进一步开展更多大样本、多中心、高质量的随机对照试验加以验证。%Objective To systematically review the treatment effect of acupressure on insomnia. Methods The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) about acupressure in the treatment of insomnia were searched in The Cochrane Library, Web of Science, PubMed, Embase, OVID, EBSCO, CBM, CNKI, VIP and WanFang Data from the date of establishment to June 2015. The screening

  8. Comparison of the effects of acupressure and self-care behaviors training on the intensity of primary dysmenorrhea based on McGill pain questionnaire among Shiraz University students

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    Behbahani, Bahar Morshed; Ansaripour, Lala; Akbarzadeh, Marzieh; Zare, Najaf; Hadianfard, Mohammad Javad

    2016-01-01

    Background: Dysmenorrhea is one of the common problems during reproductive ages, with prevalence rate of 60–90%. This study aimed to compare the effects of acupressure at Guan yuan (RN-4) and Qu gu (RN-2) acupoints, self-care behaviors training, and ibuprofen on the intensity of primary dysmenorrhea based on McGill pain questionnaire. Materials and Methods: In the randomized clinical trial, 120 females, aged between 18 and 25 years, with primary dysmenorrhea, randomly selected from five dormitories of Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran were screened and randomized into acupressure group, in that pressure was applied for 20 min over the 1st 2 days of menstruation for two cycles. In the second group, the training group took part in four educational sessions each lasting for 60–90 min and control group received ibuprofen 400 mg. The intensity of pain before and after the intervention was measured using short-form McGill pain questionnaire. The data were entered into the SPSS statistical software (version 16) and analyzed using Kruskal–Wallis test, paired t-test, and Chi-square test. Results: A significant difference was found in the mean intensity of pain before and after the intervention in all the three study groups. The mean score of pain intensity was 10.65 ± 5.71 in the training group, 19 ± 5.41 in the control group, and 14.40 ± 6.87 in the acupressure group after the intervention. The results of Kruskal–Wallis test revealed that both interventions were more effective compared to consumption of ibuprofen. Conclusion: Training and acupressure were more effective than ibuprofen in the reduction of dysmenorrhea. Thus, they can be considered as trainable methods without side effects in adolescent girls. PMID:28250781

  9. Comparison of the effects of educational programs on the development of infants aged 1-3 months based on the BASNEF model and application of acupressure on the GB-21 point

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    Marzieh Akbarzadeh

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Breastfeeding plays a pivotal role in the promotion of health and prevention of psychological problems in children. This study aimed to compare the effects of breastfeeding educational programs on the development of infants aged 1-3 months based on the model of Belief, Attitude, Subjective Norm, and Enabling Factors (BASNEF and application of acupressure on the GB-21 point. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on 150 pregnant women (gestational age: 36-41 weeks receiving care in the educational clinics affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Subjects were divided into two intervention groups (educational and acupressure and one control group. In intervention groups, in addition to routine prenatal care, pregnant women received training based on the BASNEF model and instructed acupressure. Mothers in the control group received only standard care during pregnancy. After the intervention, data were collected using Denver developmental screening test. Data analysis was performed in SPSS V.16 using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA. Results: Among developmental gross motor skills, a significant difference was observed between the intervention and control groups regarding the ability to breast lift by relying on the arm (P=0.016. In terms of fine motor skills, a significant difference was observed in holding the rattle by infant (P=0.034. Moreover, time of acquiring individual and social developmental skills was higher in intervention groups compared to the control group. However, the difference was not statistically significant (P≥0.05. Therefore, no significant differences were observed between the two interventional groups in this regard (P≥0.05. Conclusion: According to the results of this study, instructed acupressure on the GB-21 pointcould improve some gross motor and fine motor skills in infants. Therefore, it is recommended that the developmental indicators in infants aged 1-3 months be evaluated in

  10. Comparison of Dry Cupping Therapy and BL 23 Acupressure Point on the Severity of Lower Back Pain after Delivery in Nulliparous Women Based on the Visual Assessment Scale in 2012

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    2014-02-01

    Methods: The study was a randomized clinical trial conducted in 2012. The study sample involved 150 cases who were randomly assigned into 3 groups of cupping therapy, acupressure and control groups. Cupping therapy was performed four times a week for 20-15 minutes each time. Acupressure was applied within 20 minutes, according to the model of rotation (clockwise and anti-clockwise similar to the cupping group. In the third group which was a control one, no intervention was executed. In both experimental groups, VAS measure was completed in terms of self-report before, immediately, 24 hours and 2 weeks after the intervention. The study data were submitted to SPSS software (version16 and analyzed utilizing ANOVA repeated measure. Results: Mean of lower back pain in the cupping therapy changed from the value of 7.8±2.7 in the pre-intervention to 3.7±1.8 immediately, 2.58±1.7 within 24 hours and 1.4±1.4 for 2 weeks after the intervention. Moreover, acupressure values were reduced from 7.4 ± 2.6 to 5.2 ± 2 immediately, 4.0 ± 1.7 within 24 hours and 2.4±1.4 for 2 weeks after the intervention. The study analysis revealed that there is a significant difference between the different measurement phases (P = 0.01. Conclusion: The study results demonstrate that cupping therapy and acupressure can be used as effective treatments for lower back pain in the postpartum period

  11. Clinical observation on treating palpitations insomnia by TCM lavipeditum combined with acupressure%中药足浴配以穴位按摩治疗心悸失眠病人的疗效观察

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    王惠

    2013-01-01

      Objective:To observe the efficacy of TCM lavipeditum combined with acupressure in treating palpitations insomnia Methods:72 cases of patinets were randomly divided into experimental group and control group, 36 cases in each group. The control group received acupressure treatment, the experimental group were treated with TCM lavipeditum treatment more, comparing the clinical efficacy in the two groups. Results:The total efficiency of control group was 69.4%, and 91.6%in experimental group. Conclusion:The efficacy was great for TCM lavipeditum combined with acupressure treating palpitations insomnia.%  目的:观察中药足浴配以穴位按摩治疗心悸病人不寐的疗效。方法:将72例病人随机分为两组实验组和对照组两组,每组36人,对照组采用穴位按摩的治疗方法,实验组在对照组的基础上配以中药足浴进行治疗。比较两组临床疗效。结果:对照组总有效率69.4%,实验组总有效率91.6%。结论:中药足浴配以穴位按摩治疗心悸病人不寐的疗效显著。

  12. Acupressure wristbands prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting: a Meta-analysis%穴位按压腕带缓解术后恶心呕吐随机对照试验的Meta分析

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    周璇; 王琦

    2011-01-01

    Objective To examine the impact of acupressure wristbands encircling the wrist and compressing Neiguan acupuncture point on prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults.Methods MEDLINE, CNKI and other databases were searched,and the randomized controlled trials were enrolled and analysed with Revman 5.0.Results Nine studies were recruited.Compared with the placebo controls, acupressure wristbands encircling the wrist and compressing Neiguan acupuncture point reduced vomiting (RR=0.50, 95% CI: 0.37-0.66, P<0.01).No statistical difference was found in occurrence of nausea between the acupressure wristbands group and the placebo group (RR=0.85, 95%CI:0.72-1.00, P>0.05).Conclusion Usage of acupressure wristbands encircling the wrist and compressing Neiguan acupuncture point can ease postoperative vomiting, but it can not reduce postoperative nausea.High quality RCTs are still needed to assess the effects of acupressure wristbands on prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting.And Chinese nurses can bring in these wristbands to prove their effectiveness and applicability.%目的 评价穴位按压腕带作用于内关穴缓解成人术后恶心呕吐的效果.方法 检索MEDLINE、CNKI等数据库,纳入所有相关的随机对照试验(RCT),采用RevMan5.0分析数据.结果 共纳入9个RCT.相对于安慰剂对照组,试验组即穴位按压腕带作用于内关穴可以有效减少术后呕吐的发生率(RR=0.50,95%CI:0.37~0.66,P0.05).结论 术后护理中应用穴位按压腕带作用于内关穴可以有效缓解术后呕吐,而缓解术后恶心作用不显著,需要今后的研究者进行更加可靠的RCT试验进一步研究和探讨.护理人员可以引进穴位按压腕带进行有效性和适用性的研究.

  13. Clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine footbath and acupressure on postpartum uterine contraction pain%中药泡足与穴位按摩对产后宫缩痛临床疗效的应用研究

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    刘宴伟; 梁志江; 苏敏仪; 吴利君; 陈文娟; 黄玲玲; 黄丽清

    2015-01-01

    Objective To analyze the clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) footbath and acupressure in relieving postpartum uterine contraction pain.Methods 200 puerperants after vaginal delivery in 2013 were involved in this study and randomly divided into four groups with 50 cases in each group.TCM footbath group was given footbath with hot water which contained mugwort and Tinospora sinensis Merr;acupressure group was given acupressure at the points of Sanyinjiao,Tsusanli and Xuehai;TCM footbath + acupressure group was given interventions listed above;control group was given basic care such as changing of position,hot compress or massage on abdomen.Assessed the intensity of pain from the first day to the third day after delivery with visual analog scale (VAS).Result VAS score on the first day after delivery of TCM footbath group,acupressure group and TCM footbath + acupressure group were significantly lower than that of control group (P<0.05).Conclusion TCM footbath,acupressure or their combination can effectively relieve uterine contraction pain after delivery,improve comfort degree and promote rehabilitation of puerperants.%目的 研究分析中药泡足及穴位按摩减轻经产妇产后宫缩痛的临床疗效.方法 入组2013年阴式分娩的经产妇200例,随机分成4组各50例,中药泡足组选用艾叶加宽筋滕粉热水泡足,穴位按摩组选用三阴交、足三里和血海穴位按摩,中药泡足+穴位按摩组采用艾叶加宽筋滕粉热水泡足加三阴交、足三里和血海穴位按摩,对照组给予基础治疗如改变体位、腹部热敷或按摩等,采用视觉模拟量表评分(visual analog scale,VAS)对4组产妇在产后第1~3天进行疼痛强度评估.结果 中药泡足组、穴位按摩组、中药泡足+穴位按摩组在产后第1天产后宫缩痛疼痛评分显著低于对照组,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 对经产妇选用中药泡足、穴位按摩或联合使用能有效减轻产后

  14. Clinical observation on acupressure at Jiaji points for irritable bowel syndrome%指压夹脊穴治疗肠易激综合征临床观察

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    邢丽阳; 屈留新; 陈洪; 高嵩

    2013-01-01

    To evaluate clinical efficacy of acupressure at Jiaji points for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and explore its pathogenesis and treatment law.Methods Sixty outpatient cases of IBS from 2010 to 2012 were selected and randomly divided into an acupressure group and a medication group,30 cases in each one.The acupressure at Jiaji points was applied in the acupressure group while pinaverium bromide tablet was orally prescribed in the medication group.The bowel symptom scale (BSS) was adapted to sore symptoms before and after the treatment,the improvement rate was adopted and results were analyzed.Results The difference of BSS score in two groups after the treatment had statistical significance (both P<0.01).The efficacy in the acupressure group was superior to that in the medication group,which had significant difference (P<0.01).The improvement rate was 90.0% (27/30) in the acupressure group,which was better than 50.0 % (15/30) in the medication group (P<0.01).The location of abdominal pain in IBS was lower abdomen while treatment location was from 11th thoracic vertebra to 1st lumbar vertebra.Conclusion The acupressure at Jiaji points could balance yin and yang in spine to quickly relive symptoms of IBS.The attack of IBS has some relationship with thoracic and lumbar vertebras.%目的:评价指压夹脊穴治疗肠易激综合征(IBS)的临床疗效,从中发现致病原理和治疗规律.方法:选取2010至2011年门诊诊治的60例肠易激综合征正在发病的患者,随机分为夹脊穴指压组(指压组)和药物得舒特口服组(药物组)各30例.指压组由专人施行指压夹脊穴治疗,IBS患者腹痛的部位主要为下腹痛,治疗部位主要为第11胸椎、第12胸椎和第1腰椎夹脊穴;药物组采用得舒特(匹维溴铵片)口服治疗.采用肠道症状尺度表(BSS)评分标准进行治疗前后症状评分,应用改善率进行统计,并对统计结果进行分析.结果:两组患者治疗后BSS评分与治疗前比

  15. Clinical study in acupressure time after abdominal injection of low-molecular-weight heparin calcium%腹壁注射低分子肝素钙按压时间的临床研究

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    韩利民

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨腹壁注射低分子肝素钙的患者,注射后按压时间的长短与皮下出血发生率及出血面积的关系,同时找出适当的按压时间,以减少皮下出血的发生,减小出血面积.方法 选择2005年10月-2006年8月腹壁注射低分子肝素钙的患者60例,将每例患者的16次腹壁注射按局部按压时间的长短分为8组,每组按压时间分别为3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 min.观察皮下出血的发生例次及出血面积的大小.结果 腹壁注射低分子肝素钙后,局部不同按压时间与皮下出血的发生率及出血面积的大小之间存在关联,P<0.01,且6min组与7min组出血率及出血面积比较差异有统计学意义.P<0.01,其他相邻组间差异无统计学意义.结论 腹壁注射低分子肝素钙后局部按压7 min可以有效降低皮下出血的发生率并缩小出血面积.%Objective To investigate the relation of acupressure time and incidence rate of sub-cutaneous hemorrhage after abdominal injection of low-molecular-weight beparin calcium.At the same time to seek the most appropriate acupressure time to reduce incidence rate and area of subcutaneous hemor-rhage. Methods Patients(60 cases)undergoing abdominal injection of low-molecular-weight heparin cal-cium from October 2005 to August 2006 were selected.Each patient received 16 times of injection.They were divided into 8 groups according to acupressure time,the acupressure time for each group was 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 minutes. Incidence rate and area of subcutaneous hemorrhage was observed. Results Lo-cal acupressure time was related to the incidence rate and area of subcutaneous hemorrhage,P<0.01. The incidence rate and area of subcutaneous hemorrhage was statistically different between acupressure time of 6 minutes and 7 minutes,P<0.01,while other adjacent groups had no statistical difference. Conclusions Local acupressure time of 7 minutes can effectively reduce incidence rate and area of subcutaneous hemor-rhage after abdominal

  16. 指压穴位配合中药盐包治疗急性胃脘痛的观察与护理%Observation and nursing of acupressure points combined traditional Chinese medicine salt package treatment of acute stomachache

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    杜洁嫦

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the effect of acute epigastric pain treated with acupressure points combined traditional Chinese medicine herbal salt.Methods:80 patients with acute gastralgia received acupressure points combined traditional Chinese medicine salt package based on conventional treatment and care observed the treatment effect.Results:The after treatment epigastralgia cured 68 cases, improved in 11 cases, the pain-free remission in 1 case,the total efficiency was 98.75%.Conclusion:Acupressure points combined with traditional Chinese medicine medicated salt packet can significantly relieve a- cute gastralgia,simple operation,safety,economy,without undesirable complications,it is worth for clinical use.%目的:观察指压穴位配合中药盐包治疗急性胃脘痛的效果.方法:80例患者在常规治疗、护理的基础上采用指压穴位配合中药盐包治疗急性胃脘痛,观察患者胃脘痛减轻情况和治疗效果.结果:经治疗后胃脘痛治愈68例,好转11例,疼痛无缓解1例,总有效率98.75%.结论:指压穴位配合中药盐包可显著缓解急性胃脘痛,操作简易,安全、经济,无不良并发症发生,值得临床推广使用.

  17. The Kidney Strong Soup Auricular Acupressure Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis Clinical Research%补肾强骨汤联合耳穴贴压治疗绝经后骨质疏松症临床研究

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    吴建新; 洪澜; 王晔

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To study Bushen strong bone soup combined auricular acupressure treatment effect of postmenopausal osteoporosis . Methods:The patients were divided into combination therapy group, the Bushen strong bone soup treatment group , auricular acupressure treatment group, the control group , positive drug group . were respectively treated . Results:The combined treatment group compared to the other group which was significant therapeutic effect , compared to positive group no diversity.Conclusion:The Bushen strong bone soup combined auricular acupressure treat postmenopausal osteoporosis,is worthed of promotion.%  目的:研究补肾强骨汤联合耳穴贴压法治疗绝经后骨质疏松症的临床疗效。方法:将患者分为联合治疗组、补肾强骨汤治疗组、耳穴贴压法治疗组、空白对照组、阳性药物组。分别对其进行治疗。结果:联合治疗组相比于补肾强骨汤治疗组、耳穴贴压法治疗组都有明显的治疗作用,同阳性药物组效果没有差异。结论:补肾强骨汤联合耳穴贴压法对治绝经后骨质疏松症比阿仑膦酸钠不良反应少。

  18. The effect of daily self-measurement of pressure pain sensitivity followed by acupressure on depression and quality of life versus treatment as usual in ischemic heart disease: a randomized clinical trial.

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    Natasha Bergmann

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Depressive symptoms and reduced quality of life (QOL are parts of the chronic stress syndrome and predictive of adverse outcome in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD. Chronic stress is associated with increased sensitivity for pain, which can be measured by algometry as Pressure Pain Sensitivity (PPS on the sternum. AIM: To evaluate if stress focus by self-measurement of PPS, followed by stress reducing actions including acupressure, can decrease depressive symptoms and increase psychological well-being in people with stable IHD. DESIGN: Observer blinded randomized clinical trial over 3 months of either intervention or treatment as usual (TAU. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Intention to treat. METHODS: Two hundred and thirteen participants with IHD were included: 106 to active treatment and 107 to TAU. Drop-out: 20 and 12, respectively. The active intervention included self-measurement of PPS twice daily followed by acupressure as mandatory action, aiming at a reduction in PPS. Primary endpoint: change in depressive symptoms as measured by Major depression inventory (MDI. Other endpoints: changes in PPS, Well-being (WHO-5 and mental and physical QOL (SF-36. RESULTS: At 3 months PPS decreased 28%, to 58, in active and 11%, to 72, in TAU, p<0.001. MDI decreased 22%, to 6.5, in active group vs. 12%, to 8.3 in TAU, p = 0.040. WHO-5 increased to 71.0 and 64.8, active group and TAU, p = 0.015. SF-36 mental score sum increased to 55.3 and 53.3, active and TAU, p = 0.08. CONCLUSIONS: PPS measurements followed by acupressure reduce PPS, depressive symptoms and increase QOL in patients with stable IHD. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01513824.

  19. 耳穴按压结合电针治疗中风后焦虑症90例%Auricular Acupressure Combined with Electroacupuncture in the Treatment of Post-stroke Anxiety Disorder:Analysis of 90 Cases

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    孙姜云; 孙远征

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察耳穴按压结合电针治疗中风后焦虑症的临床疗效。方法:90例中风后焦虑患者在基础针刺及口服西药黛力新的基础上,进行耳穴按压及电针的治疗,根据汉密尔顿焦虑量表( HAMA )、生活自理能力评定Barthel指数(BI)的评分变化来评价疗效。结果:经过治疗后,总有效率为85.56%,自理能力均明显增强。结论:耳穴按压结合电针是治疗中风后遗焦虑症的有效方法。%Objective:To investigate the clinically curative effect of the auricular acupressure combined with electroacupuncture treatment on patients with anxiety disorders after stroke.Methods:Ninety patients with anxi-ety disorders after stroke received oral paroxetine and basic acupuncture treatment as well as the auricular acu-pressure combined with electroacupuncture treatment.Anxiety levels and patients’ conditions were assessed by the score of Hamilton Anxiety Scale ( HAMA) and Barthel Index( BI) before and after treatment.Results:After the treatment,the total effective rate was 85.56%,and self-care ability improved significantly.Conclusion:The auricular acupressure combined with electroacupuncture treatment is an effective therapy for anxiety disor-ders after stroke.

  20. 耳-体穴按压治疗老年功能性便秘临床观察%Clinical Observation of eEar-body Acupoints with Acupressure Treating Senile Functional Constipation

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    张海涛; 常雪利; 乔兴国

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the clinical efficacy of ear-body acupoints with acupressure treating senile functional constipation. Methods:67 patients of senile functional constipation were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, each of 32 cases, respectively treated with ear acupoints by seeds burying combining acupressure of body acupoints and Chinese medicine, the effects of two groups were compared. Results:The total effective rates of treatment group was 94.29%, obviously higher than that of control group by 71.88%(P<0.05). Conclusion:There are bet-ter clinical efficacy of ear-body acupoints with acupressure treating senile functional constipation.%  目的:观察耳-体穴结合按压治疗老年功能性便秘的临床疗效。方法:67例年功能性便秘患者随机分为治疗组35例和对照组32例,分别采用耳穴埋籽结合体穴按压和中成药治疗,对比两组效果。结果:治疗组总有效率为94.29%,明显高于对照组的71.88%(P<0.05)。结论:耳-体穴按压治疗老年功能性便秘有较好的临床疗效。

  1. Beneficios de la terapia cognitivo-conductual y la presoterapia en pacientes obesos: ensayo clínico aleatorizado Benefits of cognitive behavior therapy and acupressure therapy in obese patients: a randomized clinical trial

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    V. Torres

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: el objetivo del presente trabajo fue analizar la modificación de los hábitos de vida en pacientes obesos mediante la terapia cognitivo-conductual administrada conjuntamente con la presoterapia. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio experimental con grupo control placebo. Se asignaron de forma aleatoria 40 pacientes a grupo de intervención (terapia cognitivo-conductual + presoterapia y a grupo control (sesiones informativas. La dimensión de estudio fue la administración de un cuestionario sobre valoración y cuantificación de los hábitos de vida relacionados con la obesidad. Las evaluaciones se realizaron en el momento basal y al finalizar los 3 meses de intervención. Resultados: Finalizados los 3 meses de tratamiento, en el grupo de intervención se obtuvieron diferencias significativas (p Objective: The purpose of this study was to analyze change of lifestyle in obese patients with cognitive behavior therapy and acupressure. Methods: An experimental study was performed with placebo control group. Forty patients were randomly assigned to intervention group (cognitive behaviour therapy + acupressure and control group (information session. Outcome measure was a questionnaire for the assessment and quantification of obesity related lifestyles. Measures were performed at baseline and, after 3-months intervention. Results: After 3 months of treatment, the intervention group showed significant differences (p < 0.05 in weight loss, diet and physical activity. Conclusion: In the obese patient, cognitive behavior therapy and acupressure, it has lost at least three kilograms over three months and has changed lifestyles related to obesity.

  2. 耳穴贴压治疗原发性失眠的临床研究现状及问题分析%Research Status and Problems Analysis of Auricular Acupressure Treatment for Primary Insomnia

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    明彩琴; 袁林; 谭慧娟; 吴曦; 梁繁荣

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the domestic existing problems of clinical research about auricular acupressure treatment for primary insomnia.Methods We reviewed and investigated the domestic research about auricular acupressure treatment of primary insomnia in recent 5 years in diagnostic criteria , intervention, trial design, efficacy and safety evaluation .Results At present, the domestic research about auricular acupressure treatment of primary insomnia has some major disadvantages .For example,the diagnostic criteria is not unified leading to obvious difference in choosing patients; the trial design random , blind method , sethic and registered principle are implemented badly, controls fall behind the clinical practice , the best intervention is not clear , which leading to the inner authenticity of the test results should be treated with caution; efficacy evaluation lack of the gold standard , long-term follow-up, which leading to therapeutic effect evidence is not sufficient , and effect advantage is uncertain .Conclusion The clinical research program about auricular acupressure treatment for primary insomnia should be further standardized in trial design , implementation, quality control in future.%探讨国内耳穴贴压治疗原发性失眠临床研究存在的问题。对近五年国内耳穴贴压治疗原发性失眠的研究按疾病诊断标准、试验设计、干预措施、疗效及安全性评定进行分类综述及问题探讨。目前国内耳穴贴压治疗原发性失眠的临床研究主要存在疾病诊断标准不统一导致患者筛选差异明显;试验设计随机、盲法、伦理及注册原则贯彻较差,对照选择落后临床实际,导致试验结果的内在真实性需谨慎对待;疗效评价缺乏金指标,缺乏随访等,导致疗效证据不充分,效应优势不明确。今后耳穴贴压治疗原发性失眠的临床研究需在设计、实施和质量控制方面进一步规范。

  3. Research in impact of acupressure on recovery of gstrointestinal tract after gynecologic celioscope operation%穴位按摩对妇科腹腔镜术后胃肠道功能恢复作用的效果评价

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    黄丽红; 彭文湃; 伍眷兰; 何妙东; 尹碧姚; 钟翠芳

    2008-01-01

    目的 探讨穴位按摩解除妇科腹腔镜术后并发恶心呕吐,促进胃肠道功能的影响.方法 选取行腹腔镜妇科手术后患者138例,随机分为穴位按摩,常规护理两组,每组69例,分别用穴位按摩,常规护理方法 进行护理,观察并比较两组术后恶心呕吐及胃肠道恢复的情况.结果穴位按摩比常规护理治疗效果明显显效.结论对妇科腹腔镜术后产生的恶心呕吐并发症可以由穴位按摩方法 解除,且能促进胃肠功能康复,是较理想的方法 .%Objective Probe into the way of relieving the complications such as nausea and vomit,facilitating gastrointestinal tract function by means of Acupressure after gynecologic operation.Methods Random option of patients 138 after gynecologic operation;dividing in random into 2 groups:Acupressure and ordinary care.Each group consists of 69 cases;carrying out nursing care by acupressure and ordinary care respectively.Observe and compare with the two methods,to understand the effect of relieving on nausea and vomit,and facilitating gastrointestinal tract recovery.Results The acupressure has function better than the ordinary care.Conclusion Referring to the complications such as nausea and vomit after gynecologic operation,the acupressure can function well at facilitating recovery of gastrointestinal tract,which is compartively ideal.

  4. 针刺配合耳穴贴压治疗更年期综合症疗效观察%Clinical Observation of Acupuncture Combined with Auricular Acupressure in Treatment of Menopausal Syndrome

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    巴正兵; 吴群; 吴松; 吕彬

    2015-01-01

    s:Objective To observe the effect of acupuncture combined with auricular acupressure in treatment of menopausal syndrome. Methods 60patientswererandomlydividedintotwogroups.Thetreatmentgroupreceivedacupuncturecombinedwithauricularacupressure treatment, the control group received Xiaoyao powder, after the end of treatment,the effect was evaluated.Results The total effective rate of treatment group was better than control group (P<0.05).Conclusion Acupuncture combined with auricular acupressure in treatment of menopausal syndrome has remarkable and stable effect ,less side effects.%目的:观察针刺配合耳穴贴压对更年期综合症患者的治疗效果。方法60例更年期综合症患者随机分为两组。治疗组采用针刺配合耳穴贴压治疗,对照组采用口服用逍遥丸治疗,疗程结束后评定疗效。结果治疗组总有效率优于对照组( P<0.05)。结论针刺配合耳穴贴压治疗更年期综合症疗效显著,作用稳定,副作用小。

  5. Effects of auricular acupressure on postoperative complications of laparoscopic surgery and its function of improving the gastrointestinal peristaltic function%耳穴按压对腹腔镜术后胃肠功能恢复的影响

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    张阳德; 林伶; 陈紫煜

    2011-01-01

    目的 应用耳穴按压于腹腔镜围手术期治疗,探讨耳穴按压对腹腔镜术后胃肠功能恢复的影响,研究其预防腹腔镜围手术并发症或不良反应的作用.方法 选择2009年7月~2010年6月100例行腹腔镜手术患者并随机分为两组,即耳穴按压组(A组,50例)和对照组(C组,50例),A组患者在自术前24 h至术后3d行耳穴按压,而C组患者不行任何干预,观察两组患者肠呜音恢复时间及肛门首次排气时间;术后并发症如腹胀、呕吐的发生率;术后补救治疗药物使用情况,来评价两组胃肠功能恢复情况.结果 两组患者在年龄,体重,身高,或麻醉时间差异无显着性.耳穴组患者术后肠2音恢复时间,肛门首次排气时间均较对照组显著提前(P<0.05).耳穴按压组患者术后并发症发生率较对照组小,术后止呕药物使用较对照组少(P<0.05).未观察到耳穴按压有明显副作用.结论 耳穴按压可促进术后胃肠功能恢复,并有效预防腹腔镜术后并发症,值得临床推广和进一步研究.%[ Objectives ] To evaluate auricular acupressure's function of improving the gastrointestinal peristaltic function and investigate its influence on postoperative complications of laparoscopic surgery. [Methods] From July 2009 to June 2010,100 patients after laparoscopic operation were enrolled in and randomly divided into two groups, auricular acupressure group (Group A, 50 cases) and control group (Group C, 50 cases). In Group A, the patients were treated with auricular acupressure preoperatively and postoperatively. In Group C, the patients were treated by non nonintervention. The effects of auricular acupressure on postoperative complications and its function of improving the gastrointestinal peristaltic function in each group were analyzed and evaluated. [ Results ] The bowel sound recovery time and the postoperative exhaust time in Group A was statistically earlier than that in Group C (P <0.05). The

  6. 护理干预联合穴位按揉在缺乳产妇中的应用%Application of nursing intervention combined with acupressure therapy in puerperal women with postpartum hypogalactia

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    闫素芹

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨护理干预联合穴位按揉在缺乳产妇中的应用效果.方法:将162例产后缺乳产妇随机分为观察组和对照组各81例,观察组实施护理干预联合穴位按揉,对照组实施常规护理.比较两组产妇自护能力、泌乳量及临床疗效.结果:观察组自护能力评分、治疗后4d内泌乳量及治疗有效率均明显高于对照组(P<0.01).结论:护理干预联合穴位按揉可有效增加缺乳产妇泌乳量,提高母乳喂养成功率,实现出院后延伸服务,巩固疗效,值得临床推广应用.%Objective:To investigate the effect of nursing intervention combined with acupressure therapy in puerperal women with postpartum hypogalactia.Methods:162 puerperal women with postpartum hypogalactia were randomly divided into the observation group and the control group (81 cases in each group).Nursing intervention combined with acupressure therapy was applied in the observation group and routine nursing care was taken in the control group.The maternal self-care ability,volume of lactation and clinical efficacy were compared between the two groups.Results:The scores of maternal self-care ability,volume of lactation within 4 days after therapy and the effective rate of the treatment were significantly more and higher in the observation group than the control group (P <0.01).Conclusion:The nursing intervention combined with acupressure therapy can effectively increase the volume of lactation and the success rate of breast feeding and realize the extended service after discharge.

  7. 针对性护理干预配合耳穴压豆在乙肝患者中的应用%Application of nursing intervention combined with auricular acupressure therapy in patients with hepatitis B

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    于皎

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the effect of nursing intervention combined with auricular acupressure therapy in patients with hep-atitis B. Methods:158 patients with chronic hepatitis B were randomly divided into the observation group(n = 80)and the control group (n = 78). The patients in both groups were treated with hepatoprotective drug and auricular acupressure therapy,the patients in the control group were given routine nursing care and the patients in the observation group were provided the targeted nursing intervention,and then the anxiety,sleep quality,liver function and quality of life of the patients were compared between the two groups. Results:The anxiety,sleep quality and the improvement of the liver function of the patients were better in the observation group than those in the control group(P <0. 05);the scores of quality of life(SF - 36)of the patients were higher in the observation group than the control group(P < 0. 05). Con-clusion:The targeted nursing intervention combined with auricular acupressure therapy can effectively relieve anxiety and improve the sleep quality and quality of life of the patients with hepatitis B.%目的:探讨针对性护理干预配合耳穴压豆在乙肝患者中的应用效果。方法:将158例乙肝患者随机分为对照组78例和观察组80例,两组均给予保肝降酶药物治疗和耳穴压豆疗法,对照组给予常规护理,观察组在常规护理基础上给予针对性护理干预,比较两组焦虑情绪、睡眠质量、肝功能指标及生活质量变化情况。结果:观察组焦虑情绪、睡眠质量、肝功能指标恢复情况优于对照组(P <0.05),观察组生活质量(SF -36)评分高于对照组(P <0.05)。结论:针对性护理干预配合耳穴压豆能有效改善乙肝患者焦虑情绪及睡眠状况,提高其生活质量。

  8. 择时穴位按压联合灸疗对胃肠道术后胃肠功能恢复的影响%Effects of acupressure combined with moxibustion therapy in patients af ter gastrointestinal surgeries

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    黄文芳

    2014-01-01

    Objective To study the clinical effects of acupressure combined with moxibustion therapy in patients after gastrointestinal surgeries .Methods Ninety patients with gastrointestinal surgeries were randomly divided into experimental group (n= 45) and control group(n=45) .The control group was given routine nursing . The experimental group had been given acupressure combined with moxibustion for 3 to 5 days ,beginning at 6 hours after surgeries .The intestinal peristalsis recovery and abdominal distension of 2 groups were compared .Results The recovery time of bowel sound ,exhaust time and defecation time for the first time after surgeries in the experimental group was shorter than that in the control group . The abdominal distension in experimental group was less than that in the control group (2 vs 15) .Conclusion Acupressure combined with moxibustion therapy can effectively promote the recovery of gastrointestinal function after gastrointestinal surgeries .%目的:观察择时穴位按压联合灸疗对胃肠道手术后患者肠蠕动恢复的效果。方法将90例胃肠道术后患者随机分为对照组45例和实验组45例。对照组采用常规护理,实验组在对照组的基础上,于手术后6h开始实施择时穴位按压联合灸疗,连续3~5d。比较2组术后肠蠕动恢复情况和腹胀发生率。结果实验组术后肠鸣音恢复时间、首次排气时间、首次排便时间均短于对照组。实验组发生腹胀2例,明显少于对照组15例。结论采用择时穴位按压联合灸疗能有效地促进胃肠道术后胃肠功能的恢复。

  9. Application of acupressure of Neiguan and Hegu point in gastric intubation%内关、合谷穴按压在留置胃管中的运用

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    王大华; 杨波; 胡少红

    2008-01-01

    Objective To observe the effect of acupressure to relieve the adverse effect of patients and success rate of intubation during gastric tube insertion. Methods We divided 90 pancreatitis patients into the observation group and the control group randomly with 45 cases in each group.Routine intubation method was used in the control group.While in the observation group we gave acupressure of Neiguan and Hegu point based in the routine method.Then we compared the changes in heart rate,bucking,nausea,vomiting and other adverse effect as well as the one-time success rate of intubation.Results Changes in heart rate before and after intubation in the control group were significantly different(P0.05).The incidence rate of adverse effect in the observation group was 4.4%and the one-time success rate of intubation was 97.8%.Conclusion It proved effective to use acupressure of Neiguan and Hegu point during gastric intubation for gastrointestinal decompression.%目的 观察穴位按压对留置胃管患者减轻不良反应的有效性及一次插管的成功率.方法 将90例胰腺炎患者随机分为观察组和对照组各45例.对照组采取传统置胃管法;观察组在此基础上予以指压合谷、内关穴.观察并记录插管前后2组患者心率变化、呛咳、恶心、呕吐等不良反应的发生情况及一次性插管成功率.结果对照组插管前后心率变化差异有统计学意义(P0.05),观察组插管前后不良反应发生率在4.4%,一次性插管成功率为97.8%.结论 对胰腺炎患者留置胃管行胃肠减压采取指压内关穴、合谷穴效果较好.

  10. Clinical Study to the Application of Delivery ball Associated with Chinese Acupressure Massage in Natural Delivery%分娩球联合中医穴位按摩对自然分娩的临床观察

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    邹文霞; 周立平; 梁红丹; 潘明沃; 李佳梅; 吕凤

    2013-01-01

    Objective To study the influence of delivery ball associated with chinese acupressure massage on spontaneous delivery.Methods 120 cases of normal pregnant women who gave birth in Guangdong Women and Children Hospital from January 2012 to March 2012,were randomly divided into the observation group and the control group.60 normal pregnant women in observation group were applied delivery ball associated with chinese acupressure massage to help them alleviating pain and anxiety during the first delivery stage.Another 60 normal pregnant women in control group received routine nursing.The degree of anxiety and pain,the duration of first stage of labor and the modality of delivery had been observed.Results The degree of anxiety and labor pain of observation group during delivery stage was significantly lower than that of control group (P<0.05).The observation group had shorter delivery duration and higher natural delivery rate than that of control group (P<0.05).Conclusion The method of delivery ball associated with chinese acupressure massage which applied in the first stage of delivery was helpful to natural delivery.%目的 探讨分娩球联合中医穴位按摩对自然分娩的影响.方法 选取2012年1至3月在广东省妇幼保健院分娩的正常足月初产妇120例,随机分为观察组60例,对照组60例;观察组采用分娩球联合中医穴位按摩的干预方法,整个干预过程在第一产程进行.对照组给予常规处理.对两组产妇的焦虑情况、疼痛、第一产程时间、分娩方式进行比较.结果 观察组焦虑情况发生率低,疼痛程度减轻,第一产程缩短,阴道分娩率高,与对照组相比差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 分娩球联合中医穴位按摩可减轻焦虑,减轻产妇心理因素和疼痛感对分娩的负面影响,缩短产程,提高阴道分娩率.

  11. 耳穴压豆在冠心病急性心绞痛患者中的应用%Application of acupressure therapy with Wangbuliuxing at auricular point in CHD patients with acute angina pectoris

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    王洪燕

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the application of acupressure therapy with Wangbuliuxing at auricular point in patients with acute angina pectoris resulting from coronary heart disease(CHD). Methods:80 patients with acute angina pectoris were randomly divided into the observation group and the control group(40 cases in each group). The conventional treatment and nursing care were given to the pa-tients in the control group;the acupressure therapy with Wangbuliuxing at auricular point was additionally adopted in the observation group. The heart rate and systolic blood pressure of the patients,clinical curative effect,angina attack frequency and duration were com-pared between the two groups. Results:The heart rate and systolic blood pressure of the patients was lower in the observation group than the control group after the acupressure therapy for 10,20 and 30 minutes respectively(P < 0. 05);there were statistically significant differences between the two groups in the comparison of the total effective rate,angina attack frequency and duration of the patients during hospitaliza-tion(P < 0. 05). Conclusion:The acupressure therapy with Wangbuliuxing at auricular point has has the two - way adjustment function and it can quickly relieve symptoms,reduce angina attack frequency and shorten the duration.%目的:探讨耳穴压豆在冠心病急性心绞痛患者中的应用。方法:将80例冠心病急性心绞痛患者随机分为观察组和对照组各40例,对照组给予常规治疗和护理,观察组在此基础上给予耳穴压豆治疗,比较两组心率、收缩压、临床疗效、心绞痛发作次数及持续时间。结果:观察组按压10、20、30 min 时心率和收缩压均低于对照组(P <0.05),两组总有效率、住院期间心绞痛发作次数及持续时间比较差异均有统计学意义(P <0.05)。结果:耳穴压豆治疗对冠心病急性心绞痛患者的心率和血压有双向调节作用,能够迅速缓解患

  12. 耳穴按压对大鼠精神性疲劳影响的实验研究%Experimental Study on Mental Fatigue of Rats by Auricular Acupressure Pressing

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    丁婷婷; 袁红; 李思诺; 梁田; 张茜; 肖响

    2014-01-01

    目的:探究耳穴按压对大鼠精神疲劳的治疗作用。方法:将60只Wistar大鼠随机分为空白组、单纯抓取组、模型组及耳穴按压组,每组15只。检测各组大鼠自发活动度(爬格数和探身数)、负重游泳时间。结果:与空白组对照比较,模型组的自发活动度显著减弱(P<0.05),负重游泳时间显著缩短(P<0.05),说明造模成功;与空白组对照比较,单纯抓取组的自发活动度无显著变化(P>0.05),负重游泳时间无显著延长或缩短(P>0.05),说明单纯抓取对大鼠没有治疗作用;与模型组对照比较,耳穴按压组的自发活动度显著增强(P<0.05),耳穴按压组的负重游泳时间显著延长(P<0.05),说明耳穴按压对模型大鼠具有一定的治疗作用。结论:按压耳穴可显著改善大鼠精神性疲劳的症状和体征。%Objective:To study the therapeutic effects on mental fatigue of rats by auricular acupressure press -ing.Methods:Sixty wistar rats were randomly divided into four groups ( n=15 ): normal group , grabbing only group , model group , and auricular acupressure pressing group .Spontaneous activity and time of loaded -swim-ming were measured .Results:Compared with normal group , frequency of spontaneous movement in model group was significantly reduced ( P0.05 ) and the time of loaded -swimming ( P >0.05 ) in grabbing only group , which meant grabbing had no effects on mental fatigue of rats .Compared with model group , frequency of spontaneous movement in model group was significantly improved ( P<0 .05 ); the time of loaded-swimming was significantly prolonged (P<0.05).It meant auricular acupressure pressing could be taken into considera-tion when there were therapeutic effects on mental fatigue of rats .Conclusion:Auricular acupressure pressing can improve the signs and symptoms of mental fatigue of rats .

  13. 耳穴贴压促进术后胃肠功能恢复干预性试验的Meta分析%Trails about auricular acupressure in improving the postoperative gastrointestinal peristaltic function:a Meta-analysis

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    王晓庆; 段培蓓; 张晓琴; 诸建华; 梅思娟; 杨丽华; 孙龙

    2014-01-01

    Objective To systematically review the effect of auricular acupressure on the recovery of gastrointestinal peristaltic functioning after the surgery .Methods The randomized controlled trials ( RCT) and controlled clinical trail on auricular acupressure after the surgery were collected using the databases of Cochrane Library, JBI Library,PubMed,EMbase,CBMdisc,China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) and Chinese BioMedical Literature Database ( CBM ) . After selection and critical appraisal of the retrieved studies , a quantitative systemic review(Meta-analysis)was conducted by RevMan 5.0 software.Results Four RCTs and ten CCTs were included with the literature quality of B .Meta-analysis showed that auricular acupressure after the surgery could significantly shorten the time to first flatus (WMD=-14.16,95%CI=-18.40 -9.93,P<0.01),time to first bowel motion(WMD =-10.33,95%CI =-12.98 -7.69,P <0.01),time to first passage of feces(WMD=-19.19,95%CI=-27.56 -10.81,P<0.01),and reduced the rate of abdominal distension (OR=0.17,95%CI:0.10-0.29,P<0.01).Conclusions Auricular acupressure after surgery is beneficial in promoting the recovery of gastrointestinal peristaltic function .However ,more high quality RCTs on the basic research of action mechanism , and standardized clinical research are still required to verify the effects .%目的:评价耳穴贴压对患者术后胃肠功能恢复的影响。方法检索Cochrane及JBI图书馆、PubMed (1966-2013年)、EMbase (1989-2013年)、CBMdisc (1978-2013年)和 CNKI (1994-2013年)数据库中符合纳入排除标准的中英文文献,由3名研究者对文献进行质量评价,使用RevMan 5.0软件对符合标准的研究结局指标进行分析和描述。结果共纳入14项临床干预性研究,文献质量等级均为B级。 Meta分析结果显示,在常规治疗护理的基础上结合耳穴贴压疗法,可明显缩短患者术后排气的时间(WMD=-14.16,95%CI:-18.40~-9

  14. Effect of acupressure on vasospasm remission for patients during PICC technique%穴位按压缓解PICC置管患者血管痉挛的效果

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    梅思娟

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effect of acupressure on vasospasm remission for patients during PICC technique.Methods A total of 60 patients occurred vasospasm during PICC technique using ultrasound-guided improved Seldinger technology were randomly divided into control group (n =30) and observation group (n =30).The control group received the hot compress,while observation group received the acupuncture on point Neiguan.Results Observation group had significantly lower vasospasm duration than that of control group [(213.70±33.196)s vs (270.60±84.985)s;t=-3.416,P<0.01].Conclusions Acupressure can effectively reduce the duration of vasospasm,and improve the success rate of PICC technique.%目的 探讨穴位按压对缓解PICC置管血管痉挛的效果.方法 将60例超声引导下改良Seldinger技术PICC置管过程中血管痉挛患者随机分为对照组和观察组各30例.对照组采用局部热敷,观察组予按压内关穴进行干预.观察两组效果.结果 观察组血管痉挛持续时间为(213.70±33.196)s,对照组血管痉挛持续时间为(270.60±84.985)s,观察组显著少于对照组,两组差异具有统计学意义(t=-3.416,P<0.01).结论 穴位按压能有效地缓解PICC置管血管痉挛,缩短血管痉挛持续时间,提高PICC置管的成功率.

  15. 耳穴贴压疗法对妊娠剧吐患者胃动素水平的影响%The Influence of Auricular Acupoint Acupressure Therapy on Serum Motilin of Patients with Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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    吴小华; 胡丽莎; 陈晓勇; 吴淑珍

    2015-01-01

    Objective To study the clinical therapeutic effect of auricular acupoint acupressure therapy on pa‐tients with hyperemesis gravidarum(HG)and the influence on serum motilin(MOT)of these patients.Methods Sixty four patients with HG were randomized equally into two groups ,the auricular acupoint acupressure group and conventional therapy group. There are also thirty cases of early pregnant women as a control group. The clini‐cal efficacy and the MOT levels before and after treatment were observed.Results The cure rate of the auricular acupoint acupressure group was significantly higher than that of the conventional therapy group(P<0.05). There was no statistically difference in the effective rates between the two therapy groups.Before treatment ,the serum MOT levels of auricular acupoint acupressure therapeutic alliance group and conventional therapy group were all lower than that of the early pregnant control group(P<0.05);there was no statistically difference in serum MOT level between the two therapy groups(P<0.05).After the treatment ,the serum MOT levels of two therapy group obviously increased(P< 0.05) ,whereas auricular therapy group increased more significantly compared with the conventional treatment group(P<0.05).Conclusion The occurrence of HG is correlated with the lowering of lev‐el of serum MOT. The auricular acupoint acupressure therapy is effective in treating HG through increasing the level of serum MOT ,promoting the peristalsis of stomach and intestine and improving appetite.%目的:观察耳穴贴压疗法治疗妊娠剧吐的临床疗效,并研究其对患者胃动素(MOT)水平的影响。方法将2012年本院收治的64例妊娠剧吐患者随机分为耳穴贴压组及常规治疗组,并设30例正常早孕为对照组。耳穴贴压组采用耳穴贴压疗法联合常规治疗,常规治疗组仅给予常规西医支持治疗。观察比较2种治疗方法的临床疗效及治疗前后 MOT 水平的变化。结果耳穴贴

  16. 穴位按压联合艾灸治疗稳定型心绞痛33例临床观察%Clinical observation of stable angina pectoris treated by combination of acupressure and moxibustion

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    王秋云; 王玉梅; 郭雅丽

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate clinical effect of stable angina pectoris treated by combination of acupressure and moxibustion. Methods 66 cases of stable angina patients were randomly divided into 2 groups. 33 cases in control group received the conventional Western treatment for five weeks; 33 cases in treatment group received combination of acupressure and moxibustion on the basis of the control group 6 times a week for 5 consecutive weeks. The effect of angina, electrocardiogram and traditional Chinese medicine syndrome (chest pain, chest tightness, heart palpitations and shortness of breath) were recorded. Results The total efficiency of angina pectoris, chest pain, chest tightness, heart palpitations and shortness of breath in treatment group were 96. 97% , 96. 97% , 100% , 96.97%, 96.97%. Those of control group were 72.72% , 75.76%, 81.82%, 75.76%, 75.76%. Markedly effective rate of ECG in treatment group (63.63%) was superior to that in control group (39.39%, P<0.05). Conclusion Acupressure combined moxibustion was safe, convenient and effective on treatment of stable angina pectoris.%目的 观察定位按压联合艾灸治疗稳定型心绞痛的临床疗效.方法 将66例稳定型心绞痛患者随机分为2组,对照组33例予西医常规治疗,连续5周;治疗组33例在对照组治疗基础上加穴位按压联合艾灸,每周6次,连续5周.统计2组心绞痛、心电图及中医证候(胸痛、胸闷、心悸及气短)疗效.结果 治疗组心绞痛、胸痛、胸闷、心悸及气短总有效率分别为96.97%、96.97%、100%、96.97%、96.97%,对照组分别为72.72%、75.76%、81.82%、75.76%、75.76%,治疗组均优于对照组(P<0.05).治疗组心电图显效率63.63%,对照组显效率39.39%,2组显效率比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),治疗组优于对照组.结论 穴位按压联合艾灸治疗稳定型心绞痛安全方便,疗效确切.

  17. 穴位按摩联合心理干预对甲亢失眠患者的效果分析%Effectiveness Analysis of Acupressure Combined with Psychological Intervention in Patients with Hyperthyroidism Insomnia

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    汪巧玉; 林彩云; 王列平

    2014-01-01

    目的:研究并探讨穴位按摩联合综合性心理干预对甲亢失眠患者的效果。方法:选取本院2011年10月-2013年11月收治的62例甲亢失眠患者为研究对象,按照随机数字表法分为观察组31例和对照组31例。所有患者均进行常规治疗及护理,观察组患者在此基础上实施穴位按摩联合综合性心理干预项目,对照组选用镇静催眠药物治疗。比较两组的治疗效果。结果:观察组临床治疗总有效率为93.54%,高于对照组的67.74%(P<0.05);两组SAS和SDS评分均比心理干预前低,且观察组SAS和SDS评分均比对照组低,两组差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:对甲亢失眠患者实施穴位按摩联合综合性心理干预可提高睡眠质量,有效改善焦虑、抑郁等负性心理,显著提高患者的临床疗效,促进康复,具有一定的临床应用和研究价值。%Objective:To study and explore acupressure joint comprehensive psychological intervention effect on insomnia in patients with hyperthyroidism.Method:62 patients of hyperthyroidism with insomnia were treated in our hospital from October 2011 to November 2013 for the study,they were randomly divided into the observation group and the control group,each of 31 cases,all patients underwent conventional treatment and care. The observation group with acupressure joint was projected of comprehensive psychological intervention on this basis. The control group was used to sedative and hypnotic medication. The effect of the two groups was compared.Result:The clinical total effective rate of the observation group was 93.54%,and was higher than the control group with 67.74%(P<0.05);SAS and SDS scores of the two groups were lower than before psychological intervention and the observation group was lower than the control group, the differences were statistically significant(P<0.05).Conclusion:Patients with hyperthyroidism insomnia acupressure joint implementation

  18. 埋线配合穴位按压治疗经前期综合征疗效观察%Observation of the effect of catgut implantation combined with acupressure on premenstrual syndrome

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    谭秀芬; 林玉敏

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察埋线配合穴位按压治疗经前期综合征( PMS)的临床疗效。方法将108例PMS患者随机分为治疗组和对照组各54例,治疗组采用埋线配合穴位按压疗法;对照组予以口服中成药逍遥丸。治疗3个月经周期,观察治疗前后2组临床症状、基础体温( BBT)变化情况。结果纳入108例患者,104例完成试验,脱落4例。治疗组52例患者,痊愈6例,显效23例,有效18例,无效5例,总有效率90%;对照组52例患者,痊愈3例,显效10例,有效24例,无效15例,总有效率71%。治疗后2组总疗效比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01)。结论埋线配合穴位按压疗法具有疗效高、见效快、安全无不良反应、患者依从性高的特点,治疗PMS的临床疗效显著优于中成药,值得临床推广应用。%Objective It is to observe the clinical curative effect of catgut implantation combined with acupressure on pre-menstrual syndrome ( PMS) .Methods 108 patients with PMS were randomly divided into treatment group and control group with 54 cases in each group.The treatment group was treated with catgut implantation combined with acupressure, while the control group was treated with Xiaoyao pills by oral administration.After 3 menstrual cycle’ s treatment, the changes of clinical symptoms and BBT before and after treatment in both groups were observed.Results In the 108 patients selected, there were 104 cases completed the study, and 4 cases lost.In the treatment group, there were 52 cases in which there were 6 curing ca-ses, 23 excellent cases, 18 effective cases, 5 non-effective cases, the total effective rate was 90%;In the control group, there were 52 cases in which there were 3 curing cases, 10 excellent cases, 24 effective cases, 15 non-effective cases, the total ef-fective rate was 71%.The difference in the total effect between the two groups were significant (P<0.01).Conclusion The therapy with catgut

  19. Study for the effects of acupressure on symptom clusters for patients with advanced cancer%穴位按摩在晚期癌症患者症状群中的应用效果研究

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    焦杰; 罗志芹; 强万敏

    2015-01-01

    Objective To study the applied effect of acupressure on symptom clusters for patients with advanced cancer .Method 100 advanced cancer patients selected from the department of integrated Chinese and Western medi-cine from December 2013 to July 2014 were randomly divided into control group and experimental group based on the random number table ,with 50 patients in each group .The patients in control group were given routine nursing inter-ventions ,while the patients in the experimental group was received acupressure besides routine nursing interven-tions .The interventions was lasted for one months .The symptom clusters were compared and the results were ana-lyzed before and after the intervention .Result Before the intervention ,there was no significant difference in the se-verity of the symptom clusters between the two groups (P> 0 .05) .After the intervention ,there was significant difference in the scores of symptom clusters group 1(pain-fatigue-short of breath-sleepiness)and symptom clusters group 2(nausea-poor appetite-dry mouth-vomiting)between the two groups (P0 .05) .Conclusion Besides routine nursing interventions , the acupressure could alleviate some symptoms for patients with advanced cancer .It was worthy for clinical popular-ization and application .%目的 探讨穴位按摩在晚期癌症患者症状群中的应用效果.方法 选取2013年12月-2014年7月于天津市肿瘤医院中医科住院的100例晚期癌症患者为研究对象 ,根据随机数字表法分为对照组和观察组 ,各50例 ;对照组给予常规护理 ,观察组在常规护理的基础上进行为期1个月的穴位按摩 ;在干预前后对两组患者的症状群进行比较 ,分析穴位按摩的效果.结果 干预前两组患者的症状群得分差异无统计学意义(P>0 .05).干预后两组患者间的症状群1(疼痛-乏力-气短-嗜睡)和症状群2(恶心-胃口差-口干 -呕吐)得分差异有统计学意义(P0 .05).结论 在常规护理的基础上 ,加

  20. Therapy of Acupressure Pointer before Intravenous Infusion in Cephalic Vein Applied Nursing Research%穴位指针疗法在头静脉输液前应用的护理研究

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    蒋应玲; 刘倩; 冯珏; 肖艳平; 郭庆; 乔艾春; 邓玲华

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the cephalic vein puncture on hand in three acupressure pointer therapy intervention on the comfortable degree of infusion nursing. Methods In 2010 March to 2012 March in hospitalized patients with standard 160 patients according to the time of admission, were randomLy divided into experimental group and control group, 80 cases in each group. The control group in the"new"basis of nursing science"for the standard, using conventional intravenous infusion method. In experimental group received puncture side hand in three acupressure pointer therapy after routine intravenous infusion, observe two groups of patients in the cephalic vein puncture disposable puncture success rate, pain response and transfusion puncture nursing satisfaction were compared. Results The patients in the experimental group received acupuncture needle therapy, cephalic vein puncture success rate of puncture, disposable transfusion puncture pain reaction and nursing satisfaction compared with the control group had statistical significance (P<0.05). Conclusion The cephalic vein puncture on hand in three acupressure pointer therapy intervention, can significantly reduce the puncture pain, so that patients can cooperate smoothly infusion operation, improve the success rate of puncture and intravenous transfusion of patients satisfaction.%  目的探讨头静脉穿刺前行手三里穴位指针疗法干预对输液护理舒适度的影响.方法将2010年3月至2012年3月住院患者中符合标准的160例患者按照入院时间,随机分成实验组和对照组,每组80例.对照组以《新编护理学基础》为标准,采用常规静脉输液法.实验组在接受穿刺侧手三里穴位指针疗法后按常规静脉输液法,观察两组患者在头静脉穿刺的一次性穿刺成功率、疼痛反应及输液穿刺满意度等进行比较.结果实验组患者在接受穴位指针疗法后,头静脉穿刺的一次性穿刺成功率、疼痛反应及

  1. 穴位按摩训练对改善老年人睡眠质量及认知功能的效果%Effect of acupressure training on sleep quality and cognitive function of elderly

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    曾慧; 王平; 康佳迅

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effect of acupressure training on sleep quality and cognitive function of older adults. Methods The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)was used for screening the elderly with declined quality of sleep (PSQI> 4). Eighty-two older adults were recruited from a community in Changsha. The participants were randomly divided into two groups. All the elderly received sleep health education. In addition,the elderly in the experimental group received acupressure training- The sleep quality and cognitive function of the elderly were measured with PSQI,Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), four subscales from Wechsler Memory Scale revised Chinese version (WMS-RC), includ-ing number memory, picture memory, associative memory and understanding memory before intervention and at the end of the third month and the sixth month of intervention. Results There were significant group main effects and interactions in the scores of PSQI,ESS,MMSE and the four subscales of WMS-R(P<0,05). Significant time main effects were also found in the above variables except number memory (P<0.05). Conclusion Acupressure training can effectively improve the older adults' sleep quality and cognitive function,%目的 探讨穴位按摩训练对老年人睡眠质量及认知功能的影响.方法 采用匹茨堡睡眠质量指数(PSQI)选取长沙市某社区睡眠质量下降(PSQI≥4分)的老年人82例,随机分为两组,试验组42例,对照组40例,试验组进行穴位按摩训练,并给予睡眠知识宣教,对照组只给予睡眠知识宣教.分别于干预前、干预3个月末、干预6个月末运用PSQI、爱泼沃斯嗜睡量表(ESS)、简易精神状态量表(MMSE)、韦氏记忆量表中国修订版(WMS-RC)中背数、图片回忆、联想学习、理解记忆4个分量表测量两组睡眠质量及认知功能,并进行比较分析.结果 PSQI、ESS、MMSE及WMS-RC 4个维度得分在干预主效应和交互作用

  2. 中药敷贴配合穴位按压治疗高血压病疗效观察%Observation of the effect of the Chinese medicine pasting combined with acupressure massage on the treatment of hypertension

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    冯向荣; 邱丽; 胡燕

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To observe the synergistic antihypertensive effect, safety, and the functions of the target organ protection and prevention and treatment of the complications of the primary hypertension with the Chinese medicine plaster and acupressure massage. Methods:In the outpatient department of the center, 100 cases were collected and divided into an intervention group and a control group with 50 cases each. The control group was treated with the original antihypertensive drugs and the intervention group was added the Chinese medicine plaster and acupressure massage therapy based on the medication. The two groups were observed for one year and their antihypertensive result was compared. Results:The blood pressure of the two groups was improved after the treatment more than before (P<0.05). The symptoms of dizziness, insomnia, tinnitus, headache, stufifness and others were improved to different extent (P<0.05). The comparison between two groups showed that the effect was much more prominent in the intervention group than in the control group. Conclusion:For the hypertension patients, the Chinese medicine pasting combined with acupressure massage based on the medication has a prominent effect, which is inexpensive and easy to operate and promote in community.%目的:观察中药敷贴、穴位按压对原发性高血压病的协同降压效果、安全性及对保护靶器官、防治并发症的作用。方法:收集中心门诊高血压患者100例,分为干预组和对照组各50例。对照组采用原降压药治疗,干预组在服药基础上增加中药敷贴和穴位按压治疗,两组均观察1年,比较降压效果。结果:治疗后两组血压较治疗前均有所改善(P<0.05),患者眩晕、失眠、耳鸣、头痛及胸闷等症状都有不同程度改善(P<0.05)。两组比较显示干预组较对照组疗效更显著。结论:对于高血压患者,在服药基础上增加中药敷贴和穴位按压治疗具有较显

  3. 面部运动疗法结合穴位按压治疗贝尔面瘫的临床观察%Effectiveness of Facial Motor Therapy plus Acupressure on Bell's Palsy

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    朱俞岚; 许军; 张备; 白玉龙

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effectiveness of facial motor therapy combined with acupressure on Bell's palsy. Methods 58 patients with Bell's palsy were randomly divided into control group (n=29) and experimental group (n=29). The control group was treated with routine treatment. The experimental group was treated with motor therapy and acupressure routine treatment in addition. All patients were assessed with Facial Nerve Function Defect Assessment before, 2 weeks and 4 weeks after treatment. Results The average time for treatment was (29.62±12.15) days in the control group and (25.63±11.56) days in the experimental group (P>0.05). The rate of effectiveness was 100%in two groups. The rate of complete recovery was not significantly different between the two groups (58.6%vs. 72.4%, respec-tively, P>0.05). Significantly difference of score of Facial Nerve Function Defect Assessment was only found between two groups 2 weeks after treatment (P0.05)。两组总有效率为100%。对照组完全恢复率58.6%,观察组72.4%,但无显著性差异(P>0.05)。随着治疗时间的延长,两组面神经功能评分显著降低(F=176.578, P<0.001)。两组相比,仅治疗2周时观察组面神经功能评分低于对照组(P<0.05)。但观察组的面神经功能评分始终存在低于对照组的趋势。结论面部运动疗法结合穴位按压治疗有促进贝尔面瘫恢复的趋势。

  4. 耳穴贴压配合低盐饮护理在高血压患者中的应用观察%An observation of auricular acupressure with Low-salt diet care for patients with hypertension

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    杨文军

    2014-01-01

    Objective:Investigate on the auricular pressure with Low-salt diet application methods and efficacy of care in the adjuvant treatment of hypertension.Method:Select patients with hypertension 100 cases were randomly divided into observation group and control group, 50 cases in each group,the patients in observation group received drug treatment at the same time treatment with auricular acupressure with Low-salt diet care, the control group were simply given medication,4 weeks as a course, then observed two groups of antihypertensive effect, the improvement of clinical symptoms. Result:The two groups of antihypertensive effect, the improvement of clinical symptoms are significant differences(P<0.05). Conclusion:Application of auricular acupressure with Low-salt diet treatment of hypertension achieved the exact effect, this method reflects the advantages of Chinese medicine care, it can be used in clinical.%目的:探讨耳穴贴压配合低盐饮食护理辅助治疗高血压病的方法及效果。方法:选取高血压病患者100例,随机分为观察组和对照组,两组各50例。观察组在药物治疗的同时加用耳穴贴压及低盐饮食护理,对照组单纯以药物治疗,疗程4周。观察两组降压效果、临床症状等的改善情况。结果:两组降压效果、临床症状改善情况比较均有显著性差异(P<0.05)。结论:耳穴贴压配合低盐饮食对高血压病疗效确切,体现了中医护理的优势,可应用于临床。

  5. 经穴诱发中风患者下肢 Bechterev 反射的电生理学效应﹡%Study on Surface EMG Signals of Stroke Patient's Lower Limb Bechterev Flexion Reflex induced by Qiuxu Acupressure

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    廖燕锬; 刘凤彬; 林茜; 杨珊莉; 邱丽芳; 陈岚榕; 蔡素芳

    2016-01-01

    Objective To study the electrophysiological effects of the Bechterev flexion reflex in stroke patients by using the surface EMG technology at the acupoint pressing method and conventional method .Methods A total of 23 cases of cerebral apoplexy patients , each patient's lower limbs Bechterev flexion reflex has random evoked by acupuncture method or routine method using the surface EMG detection . The electro physiological effects of lower limbs were analyzed and discussed .Results The acupressure method was compared to the conventional method on rectus femoris , femoral biceps muscle , tibialis anterior muscle and gastrocnemius muscle surface EMG differences were significant (P 0.05).Conclusion Acupressure method was better than the conventional method in effectively promoting stroke patient 's muscle contraction effect of lower limbs Bechterev flexion reflex .Stroke patient's tibialis anterior muscle and gastrocnemius muscle cocontraction ratio had no significant difference by two methods to induce Bechterev flexion reflex .%目的:利用表面肌电图技术研究点按穴位法、常规方法诱发脑卒中患者患侧下肢Bechterev屈曲反射的电生理学效应。方法选取30例脑卒中的患者,每个患者先后随机用点穴方法及常规方法诱发患侧下肢Bechterev屈曲反射,同时使用表面肌电图检测,分析和探讨患侧下肢电生理学效应。结果点穴方法和常规方法对脑卒中患者患侧下肢电生理学效应比较:股直肌、股二头肌、胫前肌、腓肠肌的表面肌电积分的差异有显著性意义(P<0.05),胫前肌-腓肠肌协同收缩率的结果无明显差异(P>0.05)。结论点穴手法比常规手法更有效地促进脑卒中患者患侧下肢Bechterev屈曲反射的肌肉收缩效应;两种手法诱发Bechterev屈曲反射对脑卒中患者患侧胫前肌-腓肠肌的协同收缩影响无明显差别。

  6. Effect of Acu-pressure on Sleep Quality of Coronary Heart Disease Patients with Insomnia%穴位指针法对冠心病失眠患者睡眠质量的改善作用

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    胡艳宁; 刘晓芳; 龙秀红; 刘景洋

    2011-01-01

    Objective To observe the effect of acu-pressure for improving the sleep quality of coronary heart disease patients with insomnia. Methods Eighty patients were randomized into two groups, 40 in observation group and 40 in control group.All patients received routine treatment and nursing, and the observation group was treated by acu-pressure as well. The main points treated were Baihui (GV20), Shenmen (HT 7), Neiguan (PC 6), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Taixi (KI 3), and Shenshu (BL 23 ). The comprehensive acu-pressure techniques included Anya-pressing, Diankou-pressing-tapping, Zhaoqie-nail-pressing,Nieqia-nail-pinching, and Roucuo-rolling-twisting. Each point was treated 3-5 minutes, once a day, 4 weeks in succession. Before and after treatment, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Self-Rating Scale of Sleep (SRSS) were applied to evaluate the sleep quality of patients of both groups respectively and compare the effect. Results The total effective rate in the observation group was 87.50%, and was 55.00% in the control group, the statistical difference was significant (P<0. 05). After treatment, the total score and factor scores of PSQI in the observation group were all decreased compared with before treatment,the difference was significant (P<0. 05 or P<0. 01 ); while in the control group, the factor scores including sleep quality, sleep duration, and sleep quality disturbance, and the total score were also decreased (P<0.05). Of all factors of PSQI in the observation group, except sleep quality and sleep duration, the other 5 were significantly different from those in the control group (P<0. 05 or P<0.01). After treatment, the total scores of SRSS of both groups were decreased with a significant difference (P<0. 05), but the decrease in the observation group was more significant (P<0. 05). Conclusion Acu-pressure is benefit for improving the sleep quality of coronary heart disease patients with insomnia.%目的 观察穴位指针法改善冠心

  7. 小剂量丙泊酚静脉注射结合穴位按摩治疗顽固性呃逆的效果%Effect of small doses of Propofol by intravenous injection combined with acupressure treating intractable hiccup

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    向登国; 朱诗立

    2014-01-01

    目的:研究小剂量丙泊酚静脉注射结合穴位按摩治疗顽固性呃逆的临床效果。方法选取恩施州民族医院2012年9月~2013年12月收治的90例各型顽固性呃逆患者,并将其随机分为三组,A组、B组和C组,A组接受小剂量丙泊酚静脉给药结合穴位按摩治疗,B组在接受小剂量丙泊酚静脉给药的同时采取假穴位按摩,C组在接受等剂量的生理盐水静脉注射的同时接受假穴位按摩。探讨小剂量丙泊酚静脉注射结合穴位按摩对各型顽固性呃逆患者的临床疗效。结果 A、B组的治愈率(83.3%、26.7%)及总有效率(100.0%、100.0%)均显著高于C组(3.3%、16.7%),差异有高度统计学意义(P<0.01)。A组治愈率显著高于B组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论小剂量丙泊酚静脉注射结合穴位按摩治疗顽固性呃逆效果确切,治愈率高。%Objective To research the clinical effect of small doses of Propofol by intravenous injection combined with acupressure treating intractable hiccup. Methods 90 patients with intractable hiccup admitted to the Nation Hospital of Enshi Autonomous Prefecture from September 2012 to December 2013 were collected and randomly divided into three groups, group A, group B and group C. Group A accepted therapy of small doses of Propofol by intravenous injection combined with acupressure, group B accepted therapy of small doses of Propofol by intravenous injection combined with false acupressure, group C accepted same doses of normal saline by intravenous injection combined with false acupressure. The clinical effect of small doses of Propofol by intravenous injection combined with acupressure for all kinds of intractable hiccup was investigated. Results The cured rate (83.3%, 26.7%) and total effective rate (100.0%, 100.0%) of group A and B were all higher than group C (3.3%, 16.7%), the differences were statistically significant (P<0.01). The cured rate of group A was higher than group B

  8. Clinical study on Qirong Runchang oral liquid combined with acupressure in the treatment of constipation in chemotherapy patients with cancer%芪蓉润肠口服液配合穴位按压对癌症化疗患者便秘治疗的临床研究

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    陈越; 张杉; 由正; 陈金玉

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To observe the effect of Qirong Runchang oral liquid combined with acupressure on constipation in chemotherapy patients with cancer.Methods: The patients were randomly divided into an experimental group (n=41, treated with Qirong Runchang oral liquid combined with acupressure) and a control group (n=41, treated only with Qirong Runchang oral liquid ). The onset time, recovery time and the total efficiency of treatment were compared between two groups after intervention.Results: The total effective rate and the total efifciency were 75.7% and 95.2% in the experimental group, which were signiifcantly higher than 48.7% and 83.4% in the control group (P<0.05).Conclusion: The symptoms of constipation can be effectively improved with Qirong Runchang oral liquid combined with acupressure.%目的:观察芪蓉润肠口服液配合穴位按压对癌症化疗患者便秘的临床疗效。方法:将癌症化疗患者随机分为两组(各41例),试验组予芪蓉润肠口服液配合穴位按压;对照组予芪蓉润肠口服液。比较两组干预后的起效时间、恢复正常时间及治疗总有效率。结果:试验组总显效率75.7%,总有效率95.2%,明显优于对照组的48.7%和83.4%(P<0.05)。结论:芪蓉润肠口服液配合穴位按压,能更快、更有效地改善便秘症状。

  9. 早期应用按压法加酚妥拉明外敷治疗新生儿液体外渗的临床研究%The clinical research on newborn liquid extravasation treated with acupressure plus phentolamine

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    陈月凤; 张慧英; 姚龙燕; 卢敏

    2013-01-01

    目的探讨早期应用按压法加酚妥拉明外敷与50%硫酸镁湿热敷治疗新生儿静脉输液液体外渗的效果比较。方法将输液外渗的新生儿随机分为观察组与对照组各30例,观察组应用局部按压后外敷酚妥拉明治疗,对照组用50%硫酸镁湿热敷治疗,观察并比较2组患者的治疗效果。结果对新生儿液体外渗早期的治疗观察组治疗效果明显优于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论早期应用局部按压法加酚妥拉明外敷治疗新生儿液体外渗,其效果明显优于50%硫酸镁湿敷法,值得临床推广使用。%Objective To compare the effect between the early application of acupressure plus phentolamine and 50% magnesium sul-fate on newborn newborn liquid extravasation. Methods 60 newborn who had liquid extravasation were randomized into 2 groups.The observation group containing 30 cases were treated with acupressure plus phentolamine whereas the control group containing 30 cases were treated with 50% magnesium sulfate, and to observe and compare the treatment effects. Results The treatment effect of the ob-servation group was significantly better than the control group, the difference was statistically significant(P<0.05). Conclusion The ef-fect of early application of acupressure plus phentolamine on the fluid extravasationt is much better than 50% magnesium sulfate. And early application of acupressure plus phentolamine is worthy of clinical use.

  10. 穴位按摩合并腹部按摩预防与治疗便秘效果的系统评价%Prevention and treatment effect of acupressure and ventral massage in constipation:A systematic review

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    王国豪; 靳英辉; 王馨曼; 张磊; 孟繁洁

    2014-01-01

    Objective The article is prepared to evaluate the efficacy of Chinese acupressure and ventral massage on prevention and treatment of constipation.Methods Electronic databases such as CNKI,VIP,CBM,Wanfang,EBSCO,PubMed and the Cochrane Library were searched from their establishment to December 2013 to meet the inclusion criteria of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials.Meta-analysis was conducted using RevMan 5.2 and Stata 12.0 software.Results A total of 29 RCTs involving 3 084 participants were included.The Meta analysis showed that compared with the control group,the new option for prevention and treatment tended to be more effective for constipation.Compared with the control group,first defecation time,defecation difficulty rate,defecation time,dry stool rate and defecating unfinished feeling rate of the experimental group were lower.Laxative provided for the experimental group was less than that of the control group.Conclusions On the basis of available evidence,the traditional Chinese acupressure and ventral massage treatment are effective and safe in prevention and treatment of constipation.%目的 评价穴位按摩合并腹部按摩对便秘预防治疗效果的影响.方法 计算机检索2013年12月之前的中国期刊全文数据库(CNKI)、维普数据库(VIP)、中国生物医学数据库(CBM)、万方数据库(Wanfang)、EBSCO、PubMed和the Cochrane Library等数据库中关于穴位按摩合并腹部按摩预防或治疗便秘的随机和半随机对照试验,采用RevMan5.2和Stata 12.0软件进行Meta分析.结果 共纳入25个预防便秘和4个治疗便秘的随机对照试验,共3 084例患者.Meta分析结果显示:预防便秘和治疗便秘的实验组总有效率高于对照组,而实验组首次排便时间、首次排便的排便困难、排便费时、大便干结、有残留感的发生率和缓泻剂的使用率均低于对照组,降低了缓泻剂的使用率.所有的实验均无严重不良事件报道.结论 穴位

  11. 头穴透刺配合耳穴贴压治疗失眠疗效观察%Clinical Observation of Scalp Penetration Acupuncture Combined with Auricular Acupressure in Treatment of Insomnia

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    巴正兵; 陈丽; 吴群; 吴松

    2015-01-01

    Abstracts:Objective To investigate the treatment effect on scalp penetration acupuncture with auricular of insomnia.Methods 70 cases of patients with insomnia were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, 35 cases in each group.The treatment group received scalp penetration acupuncture with auricular acupressure treatment, the control group received oral treatment with estazolam.Evlal-vate the efficacy after 1 month of continuous treatment.Using the Spitzer Quality of Life (QL) Index after in 1 month and 3 months of treat-ment to score the patients’ conditions.Results Treatment group’s total effective rate was 91.4%,control group’s total effective rate was 82.9%.The total efficiency of the two groups were statistically significant (P <0.05), there were significant differences.The QL Index of the treatment group was on the rise after 1 month and 3 months of treatment, compared with before treatment, there was a significant differ-ence (P <0.05); compared with the same period in control group, there was a significant difference (P <0.05).Conclusion The observa-tion shows that scalp penetration acupuncture with auricular acupressure treatment of insomnia is effective and reliable, can significantly im-prove the life quality of patients with few side effects and no drug dependences.%目的:观察头穴透刺配合耳穴贴压治疗失眠的临床疗效。方法70例失眠患者随机分为两组。治疗组采用头穴透刺配合耳穴贴压治疗,对照组采用口服用艾司唑仑治疗。连续治疗1个月后评定疗效,采用 Spitzer 生活质量指数分别于治疗1个月后及3个月后评分患者情况。结果治疗组总有效率高于对照组(P <0.05);治疗组患者治疗1个月后及3个月后的 Spitzer 生活指数积分呈上升趋势,与治疗前比较,有显著性差异(P <0.05);与同时期对照组比较,有显著性差异(P <0.05)。结论头穴透刺配合耳穴贴压治疗失眠

  12. Sublingual Acupuncture and Acupressure Combined with CT Positioning of Surround Needling on the Treatment of Aphasia in 28 Cases%舌下针、指压法结合CT定位围刺治疗语言蹇涩28例观察

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    周仔贵; 邓宏芬; 胡贞

    2013-01-01

      目的:探讨中医理论、中医疗法结合现代诊断技术治疗语言蹇涩的效果。方法:应用舌下针、指压法结合CT定位围刺治疗语言蹇涩。结果:28例患者中,治愈15例,好转8例,有效5例,无效0例,总有效率100%。结论:舌下针、指压法结合CT定位围刺治疗语言蹇涩疗效显著,值得推广。%Objective: To investigate the TCM theory and therapy combined with modern diagnostic technology for the treatment of aphasia effect. Methods: Use sublingual acupuncture and acupressure combined with CT positioning of surround needling on the treatment of aphasia. Results: among 28 patients, 15 cases were cured, 8 cases improved, 5 cases were effective, 0 cases ineffective, the total efficiency was 100%. Conclusion: Use sublingual acupuncture and acupressure combined with CT positioning of surround needling on the treatment of aphasia is very effective, it is worth spreading.

  13. Therapeutic Observation of Auricular Acupuncture with Electoacupuncture and Auricular Acupressure for Insomnia%针刺耳穴配合电针与耳穴贴压治疗失眠症疗效观察

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    徐丽丽; 胥方元

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨比较针刺耳穴配合电针与耳穴贴压治疗失眠症的疗效。方法:将来我院门诊确诊为失眠症的69例患者,按照就诊时间先后随机分为治疗组和对照组,分别用2种不同的治疗方法进行治疗3个疗程,观察治疗效果。结果:治疗组有效率为97.2%,对照组有效率为78.8%,2组比较疗效差异有统计学意义。结论:2种治疗方法对失眠症的治疗都有效果,但是治疗组的效果更加明显。%Objective:To investigate compare auricular acupuncture with electoacuputure and auricular acupressure efficacy of treatment of insomnia .Methods:In our hospital diagnosed 69 cases of insomnia patients , according to the chronological treatment were randomly divided into treatment and control groups , respectively, with two different treatment methods for treatment three courses, the observed treatment effect. Results:The treatment group was 97.2%, the effective rate was 78.8%in the control group , the difference was statistically significant efficacy .Conclusion:Both treatments for insomnia have effect , but the effect is more pronounced treatment groups .

  14. Study on intervention treatment with auricular acupressure in people at high risk for diabetes%干预治疗加耳穴按压对糖尿病高危人群研究

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    贾荣娟; 李惠云; 于向英; 于志红; 高丽红

    2015-01-01

    目的:评价强化干预加耳穴按压对老年糖尿病高危患者的效果。方法病例选择威海市文登城区6个社区糖尿病高危人群共103例,按照随机数字法分为观察组52例和对照组51例。观察组中男27例,女25例,平均年龄(55.2±6.7)岁;对照组中男25例,女26例,平均年龄(53.8±5.9)岁。观察组进行强化健康教育加耳穴按压,选取耳穴(胰胆、屏间和阿是穴等)贴压王不留行籽,嘱患者每日餐前及睡前30 min按压1次,每次1~2 min;对照组进行常规健康教育。1年后,观察2组患者体质指数(BMI)、腰围、总胆固醇(TC)、三酰甘油(TG)、低密度脂蛋白胆固醇(LDL-C)、空腹血糖(FBG)、餐后2 h血糖(2 hPG)和糖化血红蛋白(HbAlc)。采用SPSS13.0统计学软件进行数据分析,两组疗效比较采用两组独立样本t检验,自身前后比较采用配对t检验,以P<0.05为差异有统计学意义。结果干预1年后2组患者BMI、腰围、TC、TG、LDL-C、FBG、2 hPG和HbAlc比较t值分别为4.38、4.98、19.17、10.46、6.74、10.20、5.18和22.84,均P<0.05,差异有统计学意义。结论强化干预加耳穴按压能明显控制体质指数、血糖和血脂水平,从而达到预防和延缓糖尿病发生的目的。%Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy of intervention treatment with auricular acupressure in elderly patients at high risk for diabetes.Methods A total of 103 patients at high risk of diabetes were selected from six communities of Weihai Wendeng city. Patients were randomly divided into two groups, observation group ( n=52 ) and control group ( n=51 ). There were 27 male patients and 25 female patients in observation group, with mean age ( 55.2±6.7 ) years. The mean age of was ( 53.8±5.9 ) years, and there were 25 male patients and 26 female patients in control group. The observation group was given the intensive health education combined with

  15. 中药保留灌肠配合穴位按摩对腹部术后胃肠功能恢复的疗效观察%Clinical Observation of TCM Retention Enema Combined with Acupressure Massage on Recovery of Gastrointestinal Function After Abdominal Surgery

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    刘均; 陈亮

    2015-01-01

    Abstracts:Objective To observe the effect of TCM retention enema combined with acupressure on the recovery of gastrointestinal func-tion after abdominal surgery.Methods 48 cases of abdominal surgery were randomly divided into two groups,the control group received rou-tine postoperative treatment,the treatment group were given TCM retention enema combined with acupressure therapy based on the control group.The clinical effect of two groups were compared.The recovery time of bowel sounds , flatus , defecation time , recovery time eating , bloating relief time and hospital stay in the two groups were recorded.Results The total effective rate in treatment group was higher than control group(P <0.05).The recovery time of bowel sounds , flatus , defecation , diet recovery,bloating relief and the hospital stay in treat-ment group were shorter than that of control group (P <0.05).Conclusion TCM retention enema combined with acupressure can promote the recovery of gastrointestinal function and improve the clinical efficacy after abdominal surgery.%目的:观察中药保留灌肠配合穴位按摩对腹部术后患者胃肠功能恢复的疗效。方法48例腹部手术患者随机分为两组。对照组给予常规术后处理,治疗组在对照组基础上给予中药保留灌肠配合穴位按摩治疗。比较两组临床疗效,记录两组肠鸣音恢复时间、肛门排气时间、排便时间、饮食恢复时间、腹胀缓解时间及住院天数。结果治疗组总有效率高于对照组(P <0.05);治疗组肠鸣音恢复时间、肛门排气时间、排便时间、饮食恢复时间、腹胀缓解时间及住院天数均短于对照组(P <0.05)。结论中药保留灌肠配合穴位按摩治疗能促进腹部术后患者肠功能恢复,提高临床疗效。

  16. 耳穴贴压联合强阿片类药物治疗中、重度癌痛50例疗效观察%Clinical Observation on Auricular Acupressure Therapy Combined with Strong Opioids for Moderate to Severe Cancer Pain

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    钟敏钰; 胡作为; 黄琳; 但丹; 成薇婷

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察耳穴压豆在中、重度癌痛治疗中的减毒增效作用.方法 将100例中、重度癌痛患者随机分为两组,每组50例,对照组予奥施康定口服治疗,治疗组在对照组基础上给予耳穴压豆,7天后观察两组镇痛缓解率、用药剂量及恶心、呕吐、便秘的发生率和程度.结果 两组各程度疼痛镇痛率比较,差异均无统计学意义(P>0.05);两组各程度疼痛镇痛药用量比较,治疗组少于对照组(P<0.05);治疗组恶心、呕吐及便秘总发生率低于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 耳穴压豆联合强阿片类药物治疗中、重度癌痛临床确切,并能减少阿片类药物用量,有效降低消化系统毒副反应.%Objective To observe the attenuation and synergy effects of auricular acupressure therapy for moderate to severe cancer pain. Methods One hundred cases of moderate to severe cancer pain were randomized into treatment group and control group, with 50 in each. The control group was given Oxycontin orally and the treatment group was combined with the auricular acupressure therapy. The analgesic response rate, dosage and the incidence and extent of nausea, vomiting and constipation of both groups were observed 7 days later. Results There was no significant difference in the analgesic response rate between groups (P>0. 05). The dosage of Oxycontin in the treatment group was significantly lower than that in the control group (P< 0. 05). The incidence of nausea, vomiting and constipation in the treatment group was significantly lower than that in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion The auricular acupressure therapy combined with strong opioids is effective for moderate to severe cancer pain, especially in reducing the dosage of strong opioids and digestive toxicity.

  17. 视康胶囊联合循经点穴按摩在预防糖尿病性视网膜病变中的应用%Usage of Shikang capsule combined with meridian acupressure therapy in the prevention of diabetic retinopathy

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    魏霞

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the effect of Shikang capsule combined with meridian acupressure therapy in the prevention of diabetic retinopathy. Methods: 180 patients with diabetes were randomly divided into study group and control group (90 patients for each group). The medication was used to control blood glucose in both groups, and oral Shikang capsule combined with meridian acupressure therapy was applied to the patients in the study group on the basis of medical treatment. Results: The comparison of the total effective rate and fasting blood glucose ( glycosylated hemoglobin) was significantly different between the two groups (P <0.01, P <0.05); the difference in the comparison of index of hemorheology after treatment was statistically significant between the two groups ( P < 0.05 ). Conclusion: The usage of Shikang capsule combined with meridian acupressure therapy has better effect in the prevention of diabetic retinopathy and in the treatment of early simple diabetic retinopathy.%目的:探讨视康胶囊联合循经点穴按摩在预防糖尿病视网膜病变(DR)应用效果.方法:将180例糖尿病患者随机分为研究组和对照组各90例,两组采用内科控制血糖,研究组在此基础上给予视康胶囊口服联合循经点穴按摩.结果:研究组总有效率、空腹血糖即糖化血红蛋白与对照组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01,P<0.05);治疗后研究者血液流变学指标与对照组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:视康胶囊联合循经点穴按摩,对DR的发展有较好的预防作用,对早期单纯DR有较好的治疗作用.

  18. The effect of tongga and acupressure with Meridian tapping in patients who have acheck of capsule endoscopy%益气润肠汤结合穴位按摩及经络拍打对行胶囊内镜检查患者的影响

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    林瑞华; 潘慧人; 谢春生; 陈礼彬

    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the effect of tongga and acupressure with Meridian tapping in patients who have acheck of capsule endoscopy. Methods A total of 160 inpatients divided into two groups (Experimental group and Control group). Experimental group used in tongga and acupressure with Meridian tapping. Control group has Polyethylene glycol electrolyte bulk. Result Experimental group has more cleaner of intestinal than control group (P<0.05), the image of capsule endoscopy more well and the capsule used less time in intestinal than control group (P<0.05). Conclunsion Tongga and acupressure with Meridian tapping in patients can have more well effect and less harmful.%目的:探讨益气润肠汤结合穴位按摩及经络拍打对行胶囊内镜检查患者的影响。方法将160例患者分为实验组和对照组,实验组口服益气润肠汤结合穴位按摩及经络拍打,对照组口服复方聚乙二醇电解质散,比较2组在肠道清洁程度、胶囊内镜检查效果及胶囊排出时间。结果实验组肠道清洁度明显优于对照组(P<0.05),且检查效果显示图象更清晰(P<0.05),胶囊在完成图象拍摄后较对照组更快排出(P<0.05)。结论服用中药益气润肠汤结合穴位按摩及经络拍打,在胶囊内镜检查中可提高检查的成功率和疾病的诊断率及减少并发症,具有重要作用。

  19. Influence of Ear Acupressure Therapy Combined with Relaxation Training on Anxiety and Fatigue of Relatives of ICU Patients%耳穴压豆法结合放松训练对ICU患者家属焦虑、疲劳的影响

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    陈岚; 刘婉; 李向丽

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨耳穴压豆法结合放松训练对ICU患者家属焦虑、疲劳的干预效果.方法:将符合条件的88例家属随机分为干预组和对照组,各44例.对照组实施两周的放松训练,干预组在此基础上实施4周的耳穴压豆疗法.干预结束后评价两组家属的焦虑、疲劳缓解情况.结果:干预后干预组家属焦虑得分明显低于对照组(t=-6.93,P<0.01),干预组疲劳得分明显低于对照组(Z=-7.57,P<0.01),差异有统计学意义.结论:ICU护士在关注患者的同时,也应对家属实施耳穴压豆疗法结合放松训练干预,以缓解家属的焦虑、疲劳.%Objective:To investigate the effects of the ear acupressure therapy combined with relaxation training on anxiety and fatigue of relatives of ICU patients.Methods:88 relatives were randomly assigned into intervention group (n=44)and control group(n=44).Those in two groups both received relaxation training for 2 weeks,while the in-tervention group received the ear acupressure therapy for 4 weeks The anxiety and fatigue were evaluated before and after intervention.Results:Significant differences were found in the score of anxiety(t=-6.93,P<0.01)and fatigue(Z=-7.57,P<0.01)between the two groups.Conclusion:Nurses in ICU should not only care about patients,but also try to use ear acupressure therapy combined with relaxation training to reduce the anxiety and fatigue of relatives of ICU patients.

  20. Influence of ear acupoint seeds burying and acupressure on intestinal functional rehabilitation of patients after accepting gynecological abdominal operation%耳穴埋籽、穴位按压护理对妇科腹部手术后肠功能恢复的影响

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    施丽娟; 方克勤; 周萍; 杜宁娜; 于海燕

    2011-01-01

    Objective :To observe the influence of ear acupoint seeds burying and acupressure on the time of passage of gas by anus and defecation of patients after accepting gynecological abdominal operation.Methods: A total of 180 patients after accepting gynecological abdominal operation were randomly divided into 3 groups and treated as follows: ear acupoint seeds burying group (n=59) , acupressure group (n=60) and usual care group (n= 61).The time of passage of gas and defecation by anus, nausea and vomiting, abdominal distension of patients after accepting gynecological abdominal operation were observed.Results:There were significant differences among all three group patients in terms Of the time of passage of gas and defecation by anus (P<0.05).After 6 -12 h,there were significant differences among the three groups in terms of the occurrence of abdominal distension (P<0.05).Conclusion: The therapy of ear acupoint seeds burying and acupressure nursing may promote the early passage of gas and defecation by anus of patients.It can help to promote intestinal functional rehabilitation of patients.%[目的]观察耳穴埋籽、穴位按压对妇科腹部术后病人肛门排气、排便时间的影响.[方法]将180例妇科手术病人随机分为3组:耳穴埋籽组59例、穴位按压组60例、常规护理组61例.观察病人妇科腹部术后肛门排气、排便时间及恶心呕吐、腹胀等情况.[结果]3组病人术后肛门排气、排便时间比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);3组病人返回病房6h~12h,腹胀程度组间比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).[结论]耳穴埋籽、穴位按压能使妇科术后病人早日排气、排便,有利于促进病人肠功能恢复.

  1. Effect of Dachengqi Decoction combined with Chinese acupressure on postoperative constipation in patients with femur fractures%大承气汤结合中医穴位按摩治疗股骨骨折术后患者便秘的效果观察

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    王雪冰; 刘晓红; 詹文英

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect on Dachengqi Decoction combined of traditional Chinese acupressure on postoperative constipation in patients with femur fractures. Methods 101 patients with femur fractures were divided into the experiment group (n = 52) and the control group at random (n = 49). The former group was managed with Dachengqi decoction combined with acupressure and the control group received cathartic therapy with Kaiselu. The curative outcomes and the incidence of adverse reactions were compared between the two groups. The total effective rate of the experimental group and control group were 96.2%and 67.3% (P < 0.01). As for adverse reactions, the two groups were significantly different (P < 0.05). Conclusions Dachengqi decoction combined with traditional Chinese medicine acupressure therapy is better than the enema drug cathartic therapy. It is worthy of clinical generalization.%目的 探讨大承气汤结合中医穴位按摩治疗股骨骨折术后患者便秘的效果.方法 将101例股骨骨折术后患者随机分为实验组52例和对照组49例,实验组患者采用大承气汤结合中医穴位按摩治疗,对照组采用开塞露药物导泻治疗.比较两组患者治疗效果及不良反应发生情况.结果 实验组患者治疗总有效率为96.2%,对照组患者为67.3%,两组比较,P< 0.01,差异具有统计学意义;两组患者不良反应情况比较,均P<0.05,差异具有统计学意义.结论 大承气汤结合中医穴位按摩治疗股骨骨折术后患者便秘效果优于采用开塞露药物导泻法,而且不良反应少,值得临床推广应用.

  2. Effects of acupressure combined with thrombolysis on limbs disturbance of acute cerebral infarction patients%穴位按摩配合溶栓治疗急性脑梗死患者肢体功能障碍的效果

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    乔宝红; 王玉婵; 陈春萍; 许根荣; 张英姿; 杨松柏; 李正秋; 刘杰; 裴树亮

    2015-01-01

    目的 研究穴位按摩对急性脑梗死静脉溶栓术后的肢体功能的改善. 方法 采用随机对照研究,收集2011年1月—2014年6月就诊于中国中医科学院望京医院内科急诊的急性脑梗死静脉溶栓术后患者71例,采用随机数字表法分为两组,对照组32例给予常规护理,穴位按摩组39例在常规护理的基础上联合穴位按摩. 在治疗前后用NIHSS评分、Barthel指数评定表及成人握力评定标准对疗效进行评价. 结果 穴位按摩组受试者的NIHSS评分、Barthel评分均低于对照组,差异具有统计学意义(P0. 05). 结论 采用穴位按摩能够改善急性脑梗死静脉溶栓术后患者的肢体功能,该疗法的安全性良好.%Objective To investigate the acupressure to improve limbs function for acute cerebral infarction ( ACI) patients after intravenous thrombolysis. Methods Using randomized controlled study, a total of 71 patients, who visited doctor from January 2011 to June 2014 in Emergency Department Wangjing Hospital of Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and treated acute cerebral infarction by intravenous thrombolysis, were divided into control group (32 cases) and experimental group (39 cases). The patients of control group received conventional care, while the patients of experimental group treated with acupressure on the basis of the conventional care. The NIHSS score, Barthel index rating scale and adult grip strength assessment were used to evaluate the effects at the beginning and ending of treatments. Results The NIHSS score and Barthel score for participates in the experimental group were significantly lower than those of the control group (P0. 05). Conclusions The utilization of acupressure can improve the limbs function of ACI patients after thrombolysis, and this therapy is safe to use.

  3. 穴位按压联合音乐疗法防治鼻内镜术后患者鼻腔换药时晕厥的研究%Acupressure united music therapy to combat nasal endoscopy in patients with syncope when nasal dressing

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    惠建伟

    2009-01-01

    目的:探讨穴位按压联合音乐疗法对鼻内镜术后患者鼻腔换药时晕厥的效果.方法:将160例鼻内镜术后患者随机分为实验组和对照组各80例.实验组在拔除鼻腔填塞物前实施穴位按压联合音乐疗法,对照组在常规护理下拔除鼻腔填塞物.结果:实验组80例换药过程中有2例发生晕厥;对照组80例换药过程中有11例发生晕厥.2组比较差异有统计学意义(χ2=6.782,P=0.009<0.01).结论:鼻内镜术后患者鼻腔换药前实施穴位按压联合音乐疗法,可有效预防换药时晕厥的发生.%Objective: To explore music therapy United acupressure on patients's syncope after endoscopic sinus nasal dressing change. Methods: 160 cases of postoperative nasal endoscopy were randomly divided into experimental group and control group all 80 cases. Experimental group were treated by the aeupressure united music therapy, before removal of nasal packing material, the control group use conventional care when the removal of nasal packing materials. Results: In experimental group, two cases occurred syncope; in control group, 11 cases had happened syncope. Difference between the 2 groups was statistically significant (χ2= 6.782, P=0.009<0.01). Conclusion: Patients after endoscopic sinus nasal dressing use the acupressure united music therapy can be effective in preventing the occurrence of syncope when the dressing was changed.

  4. 内关穴按压联合生姜敷贴缓解妇科恶性肿瘤化疗患者恶心呕吐症状的效果%A research of the effect of external use of ginger combined with acupressure on neiguan acupuncture point in preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting and retching in gynecologic cancer patients

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    朱洁明; 陈加云

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨内关穴按压联合内关穴生姜敷贴对缓解妇科恶性肿瘤化疗患者恶心呕吐干呕症状( chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting and retching,CINV)的效果。方法选择2009年1月至2014年6月在广州市荔湾区第二人民医院治疗的249例妇科恶性肿瘤患者的临床资料,按照是否接受内关穴位按压( A因素)和内关穴位生姜敷贴( B因素)分为4组:联合干预组62例、穴位按压组62例、生姜敷贴组62例、安慰剂对照组63例。采用R-INVR量表在干预前、干预后12 h、24 h评估患者的恶心、呕吐、干呕症状,采用析因设计的方差分析评价内关穴位按压与内关穴位生姜敷贴的主效应及交互效应。结果4组患者干预前CINV基线评分比较差异无统计学意义( P>0.05);在析因方差分析中,内关穴位按压在干预后12 h、24 h的恶心、呕吐症状的主效应均无统计学意义( P >0.05);但干呕症状在干预后12 h、24 h的主效应均有统计学意义(P<0.05)。生姜敷贴在干预后12 h、24 h的恶心、呕吐症状的主效应均有统计学意义(P<0.05),但在干呕维度中12 h、24 h主效应均无统计学意义( P>0.05)。结论内关穴位处姜片敷贴对于缓解妇科恶性肿瘤患者化疗后的恶心和呕吐症状有较好的效果,内关穴位处按压对于缓解妇科恶性肿瘤患者化疗后的干呕症状有较好的效果。%Objective To explore the effect of ginger combined with acupressure on neiguan acupuncture point to alleviate chemotherapy-induced nausea, vomiting and retching in gynecologic cancer patients.Methods Clinical data of 249 gynecologic cancer patients in The Second People's Hospital of Liwan District from Jan 2009 to Jun 2014 were collected, who were divided into 4 groups:combined intervention group (n=62), acupressure group (n=62), ginger applicator group (n=62), placebo group (n=63).Using R-INVR Scale before

  5. Effect of auricular acupressure on stress reaction in conscious patients during emergency rescue in ICU%耳穴贴压对ICU患者紧急抢救时邻床清醒患者应激反应的影响

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    陈媛媛; 沈锐; 陈静; 杨雪莲

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of auricular acupressure on the stress reaction of conscious patients during emergency rescue in the intensive care unit(ICU).Methods Fifty conscious patients admitted to ICU were randomly divided into experiment group and control group,25 cases in each group.The two groups received conventional interventions,all separated by curtains during the rescue for psychological nursing by full-time nurses.Besides,the experiment group received auricular acupressure. The two groups were compared in terms of heart rates,systolic blood pressure,blood glucose,plasma catecholamines(epinephrine and norepinephrine)and cortisol index.Results All the items of stress reaction at minutes 30 and 60 in the experiment group were significantly lower than those in the control group.The rescue times of 30min,1H in experiment group,the stress index of experiment group at 30 mins and 60 mins were lower than those in the control group,the differences were statistically significant(all P<0�05)Conclusions Auricular acupressure is of good effects on physiological stress reaction in conscious patients during emergency rescue in ICU�%目的探讨耳穴贴压对重症监护病房(intensive care unit,ICU)患者紧急抢救时邻床清醒患者应激反应的影响。方法采用随机数字表法,将50例入住ICU的清醒患者分为试验组和对照组,每组各25例。抢救时两组患者均常规给予干预措施(所有邻床清醒患者用围帘隔开、专职护士进行心理护理),试验组在此基础上采用耳穴贴压。观察两组患者在抢救时即刻(0 min)、30 min、1 h心率、收缩压、血糖、血浆儿茶酚胺(肾上腺素、去甲肾上腺素)、皮质醇指标情况的差异。结果抢救时30 min、1 h试验组患者各项应激指标均低于对照组,两组比较,差异具有统计学意义(均P﹤0�05)。结论耳穴贴压对降低ICU患者紧急抢救时邻床清醒患者应激反应具有较好的效果。

  6. 穴位按压及经络拍打结合循证护理缓解奥沙利铂神经毒性的疗效观察%Effect of Acupressure and Meridian Tapping Combined with Evidence-based Care on Relief of Oxaliplatin Neurotoxicity

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    王英; 郑广

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of acupressure and meridian tapping combined with evidence - based care on relief of oxaliplatin neurotoxicity. Methods Eighty - five patients undergoing nursing observation in our hospital between January 2009 and May 2012 were randomly divided into the control group ( n =40 ) and the observation group ( n =45 ). Patients in the control group only received regular nursing care, while those in the observation group received evidence - based nursing care combined with acupressure and meridian tapping. Peripheral sensory neurotoxicity grading, limb pain, peripheral sensory neurotoxicity, and phlebitis were observed on patients in these two groups. Results Significant differences were observed between the two groups in peripheral sensory neurotoxicity and limb pain ( P < 0. 05 ). The two groups also significantly differed in incidence of numbness ( 40.0% vs. 17.8% ), formication ( 35.0% vs. 15.6% ), limb movement disorder ( 17.5% vs. 2.2% ), loss of sensation (10.0% vs. 0), and phlebitis (25.0% vs. 4.4% ) (P<0. 05) .Conclusion Acupressure and meridian tapping combined with evidence - based nursing care can effectively alleviate the oxaliplatin - induced toxicity of peripheral sensory nerve.%目的 了解穴位按压及经络拍打结合循证护理在缓解奥沙利铂外周感觉神经毒性方面的应用效果.方法 选择我院2009年1月-2012年5月85例消化系统肿瘤患者进行护理观察,分层随机化方法分为对照组(n=40)及观察组(n=45).对照组仅采用一般护理方法;观察组采用循证护理方法,同时结合穴位按压、经络拍打护理.观察两组患者的外周感觉神经毒性分级情况、肢体疼痛、外周感觉神经毒性情况以及静脉炎发生情况.结果 两组患者的外周感觉神经毒性、肢体疼痛方面差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).肢体麻木(40.0%比17.8%)、蚁行感(35.0%比15.6%)、肢体活动障碍(17.5%比2.2%)、感觉丧失(10.0%比0)

  7. A analysis of the nursing effects of functional exercise and traditional Chinese medicine acupressure on hemi-plegia patients caused by cerebral infarction%功能锻炼与中医穴位按压联用对脑梗死偏瘫患者的护理效果

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    程俊

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨功能锻炼与中医穴位按压联用对脑梗死偏瘫患者的护理效果。方法将112例脑梗死合并偏瘫患者随机分为研究组和对照组各56例。对照组采用功能锻炼康复护理,研究组在采用功能锻炼联合穴位按压联进行康复护理。治疗前后对患者肌张力进行评级,并进行NDS、FM A、ADL评分,参数资料采用 t检验,非参数资料采用秩和检验。结果治疗前,研究组与对照组肌张力、NDS评分、FM A评分以及ADL评分差异无统计学意义( P<0.05),治疗后,2组肌张力、NDS评分、FM A评分均显著高于治疗前,ADL评分低于治疗前;研究组肌张力 NDS评分、FM A评分显著高于对照组,ADL 评分显著低于对照组( P<0.05)。结论功能锻炼联用中医穴位按压,能有效提高患者患侧肢体的肌张力,促进患者神经功能、运动功能及日常生活能力的恢复,值得临床推广。%Objective To evaluate nursing effect of functional exercise and traditional Chinese medicine acupressure in cer‐ebral infarction patients with hemiplegia.Methods 112 patients with hemiplegia caused by cerebral infarction were randomly di‐vided into study group and control group ,56 cases in each group.Functional exercise was used in the control group ,while func‐tional exercise combination with acupressure as rehabilitation nursing were used in the study group.Muscle tension was per‐formed in all patients before and after the treatment.And NDS ,FMA ,ADL were scored ,then parameter data adopted t‐test and non‐parameter data used rank -sum test.Results Before the treatment ,the muscle tension ,NDS score ,FMA score and ADL score in study group and control group showed no statistical difference (P<0.05).After treatment ,the muscle tension , NDS scores ,FMA scores in both groups were significantly higher than those before treatment ,and ADL scores were lower than that there before treatment.The muscle

  8. Observation on the effect of acupressure facilitating the gastrointestinal function recovery in the gynecology laparoscopic postoperative%穴位按压在促进妇科腹腔镜术后患者胃肠功能恢复中的效果

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    张莉

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe the curative effect on acupressure facilitating the recovery of the patient’s gastrointestinal function after gynecologic laparoscopic total hysterectomy. Methods 146 patients after gynecological laparoscopic total hysterectomypatients from February 2012 to October 2013 in our hospital were divided into observation group (n=73) and control group (n=73) based on the principle of random sampling.The control group was only used usual care, and the observation group was used acupressure with usual care. The anus exhaust time,the effect of treatment and satisfaction were compared. Results The time of the first peristalsis and anal aerofluxus advanced obviously in the observation group compared with control group,the differences were significant (P<0.01).The cured rate was 98.7% and the total effective rate was 100.0% in the observation group and the control group was 91.8% and 93.1%,respectively, there were significant differences between two groups (P<0.05).The postoperative patient satisfaction was 93.2%,and the prognosis of satisfaction was 98.7%,which was 61.6% and 75.3% in control group,there were significant differences between two groups (P<0.05). Conclusion The acupressure can promote the recovery of the gastrointestinal function after gynecologic laparoscopic total hysterectomy,the clinical treatment effect is good with high satisfaction of prognosis and it is worthy of clinical promotion.%目的:观察穴位按压促进妇科腹腔镜全子宫切除术后患者胃肠功能恢复的疗效。方法选择2012年2月~2013年10月本院146例妇科腹腔镜全子宫切除术后患者,按随机抽样的原则将其分为观察组和对照组各73例,对照组术后仅采用常规护理,观察组术后在常规护理的基础上增加穴位按压,对比两组患者胃肠蠕动及肛门排气时间、治疗效果及预后满意度。结果观察组首次肠蠕动及肛门排气时间较对照组明显提前,两组

  9. Clinical observation of Shanzhajiangzhi decoction combined with auricular acupressure treatment on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease%山楂降脂方配合耳穴贴压治疗非酒精性脂肪性肝病40例临床观察

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    黄俊敏; 王彦人; 康霞; 蒋小艳

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察山楂降脂方配合耳穴贴压治疗非酒精性脂肪性肝病(NAFL)的临床疗效.方法 将84例NAFL患者随机分为2组,治疗组40例子山楂降脂方配合耳穴贴压治疗,对照组44例子水飞蓟宾葡甲胺片治疗,2组均治疗16周后比较临床疗效,观察肝功能、血脂及肝脏超声变化.结果 治疗组总有效率100%,对照组总有效率40.9%,治疗组总有效率高于对照组(P<0.05),治疗组临床疗效优于对照组.治疗组治疗后肝功能丙氨酸氨基转移酶(ALT)、天冬氨酸氨基转移酶(AST)、γ-谷氨酰转肽酶(γ-GT)及总胆红素(TBiL),血脂甘油三酯(TG)、总胆固醇(TC)及低密度脂蛋白胆固醇(LDL-C)均较对照组降低(P<0.05,P<0.01).2组治疗后超声表现分度比较差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05),治疗组肝脏超声监测优于对照组.结论 山楂降脂方配合耳穴贴压可以进一步改善NAFL患者的临床症状、血脂、肝功能及影像学指标.%Objective To investigate clinical effect of Shanzhajiangzhi decoction combined with auricular acupressure treatment on non - alcoholic fatty liver disease ( NAFL). Methods 84 cases of NAFL were randomly divided into two groups. 40 patients in treatment group received Shanzhajiangzhi decoction combined with auricular acupressure treatment. 44 cases in control group were given Silybin Meglumine treatment. The clinical efficacy, liver function, blood lipids and liver ultrasound changes were observed after treatment for 16 weeks in two groups. Results The total effective rate in treatment group (100% ) was higher than that in control group (40. 9% ,P < 0. 05). ALT, AST, γ — GT, TBiL, TG, TC and LDL — C in treatment group were decreased as compared with those in control group after treatment (P < 0.05, P < 0. 01). There was significant difference between two groups on ultrasonography indexing after treatment (P < 0. 05 ). Liver ultrasound monitoring of the treatment group was better than the

  10. Infulence of Body Acupunctuer a nd Auricular Acupressure on Plasma AVP in Patients with Menstrual Headache of Hyperactivity of Liver Fire%体针与耳穴贴压并用对肝火旺盛型经行头痛患者经期血浆 AVP含量的影响

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    孙立明; 李新华; 梁玉磊; 李文丽; 马红利; 孙立虹

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To expolore the therapeutic mechanism of body acupuncture and auricular acupressure on menstrual headache of hyperactivity of liver fire .Methods:85 patients of menstrual headache were randomly di-vided into treatment group ( n=43 ) that was treated with body acupuncture and auricular acupressure treatment , control group ( n=42 ) that was asked to take Sibelium ( oral medicine Flunarizine Hydrochloride Capsules ) . Comparison of two groups ’ clinical efficacy and headache symptom scores .30 patients in both groups were ran-domly chosen to determine the contents of plasma AVP before and after treatment in two groups .Results:The to-tal effective rate in treatment group was 95 .35%, and the control group was 80 .95%.The curative effect of treatment group was significantly better than that of the control group ( P <0 .01 ) .Two groups ’ headache symptom scores were significantly lower than those of pre -treatment (P<0.01), and the treatment group was significantly lower ( P<0 .01 ) .After treatment , the plasma AVP contents in treatment group and control group were significantly lower than those of pre -treatment (P<0.05).Conclusion:Body acupuncture with auricular acupressure treatment is effective in relieving patients ’ abdominal pain , which may be closely associated with its actions in adjusting abnormal contents of plasma AVP .%目的:初步探讨体针与耳穴贴压并用治疗肝火旺盛型经行头痛的作用机制。方法:将85例患者随机分为两组,治疗组43例以体针与耳穴贴压并用的方法治疗,并设口服盐酸氟桂利嗪胶囊(西比灵)患者42例为对照组。观察头痛症状积分变化,以判定临床疗效,同时从两组中各随机抽取30例进行治疗前后经期血浆血管加压素( AVP )含量变化的检测。结果:治疗组总有效率为95.35%,对照组为80.95%,治疗组总有效率优于对照组(P<0.05);两组头痛症状积分较

  11. Effect of Digital Acupressure plus Mechanical Sputum Expectoration on the Rehabilitation of Patients with Stroke-associated Pneumonia%点穴配合机械辅助排痰对卒中相关性肺炎患者康复的影响

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    陈雨; 林志诚; 林高城; 詹增土; 余友金; 梁正侠

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe the effect of digital acupressure plus mechanical sputum expectoration on the rehabilitation of patients with stroke-associated pneumonia. Method Forty-six patients with stroke-associated pneumonia were randomized into a treatment group of 22 cases and a control group of 24 cases. The treatment group was intervened by digital acupressure plus mechanical sputum expectoration, while the control group was by mechanical sputum expectoration alone. The simplified version of Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score (CPIS), Fugl-Meyer assessment scale, and modified Barthel Index (BI) were adopted for evaluation before and after intervention. Result After treatment, CPIS, Fugl-Meyer and BI scores were changed significantly in both groups (P<0.01). There were significant differences in comparing the CPIS, Fugl-Meyer and BI scores between the two groups after intervention (P<0.05). After intervention, the two groups showed a negative correlation between CPIS score and Fugl-Meyer score, as well as between CPIS score and BI score. Conclusion Digital acupressure plus mechanical sputum expectoration can effectively improve the pulmonary symptoms in patients with stroke-associated pneumonia, benefiting the rehabilitation of the post-stroke patients.%目的:观察手指点穴配合机械辅助排痰对卒中相关性肺炎患者康复的影响。方法将46例卒中相关性肺炎患者随机分为治疗组22例和对照组24例。治疗组采用手指点穴配合机械辅助排痰治疗,对照组采用单纯机械辅助排痰治疗。比较两组治疗前后患者简化临床肺部感染评分(CPIS评分)、运动功能(Fugl-Meyer评分)及日常生活能力(改良Barthel指数)。结果两组患者治疗后 CPIS 量表评分、Fugl-Meyer 评分及改良 Barthel 指数与同组治疗前比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.01)。治疗组治疗后 CPIS 量表评分、Fugl-Meyer 评分及改良 Barthel 指数与对照组比较,差

  12. P6 acupressure reduces morning sickness.

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    Dundee, J W; Sourial, F B; Ghaly, R G; Bell, P F

    1988-08-01

    A prospective study was designed to test the efficacy of pressure at the P6 (Neiguan) acupuncture point, in preventing morning sickness. Three groups of patients in early pregnancy recorded the severity and frequency of sickness over a period of 4 consecutive days following daily pressure at P6 point, pressure at a point near the right elbow and with no treatment. Troublesome sickness was significantly less in both the genuine (23/119) and dummy (41/112) pressure groups as compared with the control series (67/119). When the data are adversely 'weighted' to compensate for the lower incidence of fully completed returns in the active treatment groups, only the P6 group show a significant reduction in sickness. No side effects occurred in either group and while anticipation of benefit may offer a partial explanation for the findings, pressure at the Neiguan point appears to have a specific therapeutic effect.

  13. Auricular Acupressure Can Modulate Pain Threshold

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    Antonietta Santoro

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of our study was to investigate if auriculotherapy (AT can modulate pain threshold. In our experiments, AT consisted of placing Vaccaria seeds over the “fingers point” of one ear. Two groups of healthy volunteers were enrolled for the study. Each subject was asked to perform an autoalgometric test developed by our group on three occasions: before, 1 hour after, AT and 24 hours after AT. Participants of the first group received a 2-minute long session of AT, while participants of the second group received a 2-minute long session of sham treatment, consisting of a puncture/massage above the skin of the neck. The autoalgometric test consisted of applying an increasing pressure with the finger-tips and finger-backs of four fingers by the subjects themselves (i.e., eight sites were evaluated against a round-shaped needle for two times: until a minimum pain sensation (first time, minimal test or a maximally tolerable pain sensation (second time, maximal test. Our results showed a significant higher pain threshold in the maximal test at 24 hours after AT compared to sham treatment. This result indicates for the first time that AT can increase pain tolerability, rather than affecting the minimal pain threshold.

  14. Acupressure magnets: a possible MRI hazard.

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    Otjen, Jeffrey P; Mallon, Kara; Brown, Julie C

    2015-03-01

    The use of magnets as a component of complementary and alternative medicine is increasingly common. Magnet therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions and often involves tiny magnets adhered to the skin. In auriculotherapy, magnets are placed in specific locations of the ear pinnae which represent particular parts of the body. While generally considered safe, these magnets have the potential to cause imaging problems and serious injury during MRI. We report a case of auriculotherapy magnets which escaped detection despite the use of screening forms and a walk-through metal detector. The magnets caused image artifact but no other patient harm. We recommend updating patient screening practices and educating providers placing therapeutic magnets and performing MRIs of this new potential MRI hazard.

  15. The Anxiety Impact of Auricular Acupressure Therapy Combined Pentameter in Treatment of Patients with ;Acute Myocardial Infarction%耳穴贴压联合五音疗法对急性心肌梗死患者焦虑的影响

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    罗美文; 罗雪琴; 谭志雄; 龙细妹; 吴玉环; 周小红; 王旭

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate anxiety effects of the joint pentameter auricular acupressure therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction.Method:80 cases of acute myocardial infarction who were assess anxiety symptoms by self-rating anxiety scale(SAS)were selected,and randomly divided into the control group and the observation group,each group had 40 cases. Both groups were given the conventional treatment and health education, based on this,the observation group was intervened by taken god door,heart,sympathetic,and subcortical pressure, at the same time joint pentameter. The effect was evaluated after two period of treatment.Result:After intervention,SAS scores of the observation group were significantly lower than that of the control group,the difference was statistically significant(P<0.01).Conclusion:Auricular acupressure therapy joint pentameter can significantly relieve patients anxiety,conducive to the smooth conduct of treatment and improve the quality of life of patients.%目的:探讨耳穴贴压联合五音疗法对急性心肌梗死患者焦虑的影响。方法:选取经焦虑自评量表(SAS)评估有焦虑症状的急性心肌梗死患者80例,按随机数字表法分为对照组和观察组,每组各40例。两组均予常规治疗和健康教育,观察组在此基础上,取神门、心、交感、皮质下贴压进行干预,同时辅以五音疗法,2个疗程后评价效果。结果:干预后观察组的SAS评分明显低于对照组,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.01)。结论:耳穴贴压联合五音疗法可明显缓解患者焦虑情绪,有利于治疗的顺利进行,提高患者的生活质量。

  16. The Nursing Experience about Pufu Soup Cooperated with Facial Acupressure Massage on Treating Oral Mycete of Stroke Patient%蒲茯汤配合面部穴位按摩防治中风患者口腔霉菌的护理体会

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    刘小飞

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To discuss the effect of Pufu soup cooperated with facial acupressure mas-sage on treating oral mycete of stroke patient. Methods:86 patients with pseudobulbar paralysis af-ter stroke were divided in 2 groups to observe and compare. Experience group did oral care by Pufu soup twice a day, and massaged on the acupuncture on face. Control group did the oral care by nor-mal saline. Results:The incidence of oral mycete in experience group was obvious less than that of control group. The difference was significance (P<0.01). Conclusion:In the oral care of stroke pait-ents, using Pufu soup cooperated with facial acupressure massage can keep mouth clean and moist, and also can prevent oral mycete and ulcer.%  目的:探讨蒲茯汤配合面部穴位按摩对中风患者口腔护理中防治口腔霉菌的作用.方法:将我科86例中风后假性延髓麻痹患者分组对比观察,实验组每日2次采用蒲茯汤做口腔护理后,在患者面部相应的穴位进行按摩;对照组常规采用生理盐水做口腔护理.结果:实验组口腔霉菌的发生率明显少于对照组,比较有显著性差异(P<0.01).结论:在中风病人口腔护理中,使用蒲茯汤配合面部穴位按摩,不仅能保持口腔清洁、湿润,还可以预防口腔霉菌及溃疡.

  17. 针灸配合自我穴位按摩治疗焦虑症80例临床观察%Clinical observation of acupuncture and self-acupressure in the treatment of 80 cases of anxiety disorders patients

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    魏永红

    2014-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture and self-acupressure in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Methods Eighty cases of patients with anxiety disorders in our hospital from July 2011 to March 2013 were selected as the observation group, and the other 80 cases of anxiety disorder patients in our hospital from July 2009 to March 2011 were selected as the control group, patients in the control group were given pure self-massage therapy, while patients in the observation group were given acupuncture and self-massage therapy. Results The cure rate of pa-tients in the observation group was 20.0%, the total effective rate was 93.8%(75/80);The cure rate of patients in the control group was 12.5%, total effective rate was 80.0%(64/80). The cure rate and the total effective rate of patients in the observation group were significantly higher than those of the control group(χ2=5.99,12.59,P<0.05);After treatment 4 weeks, both HAMA and SAS scores of patients in the two groups were significantly lower than those of before treat-ment, the decline degree of patients in the observation group was more significant than that of control group (t=3.182, 2.776,2.571,P<0.05). Conclusion The clinical efficacy of acupuncture and self-acupressure is good in the treatment of anxiety disorders, so is worthy of promoting.%目的:观察针灸配合自我穴位按摩治疗焦虑症的临床疗效。方法2011年7月~2013年3月我院共收治80例焦虑症患者作为观察组,另选取2009年7月~2011年3月我院收治的80例焦虑症患者为对照组,对照组患者给予单纯自我穴位按摩治疗,观察组患者给予针灸配合自我穴位按摩治疗。结果观察组患者治愈率为20.0%,总有效率为93.8%(75/80);对照组患者治愈率为12.5%,总有效率为80.0%(64/80)。观察组患者的治愈率和总有效率均明显比对照组高(χ2=5.99、12.59,P<0.05);治疗后1、2、4周,两组患者的HAMA和SAS评分较治

  18. Therapeutic efficacy of intravenous drip of puerarin combined with acupuncture points drug line implant and Self-acupressure in the Treatment of Angina Pectoris%葛根素静滴配合穴位埋植药线和自我穴位指压治疗心绞痛疗效观察

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    王文莉

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨治疗心绞痛更为有效的治疗方法.方法 选择100例冠心病心绞痛患者作为研究对象,随机分为观察组和对照组,每组各50例.对照组在内科常规治疗的基础上采用葛根素注射液100 mL(含0.2 g),静脉点滴,2次/d.观察组在上述治疗的基础上给予穴位埋植药线并配合自体指压穴位.两组均治疗14 d为1个疗程,连续治疗2个疗程后评定疗效.主要观察两组患者临床症状,心绞痛程度及发作频率以及心电图缺血状态等的改变情况.结果 两组治疗后心绞痛症状和心电图疗比较差异具有高度统计学意义(均P 0.05),治疗后具有非常显著性差异(P 0.05), but were after treatment (P < 0.01). Number of angina attacks in the observation was significantly reduced compared with that in the control group. Conclusion Intravenous drip of puerarin combined with self-acupressure and acupuncture points drug line implant were effective and reliable in the treatment of angina pectoris.

  19. The effect of early application of acupressure combined with hot belly on recovery of gastrointestinal function in abdominal post-operative patients%早期穴位按压联合腹部热敷对腹部手术后患者胃肠功能恢复的影响

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    朱茄英; 胡娜

    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical effect and application value of early acupressure combined with hot belly(hot compress on abdomen)to promote the recovery of gastrointestinal function after abdominal surgery. Methods A prospective random controlled study was conducted from January 2012 to October 2012,200 hospitalized patients having undergone abdominal surgery were randomly divided into a control group(100 cases)and an observation group(100 cases). Traditional nursing method was applied to take care of the abdominal postoperative patients in the control group,that was at post-operative 6 hours the patient may begin to turn over in bed,once 2 hours,and on the post-operative 1 day,according to the patient's disease situation,he or she may be allowed to ambulate in the room without any other additional measures,waiting for the recovery of gastrointestinal function. In the observation group, beside the traditional nursing method used in the control group,additionally,acupressure and abdominal fomentation was applied twice a day for 4 days. The postoperative bowel sound recovery time,the anus spontaneous exhaust time, the incidences of abdominal distension and intestinal obstruction were observed. Results In the observation group, the gurgling sound recovery time and anus spontaneous exhaust time were significantly shorter than those in the control group〔gurgling sound recovery time(hour):17.77±2.67 vs. 18.87±3.18,anus spontaneous exhaust time(hour):28.27±6.30 vs. 30.85±6.74,both P<0.01〕;the incidences of postoperative abdominal distention and intestinal obstruction were obviously lower than those in the control group(bloating:9.0%vs. 23.0%,intestinal obstruction:1.0% vs. 9.0%,both P<0.01). Conclusion Early application of acupressure combined with hot belly for abdominal postoperative patients can significantly promote the recovery of gastrointestinal function,that is beneficial to the reduction of the incidences of complications.%  目的探讨早期穴

  20. 聚焦解决模式联合耳穴贴压法对绝经宫颈癌患者后装腔内放疗后焦虑及疼痛的影响%Effect of solution-focused approach combined with auricular acupressure on anxiety and pain of patients with postmenopausal cervical cancer during afterloading brachytherapy

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    张曦霞; 张兰凤; 刘敏杰

    2013-01-01

    Objective To observe the effect of solution-focused approach combined with auricular acupressure on relieving the anxiety and pain of patients with postmenopausal cervical cancer during afterloading brachytherapy .Methods One hundred and twenty patients who treated with uterine cavity for the first time were randomly divided into the observation group ( n =60 ) and the control group ( n =60 ) .The control group received the conventional nursing , and the observation group received the solution-focused approach nursing combined with auricular acupressure on the basis of the conventional nursing .The self-rating anxiety scale ( SAS ) was used before the intervention and one week after the intervention ( once again before afterloading brachytherapy ) , and the score of pain and the satisfaction of patients were evaluated during the afterloading brachytherapy .Results No difference was not found in the score of SAS before the intervention between two groups (P>0.05).The score of SAS was (42.3 ±44.46) in the observation group one week after the intervention , and was significantly lower than ( 49 .76 ±4 .57 ) in the control group , and the difference was statistically significant (t=-9.00, P<0.05).The cases of the grade Ⅰof pain were 15 cases (25%), gradeⅡwere 42 cases (70%), grade Ⅲ were 2 cases (3.33%), grade Ⅳ were 1 case (1.67%) in the observation group during operation , and were respectively 2 cases (3.33%), 28 cases (46.67%), 27 cases (45%), 3 cases (5%) in the control group, and the degree of pain in the observation group during operation was significantly better than the control group , and the difference was statistically significant (Z=-5.74, P<0.001).The satisfaction of patients in the observation group during operation (4.89 ±0.10) was better than (3.87 ±0.51) in the control group and the difference was statistically significant (t =15.21, P<0.05). Conclusions The solution-focused approach combined with auricular acupressure during afterloading

  1. Application of Zhenqi Fuzheng Granules Combined with Acupuncture and Acupressure for Nausea and Vomiting during the Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids%贞芪扶正颗粒联合针指法在痔上黏膜环切术恶心呕吐中应用

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    张迎宪; 张世卿

    2012-01-01

    目的 观察比较贞芪扶正颗粒联合针指法在痔上黏膜环切术恶心呕吐中的应用.方法 选择ASA Ⅰ~Ⅱ 66例手术患者,随机分为三组:贞芪针指治疗组(ZA组)、恩丹西酮对照组(OH组)和生理盐水空白组(NS组).三组均采用布比卡因腰麻或腰-硬联合阻滞麻醉,麻醉穿刺完毕后ZA组针刺双侧内关,推揉按压中脘穴及双侧足三里穴;OH组静脉注射恩丹西酮4~8 mg;NS组静脉注射生理盐水5 mL.三组实施术后镇痛(PCIA),术毕口服贞芪扶正颗粒15~30 g.结果 ZA组恶心、呕吐的发生率为4/22,2/22;OH组为3/22,1/22,VAS评分也基本相当,表明两组疗效相同,组间比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05),与NS组比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01).但对于恶心呕吐程度较重且止呕显效慢者(ZA组持续恶心4例,反复呕吐2例),最好伍用抗呕吐药物.结论 在恶心呕吐防治中,贞芪扶正颗粒复合益气针指法适用于轻中度恶心呕吐;恩丹西酮适用于程度较重的持续性恶心呕吐.%Objective To observe the application of zhenqi fuzheng granules combined with acupuncture and acupressure for nausea and vomiting during the procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids( PPH ). Methods 66 cases of ASA I to II were selected and divided into three groups, a zhenqi + acupuncture + acupressure group( ZA group ), an ondansetron hydrochloride group( OH group ) and a normal saline blank group( NS group ). Bupivacain spinal anesthesia or the combined spinal epidural anesthesia( CSEA )was a-dopted in three groups. After anesthetic puncture,in ZA group,acupuncture was applied to bilateral Neiguan ( PC6 )and the technique of pushing, kneading and pressing was to Zhongwan( CV12 )and bilateral Zusanli ( ST36 ); in OH group,the intravenous injection with ondansetron hydrochloride was used,4 to 8mg; in NS group, the intravenous injection of normal saline 5mL was provided. The patient controlled intravenous analge-sia( PCIA )was adopted after

  2. Clinical study for the efficacy of points acupressure combined with moxibustion in preventing gastrointestinal reactions caused by cisplatin-based chemotherapy%穴位按压联合艾灸减轻顺铂类化疗药物胃肠道反应的临床研究

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    凡国华; 林征; 陈勇; 罗红

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察穴位按压联合艾灸对减轻顺铂类化疗药物胃肠道反应的疗效。方法将100例行顺铂类药物化疗的恶性肿瘤患者随机分为实验组和对照组各50例。所有患者化疗期间均给予常规抑酸、止吐治疗,实验组同时加用中脘、内关、足三里、合谷穴位按压及艾灸治疗,每日两次,化疗前1d开始,至化疗后3d结束。比较两组患者化疗后胃肠道反应的发生率及症状分级有无差异。结果呕吐情况:实验组患者急性呕吐及延迟性呕吐的发生率均明显低于对照组(P<0.05),但在呕吐程度构成比方面,用药后1~3 d两组之间未见明显差异(P>0.05),而4~6 d实验组呕吐程度明显轻于对照组(P<0.05);恶心情况:实验组化疗期间恶心的发生率明显低于对照组(P<0.05),恶心程度也明显轻于对照组(P<0.05);食欲情况:实验组化疗期间食欲不振的发生率明显低于对照组(P<0.05),反应程度也明显轻于对照组(P<0.05)。结论穴位按压联合艾灸对顺铂类化疗药物引起的胃肠道反应有明显的防治作用,可明显减少化疗后恶心、呕吐及食欲不振等不良反应的发生,临床应用安全有效。%Objective To observe and assess the efficacy of points acupressure combined with moxibustion in pre-venting gastrointestinal reactions caused by cisplatin-based chemotherapy .Method 100 cancer patients with cisplatin-based chemotherapy was selected and randomly divided into experimental group and control group ,50 cases in each group .During chemotherapy period ,conventional acid suppression and anti-nausea treatment were used in both groups ,and the points acupressure combined with moxibustion were used in the experimental group twice a day , from 1 day before chemotherapy to 3 days after treatment .The incidences of gastrointestinal reaction and severity of symptom in two groups was

  3. 经皮神经电刺激与穴位按压联合艾灸对减轻肺癌患者含顺铂方案化疗后胃肠道反应的对比研究%Comparison of therapeutic efficacy between transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and points acupressure combined with moxibustion in preventing gastrointestinal reactions caused by cisplatin-based chemotherapy of patients with lung cancer

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    凡国华; 徐兴祥; 陈勇; 闵凌峰; 林征

    2016-01-01

    Objective To compare the therapeutic efficacy between transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation( TENS) and points acupressure combined with moxibustion in preventing gastrointestinal reactions caused by cisplatin-based chemotherapy of patients with lung cancer. Methods One hundred patients with lung cancer were randomly allocated to an TENS group of 50 cases and a TCM ( Traditional Chinese Medicine) group of 50 cases. During chemotherapy period, conventional anti-nausea treatments were used in both groups, and the TENS therapy were used in the TENS group while the points acupressure combined with moxibustion were used in the TCM group, twice a day, from the 1th day before chemotherapy to the 3rd day after it. Observe and compare incidences of gastrointestinal reaction and severity of symptoms in two groups from the first day to the sixth day of chemotherapy. Results The incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting have no significant difference between TENS group and TCM group(P>0.05). The incidence of anepithymia were significantly lower in TENS group than which in TCM group (P0.05);TENS组患者食欲不振的发生率低于中医组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05),同时,TENS组食欲不振的症状程度也轻于中医组,差异有统计学意义( P<0.05)。结论 TENS与中医穴位按压联合艾灸治疗均可减轻肺癌患者含顺铂方案化疗所致的胃肠道反应,在降低患者恶心、呕吐的发生率及症状程度方面两组无明显差异,但在改善食欲不振发生率和症状程度方面,TENS治疗有一定优势。

  4. Provision of Auricular Acupuncture and Acupressure in a University Setting

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    Oyola-Santiago, Tamara; Knopf, Rachel; Robin, Tracy; Harvey, Kristen

    2013-01-01

    Auricular acupuncture using the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol stimulates 5 points in each ear--the Shen Men, sympathetic nervous system, liver, kidney, and lung. This protocol is also known as Acu Detox, and has been used for recovery in community-based settings and drug use treatment programs. It has also been…

  5. AB007. The effect of auricular acupuncture and acupressure in smoking cessation

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    Ioannis, Stathourakis

    2016-01-01

    Background Smoking is often associated with many types of cancer, increased cardiovascular and pulmonary morbidity. In 2006, it has been estimated that the annual number of deaths due to smoking approached 5,000,000, and is expected to double by 2030. The practice of auricular acupuncture is based on the theory that there are certain points in the ear flap corresponding to major organ systems of the human body and can be manipulated to lead to a therapeutic effect on the corresponding organ. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture for assisting people with the aim of stopping smoking. Methods A review of the literature has been done in PubMed database on the auricular acupuncture method for efficacy of the conservative treatment for smoking cessation with Keywords: auricular, acupuncture, smoking and cessation. Results The effectiveness of using acupuncture reported that is close to 45%, which is on par with other pharmacological methods. According to Ballal et al., the execution of acupuncture to quit smoking for six weeks produced a success rate of 50.1%, 45.5% of subjects reduced their consumption to 5 cigarettes and 4.3% failed to reduce smoking. Furthermore, Hackett et al. reported success rate of 50% after 12 months of electric acupuncture to the ear. After using acupuncture treatment in 514 persons, Choy et al. reported a success rate of 88%, and relapse rate of 31% in the second year of treatment. Conclusions The auricular acupuncture is effective in smoking cessation and should be considered as an alternative to help smokers, especially those whose previous attempts using conventional methods were in vain. Also the combination with existing methods seems ideal. The survey results also showed that the therapeutic effects of acupuncture in smoking cessation is similar to that of nicotine gum method and behavioral therapy, suggesting that acupuncture is neither superior nor inferior to other methods for smoking cessation.

  6. Magnetic Acupressure in Reducing Pain in Cancer Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

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    Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors; Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders; Leukemia; Lymphoma; Lymphoproliferative Disorder; Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm; Myelodysplastic Syndromes; Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms; Pain; Precancerous Condition; Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific

  7. Effectiveness of Acupressure Treatment for Pain Management and Fatigue Relief in Gulf War Veterans

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    National Gulf War Resource Center’s facebook page (thanks to Mr. James Bunker, Executive Director) and placement of online advertisements through Google... advertisement process was initiated and we expect to enroll 2-3 subjects each month going forward. Study Advertisements IRB had previously...approved the text for placing study advertisements in Plain Dealer and other publications. Since these are very expensive, CCF Marketing recommended

  8. Effectiveness of Acupressure Treatment for Pain Management and Fatigue Relief in Gulf War Veterans

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    with GWI. Aim 2 is to investigate the relationship between EEG measures, specifically the corticomuscular coherence and power spectra in theta...Cleveland Clinic, but is available on a limited basis (no cost) to assist the study team with technical issues . Investigational Site Investigators...setup and data analysis. As a result of Dr. Bayram’s addition, the research team has purchased a new 8-channel EEG /EMG system that is more suitable

  9. Effectiveness of Acupressure Treatment for Pain Management and Fatigue Relief in Gulf War Veterans

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    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Vernon Lin MD PhD REPORT DATE : October 2016 PREPARED FOR: U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Fort Detrick, Maryland...study received continuing renewal approval from Cleveland Clinic IRB and the approval expiration date is 10/18/2017. The study is being conducted at...number. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR FORM TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS. 1. REPORT DATE October 2016 2. REPORT TYPE Annual 3. DATES COVERED 30 Sep 2015 - 29 Sep

  10. Managing Pain from a Broken Hip: A Guide for Adults and Their Caregivers

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    ... serious side effects compared to taking only medicines. Acupressure, muscle-relaxation therapy, and neurostimulation (TENS) Although some ... used before or after an operation. What is acupressure? “Acupressure” is when a trained therapist presses on ...

  11. 50 Cases of Cervical Vertigo Treated by Massage Combined with Acupressure%推拿加指压治疗颈性眩晕50例

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    胡国宝

    2008-01-01

    颈性眩晕为颈椎病中较为常见的一种病症,是由于颈椎退变,致椎一基底动脉供血不足等所致,临床常表现为阵发性头晕、目眩、转动头部即发眩晕、甚至猝倒。笔者采用推拿加指压方法治疗颈性眩晕50例,取得良好效果。报告如下。

  12. 应用董氏指压法治疗婴幼儿吐乳症体会%Experience in treating infant uomiting by Dong's acupressure treatment

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    熊训斌

    2010-01-01

    董氏指压法是董廷瑶先生所创,在临床治疗小儿吐乳症疗效显著,且手法简便安全,不需服药.笔者临床应用董氏压指法治疗婴幼儿吐乳症,尤其对蒂丁疗效确切.

  13. Treating 258 cases of insomnia by acupuncture plus auricular acupressure%针刺配合耳压治疗失眠症258例

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    张江层

    2010-01-01

    目的:探讨针刺配合耳压治疗失眠症的临床疗效.方法:选取本院258例患者,使用针刺配合耳压的方法治疗.结果:痊愈87例,显效101例,好转52例,无效18例,总有效率93%.结论:针刺配合耳穴贴压是治疗失眠症较满意的方法之一,值得临床应用.

  14. Nursing Experience of Acupressure Treatment of Menopausal Sleep Disorders%穴位指针法对更年期睡眠障碍的护理

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    李海英

    2015-01-01

    Discussion acupoint needle pointer method on sleep disorder in menopausal women method can recuperate the viscera function, balance of yin and Yang, regulating emotion. To ensure adequate sleep for menopausal women's physical and mental health is particularly important.%探讨穴位针指针法对更年期妇女睡眠障碍的方法能综合调理脏腑功能,平衡阴阳,调节情志。保证充足的睡眠对更年期妇女的身心健康尤其重要。

  15. Acupressure for persistent cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors (AcuCrft): a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    Zick, Suzanna Maria; Wyatt, Gwen Karilyn; Murphy, Susan Lynn; Arnedt, J Todd; Sen, Ananda; Harris, Richard Edmund

    2012-01-01

    Despite high levels of clinically significant persistent cancer related fatigue in breast cancer survivors few treatments are currently available and most pose a significant burden on the part of the woman...

  16. Influence of Auricular Acupressure and Aromatherapy on Relieving Fatigue of the Patients Undergoing Colorectal Cancer Surgery%耳穴按压结合芳香疗法对大肠癌手术患者疲乏的影响

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    杨菊兰; 齐海燕; 王晨霞; 王晓萍

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨耳穴按压结合芳香疗法对大肠癌手术患者疲乏的影响.方法:将大肠癌手术患者135例随机分为A组(耳穴按压结合芳香疗法)、B组(耳穴按压)、C组(芳香疗法)、D组(空白组),采用简易疲乏评估量表(brief fatigue inventory,BFI)对4组患者干预前后的疲乏程度进行测试并比较不同方法的效果.结果:A组干预后的BFI程度与B、C、D组比较差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);B、C组干预后的BFI程度与D组比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:耳穴按压结合芳香疗法能有效减轻大肠癌手术患者的疲乏程度.

  17. Body Acupuncture and Auricular Acupressure Treatment of 46 cases of Simple Obesity%体针加耳穴贴压治疗单纯性肥胖症46例

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    2012-01-01

    [目的]观察体针加耳穴贴压治疗单纯性肥胖症疗效.[方法]46例患者采用体针、电针、耳穴贴压治疗.[结果]临床治愈31例,显效10例,有效3例,无效2例,总有效率96.00%.[结论]体针加耳穴贴压治疗单纯性肥胖症疗效显著.

  18. 耳穴贴压配合中药治疗围绝经期综合症失眠的临床观察%Auricular acupressure with traditional Chinese medicine treatment of menopause syndrome insomnia clinical observation

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    常丽华; 胡蓉; 潘兆兰; 龚敏; 刘佳鑫

    2012-01-01

    绝经期综合症失眠是困扰患者,使患者及其痛苦的一个症状,其病因多因肾虚亏损,心肝失养为主,临床根据其病因病机运用耳穴贴压配合中药治疗围绝经期综合症失眠取得了不错的疗效.

  19. Hematopoietic Cell Transplant and Use of Massage for Improved Symptom Management: Results from a Pilot Randomized Control Trial

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    2012-01-01

    Discussion. Feasibility of studying massage-acupressure was established in children undergoing HCT. Larger studies are needed to test the efficacy of such interventions in reducing HCT-associated symptoms in children.

  20. Effects of SP6 Acupuncture Point Stimulation on Labor Pain and Duration of Labor.

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    Yesilcicek Calik, Kiymet; Komurcu, Nuran

    2014-10-01

    Acupressure has been used frequently to improve labor, manage labor pain, and shorten delivery time. However, there has been little research-based evidence to support the positive effects of acupressure in the obstetric area and obstetric nursing. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of SP6 acupressure on labor pain and delivery time in primigravida women in labor. The study was conducted at the Trabzon Maternity Hospital in Turkey. Its design was a randomized controlled clinical trial study using a single-blinded method. One hundred (100) primigravida women in labor were randomly assigned to either the SP6 acupressure (n = 50) or control group (n = 50). Acupressure was practiced 35 times in total on the SP6 point of both legs in the SP6 acupressure group; 15 times (during contraction) when cervical dilation was 2-3 cm, 10 times when cervical dilation was 5-6 cm and 10 times at 9-10 cm dilation, while the women in the control group received standard care. Labor pain was measured five times using a structured questionnaire of a subjective labor pain scale (visual analogue scale-VAS) when dilation was 2-3 cm (VAS 2), 5-6 cm (VAS 3) and 8-9 cm (VAS 4) before and after acupressure was applied to the SP6 point (VAS 1), and finally at the early postpartum period (VAS 5). The duration of labor in both groups was measured with a partograph and the length of delivery time was calculated in two stages: from 3 cm cervical dilation to full cervical dilation, and from full cervical dilation to delivery. There were significant differences between the groups in subjective labor pain scores (except VAS 4) (P < 0.001). The duration of the Phase one (3 cm dilatation to full dilatation) and Phase two (full dilatation to birth) in the acupressure group was shorter than the control group (Phase one, 225 min and 320 min, respectively; Phase two, 15 min and 20 min, respectively; both P < 0.001). It was determined that SP6 acupressure was effective in decreasing pain and

  1. A Qualitative Report

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    Sara L. Ackerman

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. No in-depth qualitative research exists about the effects of therapeutic massage with children hospitalized to undergo hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT. The objective of this study is to describe parent caregivers' experience of the effects of massage/acupressure for their children undergoing HCT. Methods. We conducted a qualitative analysis of open-ended interviews with 15 parents of children in the intervention arm of a massage/acupressure trial. Children received both practitioner and parent-provided massage/acupressure. Results. Parents reported that their child experienced relief from pain and nausea, relaxation, and greater ease falling asleep. They also reported increased caregiver competence and closeness with their child as a result of learning and performing massage/acupressure. Parents supported a semistandardized massage protocol. Conclusion. Massage/acupressure may support symptom relief and promote relaxation and sleep among pediatric HCT patients if administered with attention to individual patients' needs and hospital routines and may relieve stress among parents, improve caregiver competence, and enhance the sense of connection between parent and child.

  2. 耳穴按压配合芳香疗法对大肠癌围术期患者睡眠质量的影响%The Influence of Auricular Acupressure combined with Aromatherapy on Quality of Sleep of the Patients with Colorectal Cancer during Perioperative Period

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    目的:评价耳穴按压配合芳香疗法对大肠癌围术期患者睡眠质量的作用效果.方法:将135例大肠癌手术患者随机分为A组(耳穴按压配合芳香疗法)、B组(耳穴按压)、C组(芳香疗法)、D组(空白组),采用匹兹堡睡眠质量指数量表(PSQI)对4组患者干预前后的睡眠质量水平进行测试并比较不同方法的效果.结果:PSQI总分干预后A、B、C组与D组比较,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);A组与B、C组比较,差异均有统计学意义(P<0.05);C组与B组比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:耳穴按压配合芳香疗法能有效提高大肠癌围术期患者的睡眠质量,且效果优于耳穴按压和芳香疗法.

  3. Measuring the Ability to Cope with Serious Illness

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    diabetes); the others had less serious diseases ( hypertension and rheumatoid n.rthritis). They observed six factors: cognitive restructuring (efforts to...3 13-14/ n. tleditdtion ..................... 4 15-16/ E. Acupressure .................... 5 17-18/ f. Chiropractic .••............... 6 ]9-20

  4. Healing Childhood Ear Infections: Prevention, Home Care, and Alternative Treatment. 2nd Edition.

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    This book describes current controversy in medical journals over existing treatments for chronic childhood earaches. It suggests that the causes of otitis media are a series of events which flourish when poor nutrition occurs, noting that careful attention to diet and nutrition to prevent food allergies, and the use of acupressure, homeopathic…

  5. Acupuncture in ambulatory anesthesia: a review

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Arne Johan Norheim,1 Ingrid Liodden,1 Terje Alræk1,2 1National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, 2The Norwegian School of Health Sciences, Institute of Acupuncture, Kristiania University College, Oslo, NorwayBackground: Post-anesthetic morbidities remain challenging in our daily practice of anesthesia. Meta-analyses and reviews of acupuncture and related techniques for postoperative nausea and vomiting (POVN and postoperative vomiting (POV show promising results while many clinicians remain skeptical of the value of acupuncture. Given the interest in finding safe non-pharmacological approaches toward postoperative care, this body of knowledge needs to be considered. This review critically appraises and summarizes the research on acupuncture and acupressure in ambulatory anesthesia during the last 15 years.Methods: Articles were identified through searches of Medline, PubMed, and Embase using the search terms “acupuncture” or “acupuncture therapy” in combination with “ambulatory anesthesia” or “ambulatory surgery” or “day surgery” or “postoperative”. A corresponding search was done using “acupressure” and “wristbands”. The searches generated a total of 104, 118, and 122 references, respectively.Results: Sixteen studies were included; eight studies reported on acupuncture and eight on acupressure. Nine studies found acupuncture or acupressure effective on primary endpoints including postoperative nausea and vomiting, postoperative pain, sore throat, and emergence agitation. Four studies found acupuncture had a similar effect to antiemetic medication.Conclusion: Overall, the studies were of fairly good quality. A large proportion of the reviewed papers highlights an effect of acupuncture or acupressure on postoperative morbidities in an ambulatory setting

  6. Effect of Two TCM Nursing on Pain Relief in PICC Catheter under Ultrasound Guidance%耳穴贴压腕神门穴按揉干预超声引导下PICC所致疼痛的效果观察

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    梅思娟; 孙龙

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of two kinds of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) nursing interventions on relieving pain caused by PICC catheter under ultrasound-guidance. Methods Ninety cases of patients with PICC catheter were divided into control group (n=30), auricular acupressure group (n=30) and acupoint massage group (n=30). The PICC catheter was placed by conventional ultrasound-guided method. The degree of pain of PICC catheter of three groups was compared. Results The degree of pain of PICC catheter in auricular acupressure group and acupoint massage group was significant lower than that in control group and the difference was statistically significant (P0.05)。结论耳穴贴压和神门穴按揉均可减轻超声引导下PICC所致疼痛,提高患者置管过程中的舒适度。

  7. Acupuncture and kidney disease.

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    Garcia, Gabriela E; Ma, Sheng-Xing; Feng, Lili

    2005-07-01

    Acupuncture as a complex therapeutic system has been used to treat a variety of diseases and pathological conditions. Although the exact mechanism(s) of acupuncture remains unknown, some evidence suggests a mechanism initially involving signal transduction through connective tissue, with secondary involvement of other systems including the nervous system. Acupuncture has become increasingly popular in the Western countries as a therapy for pain and several chronic disorders difficult to manage with conventional treatments. Acupuncture and acupuncture-like somatic nerve stimulation have been used in different kidney diseases and several complications related to them. The effect of acupuncture techniques in some kidney diseases is reviewed on the basis of clinical reports as well as mechanisms that may possibly explain the beneficial effects mediated by acupressure/acupuncture. The potential effect of acupressure techniques in renal inflammation and whether these effects could be mediated through the newly identified cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway are discussed.

  8. Effect of Ice Massage on Hoku Point for Reduction of Labor Pain

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    2008-01-01

    Introduction: One the most anxious moments for mothers and families is labor pain and various methods for its relief have an effect on labor management, patient satisfaction and labor outcome. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods are used to relieve labor pain, but in recently years, researchers have focused their attention to non-pharmacological methods for reduction of labor pain. Acupressure is one of the pain relieving methods that can be used for labor pain, but there hav...

  9. Combination of Physical and Acupuncture Therapy: Acupoint Stimulation Physical Therapy (ASPT)

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    Suzuki, Toshiaki; Tani, Makiko; Onigata, Chieko; Bunno, Yoshibumi; Yoshida, Sohei

    2013-01-01

    We introduced Acupoint Stimulation Physical Therapy (ASPT) as a combination of physical and acupuncture therapy. The characteristics of ASPT were as follows. We pressed acupoints on the meridians running through the affected muscles. The magnitude and duration of acupressure stimulation were maximized to alter muscle tonus and not cause pain to the patient. We demonstrated its effects by scientific research using EMG and clinical evaluation in patients with knee contracture. In the future, we...

  10. Survey on Acupuncture Treatment of Urinary Calculus and Renal Colic

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    HUANG Qin-feng; XIAO Yuan-chun

    2003-01-01

    Analyzed 74 articles relevant to urinary calculus and renal colic. The statistics found that the commonly used therapies were needling, acupuncture and moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, acupoint-injection,ear-point application, ear acupuncture, wrist-ankle acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, acupressure and combined acupuncture methods. The common acupoints that were used over 1,400 times in more than 12 articles were Shenshu ( BL 23 ), Sanyinjiao ( SP 6), Zusanli ( ST 36),Zhongji (CV 3), and Jingmen (GB 25).

  11. Distal Traditional Acupuncture Points of the Large Intestinal Meridian and the Stomach Meridian Differently Affect Heart Rate Variability and Oxygenation of the Trapezius Muscle

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Physicians in traditional Chinese medicine have found that acupoints and meridians have effects on specific parts of the body. The aim of this study was to see how acupressure at distal acupuncture points of a specific meridian affects heart rate variability (HRV and oxygenation of the trapezius muscle. Forty-one female participants were randomly allocated to three groups. Subjects in the Stomach Meridian acupuncture point (ST group received acupressure at ST 34, ST 36, and ST 41, subjects in the Large Intestinal Meridian acupuncture point (LI group received acupressure at LI 4, LI 10, and LI 11, and subjects in the control group did not receive any stimuli. HRV and oxygenation of the trapezius muscles were measured. The high frequency components of HRV in the control and LI groups tended to be higher than those in the ST group. Total hemoglobin in the control and LI groups eventually reached significantly higher levels than in the ST group. While oxyhemoglobin (ΔO2Hb in the control and LI groups did not change, ΔO2Hb in the ST significantly decreased temporarily.

  12. Pengaruh Tehnik Akupresur dan TENS Terhadap Intensitas Nyeri Persalinan Kala I Fase Aktif

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    Nelly Karlinah

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstrak Pengelolaan nyeri persalinan membutuhkan asuhan sayang ibu. Diperlukan suatu manajemen nyeri dalam persalinan dengan metode non farmakologi, salah satunya akupresur dan Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS dengan tujuan meningkatkan rasa aman dan nyaman pada ibu bersalin.Tujuan penelitian ini adalah menentukan pengaruh tehnik akupresur dan TENS terhadap intensitas nyeri persalinan kala I fase aktif. Penelitian dilakukan diwilayah kerja Puskesmas Kampar Kiri Tengah dan Puskesmas Perhentian Raja. Jenis penelitian eksperimental dengan post test only control group desain dengan pengambilan sampel secara consecutive sampling. Jumlah sampel 20 responden setiap kelompok total sampel 60 responden. Data dianalisis univariat dan bivariatmenggunakan uji chi-square. Proporsi intensitas nyeri dengan kategori sedang pada kelompok intervensi akupresur lebih besar dari pada kelompok kontrol pada pembukaan serviks 4 cm.  Berdasarkan uji statistik terdapat pengaruh bermakna dimana nilai p=0,011 (<0,05. Terdapat pengaruh yang bermakna antara kelompok intervensi TENS dankontrol pada pembukaan serviks 8 cm dengan nilai p=0,011 (<0,05. Kesimpulan pengaruh akupresur lebih baik digunakan pada pembukaan 4 cm, sedangkan pengaruh TENS lebih baik digunakan pada pembukaan 8 cm.Kata kunci: intensitas nyeri, akupresur, TENS Abstract Management of pain labor pain needs safe motherhood. It needs a pain management in labor by using nonpharmacological methods, such as acupressure and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS that may increase safety and comfortable in childbirth. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of acupressure and TENS techniques on pain intensity first stage of labor active phase. This study had been done in Kampar Kiri Tengah and Perhentian Raja health care centres. It was an experimental research study with post test only control group design by using consecutive sampling method. Each group consist of 20

  13. Effect of Auricular Acupress Therapy on Insomnia of Cancer Patients : Randomized, Single Blinded, Placebo Controlled Trial

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Auricular acupressure is one of the traditional health care treatments in oriental medicine. Approximately, 30~40% of the cancer patients have said to be suffering from insomnia and half of them having chronic and severe insomnia at the same time. Insomnia caused cancer patients feel more pain, fatigue, depression and anxiety and it sometimes let the power to have the best of cancer pull down. Objective: To investigate how effective the auricular acupressure treatment to cancer patients suffering from insomnia. Methods: We recruited participants from East-West Cancer Center of Daejeon University. Finally, of the people whose age range from 20 to 75, 12 patients who got less than 40 points from the score of Oh's sleeping score (OSS were recruited. Single-blind, randomized pilot study was performed. The treatment group received auricular acupressure treatment (AAT on active points and the control group had received sham acupressure treatment (SAT for five times. Sleep parameters were checked by using OSS and numeric rating scale (NRS. We checked the scale everytime, both before and after treatment. We analyzed the data statistically by using independent T-test, paired T-test and analysis of variance (ANOVA test. (p<0.05 Results: Twelve cancer patients participated in this pilot study and there was no significant difference between control and treatment group. Only 7 of them had completed the whole treatment process, 4 patients of AAT group and 3 participants of SAT. The OSS of AAT group had increased from 34.0± 4.3 to 39.5±3.1 and that of SAT group had increased from 38.3±3.5 to 40.0±0.0. There was no significant difference between them. The NRS of AAT group had increased from 6.3±2.9 to 4.8±2.1 and that of SAT group had increased from 7.0±1.0 to 5.0±2.6. No significant difference was observed between them. Conclusion: Although both groups did not show significant differences, most of the experimental participants showed

  14. Clinical application of common external in TCM pediatrics%中医儿科常用外治法临床应用举隅

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    黄华竖

    2013-01-01

      中医外治法是中医传统疗法之一,包括外洗法、脐疗法、穴位敷贴法、耳穴按压法、针灸法、推拿法、刮痧法、拔罐法等等。外治法在临床上有很好的疗效。%TCM external therapy is one of the TCM traditional therapy, including the washing therapy, umbilical therapy, acupoint application therapy, auricular acupressure therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, scraping therapy, cupping therapy, etc. TCM external therapy have a good effect in clinical application.

  15. Clinical experiences of Professor WU Bing-huang on emergency treatment with acuuressure%吴炳煌教授徒手急救法临床经验介绍

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    洪昆达; 万甜; 王林林; 吴明霞

    2011-01-01

    介绍吴炳煌教授徒手急救法的取穴及操作要点,内容包括昏迷急救法(虚脱、昏厥、血晕、晕针、晕灸或休克等),手法镇痛、镇咳止喘法(包括腹痛、呕吐、腹泻、头痛、牙痛、痛经、腰痛、落枕、咳嗽及哮喘等),并列举了典型病例.%The key points of acupoint selection and manipulations of Professor WU Bing-huang's experiences on emergency treatment with acupressure are introduced.It includes emergency treatment on coma (collapse, faint, faint at the sight of blood, faint during acupuncture, faint during moxibustion, shock, etc.), and pain, cough as well as asthma relieving with acupressure (include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, toothache, dysmenorrhea, lumbago,neck stiffness after sleep, cough, asthma, etc.).At the same time, typical cases are given as examples.

  16. Psychological Counseling Combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapy on the Intervention Effect of Postpartum Dysuria%心理疏导联合中医疗法对产后排尿困难的干预作用

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    陈兰

    2015-01-01

    To car y out psychological counseling combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine acupressure, moxibustion intervention ef ect on postpartum dysuria.The 180 cases were randomly divided into treatment group and control group.Both groups were given appropriate postpartum psychological counseling and other measures to induce urination,in addition,the treatment group were combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine acupressure, moxibustion.Compared the ef icacy of the two groups, the treatment group can significantly improve clinical ef iciency than the control group,and Shorten the first time urination,the dif erence was statistical y significant.%探讨心理疏导联合中医穴位按摩、温灸对产后排尿困难的干预作用。将180例初产妇随机分为治疗组和对照组,两组均给予适当的产后心理疏导及诱导排尿等措施,治疗组在此基础上联合中医穴位按摩、温灸。两组疗效比较,在心理疏导基础上联合中医穴位按摩、温灸,能明显提高临床有效率,且能缩短首次排尿时间,差异具有统计学意义。

  17. [Touching cancer: shiatsu as complementary treatment to support cancer patients].

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    Argash, Oz; Caspi, Opher

    2008-01-01

    In recent years there has been an increase in the interest of cancer patients in receiving complementary medicine therapies as supportive measures to cure the disease. In response, medical units that combine conventional and complementary medicine (integrative medicine) have been established in leading cancer centers worldwide. In Israel, a special integrative medicine unit that combines mind-body, Chinese medicine, nutrition, herbs, supplements, and manual therapies (such as shiatsu) before, during and after conventional anti-cancer therapies has been established as an integral part of the Davidoff Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2006. Shiatsu represents a group of manual therapeutic techniques, including acupressure. Shiatsu offers cancer patients a non-pharmacologic method to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life throughout the course of illness. Research indicates that acupressure is relatively effective and safe for common cancer-related symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and insomnia. In our experience, shiatsu is also relatively effective and safe for other common symptoms such as fatigue, muscular pain and body image dissatisfaction. Yet, insufficient evidence exists to delineate the best means by which shiatsu and other manual therapies could or should be integrated into routine cancer care. The purpose of the present paper is to describe what is currently known about this topic in order to support decision-making that is based on facts, rather than on myths and misconceptions. We call for more research that examines the effectiveness and safety of shiatsu and other manual therapies in the care of cancer patients.

  18. Effect of Ice Massage on Hoku Point for Reduction of Labor Pain

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    N Naghshin

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: One the most anxious moments for mothers and families is labor pain and various methods for its relief have an effect on labor management, patient satisfaction and labor outcome. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological methods are used to relieve labor pain, but in recently years, researchers have focused their attention to non-pharmacological methods for reduction of labor pain. Acupressure is one of the pain relieving methods that can be used for labor pain, but there have been few studies to date. The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of Hoku point ice massage on labor pain. Methods: Participants of this clinical trial study were 60 pregnant women having the inclusive criteria. Participants were randomly divided to two groups of thirty, each. (Control Group=only touch of Hoku point, Case group= ice massage of Huko point. This procedure was done for thirty minutes. Labor pain of subjects was measured by visual analog scale before and after the procedure. Results: There was no statistical difference between the gestational age, parity and age of the two groups. Results showed that reduction of labor pain by ice massage of Huko point was statistically significant (P<0.001. Conclusion: Acupressure is a noninvasive, simple and cheap method of relieving pain and our study confirms its effect on reduction of labor pain. This method is therefore applicable in delivery rooms.

  19. Effect of the Massage Treatment for Cervical Spondylosis of Nerve Root Type%按摩推拿治疗神经根型颈椎病的疗效观察

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    梁杰

    2012-01-01

    Objective;To evaluate the clinical effect of acupressure and rotary repositioning manipulation on nerve-root type cervical spondylosis patients. Methods:A total of 119 nerve-root type cervical spondylosis patients were randomly divided into the testing group (n=67) and the control group (n=52). The patients of testing group were treated combined acupressure and rotary repositioning manipulation, while the patients of control group were treated with simple neck traction therapy. The pain visual analog scale (VAS) and comprehensive assessment for cervical function methods were measured before and two weeks after treatment. Results:The VAS and comprehensive cervical function score in two groups both improved dramatically after treatment (P<0. 01), which was more dramatically in the testing group (P<0. 01). Conclusion:The acupressure and rotary repositioning manipulation is high clinical value for nerve-root type cervical spondylosis patients.%目的:观察穴位按压加旋转复位法治疗神经根型颈椎病的临床疗效.方法:将119例患者用随机数字表法分成两组,治疗组67例,采用穴位按压加旋转复位法治疗;对照组52例,单纯牵引治疗.治疗14d,采用疼痛视觉模拟评分法(VAS)、颈椎病颈椎功能评定表分别于治疗前、治疗后2周对疼痛及综合症状进行评分.结果:两组治疗后VAS、颈椎功能综合评分均有改善(P<0.01),而且穴位按压加旋转复位改善颈椎疼痛及症状优于单纯牵引治疗(P<0.01).结论:穴位按压加旋转复位治疗神经根型颈椎病疗效有较高的临床推广价值.

  20. 匹维溴铵结合穴位按摩对行电子结肠镜检查IBS患者的影响

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    曹晓欣; 关伟丽; 汤群英; 侯香传

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To explore the effect of pinaverium bromide and acupressure in IBS patients who have a check of electron colonoscopy. Methods:a total of 160 IBS inpatients divided into two groups(Experimental group and Control group).Experimental group used in pinaverium bromide and acupressure g.Control group has Polyethylene glycol electrolyte bulk.Result:Experimental group has more cleaner of Intestinal than Control group (p<0.05). the image of endoscopy more wel and used less time in colon than Control group (p<0.05).Conclunsion:pinaverium bromide and acupressure in IBS patients can have more wel effect and less Complications .%目的:探讨匹维溴铵结合穴位按摩对行电子结肠镜检查IBS患者的影响。方法:160例IBS患者分为实验组和对照组,实验组检查前口服匹维溴铵结合穴位按摩1周,检查前常规口服复方聚乙二醇电解质散,对照组按常规口服复方聚乙二醇电解质散,两组在肠道清洁程度、肠痉挛程度、结肠检查效果及时间进行对比。结果:实验组肠道清洁度明显优于对照组,且检查效果显示图象更清晰,发生肠痉挛轻度较轻,检查时间明显低于对照组。结论:匹维溴铵结合穴位按摩,可使患者更快、更舒适完成结肠镜检查,并得到更清晰的检查结果。

  1. Effect of Auricular Point Sticking plus Pressing Zusanli (ST36) on Blood Pressure and Lipid in Patients with Hypertension%耳穴贴压联合足三里按压对高血压患者血压、血脂的影响

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    郭华芳; 王翔

    2015-01-01

    ObjectiveTo observe the effect of auricular point sticking plus acupressure on blood pressure and lipid in hypertension patients with a dampness-phlegm constitution.MethodThe eligible subjects were randomized into antreatment group of 38 cases and a control group of 40 cases. The control group was intervened by conventional medication, while thetreatment group was additionally intervened by auricular point sticking plus acupressure. Before and after intervention, the blood pressure and lipid levels [total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL)] were detected. ResultAfter intervention, the blood pressure, TC and TG levels were decreased in thetreatmentgroup (P0.05).ConclusionAuricular point sticking plus acupressure can somehow improve the blood pressure, TC and TG of hypertension patients with a dampness-phlegm constitution.%目的:观察耳穴贴压联合穴位按压对高血压痰湿体质患者血压、血脂的影响。方法采取随机分组的方法,将符合诊断标准的患者分为治疗组38例和对照组40例,对照组采用常规药物治疗,治疗组在对照组治疗的基础上予耳穴贴压及穴位按压。干预前后对所有患者进行血压及血脂(总胆固醇、甘油三酯、高密度脂蛋白、低密度脂蛋白)的测定。结果治疗组治疗后血压及总胆固醇、甘油三酯均有下降(P<0.05,P<0.01),而治疗前后高密度脂蛋白、低密度脂蛋白无明显差异(P>0.05)。结论耳穴贴压联合穴位按压能不同程度地改善高血压痰湿体质患者的血压及总胆固醇、甘油三酯。

  2. Some physiotherapy treatments may relieve menstrual pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea: a systematic review

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    Priya Kannan

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Question: In women with primary dysmenorrhoea, what is the effect of physiotherapeutic interventions compared to control (either no treatment or placebo/sham on pain and quality of life? Design: Systematic review of randomised trials with meta-analysis. Participants: Women with primary dysmenorrhea. Intervention: Any form of physiotherapy treatment. Outcome measures: The primary outcome was menstrual pain intensity and the secondary outcome was quality of life. Results: The search yielded 222 citations. Of these, 11 were eligible randomised trials and were included in the review. Meta-analysis revealed statistically significant reductions in pain severity on a 0–10 scale from acupuncture (weighted mean difference 2.3, 95% CI 1.6 to 2.9 and acupressure (weighted mean difference 1.4, 95% CI 0.8 to 1.9, when compared to a control group receiving no treatment. However, these are likely to be placebo effects because when the control groups in acupuncture/acupressure trials received a sham instead of no treatment, pain severity did not significantly differ between the groups. Significant reductions in pain intensity on a 0–10 scale were noted in individual trials of heat (by 1.8, 95% CI 0.9 to 2.7, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (2.3, 95% CI 0.03 to 4.2, and yoga (3.2, 95% CI 2.2 to 4.2. Meta-analysis of two trials of spinal manipulation showed no significant reduction in pain. None of the included studies measured quality of life. Conclusion: Physiotherapists could consider using heat, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and yoga in the management of primary dysmenorrhea. While benefits were also identified for acupuncture and acupressure in no-treatment controlled trials, the absence of significant effects in sham-controlled trials suggests these effects are mainly attributable to placebo effects. [Kannan P, Claydon LS (2014 Some physiotherapy treatments may relieve menstrual pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea: a

  3. Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Pain Relief during Labor

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    Michel Tournaire

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This review evaluated the effect of complementary and alternative medicine on pain during labor with conventional scientific methods using electronic data bases through 2006 were used. Only randomized controlled trials with outcome measures for labor pain were kept for the conclusions. Many studies did not meet the scientific inclusion criteria. According to the randomized control trials, we conclude that for the decrease of labor pain and/or reduction of the need for conventional analgesic methods: (i There is an efficacy found for acupressure and sterile water blocks. (ii Most results favored some efficacy for acupuncture and hydrotherapy. (iii Studies for other complementary or alternative therapies for labor pain control have not shown their effectiveness.

  4. 中医治疗顽固性呃逆

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    王菊云

    2014-01-01

    目的:采用不同中医方法治疗顽固性呃逆,通过临床疗效比较,选出最有效的治疗方案。方法针刺、中药、穴位指压。结果总有效高,且经济、便利、安全无副作用。结论治疗方法有效且适合多方原因引起的膈肌痉挛。%The purpose of using different methods of traditional Chinese medicine treatment of intractable hiccups, comparing the clinical efficacy, select the most effective treatment options. The method of acupuncture, herbal medicine, acupressure. Results The total effective height, and economical, convenient, safe and without side effects. Conclusion The method is effective and suitable for the treatment of spasm of the diaphragm causes the multi.

  5. Assessment of the effectiveness of non-pharmacological methods in pain relief during labor

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    Samara Maria Borges Osório

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This is a systematic review that aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of non-pharmacological methods for pain relief during labor. The articles’ selection was based on BDENF, PubMed, LILACS and Cochrane Library, published between 2007 and 2012. One analyzed seven studies that assessed the non-pharmacological methods and met the eligibility criteria. It was evident that massage, aromatherapy, immersion bath, acupuncture and acupressure are effective methods to relieve pain during labor, because besides reducing pain perception, they still lower levels of anxiety and stress. Among them, the most efficient one was the massage, mainly when done in the first stage of labor. Furthermore, the interventions don’t interfere in the kind and duration of labor, being safe to clinical practice.

  6. Complementary and alternative medicine for sleep disturbances in older adults.

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    Gooneratne, Nalaka S

    2008-02-01

    Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are frequently used for the treatment of sleep disorders, but in many cases patients do not discuss these therapies directly with their health care provider. There is a growing body of well-designed clinical trials using CAM that have shown the following: (1) Melatonin is an effective agent for the treatment of circadian phase disorders that affect sleep; however, the role of melatonin in the treatment of primary or secondary insomnia is less well established. (2) Valerian has shown a benefit in some, but not all clinical trials. (3) Several other modalities, such as Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, yoga, and meditation have improved sleep parameters in a limited number of early trials. Future work examining CAM has the potential to significantly add to our treatment options for sleep disorders in older adults.

  7. Features of Complex Program of Physical Rehabilitation of Scoliosis in Preschool Children in a Polyclinic

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    V.R. Uska

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    Full Text Available The article presents the results of the efficiency of complex methods of physical rehabilitation in children with scoliosis in a polyclinic. The study involved 174 preschool children with I degree scoliosis. The plan of treatment and remediation activities included: all-day compliance with orthopedic regimen, daily therapeutic exercises (special symmetrical, asymmetrical and detorsion exercises, therapeutic massage with elements of acupressure, therapeutic swimming, muscle electrostimulation, medical choreography, corrective exercises after day sleep (gaming exercises in the initial prone position in order to prepare the muscles for active and effective work in the upright stance. The complex of rehabilitation measures made it possible to normalize the functionality of the spine in 24.1 % of children, to improve posture in 42.6 % of patients and to stabilize the scoliotic process in 28.7 % of patients.

  8. Acupuncture and Related Therapies for Symptom Management in Palliative Cancer Care: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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    Lau, Charlotte H Y; Wu, Xinyin; Chung, Vincent C H; Liu, Xin; Hui, Edwin P; Cramer, Holger; Lauche, Romy; Wong, Samuel Y S; Lau, Alexander Y L; Sit, Regina S T; Ziea, Eric T C; Ng, Bacon F L; Wu, Justin C Y

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    Available systematic reviews showed uncertainty on the effectiveness of using acupuncture and related therapies for palliative cancer care. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to summarize current best evidence on acupuncture and related therapies for palliative cancer care. Five international and 3 Chinese databases were searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing acupuncture and related therapies with conventional or sham treatments were considered. Primary outcomes included fatigue, paresthesia and dysesthesias, chronic pain, anorexia, insomnia, limb edema, constipation, and health-related quality of life, of which effective conventional interventions are limited. Thirteen RCTs were included. Compared with conventional interventions, meta-analysis demonstrated that acupuncture and related therapies significantly reduced pain (2 studies, n = 175, pooled weighted mean difference: -0.76, 95% confidence interval: -0.14 to -0.39) among patients with liver or gastric cancer. Combined use of acupuncture and related therapies and Chinese herbal medicine improved quality of life in patients with gastrointestinal cancer (2 studies, n = 111, pooled standard mean difference: 0.75, 95% confidence interval: 0.36-1.13). Acupressure showed significant efficacy in reducing fatigue in lung cancer patients when compared with sham acupressure. Adverse events for acupuncture and related therapies were infrequent and mild. Acupuncture and related therapies are effective in reducing pain, fatigue, and in improving quality of life when compared with conventional intervention alone among cancer patients. Limitations on current evidence body imply that they should be used as a complement, rather than an alternative, to conventional care. Effectiveness of acupuncture and related therapies for managing anorexia, reducing constipation, paresthesia and dysesthesia, insomnia, and limb edema in cancer patients is uncertain, warranting future RCTs in

  9. How current Clinical Practice Guidelines for low back pain reflect Traditional Medicine in East Asian Countries: a systematic review of Clinical Practice Guidelines and systematic reviews.

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    Hyun-Woo Cho

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to investigate whether there is a gap between evidence of traditional medicine (TM interventions in East-Asian countries from the current Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs and evidence from current systematic reviews and meta-analyses (SR-MAs and to analyze the impact of this gap on present CPGs. METHODS: We examined 5 representative TM interventions in the health care systems of East-Asian countries. We searched seven relevant databases for CPGs to identify whether core CPGs included evidence of TM interventions, and we searched 11 databases for SR-MAs to re-evaluate current evidence on TM interventions. We then compared the gap between the evidence from CPGs and SR-MAs. RESULTS: Thirteen CPGs and 22 SR-MAs met our inclusion criteria. Of the 13 CPGs, 7 CPGs (54% mentioned TM interventions, and all were for acupuncture (only one was for both acupuncture and acupressure. However, the CPGs did not recommend acupuncture (or acupressure. Of 22 SR-MAs, 16 were for acupuncture, 5 for manual therapy, 1 for cupping, and none for moxibustion and herbal medicine. Comparing the evidence from CPGs and SR-MAs, an underestimation or omission of evidence for acupuncture, cupping, and manual therapy in current CPGs was detected. Thus, applying the results from the SR-MAs, we moderately recommend acupuncture for chronic LBP, but we inconclusively recommend acupuncture for (subacute LBP due to the limited current evidence. Furthermore, we weakly recommend cupping and manual therapy for both (subacute and chronic LBP. We cannot provide recommendations for moxibustion and herbal medicine due to a lack of evidence. CONCLUSIONS: The current CPGs did not fully reflect the evidence for TM interventions. As relevant studies such as SR-MAs are conducted and evidence increases, the current evidence on acupuncture, cupping, and manual therapy should be rigorously considered in the process of developing or updating the CPG system.

  10. A systematic review of insomnia and complementary medicine.

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    Sarris, Jerome; Byrne, Gerard J

    2011-04-01

    In concert with growing public interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), these therapies and products have been increasingly studied over the past two decades for the treatment of sleep disorders. While systematic reviews have been conducted on acupuncture and valerian in the treatment of insomnia, to date no comprehensive review has been conducted on all major CAM treatments. We sought to address this via a rigorous systematic review of hypnotic CAM interventions, including herbal and nutritional medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, yoga, tai chi, massage, aromatherapy and homoeopathy. The electronic databases MEDLINE (PubMed), CINAHL, PsycINFO, and The Cochrane Library were accessed during late 2009 for CAM randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the treatment of chronic insomnia. Sixty-four RCTs were identified, of which 20 studies involving eight CAM interventions met final inclusion criteria. Effect size calculations (where possible) and a quality control analysis using a modified Jadad scale were undertaken. Many RCTs lacked methodological rigor, and were commonly excluded due to small sample size or an inadequate control condition. Among the studies that met inclusion criteria, there was evidentiary support in the treatment of chronic insomnia for acupressure (d=1.42-2.12), tai chi (d=0.22-2.15), yoga (d=0.66-1.20), mixed evidence for acupuncture and L-tryptophan, and weak and unsupportive evidence for herbal medicines such as valerian. Surprisingly, studies involving several mainstream CAM therapies (e.g., homoeopathy, massage, or aromatherapy) were not located or did not meet basic inclusion criteria. If CAM interventions are to be considered as viable stand-alone or adjuvant treatments for sleep disorders, future researchers are urged to use acceptable methodology, including appropriate sample sizes and adequate controls. RCTs evaluating other untested CAM therapies such as massage, homoeopathy, or osteopathy are encouraged, as is the

  11. Acupuncture combined with diet therapy in the treatment of 100 patients with obesity%针灸配合饮食疗法治疗肥胖100例

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    高山山; 容永强; 程彦君; 谢新接; 张蔚萍

    2012-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect on the treatment of people with simple obesity and weight reduction of overweight people based on the community health service center. Methods 166 patients with simple obesity were observed in our hospital who were divided into treatment group (100 cases) and control group (66 cases). The patients of treatment group were willing to receive acupuncture treatment, and the patients of control group were unwilling to receive acupunc -ture treatment. The treatment group received acupuncture and auricular acupressure combined with low glycemic index diet, health education and the other means of community intervention. The control group received the same treatment with treat -ment group except acupuncture and auricular acupressure. 6 months after treatment, the curative effects of two groups were observed. Results The cure rate (21.0%) and the total effective rate (91.0%) of the treatment group were larger than those (the cure rate was 10.6%, andtotal effective rate was 72.7%) of the control group, there was significant difference between the total effective rate of two groups (P < 0.05). Conclusion Acupuncture and auricular acupressure combined with low glycemic index diet, health education and the other means of community intervention have obvious effects in the treatment of obese population, which is worth to use in clinic.%目的 以社区健康服务中心为基地,治疗单纯性肥胖症和超重人群减重的临床观察.方法观察我院166例单纯性肥胖患者,将其分为治疗组(100例)和对照组(66例),治疗组为愿意接受针刺治疗者,对照组为不愿意接受针刺治疗者.治疗组给予针灸及耳穴贴压、配合低血糖指数饮食及健康教育等途径进行社区内干预.对照组除不进行针灸治疗及耳穴贴压外,其余治疗与治疗组相同.治疗6个月后观察两组疗效.结果 治疗组痊愈率(21.0%)及总有效率(91.0%)均明显高于对照组(痊愈率为10.6%,

  12. 消肠胀Ⅰ号促进腹部手术后肠蠕动功能恢复的研究%Study for the intestinal peristalsis functional recovery after abdominal surgery by No. 1 intestinal inflation elimination

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    朱萍; 陈坚

    2011-01-01

    Objective To study the effect on intestinal peristalsis functional recovery after abdominal surgery by No. 1 intestinal inflation elimination. Method 200 patients was randomly divided into treatment and control group.100 patients in control group was treated by magnetic acupressure and routine care, 100 patients in treatment group was treated by intake or gastric tube into the liquid 50~100 mi No. 1 intestinal inflation elimination and traditional Chinese medicine combined with magnetic acupressure and routine care. Results The total effect rate (effect and markedly effect) among 100 patients in treatment group was 77% 48 hours after operation. The total effect rate (effect and markedly effect) among 100 patients in control group was 34 % 48 hours after operation. There was significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05). Conclusion The case of flatus or bowel movements in treatment group 48 hours after operation was significantly higher than that of control group. The No. 1 intestinal inflation elimination was effective for early postoperative recovery of gastrointestinal function after abdominal surgery.%目的 探讨消肠胀Ⅰ号对腹部手术后肠蠕动功能的影响.方法 将200例患者随机分为对照组和观察组各100例.对照组采用磁珠穴位按压加常规护理;观察组在采用磁珠穴位按压加常规护理的基础上,加用中药消肠胀Ⅰ号方治疗.结果 观察组100例中术后48 h内总体有效率(显效加有效)为77%.对照组100例中术后48 h内总有效率(显效加有效)为34%.两组差异有显著意义(P<0.01).结论 消肠胀Ⅰ号方对腹部手术后早期胃肠功能恢复有显著的疗效.

  13. 儿保门诊婴幼儿吐乳症915例发病调查及疗效研究%Incidence investigation and efficacy study on infant functional vomiting in 915 infants of child health care outpatient

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    韩海琼; 陈伟斌

    2013-01-01

    目的:了解上海市虹口区婴幼儿吐乳症发病情况及治疗疗效观察。方法通过门诊915例婴幼儿常规查体检出吐乳症患儿,并通过“董氏指压法”治疗,间隔1周重复1次,3次1个疗程。结果发病578例,发病率为63.17%,男女发病率相近,无显著差异,主要表现为溢乳和呕吐,占93.08%。治疗后痊愈347例,占60.03%;显效130例,占22.49%;有效85例,占14.71%;无效16例,占2.77%。治疗总有效率达97.23%。结论吐乳症在婴幼儿十分普遍,运用董氏指压法治疗,预后良好。%Objective To understand and observe the incidence and efficacy on infant functional vomiting in hongkou district of Shanghai city. Methods The infants with functional vomiting were examined in outpatient routine examination for 915 infants,and the infants with functional vomiting were treated with "Dong acupressure"every other week,three times was a period of treatment. Results There were 578 infants with functional vomiting and the incidence rate was 63.17%.The incidence rate of men was similar to women,the difference was not significant.The main symptoms of patients were galactorrhea and vomiting,which accounted for 93.08%.There were cure in 347 cases(60.03%), markedly effective in 130 cases(22.49%),effective in 85 cases(14.71%),invalid in 16 cases(2.77%). The total effective rate was 97.23%. Conclusion Infant functional vomiting is widespread,which treated with "Dong acupressure"has good prognosis.

  14. The Practice of Korean Medicine: An Overview of Clinical Trials in Acupuncture

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    Yong-Suk Kim

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Acupuncture, one of the Oriental medical therapeutic techniques that can be traced back at least 2500 years, is growing in popularity all over the world. Korea has continued to develop its own unique tradition of medicine throughout its long history, and has formed different types of acupuncture methods. The purpose of this review is to summarize clinical case studies in acupuncture and related therapies, such as acupressure, electric acupuncture, auricular acupuncture and moxibustion in Korea. A survey of Korean journals revealed that a total of 124 studies were published from 1983 to 2001. Results obtained from the survey showed that most clinical studies using acupuncture, electric acupuncture, moxibustion and other traditional therapies could alleviate a relatively broad range of medical problems. However, it should be emphasized that almost all clinical case studies published in various local journals did not follow the ‘good clinical practice’ with respect to regulatory aspects. Since they were not conducted using the randomized double-blinded controls with a large sample size, all the results should be considered as therapeutic indications. This review is an attempt to show the scope of acupuncture in our country and the kind of diseases, after many years of clinical experience, that were deemed valid targets for clinical trials.

  15. Sino-European Transcontinental Basic and Clinical High-Tech Acupuncture Studies—Part 2: Acute Stimulation Effects on Heart Rate and Its Variability in Patients with Insomnia

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    Gerhard Litscher

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This second part of a series of Sino-European high-tech acupuncture studies describes the first clinical transcontinental teleacupuncture measurements in patients with insomnia. Heart rate (HR and heart rate variability (HRV measurements in 28 patients (mean age ± SD: 41.9 ± 14.6 years were performed under standardized conditions in Harbin, China, and the data analysis was performed in Graz, Austria. Similar to the first part of the series, the electrocardiograms (ECGs were recorded by an HRV Medilog AR12 system during acupuncture of the Shenmen point (HT7 on the left hand. HR decreased significantly (P<0.001 during and after acupuncture stimulation of the HT7 acupuncture point. Total HRV increased significantly (P<0.05 immediately after acupuncture stimulation, but there was no long-lasting effect. The values of the low-frequency (LF and high-frequency (HF band increased significantly after the stimulation compared to baseline values; however, the LF/HF ratio showed no significant changes. Together with the results of previous studies, the present results can serve as a solid basis for further development of acupressure or acupuncture stimulation equipment for complementary use in treating insomnia.

  16. [Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Pregnancy-Related Sleep Disturbances].

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    Hung, Hsuan-Man; Chiang, Hsiao-Ching

    2017-02-01

    Most women experience the worse sleep quality of their life during pregnancy and the early postpartum period. Although pregnancy typically accounts for a relatively short part of a woman's life, the related sleep disturbances may have a significant and negative impact on her long-term health. Approximately 78-80% of pregnant women experience sleep disturbances, including interruptions in deep sleep, decreased total sleep time, poor subjective sleep quality, frequent night waking, and reduced sleep efficacy. Sleep disturbances during pregnancy start during the first trimester and become prevalent during the third trimester. Related factors include physiological and psychosocial changes and an unhealthy lifestyle. As non-pharmacological interventions have the potential to improve sleep quality in 70% to 80% of patients with insomnia, this is the main approached that is currently used to treat pregnancy-related sleep disturbances. Examples of these non-pharmacological interventions include music therapy, aerobic exercise, massage, progressive muscle relaxation, multi-modal interventions, and the use of a maternity support belt. The efficacy and safety of other related non-pharmacological interventions such as auricular acupressure, cognitive therapy, tai chi, and aromatherapy remain uncertain, with more empirical research required. Additionally, non-pharmacological interventions do not effectively treat sleep disturbances in all pregnant women.

  17. Physical development and physical preparedness of students of special medical group with the disease of vegetative-vascular dystonia of mixed type

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    Olchovik A. V.

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    Full Text Available Purpose : theoretically and experimentally substantiate the effect of the author's physical rehabilitation program to the level of physical development and physical fitness of students. Material : the study involved 40 students. Conducted teacher testing: sprinting, flexion and extension arms in emphasis lying on the floor, the rise in the saddle for 1 min., long jump from their seats, jump up from their seats, shuttle run (4 x 9 meters, torso forward from position sitting. Results : author's physical rehabilitation program includes physiotherapy, therapeutic massage, aqua gym, fitball gymnastics, acupressure and health food. The educational process is aimed at: the normalization of blood pressure and heart rate; balance of excitation and inhibition in the central nervous system; reducing the number of relapses; prevention of complications and hardening of the body; increase the level of physical fitness and health; acquire the necessary professional for students of applied skills. At the workshops, special attention is paid to the medical control, self-control and physical exercise techniques, taking into account contraindications. General and professionally applied physical preparation is carried out taking into account the features of students. Conclusions : It is recommended to attract students to self-realization of physical rehabilitation at home.

  18. The use of CAM by women suffering from nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

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    Smith Michael

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP affects two-thirds of pregnant women to varying degrees and over the years many modalities have been used to try to alleviate this often debilitating condition. There is a paucity of information in the literature about the use or efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM for the treatment of this condition that affects so many women. Our primary objective was to examine the prevalence of CAM usage by women suffering from NVP. Our secondary objective was to ascertain if women had any supervision in the use of these treatments. Methods Women who called The Motherisk NVP helpline, were asked after the counseling session to complete a questionnaire, which included demographic data as well as information about their CAM use. Results Seventy women completed the questionnaire. 61% reported using CAM therapies, of which the three most popular were: ginger, vitamin B6 and acupressure. 21% of those who reported using CAM, had consulted CAM practitioners, 8% their physicians or pharmacists and 71% discussed the usage with family, friends and other allied health professionals. Women who did not use CAM stated they would probably use these modalities if there was more information about the safety in pregnancy. Conclusion Pregnant women with NVP are mirroring the trend in the general population of the use of CAM. They are also using CAM therapies with little supervision from practitioners experienced in the use of these modalities.

  19. NADA Ear Acupuncture: An Adjunctive Therapy to Improve and Maintain Positive Outcomes in Substance Abuse Treatment.

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    Carter, Kenneth; Olshan-Perlmutter, Michelle; Marx, Jonathan; Martini, Janet F; Cairns, Simon B

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    The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association protocol (NADA) is an adjunctive therapy using 1 to 5 invariant ear acupuncture/acupressure points. This is a randomized prospective study to determine if NADA plus traditional treatment enhance outcomes: quality of life, depression, anxiety and abstinence from substance abuse. There were 100 patients enrolled in the Keystone Substance Abuse Services-Winthrop University Department of Sociology and Anthropology NADA study. All patients completed Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-7), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), Quality of Life Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (Q-LES) prior to starting the program and at program completion. Patients self-reported alcohol, tobacco, and drug use prior to starting the program at program completion and at 3 and 6 month follow- up. Patient characteristics are predictive of completion versus non-completion when race, criminal history and initial drug test is considered. Those identified as nonwhite, (p NADA group. Also, among patients with criminal history a higher percentage failed to complete the program in the control group (p NADA positively associated with Q-LES score (p NADA group reported less tobacco use at 6 months (p < 0.05).

  20. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Methods in Chronic Renal Failure

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    Zeynep Erdogan

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Despite its long history, use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM methods has increased dramatically only after 1990s. Up to 57% of patients with chronic renal use CAM methods.These patienys use CAM methods to overcome hypertension, fatigue, constipation, leg edema, pain, cramps, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, to cope with symptoms such as itching, to stop the progression of kidney disease and to improve their quality of life. Methods used are herbal products and food supplements, acupressure, acupuncture, homeopathy, exercise, aromatherapy, yoga and reflexology. Nephrotoxic effect of several CAM therapies used in patients with renal impairment could disturb hemodynamics by reducing the glomerular filtration rate. For this reason, health care providers should question patients about used of CAM, methods. Communication with patients should be clear and should not act judgmental. Health care personnel should learn more about CAM methods in order to avoid unwanted situations that could develop after the application of CAM methods. Patients should be informed correctly and scientifically about these methods to avoid harmful and unnecessary uses. [Archives Medical Review Journal 2014; 23(4.000: 770-786

  1. Acupuncture-Point Stimulation for Postoperative Pain Control: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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    Xian-Liang Liu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Acupuncture-point stimulation (APS in postoperative pain control compared with sham/placebo acupuncture or standard treatments (usual care or no treatment. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs were included. Meta-analysis results indicated that APS interventions improved VAS scores significantly and also reduced total morphine consumption. No serious APS-related adverse effects (AEs were reported. There is Level I evidence for the effectiveness of body points plaster therapy and Level II evidence for body points electroacupuncture (EA, body points acupressure, body points APS for abdominal surgery patients, auricular points seed embedding, manual auricular acupuncture, and auricular EA. We obtained Level III evidence for body points APS in patients who underwent cardiac surgery and cesarean section and for auricular-point stimulation in patients who underwent abdominal surgery. There is insufficient evidence to conclude that APS is an effective postoperative pain therapy in surgical patients, although the evidence does support the conclusion that APS can reduce analgesic requirements without AEs. The best level of evidence was not adequate in most subgroups. Some limitations of this study may have affected the results, possibly leading to an overestimation of APS effects.

  2. Alternative Therapeutic Intervention for Individuals with Rett Syndrome

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    Meir Lotan

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The individual with Rett syndrome (RS displays an array of challenging difficulties in all areas of daily living. Since there is no cure for the disorder at this moment, parents of the individual with Rett search for different interventional modalities that will improve the condition and quality of life for their child. During the last few years, many individuals with RS have experienced different kinds of interventions. This paper presents these methods with relevant case stories for others to share the possibilities. This paper reviews the following interventions: animal-assisted therapy, such as dolphin therapy and dog-assisted therapy; auditory integration training; hyperbaric chamber; manual therapy, such as acupuncture/acupressure, aromatherapy, craniosacral therapy, Mayo facial release, Treager massage, chiropractor, and Reiki; mental modification techniques, such as Lovas and cognitive rehabilitation; motoric interventions, such as advanced biomechanical rehabilitation, patterning/Doman-DeLacato approach, and yoga. The present paper is not a recommendation for any of the above-mentioned techniques, but merely a review of different interventions available for the inquisitive parent of the individual with RS.

  3. Efficacy of Auricular Therapy for Pain Management: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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    Chao Hsing Yeh

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the efficacy of auricular therapy by including a sham therapy control group. Methods. Relevant, randomized clinical trials (RCTs were identified by searching medical related databases from, depending on journal, 1900 (at the earliest to 1994 (at the latest through May 2013. The outcome measure was a pain intensity score. Results. Twenty-two RCTs were identified and 13 RCTs were included for meta-analysis. In these studies, auricular therapy provided significant pain relief when compared to a sham or control group. The overall standardized mean differences (SMD was 1.59 (95% CI [−2.36, −0.82] (13 trials, total subject numbers = 806, indicating that, on average, the mean decrease in pain score for auricular therapy group was 1.59 standard deviations greater than the mean decrease for the sham control. In terms of the efficacy of the different treatment methods, auricular acupressure boasts the largest strength of evidence for pain relief, followed by auricular acupuncture. Electroacupuncture stimulation did not show significant evidence for efficacy, which may be due to the small sample size (i.e., only 19 subjects were included. Conclusion. Further large-scale RCTs are needed to determine the efficacy of auricular therapy for pain.

  4. Thai traditional massage: efficiency-assessment of three traditional massage methods on office workers: an explorative study.

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    Yoopat, Pongjan; Maes, Christophe; Poriau, Stefaan; Vanwonterghem, Kamiel

    2015-04-01

    Thai Traditional Massage (TTM) is popular and widely spread in Thailand. This project is aimed at studying the physiological efficiency of three popular TTM methods based on acupressure Meridian basal lines: the Sen Sib(SS) ten lines, Ratchsamnak (RS), Royal style; and Chaloeysak (CS), Folk style. Thirty healthy female administrative employees participated as patients. All were treated for 30 min with the 3 types of massage with a two-week interval between each treatment. Muscle strain was objectified by measuring strength and endurance with surface electromyography of muscle put under stress during office work: the M. Trapezius (static postural load) and the wrist muscles (M. flexors & extensors Carpi-Radialis) (dynamic contractions) as well as measuring the subjective Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) before and after the sessions. An ANOVA-statistical analysis showed that strength in shoulders was not significantly different, but some forearm fatigue was decreased significantly among the three massage techniques. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  5. Dysmenorrhea.

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    French, Linda

    2005-01-15

    Dysmenorrhea is the leading cause of recurrent short-term school absence in adolescent girls and a common problem in women of reproductive age. Risk factors for dysmenorrhea include nulliparity, heavy menstrual flow, smoking, and depression. Empiric therapy can be initiated based on a typical history of painful menses and a negative physical examination. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the initial therapy of choice in patients with presumptive primary dysmenorrhea. Oral contraceptives and depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate also may be considered. If pain relief is insufficient, prolonged-cycle oral contraceptives or intravaginal use of oral contraceptive pills can be considered. In women who do not desire hormonal contraception, there is some evidence of benefit with the use of topical heat; the Japanese herbal remedy toki-shakuyaku-san; thiamine, vitamin E, and fish oil supplements; a low-fat vegetarian diet; and acupressure. If dysmenorrhea remains uncontrolled with any of these approaches, pelvic ultrasonography should be performed and referral for laparoscopy should be considered to rule out secondary causes of dysmenorrhea. In patients with severe refractory primary dysmenorrhea, additional safe alternatives for women who want to conceive include transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, acupuncture, nifedipine, and terbutaline. Otherwise, the use of danazol or leuprolide may be considered and, rarely, hysterectomy. The effectiveness of surgical interruption of the pelvic nerve pathways has not been established.

  6. Optimal management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy

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    Neda Ebrahimi

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Neda Ebrahimi1,2, Caroline Maltepe2, Adrienne Einarson21Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 2Motherisk Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaAbstract: Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP is a common medical condition in pregnancy with significant physical and psychological morbidity. Up to 90% of women will suffer from NVP symptoms in the first trimester of pregnancy with up to 2% developing hyperemesis gravidarum which is NVP at its worst, leading to hospitalization and even death in extreme cases. Optimal management of NVP begins with nonpharmacological approaches, use of ginger, acupressure, vitamin B6, and dietary adjustments. The positive impact of these noninvasive, inexpensive and safe methods has been demonstrated. Pharmacological treatments are available with varying effectiveness; however, the only drug marketed specifically for the treatment of NVP in pregnancy is Diclectin® (vitamin B6 and doxylamine. In addition, the Motherisk algorithm provides a guideline for use of safe and effective drugs for the treatment of NVP. Optimal medical management of symptoms will ensure the mental and physical wellbeing of expecting mothers and their developing babies during this often stressful and difficult time period. Dismissing NVP as an inconsequential part of pregnancy can have serious ramifications for both mother and baby.Keywords: pharmacological/nonpharmacological treatments, NVP

  7. “Warmingyang and invigoratingqi” acupuncture alters acetylcholine receptor expression in the neuromuscular junction of rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis

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    Hai-peng Huang; Hong Pan; Hong-feng Wang

    2016-01-01

    Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies have been shown to form against the nicotinic acetylcholine nicotinic postsynaptic receptors located at the neuromuscular junction. “Warmingyang and invigoratingqi” acupuncture treatment has been shown to reduce serum inlfammatory cytokine expression and increase transforming growth factor beta expression in rats with experimental au-toimmune myasthenia gravis. However, few studies have addressed the effects of this type of acupuncture on the acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Here, we used confocal laser scanning microscopy to examine the area and density of immunoreactivity for an antibody to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction in the phrenic nerve of rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis following “warmingyang and invigoratingqi” acupuncture therapy. Needles were inserted at acupressure pointsShou-sanli (LI10),Zusanli(ST36),Pishu (BL20), and Shenshu (BL23) once daily for 7 consecutive days. The treatment was repeated after 1 day of rest. We found that area and the integrated optical density of the immunoreactivity for the acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction of the phrenic nerve was signiifcantly increased following acupuncture treatment. This outcome of the acupuncture therapy was similar to that of the cholinesterase inhibitor pyridostigmine bromide. These ifndings suggest that “warmingyangand invigoratingqi” acu-puncture treatment increases acetylcholine receptor expression at the neuromuscular junction in a rat model of autoimmune myasthenia gravis.

  8. First People's Hospital of Shuangliu County%周围性面瘫的治疗和护理

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    郭忠英

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨周围性面瘫经综合治疗同时予实施充分的护理的临床效果.方法:本文通过对康复门诊周围性面瘫30例患者进行祛风散寒、活血通络、局部穴位注射、穴位按摩、针灸治疗、穴位埋线进行临床效果评价.结论:27例患者进行4-6个疗程治疗后康复.3例患者由于病程长进行了穴位埋线后康复.%Objective:To investigate the comprehensive treatment ofperipheral facial paralysis at the same time to the clinical effect of theimplementation of adequate care. Methods: In this paper, 30 cases ofpatients with peripheral facial paralysis rehabilitation outpatient comfortable and easy to Huoxuetongluo, local injection, acupressure, acupuncture,acupoint catgut embedding clinical effect evaluation. Conclusion: 27 cases of patients with 3-4 courses of treatment and rehabilitation. Three cases ofpatients with longer duration acupoint catgut implantation rehabilitation.

  9. Ancient medicine--a review.

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    Zuskin, Eugenija; Lipozencić, Jasna; Pucarin-Cvetković, Jasna; Mustajbegović, Jadranka; Schachter, Neil; Mucić-Pucić, Branka; Neralić-Meniga, Inja

    2008-01-01

    Different aspects of medicine and/or healing in several societies are presented. In the ancient times as well as today medicine has been closely related to magic, science and religion. Various ancient societies and cultures had developed different views of medicine. It was believed that a human being has two bodies: a visible body that belongs to the earth and an invisible body of heaven. In the earliest prehistoric days, a different kind of medicine was practiced in countries such as Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, India, Tibet, China, and others. In those countries, "medicine people" practiced medicine from the magic to modern physical practices. Medicine was magical and mythological, and diseases were attributed mostly to the supernatural forces. The foundation of modern medicine can be traced back to ancient Greeks. Tibetan culture, for instance, even today, combines spiritual and practical medicine. Chinese medicine developed as a concept of yin and yang, acupuncture and acupressure, and it has even been used in the modern medicine. During medieval Europe, major universities and medical schools were established. In the ancient time, before hospitals had developed, patients were treated mostly in temples.

  10. Holistic Nursing Care in the Treatment of Diabetic Neurogenic Bladder%糖尿病神经源性膀胱患者的整体护理处方探讨

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    Objective Assess the overal experience of diabetes care neurogenic bladder. Methods 52 patients with diabetes, patients with neurogenic bladder strict glycemic control up to standard, bladder function training, self-acupressure, moxibustion and other care. Results 52 patients overal care urinate smoothly, the symptoms disappeared within B-scan after voiding the bladder residual urine volume <60ml.Conclusion Diabetic patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction overal care, ef ective and reliable, easy to operate .%目的:探讨糖尿病神经源性膀胱的整体护理体会。方法通过对52例糖尿病神经源性膀胱患者严格控制血糖达到标准,膀胱排尿功能训练、自身穴位按摩、艾灸等护理。结果经整体护理52例患者自主排尿顺畅,自觉症状消失,排尿后B超检查提示膀胱内残余尿量<60 mL。结论糖尿病神经原性膀胱功能障碍患者的整体护理,疗效可靠,可操作性强。

  11. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Pediatrics with Leukemia: A Narrative Review Study

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    Mojtaba Miladinia

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available BackgroundFor using of complementary and alternative medicine methods (CAM in the leukemia pediatrics than other types of cancer, we have two great challenges; first challenge is their safety and risks and second challenge is study gaps in this field. Regarding to these challenges, this study is a narrative review of some CAM methods in the leukemia pediatrics from the perspective of their safety, risks and study gaps.Materials and MethodsIn this narrative review study searched both international electronic databases including ISI Web of science, PubMed, PsycINFO, CINAHL, ISC, Embase, Scopus, Google Scholar and also, Iranian electronic databases including Magiran, Medlib and SID. Also, searches were performed separately in the specialized journals in the field of leukemia pediatrics and complementary and alternative medicine research.ResultsMusic therapy, gentle yoga movements, gentle massage types are quite safe for leukemia pediatrics. But, use of heavy yoga movements, massages with deep pressure, acupressure and acupuncture can be dangerous for leukemia pediatrics (risks of bleeding and or infection. Also, this study showed that, the number of investigations about the use of CAM in the leukemia pediatrics is very limited; especially in the field of yoga and acupuncture.ConclusionThe results of this study can be a basis both for chose of safe CAM method in these children and a basis for future studies on the basis of identified study gaps in this review study.

  12. "Warming yang and invigorating qi" acupuncture alters acetylcholine receptor expression in the neuromuscular junction of rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis

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    Hai-peng Huang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies have been shown to form against the nicotinic acetylcholine nicotinic postsynaptic receptors located at the neuromuscular junction. "Warming yang and invigorating qi" acupuncture treatment has been shown to reduce serum inflammatory cytokine expression and increase transforming growth factor beta expression in rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis. However, few studies have addressed the effects of this type of acupuncture on the acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Here, we used confocal laser scanning microscopy to examine the area and density of immunoreactivity for an antibody to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction in the phrenic nerve of rats with experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis following "warming yang and invigorating qi" acupuncture therapy. Needles were inserted at acupressure points Shousanli (LI10, Zusanli (ST36, Pishu (BL20, and Shenshu (BL23 once daily for 7 consecutive days. The treatment was repeated after 1 day of rest. We found that area and the integrated optical density of the immunoreactivity for the acetylcholine receptor at the neuromuscular junction of the phrenic nerve was significantly increased following acupuncture treatment. This outcome of the acupuncture therapy was similar to that of the cholinesterase inhibitor pyridostigmine bromide. These findings suggest that "warming yang and invigorating qi" acupuncture treatment increases acetylcholine receptor expression at the neuromuscular junction in a rat model of autoimmune myasthenia gravis.

  13. Alternative therapeutic intervention for individuals with Rett syndrome.

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    Lotan, Meir

    2007-05-29

    The individual with Rett syndrome (RS) displays an array of challenging difficulties in all areas of daily living. Since there is no cure for the disorder at this moment, parents of the individual with Rett search for different interventional modalities that will improve the condition and quality of life for their child. During the last few years, many individuals with RS have experienced different kinds of interventions. This paper presents these methods with relevant case stories for others to share the possibilities. This paper reviews the following interventions: animal-assisted therapy, such as dolphin therapy and dog-assisted therapy; auditory integration training; hyperbaric chamber; manual therapy, such as acupuncture/acupressure, aromatherapy, craniosacral therapy, Mayo facial release, Treager massage, chiropractor, and Reiki; mental modification techniques, such as Lovas and cognitive rehabilitation; motoric interventions, such as advanced biomechanical rehabilitation, patterning/Doman-DeLacato approach, and yoga. The present paper is not a recommendation for any of the above-mentioned techniques, but merely a review of different interventions available for the inquisitive parent of the individual with RS.

  14. Occupational low back pain in nursing workers: massage versus pain

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    Talita Pavarini Borges

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    Full Text Available Objective: To assess the efficacy of massage for decreasing occupational low back pain in workers of a Nursing team in an Emergency Room. Method: A randomized controlled trial, using a socio-demographic/morbidity questionnaire and a Pain Numeric Scale. Forty-five subjects were randomly allocated for intervention (G1 – Massage by acupressure, placebo group (G2 – application of Garlium Arseneid Laser 904nm turned off and control (G3 – no intervention. Results: The main triggering factor, as well as the worsening of pain, was the patient manipulation, both with a prevalence of 34.9%. The main treatment for low back pain before this research was the use of medication, with a prevalence of 44.2%. In accordance with a variance analysis, only G1 presented a significant statistical difference, with a better result after 12 sessions. Massage presented an enormous effect (d = 4.59, corresponding to 86% of reduction in the pain level. Conclusion: Massage was effective to decrease occupational low back pain of those Nursing workers.

  15. Study Gaps Relevant to Use of Complementary Medicine in Patients With Leukemia: A Review Study

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    Full Text Available Context A review of the literature of recent decades has shown that few studies have been conducted on the effects of various types of complementary medicine on patients with leukemia. Therefore, the present study aimed to find research gaps in the use of different types of complementary medicine in patients with leukemia to be applied in future studies. Evidence Acquisition The present study was a review-type design based on a review of the literature on different types of complementary medicine in patients with leukemia, up to 2015. The search was conducted through electronic databases and search engines. According to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 8 studies which had been conducted on the use of complementary medicine in patients with leukemia were selected for the identification of gaps. Results The overall results showed that few studies have been conducted on the use of exercise, massage therapy, music therapy, acupressure, and healing touch in patients with leukemia, and these subjects are potential research areas for many different studies. However, no studies have been carried out on the effects of acupuncture, relaxation, and yoga on these patients. Conclusions The results of this review showed that the number of studies on the use of complementary medicine in leukemia patients is very limited (especially in Iran, and it can be the subject of numerous studies in the future.

  16. Use of Chinese medicine by cancer patients: a review of surveys

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Chinese medicine has been used to treat a variety of cancer-related conditions. This study aims to examine the prevalence and patterns of Chinese medicine usage by cancer patients. We reviewed articles written in English and found only the Chinese medicine usage from the studies on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM. Seventy four (74 out of 81 articles reported rates of CAM usage ranging from 2.6 to 100%. Acupuncture was reported in 71 out of 81 studies. Other less commonly reported modalities included Qigong (n = 17, Chinese herbal medicine (n = 11, Taichi (n = 10, acupressure (n = 6, moxibustion (n = 2, Chinese dietary therapy (n = 1, Chinese massage (n = 1, cupping (n = 1 and other Chinese medicine modalities (n = 19. This review also found important limitations of the English language articles on CAM usage in cancer patients. Our results show that Chinese medicine, in particular Chinese herbal medicine, is commonly used by cancer patients. Further research is warranted to include studies not written in English.

  17. Effects of modern acupuncture on blood glucose of type 2 diabetic patients and its mechanisms%现代针灸对2型糖尿病患者的血糖影响及机制

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    张舒婷; 陈红梅; 邝建; 杨华章

    2011-01-01

    现代针灸主要包括刺灸、刺灸联合电刺激、单纯经皮电刺激、植入性电刺激,临床上还有艾灸、针压法、激光针灸和电磁波针灸等方法.现代针灸通过对下丘脑神经元及外周神经、胃肠激素和葡萄糖代谢途径等方面影响,减轻体重、调节空腹和餐后血糖,但其具体机制仍不明确.进一步探讨现代针灸学与糖尿病的关系及其作用机制,有助于发现新的糖尿病治疗方法.%Modern acupuncture mainly includes manual acupuncture,electroacupuncture,transcutaneous electrical acustimulation,implantable electric stimulation,moxibustion,acupressure,laser and magnetic acupuncture.Modern acupuncture can lose weight and regulate fasting and postprandial blood glucose,through affecting hypothalamic neuron and peripheral nervous,gastrointestinal hormone and glucose metabolism.But the specific mechanism is still unclear.Therefore,further study the relationship and mechanism between modem acupuncture and diabetes,may provide treatment for diabetes.

  18. Treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum and nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: a systematic review and economic assessment.

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    O'Donnell, Amy; McParlin, Catherine; Robson, Stephen C; Beyer, Fiona; Moloney, Eoin; Bryant, Andrew; Bradley, Jennifer; Muirhead, Colin; Nelson-Piercy, Catherine; Newbury-Birch, Dorothy; Norman, Justine; Simpson, Emma; Swallow, Brian; Yates, Laura; Vale, Luke

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    BACKGROUND Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) affects up to 85% of all women during pregnancy, but for the majority self-management suffices. For the remainder, symptoms are more severe and the most severe form of NVP - hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) - affects 0.3-1.0% of pregnant women. There is no widely accepted point at which NVP becomes HG. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the relative clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treatments for NVP and HG. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PsycINFO, Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux (CAB) Abstracts, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database, British Nursing Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Conference Proceedings Index, NHS Economic Evaluation Database, Health Economic Evaluations Database, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects were searched from inception to September 2014. References from studies and literature reviews identified were also examined. Obstetric Medicine was hand-searched, as were websites of relevant organisations. Costs came from NHS sources. REVIEW METHODS A systematic review of randomised and non-randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for effectiveness, and population-based case series for adverse events and fetal outcomes. Treatments: vitamins B6 and B12, ginger, acupressure/acupuncture, hypnotherapy, antiemetics, dopamine antagonists, 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor antagonists, intravenous (i.v.) fluids, corticosteroids, enteral and parenteral feeding or other novel treatment. Two reviewers extracted data and quality assessed studies. Results were narratively synthesised; planned meta-analysis was not possible due to heterogeneity and incomplete reporting. A simple economic evaluation considered

  19. A pilot evaluation on a stress management programme using a combined approach of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for elementary school teachers.

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    Tsang, Hector W H; Cheung, W M; Chan, Alan H L; Fung, Kelvin M T; Leung, Ada Y; Au, Doreen W H

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    The aim of this study is to explore the efficacy of implementing a stress management programme based on a combined approach using cognitive behavioural therapy and complementary and alternative medicine for elementary school teachers who experienced mild level of stress, anxiety and/or depressive symptoms in Hong Kong. A 12-h programme involving cognitive behavioural therapy, self-management, relaxation techniques (diaphragmatic breathing and progressive muscle relaxation), mindful exercises (qigong and yoga), aromatherapy and acupressure was conducted. A quasi-experimental design was used to compare the intervention groups (n = 47) with the wait-list control groups (n = 46). The primary outcome measures were depression, anxiety and stress. Results indicated that the intervention group had significant reduction in depression [(F = 3.93; degrees of freedom (df) = 2.90; p = 0.023)], anxiety (F = 3.37; df = 2.90; p = 0.039) and stress (F = 3.63; df = 2.89; p = 0.031) when compared with the control group. Participants in both groups demonstrated lowered level of salivary cortisol at the post-assessment. The pilot results provided preliminary support to the multi-component stress management programme in relieving affective symptoms of teachers. The programme may be considered as an initial strategy to empower teachers with the abilities to cope with their affective symptoms. Further evaluation using a better designed randomized study with a larger sample size is warranted. (word: 198; max.: 200).

  20. Elderly patient refractory to multiple pain medications successfully treated with integrative East–West medicine

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    Bill Tu

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Bill Tu, Michael Johnston, Ka-Kit HuiUCLA Center for East–West Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USABackground: Polypharmacy is a common and serious problem in the elderly today. Few solutions have been effective in reducing its incidence.Case summary: An 87-year-old female with a history of osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis presented with a five month history of severe right hip pain. She had been seen by multiple specialists and hospitalized many times. During these encounters, she was prescribed a long list of pain medications. However, these medications did not improve her pain and added to her risk of adverse drug events. After exhausting traditional Western medical therapies, she received a referral to the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine. There, clinicians treated her with a nonpharmacological integrative East-West medicine approach that included acupuncture, dry needling of trigger points, and education on self-acupressure. Her pain began improving and she was able to cut back on analgesic use under physician supervision. Ultimately, she improved to the point where she was able to discontinue all of her pain medications. Symptomatic relief was evidenced by improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQOL.Conclusions: This case study suggests that integrative East–West medicine may have the potential to reduce the incidence of polypharmacy in elderly patients presenting with pain conditions and improve their quality of life.Keywords: polypharmacy, pain, osteoarthritis, acupuncture, complementary and alternative medicine, integrative medicine, adverse drug reaction, elderly

  1. Effects of Slow-stroke Back Massage on Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting in the Pediatrics with Acute Leukemia: a Challenge of Controlling Symptoms

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    Mojtaba Miladinia

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Nausea and vomiting are the most common side effects of chemotherapy in the pediatrics with cancer which affect their quality of life. Use of some methods of complementary medicine in leukemia patients is problematic. Because, leukemia patients are at risk of infection and bleeding, therefore the use of acupressure, acupuncture, and deep massage can be risky in these patients. Slow- stroke back massage is applied on the surface of body, so does not have complications. No study has addressed the effect of massage therapy on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in pediatrics with acute leukemia in the world.  Material and methods This study was a two-group randomized controlled trial (RCT, double blind and repeated measures design. In this RCT, 45 school age children with acute leukemia were placed in the massage and control groups. Before start of the study, at the day of chemotherapy administration (day 1th, only nausea and vomiting were measured. Then during 6 days next (day 2 through 7, the intervention group received 5-minutes Super Smash Bros. Melee (SSBM, immediately before start of each session of chemotherapy. Nausea was measured during chemotherapy, 0.5 h and 3 h after each session of chemotherapy in the two groups. Also vomiting was recorded during 24 h after each session of chemotherapy. Repeated measures ANOVA, Chi-square, and t-test were used for analysis. Results Most of pediatrics were male (58.13%, and suffered from Acute myeloid leukemia (AML (81.7%. The repeated measure analysis showed that in the intervention group, the SSBM reduced progressive mean of nausea severity and frequency of vomit over time. While, this side effects have slightly increased over time in the control group. Conclusion The results of this study are suggesting that SSBM, as a non-pharmacologic, easy and safe method, is effective in controlling Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV in the pediatrics with acute leukemia.

  2. Use of complementary and alternative medicine at Norwegian and Danish hospitals

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    Background Several studies have found that a high proportion of the population in western countries use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, little is known about whether CAM is offered in hospitals. The aim of this study was to describe to what extent CAM is offered in Norwegian and Danish hospitals and investigate possible changes in Norway since 2001. Methods A one-page questionnaire was sent to all included hospitals in both countries. The questionnaire was sent to the person responsible for the clinical activity, typically the medical director. 99 hospitals in the authority (85%) in Norway and 126 in Denmark (97%) responded. Given contact persons were interviewed. Results CAM is presently offered in about 50% of Norwegian hospitals and one-third of Danish hospitals. In Norway CAM was offered in 50 hospitals, 40 of which involved acupuncture. 19 hospitals gave other alternative therapies like biofeedback, hypnosis, cupping, ear-acupuncture, herbal medicine, art therapy, homeopathy, reflexology, thought field therapy, gestalt therapy, aromatherapy, tai chi, acupressure, yoga, pilates and other. 9 hospitals offered more than one therapy form. In Denmark 38 hospitals offered acupuncture and one Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Light Therapy. The most commonly reported reason for offering CAM was scientific evidence in Denmark. In Norway it was the interest of a hospital employee, except for acupuncture where the introduction is more often initiated by the leadership and is more based on scientific evidence of effect. All persons (except one) responsible for the alternative treatment had a medical or allied health professional background and their education/training in CAM treatment varied substantially. Conclusions The extent of CAM being offered has increased substantially in Norway during the first decade of the 21st century. This might indicate a shift in attitude regarding CAM within the conventional health care system. PMID

  3. A critical appraisal of the methodology and quality of evidence of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of traditional Chinese medical nursing interventions: a systematic review of reviews

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    Jin, Ying-Hui; Wang, Guo-Hao; Sun, Yi-Rong; Li, Qi; Zhao, Chen; Li, Ge; Si, Jin-Hua; Li, Yan; Lu, Cui; Shang, Hong-Cai

    2016-01-01

    Objective To assess the methodology and quality of evidence of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of traditional Chinese medical nursing (TCMN) interventions in Chinese journals. These interventions include acupressure, massage, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, electroacupuncture and use of Chinese herbal medicines—for example, in enemas, foot massage and compressing the umbilicus. Design A systematic literature search for systematic reviews and meta-analyses of TCMN interventions was performed. Review characteristics were extracted. The methodological quality and the quality of the evidence were evaluated using the Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approaches. Result We included 20 systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and a total of 11 TCMN interventions were assessed in the 20 reviews. The compliance with AMSTAR checklist items ranged from 4.5 to 8 and systematic reviews/meta-analyses were, on average, of medium methodological quality. The quality of the evidence we assessed ranged from very low to moderate; no high-quality evidence was found. The top two causes for downrating confidence in effect estimates among the 31 bodies of evidence assessed were the risk of bias and inconsistency. Conclusions There is room for improvement in the methodological quality of systematic reviews/meta-analyses of TCMN interventions published in Chinese journals. Greater efforts should be devoted to ensuring a more comprehensive search strategy, clearer specification of the interventions of interest in the eligibility criteria and identification of meaningful outcomes for clinicians and patients (consumers). The overall quality of evidence among reviews remains suboptimal, which raise concerns about their roles in influencing clinical practice. Thus, the conclusions in reviews we assessed must be treated with caution and their roles in influencing clinical practice should be limited. A critical

  4. Use of complementary and alternative medicine at Norwegian and Danish hospitals

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    Launsø Laila

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Several studies have found that a high proportion of the population in western countries use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM. However, little is known about whether CAM is offered in hospitals. The aim of this study was to describe to what extent CAM is offered in Norwegian and Danish hospitals and investigate possible changes in Norway since 2001. Methods A one-page questionnaire was sent to all included hospitals in both countries. The questionnaire was sent to the person responsible for the clinical activity, typically the medical director. 99 hospitals in the authority (85% in Norway and 126 in Denmark (97% responded. Given contact persons were interviewed. Results CAM is presently offered in about 50% of Norwegian hospitals and one-third of Danish hospitals. In Norway CAM was offered in 50 hospitals, 40 of which involved acupuncture. 19 hospitals gave other alternative therapies like biofeedback, hypnosis, cupping, ear-acupuncture, herbal medicine, art therapy, homeopathy, reflexology, thought field therapy, gestalt therapy, aromatherapy, tai chi, acupressure, yoga, pilates and other. 9 hospitals offered more than one therapy form. In Denmark 38 hospitals offered acupuncture and one Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Light Therapy. The most commonly reported reason for offering CAM was scientific evidence in Denmark. In Norway it was the interest of a hospital employee, except for acupuncture where the introduction is more often initiated by the leadership and is more based on scientific evidence of effect. All persons (except one responsible for the alternative treatment had a medical or allied health professional background and their education/training in CAM treatment varied substantially. Conclusions The extent of CAM being offered has increased substantially in Norway during the first decade of the 21st century. This might indicate a shift in attitude regarding CAM within the conventional

  5. Clinical Holistic Medicine: The Case Story of Anna. II. Patient Diary as a Tool in Treatment

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    Sören Ventegodt

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available In spite of extreme childhood sexual and violent abuse, a 22-year-old young woman, Anna, healed during holistic existential therapy. New and highly confrontational therapeutic tools were developed and used to help this patient (like acceptance through touch and acupressure through the vagina. Her vulva and introitus were scarred from repeated brutal rape, as was the interior of her mouth. During therapy, these scars were gently contacted and the negative emotional contents released. The healing was in accordance with the advanced holistic medical toolbox that uses (1 love, (2 trust, (3 holding, and (4 helping the patient to process and integrate old traumas.The case story clearly revealed the philosophical adjustments that Anna made during treatment in response to the severe childhood abuse. These adjustments are demonstrated by her diary, where sentences contain both the feelings and thoughts of the painful present (the gestalt at the time of the abuse, thus containing the essence of the traumas, making the repression of the painful emotions possible through the change in the patient’s philosophical perspective. Anna's case gives a unique insight into the process of traumatization (pathogenesis and the process of healing (salutogenesis. At the end of the healing, Anna reconnected her existence to the outer world in a deep existential, suicidal crisis and faced her choice of life or death. She decided to live and, in this process, assumed existential responsibility, which made her able to step out of her mental disease. The advanced holistic toolbox seems to help patients heal even from the worst childhood abuse. In spite of the depth of the existential crisis, holistic existential therapy seems to support existential responsibility well and thus safe for the patients.

  6. A population-based study of prevalence of complementary methods use by cancer survivors: a report from the American Cancer Society's studies of cancer survivors.

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    Gansler, Ted; Kaw, Chiewkwei; Crammer, Corinne; Smith, Tenbroeck

    2008-09-01

    The use of complementary methods (CMs) is widespread and increasing in the United States. Most literature on CM use among cancer survivors focuses on the treatment period, whereas only a few studies address use further along the cancer continuum. This study analyzed the prevalence and the medical and demographic associations of CM use among cancer survivors surveyed 10 to 24 months after diagnosis. The study's sample-4139 survivors of 1 of 10 adult cancers-was selected from stratified random samples provided by statewide cancer registries and surveyed by mail and telephone. Three logistic regression models examined associations between medical and demographic factors and CM use among survivors of sex-specific and non-sex-specific cancers. Of the 19 CMs included in the survey, the CMs most frequently reported were prayer/spiritual practice (61.4%), relaxation (44.3%), faith/spiritual healing (42.4%), nutritional supplements/vitamins (40.1%), meditation (15%), religious counseling (11.3%), massage (11.2%), and support groups (9.7%). Among these 19 CMs, the least prevalent were hypnosis (0.4%), biofeedback therapy (1.0%), and acupuncture/acupressure (1.2%). Survivors more likely to use CMs were female, younger, white, higher income, and more educated. This study provides information regarding prevalence and medical-demographic determinants of CM use reported by a large, population-based sample of survivors of 10 cancers surveyed 10 to 24 months after diagnosis. These findings may be used by clinicians and researchers to inform their decisions regarding which CMs to address in practice and research. (c) 2008 American Cancer Society.

  7. Do Japanese Style Acupuncture and Moxibustion Reduce Symptoms of the Common Cold?

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    Kenji Kawakita

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available 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. The first multi-center (five centers RCT (FTLE 2000 revealed a significant reduction in cold symptoms, by general linear model analysis (between groups, P = 0.024. To reduce the technical variation, we employed indirect moxibustion to the neck points as a uniform intervention in the next project (FTLE 2001 without statistically significant results. Then we elongated the periods of treatment from 2 to a maximum of 12 weeks (FTLE 2002 with different interventions accompanied by 4 weeks follow-up. The results were still not statistically significant. As the final project, we tried to develop a new experimental design for individualized intervention by conducting n-of-1 trials using elderly subjects in a health care center but without detecting a clear effect. In conclusion, the safety of Japanese acupuncture or moxibustion was sufficiently demonstrated; however, a series of clinical trials could not offer convincing evidence to recommend the use of Japanese style acupuncture or moxibustion for preventing the common cold. Further studies are required as the present trials had several limitations.

  8. Integrating Acupuncture into Cancer Care

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    Tsai-Ju Chien

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Oncology acupuncture has become a new and promising field of research because more and more cancer patients have sought non-pharmacological alternatives for symptom management. While different mechanisms have been proposed to explain its efficacy, including theories of the neural system, endocrine cytokine or immunological regulation, its eventual role has become that of alleviating the side effects induced by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. In this paper, we have reviewed the related articles focusing on acupuncture mechanisms and applications in cancer care to provide a quick sketch of acupuncture in cancer care. A detailed search was performed to identify the randomized controlled trials (RCTs and systematic reviews on acupuncture in oncology, using PUBMED and Cochrane. The search terms included: Acupuncture, acupressure, and cancer. Additional terms were used to target specific symptoms (i.e., breast cancer, hot flash, xerostomia, nausea, vomiting, cancer pain, insomnia, fatigue. Two authors independently extracted data for analysis and review. Ultimately, 25 articles underwent full-text review. Recent trials made efforts in studying (a hot flashes in breast cancer, (b xerostomia induced by radiotherapy in head and neck cancer, (c nausea and vomiting post-chemotherapy, (d cancer pain, and (e fatigue and insomnia in cancer patients. Controversial results for acupuncture application in cancer care appeared in different categories, but a trend emerged that acupuncture can palliate cancer-related symptoms. The research to date certainly offers us a valid complementary therapy in treating cancer-related symptoms. Meanwhile, practical strategies with safe measures for enhancing the efficacy are needed in further interventions, as well as continuing research with a validated methodology.

  9. A PILOT STUDY ON CERTAIN YOGIC AND NATUROPATHIC PROCEDURES IN GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

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    Kshama Gupta

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    Full Text Available Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD is one of the most common anxiety disorders characterized by persistent worrying, anxiety symptoms, and tension. Most community-based studies place the prevalence in the range of 2 to 5 percent, with a lifetime prevalence as high as 8 percent. Even though previous studies on yoga and naturopathy in anxiety disorders proved effective, there lack proper methodology and they are not specifically focused at GAD. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of certain yogic and naturopathic procedures in the management of GAD. A total of 12 patients with GAD satisfying the DSM IV TR diagnostic criteria were selected and allotted in to two groups, Yoga group and Naturopathic group by following randomization method. In Yoga group, various asana’s and pranayama were practiced one hour daily for 21 days. In Naturopathy group, full body massage and steam, diaphragmatic breathing and acupressure were done one hour daily for 21 days. Criteria of assessment were based on the scoring of Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HARS. Statistical analysis was done by using paired and unpaired‘t’ test. In Yoga group (n = 6, 52.59 % relief was observed (P 0.05 found in between the two groups. Both Yoga and Naturopathic procedures are effective in the management of GAD. Even though Yoga and Naturopathy interventions proved effective on HARS total score of GAD, Yoga seems to be an attractive option because of its non pharmacological approach, cost effectiveness and international acceptance when compared to the other interventions.

  10. Assessing effects of BL67 points stimulation on fetal heart rate parameters and fetal movements during nonstress test.

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    Pirhadi, Masume; Valiani, Mahboube

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    One of the main goals of antenatal testing is to identify fetuses at the risk of neurologic injury or death so that these adverse outcomes can be prevented. We want to assess the effects of BL67 points' stimulation on fetal heart rate parameters and fetal movements during nonstress test (NST). We did a quasi-experimental design in Shahid Beheshti Hospital in Isfahan in 2011. This study aims to assessment of the effects of BL67 points' stimulation on fetal heart rate parameters and fetal movements. We did a randomized controlled clinical trial in Shahid Beheshti Hospital in Isfahan in 2011. This study is a quasi-experimental design that was conducted in one group and the two steps (before-after study). Participants were pregnant women (primigravida) who were 35-18 years that refer to Shahid Beheshti Hospital in Isfahan in 2011 to receive routine prenatal care. The 32 pregnant women were selected for acupressure during the second NST. The statistical processing was performed by descriptive, paired t-test through SPSS version 20. There was no significant difference in mean number of accelerations in fetal heart rate and mean number of fetal movement before and after intervention; however, there was a significant difference in mean time to the second acceleration before and after the intervention (P = 0.04). No difference between parameters of the fetal heart rate before and after stimulation and lack of uterine response by this method is a significant advantage and is probably why stimulating this point could not create a risk to the fetuses.

  11. A musculoskeletal model of low grade connective tissue inflammation in patients with thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO: the WOMED concept of lateral tension and its general implications in disease

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Low level connective tissue inflammation has been proposed to play a role in thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO. The aim of this study was to investigate this postulate by a musculoskeletal approach together with biochemical parameters. Methods 13 patients with TAO and 16 controls were examined. Erythrocyte levels of Zn, Cu, Ca2+, Mg, and Fe were determined. The musculoskeletal evaluation included observational data on body posture with emphasis on the orbit-head region. The angular foot position in the frontal plane was quantified following gait observation. The axial orientation of the legs and feet was evaluated in an unloaded supine position. Functional propioceptive tests based on stretch stimuli were done by using foot inversion and foot rotation. Results Alterations in the control group included neck tilt in 3 cases, asymmetrical foot angle during gait in 2, and a reaction to foot inversion in 5 cases. TAO patients presented facial asymmetry with displaced eye fissure inclination (mean 9.1° as well as tilted head-on-neck position (mean 5.7°. A further asymmetry feature was external rotation of the legs and feet (mean 27°. Both foot inversion as well as foot rotation induced a condition of neuromuscular deficit. This condition could be regulated by gentle acupressure either on the lateral abdomen or the lateral ankle at the acupuncture points gall bladder 26 or bladder 62, respectively. In 5 patients, foot rotation produced a phenomenon of moving toes in the contra lateral foot. In addition foot rotation was accompanied by an audible tendon snapping. Lower erythrocyte Zn levels and altered correlations between Ca2+, Mg, and Fe were found in TAO. Conclusion This whole body observational study has revealed axial deviations and body asymmetry as well as the phenomenon of moving toes in TAO. The most common finding was an arch-like displacement of the body, i.e. eccentric position, with foot inversion and head tilt

  12. Effectiveness evaluation of an integrated automatic termomechanic massage system (SMATH® system in non-specific sub-acute and chronic low back pain - a randomized double-blinded controlled trial, comparing SMATH therapy versus sham therapy: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    Mazzolari Rita

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Low back pain (LBP is a major health problem in modern society, with 70-85% of the population experiencing LBP at some time in their lives. Each year, 5-10% of the workforce misses work due to LBP, most for less than 7 days. Almost 10% of all patients are at risk of developing chronic pain and disability. Little clinical evidence is available for the majority of treatments used in LBP therapy. However, moderate evidence exists for interdisciplinary rehabilitation, exercise, acupuncture, spinal manipulation, and cognitive behavioral therapy for subacute and chronic LBP. The SMATH® system (system for automatic thermomechanic massage in health is a new medical device (MD that combines basic principles of mechanical massage, thermotherapy, acupressure, infrared therapy, and moxibustion. SMATH® is suitable for automatic multidisciplinary treatment on patients with non-specific sub-acute and chronic LBP. Methods/design This paper describes the protocol for a double-blinded, sham-controlled, randomized, single-center short term clinical trial in patients with non-specific sub-acute and chronic LBP aged 18 to 70 years. The primary outcome will be the effectiveness of SMATH® versus sham therapy (medical device without active principles determined by evaluating self perceived physical function with Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ scores after 4 weeks of treatment (end of treatment. Major secondary outcome will be effectiveness of SMATH® determined by evaluating self perceived physical function comparing RMDQ scores between end of treatment and baseline. The trial part of the study will take 7 months while observational follow-up will take 11 months. The sample size will be 72 participants (36 for each arm. The project has been approved by the Ethical Committee of Cremona Hospital, Italy on 29 November 2010. Discussion Compared to other medical specialties, physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM has not yet received

  13. 益脑康按摩液对小儿脑性瘫痪临床疗效的观察%The study of YINAOKANG massage fluid's effect on treatment of children with cerebral palsy

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    2012-01-01

    Objective Clinical efficacy observed YINAOKANG massage fluid of children with cerebral palsy. Methods Random number method,122 cases 67 cases were divided into treatment group and control group(n = 55),two groups were basically similar to the superior aspect of the age,sex and disease,no significant difference (P>0.05).Both groups were given conventional therapy ( hyperbaric oxygen,nutritional brain cells medicine,acupuncture,functional training,the Bobat h,France and massage therapy) ,treatment group using YINAOKANG massage fluid bind to specific acupressure. Results The cure for 70% ,significantly better than 49% of the control group. The treatment group were cured,than the control group. Conclusion Benefits YINAOKANG massage fluid have a significant impact on children with cerebral palsy,significantly shorten the course of treatment to alleviate the suffering of children,the authors recommend.%目的 观察益脑康按摩液对小儿脑性瘫痪的临床疗效.方法 采用随机数字表法,将122例患儿分为治疗组67例和对照组55例,两组患儿在年龄、性别和病情等方面基本相近,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).两组均采用常规疗法高压氧、营养脑细胞药物、针灸、功能训练、Bobat h法及推拿按摩等,治疗组采用益脑康按摩液结合特定穴位按摩.结果 治疗组治愈率为70%,明显优于对照组的49%.治疗组治愈时间也优于对照组.结论 益脑康按摩液对脑性瘫痪患儿有显著的影响,明显缩短疗程,减轻患儿的痛苦,建议临床推广应用.

  14. Clinical Holistic Health: Advanced Tools for Holistic Medicine

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    Søren Ventegodt

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available According to holistic medical theory, the patient will heal when old painful moments, the traumatic events of life that are often called “gestalts”, are integrated in the present “now”. The advanced holistic physician’s expanded toolbox has many different tools to induce this healing, some that are more dangerous and potentially traumatic than others. The more intense the therapeutic technique, the more emotional energy will be released and contained in the session, but the higher also is the risk for the therapist to lose control of the session and lose the patient to his or her own dark side. To avoid harming the patient must be the highest priority in holistic existential therapy, making sufficient education and training an issue of highest importance. The concept of “stepping up” the therapy by using more and more “dramatic” methods to get access to repressed emotions and events has led us to a “therapeutic staircase” with ten steps: (1 establishing the relationship; (2 establishing intimacy, trust, and confidentiality; (3 giving support and holding; (4 taking the patient into the process of physical, emotional, and mental healing; (5 social healing of being in the family; (6 spiritual healing — returning to the abstract wholeness of the soul; (7 healing the informational layer of the body; (8 healing the three fundamental dimensions of existence: love, power, and sexuality in a direct way using, among other techniques, “controlled violence” and “acupressure through the vagina”; (9 mind-expanding and consciousness-transformative techniques like psychotropic drugs; and (10 techniques transgressing the patient's borders and, therefore, often traumatizing (for instance, the use of force against the will of the patient.We believe that the systematic use of the staircase will greatly improve the power and efficiency of holistic medicine for the patient and we invite a broad cooperation in scientifically testing the

  15. Traditional Chinese medicine for neck pain and low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Qi-ling Yuan

    Full Text Available Neck pain (NP and low back pain (LBP are common symptoms bothering people in daily life. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM has been used to treat various symptoms and diseases in China and has been demonstrated to be effective. The objective of the present study was to review and analyze the existing data about pain and disability in TCM treatments for NP and LBP.Studies were identified by a comprehensive search of databases, such as MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library, up to September 1, 2013. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TCM in managing NP and LBP.Seventy five randomized controlled trials (n = 11077 were included. Almost all of the studies investigated individuals experiencing chronic NP (CNP or chronic LBP (CLBP. We found moderate evidence that acupuncture was more effective than sham-acupuncture in reducing pain immediately post-treatment for CNP (visual analogue scale (VAS 10 cm, mean difference (MD = -0.58 (-0.94, -0.22, 95% confidence interval, p = 0.01, CLBP (standardized mean difference = -0.47 (-0.77, -0.17, p = 0.003, and acute LBP (VAS 10 cm, MD = -0.99 (-1.24, -0.73, p< 0.001. Cupping could be more effective than waitlist in VAS (100 mm (MD = -19.10 (-27.61, -10.58, p < 0. 001 for CNP or medications (e.g. NSAID for CLBP (MD = -5.4 (-8.9, -0.19, p = 0.003. No serious or life-threatening adverse effects were found.Acupuncture, acupressure, and cupping could be efficacious in treating the pain and disability associated with CNP or CLBP in the immediate term. Gua sha, tai chi, qigong, and Chinese manipulation showed fair effects, but we were unable to draw any definite conclusions, and further research is still needed. The efficacy of tuina and moxibustion is unknown because no direct evidence was obtained. These TCM modalities are relatively safe.

  16. A critical appraisal of the methodology and quality of evidence of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of traditional Chinese medical nursing interventions: a systematic review of reviews.

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    Jin, Ying-Hui; Wang, Guo-Hao; Sun, Yi-Rong; Li, Qi; Zhao, Chen; Li, Ge; Si, Jin-Hua; Li, Yan; Lu, Cui; Shang, Hong-Cai

    2016-11-14

    To assess the methodology and quality of evidence of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of traditional Chinese medical nursing (TCMN) interventions in Chinese journals. These interventions include acupressure, massage, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, electroacupuncture and use of Chinese herbal medicines-for example, in enemas, foot massage and compressing the umbilicus. A systematic literature search for systematic reviews and meta-analyses of TCMN interventions was performed. Review characteristics were extracted. The methodological quality and the quality of the evidence were evaluated using the Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approaches. We included 20 systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and a total of 11 TCMN interventions were assessed in the 20 reviews. The compliance with AMSTAR checklist items ranged from 4.5 to 8 and systematic reviews/meta-analyses were, on average, of medium methodological quality. The quality of the evidence we assessed ranged from very low to moderate; no high-quality evidence was found. The top two causes for downrating confidence in effect estimates among the 31 bodies of evidence assessed were the risk of bias and inconsistency. There is room for improvement in the methodological quality of systematic reviews/meta-analyses of TCMN interventions published in Chinese journals. Greater efforts should be devoted to ensuring a more comprehensive search strategy, clearer specification of the interventions of interest in the eligibility criteria and identification of meaningful outcomes for clinicians and patients (consumers). The overall quality of evidence among reviews remains suboptimal, which raise concerns about their roles in influencing clinical practice. Thus, the conclusions in reviews we assessed must be treated with caution and their roles in influencing clinical practice should be limited. A critical appraisal of systematic reviews

  17. 非药物分娩镇痛的研究进展%Research progress of non-pharmacological labor analgesia

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    贺腾; 张时鸿

    2016-01-01

    分娩疼痛是造成母婴不良妊娠结局和剖宫产率增高的重要原因之一。根据分娩疼痛与内源性镇痛措施的生理机制,设计缓解分娩疼痛或增强分娩者疼痛耐受力的非药物分娩镇痛方法,可在维持母婴安全基础上,缓解分娩疼痛,促进自然分娩。笔者拟对精神预防性分娩镇痛法、拉玛泽减痛分娩法、陪伴分娩法、家庭式分娩法、音乐疗法、催眠疗法及松弛疗法等心理支持疗法,以及自由体位分娩疗法、穴位按摩疗法、针刺镇痛疗法、皮内水注射镇痛疗法、经皮神经电刺激镇痛疗法、水中分娩镇痛疗法、热疗与冷疗镇痛法、芳香镇痛疗法及分娩球镇痛疗法等生理干预镇痛疗法的多种非药物分娩镇痛方法的研究进展进行综述。%Severe labor pain is one of the important reasons leading to adverse labor outcomes and high cesarean section rate. According to the physiological mechanisms of labor pain and endogenous analgesia,the methods of non-pharmacological labor analgesia are designed to release labor pain and increase labor pain tolerance.On the basis of maintaining maternal and child safety,non-pharmacologic measures can relieve labor pain and promote natural delivery.The author will review the research progress of several methods of non-pharmacologic labor analgesia containing psychological support therapy and intervention analgesia technology to body.The psychological support therapies include psychoprophylaxis analgesia,Lamaze breathing,accompanied delivery,domiciliary delivery, music therapy,hypnosis and relax therapy and so on.The intervention analgesia technologies to body include free labor positioning,acupressure and acupuncture,intradermal water blocks,transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation,water baths,hot and cold applications,aromatherapy and birth ball and so on.

  18. Systematic review of systematic reviews of non-pharmacological interventions to treat behavioural disturbances in older patients with dementia. The SENATOR-OnTop series

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    Rimland, Joseph M; Trotta, Fabiana Mirella; Dell'Aquila, Giuseppina; Cruz-Jentoft, Alfonso; Petrovic, Mirko; Gudmundsson, Adalsteinn; Soiza, Roy; O'Mahony, Denis; Guaita, Antonio; Cherubini, Antonio

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    Objective To provide an overview of non-pharmacological interventions for behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia (BPSD). Design Systematic overview of reviews. Data sources PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, CINAHL and PsycINFO (2009–March 2015). Eligibility criteria Systematic reviews (SRs) that included at least one comparative study evaluating any non-pharmacological intervention, to treat BPSD. Data extraction Eligible studies were selected and data extracted independently by 2 reviewers. The AMSTAR checklist was used to assess the quality of the SRs. Data analysis Extracted data were synthesised using a narrative approach. Results 38 SRs and 142 primary studies were identified, comprising the following categories of non-pharmacological interventions: (1) sensory stimulation interventions (12 SRs, 27 primary studies) that encompassed: acupressure, aromatherapy, massage/touch therapy, light therapy and sensory garden; (2) cognitive/emotion-oriented interventions (33 SRs; 70 primary studies) that included cognitive stimulation, music/dance therapy, dance therapy, snoezelen, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, reminiscence therapy, validation therapy, simulated presence therapy; (3) behaviour management techniques (6 SRs; 32 primary studies) and (4) other therapies (5 SRs, 12 primary studies) comprising exercise therapy, animal-assisted therapy, special care unit and dining room environment-based interventions. Music therapy was effective in reducing agitation (SMD, −0.49; 95% CI −0.82 to −0.17; p=0.003), and anxiety (SMD, −0.64; 95% CI −1.05 to −0.24; p=0.002). Home-based behavioural management techniques, caregiver-based interventions or staff training in communication skills, person-centred care or dementia care mapping with supervision during implementation were found to be effective for symptomatic and severe agitation. Conclusions A large number of non-pharmacological interventions for BPSD were

  19. Clinical Trials of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Insomnia:Current Status and Future Directions%传统中医疗法治疗失眠的临床试验--现状与展望

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    杨颖辉; 陈海勇; 钟家辉; 张樟进

    2014-01-01

    失眠是一种常见精神疾病。多种中医疗法,包括中药、针灸、穴位按摩及耳穴疗法等,已长时用于治疗失眠。在过去十年,已有许多随机对照试验检验这些中医疗法治疗失眠的疗效,亦有一些荟萃分析系统评价中医疗法治疗失眠的临床疗效。在这篇综述中,我们回顾近期有关中医疗法治疗失眠的疗效和安全性以及对未来研究的建议相关文章。目前已经有超过10篇的系统评价总结中医治疗失眠的疗效。最常用的治疗失眠的方剂是归脾汤、血府逐瘀汤和丹栀逍遥散。最常用的单味中药有酸枣仁、夜交藤和茯苓。失眠最常用穴位有神门、印堂、三阴交、百会、安眠和四神聪。总而言之,虽然有研究指中药、针灸、穴位推拿和耳穴疗法比安慰剂对照、苯二氮䓬类药物或其他疗法更有效治疗失眠,但综观这些随机对照试验,方法学质量较低,因此这些看似正面的结果需要小心解读。大部份的随机对照试验被评为低质量原因为:①未清楚报告随机方法;②未使用盲法(不论是对病者或对评估者);③未清楚报告退出人数及原因。这些问题均可导致偏倚结果。将来的随机对照试验需更严谨的设计,如采用精确的诊断标准、安慰剂对照、双盲设计,用客观的量表评估睡眠,标准化的不良反应报告记录以及客观评价中医治疗失眠的优势和风险。%Insomnia is a prevalent condition. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), including Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, and auricular therapy, have been used for treating insomnia for a long time. Over the past decade, a number of randomized controlled trials have been performed to examine the efficacy of various TCM treatments for insomnia. Several systematic reviews published to summarize the evidence of these treatments. In this selective review, we presented the most

  20. GAMBARAN PRAKTIK PENGGUNAAN JAMU OLEH DOKTER DI ENAM PROVINSI DI INDONESIA

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    Delima Delima

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Herbal medicine has been widely used. Government supports become more obvious since the declaration of “Saintifikasi Jamu” in Januari 2010 in Kendal, Central Java. To obtain this program, inventory of herbal medicine usage by physicians was conducted. This was a cross sectional descriptive study in 6 provinces of Java and Bali. Doctors registered as member of herbal medicine related association were invited and asked to fill a set of structured questionnaire. A total of 108 physicians using Indonesian herbal medicine participated in this study. They were either general practitioners or specialists with median age of 43 (range 26-70 years old. They (76.9% have used herbal medicine for 1-10 years with median of  2 patients per day (range 0-40. The physicians also practiced other traditional medicines such as acupuncture (47.2 %, massage (7.4 %, acupressure (6.5%. Besides prescribing herbal medicine to their patients, all physicians also consumed herbal medicine for themselves and their family. They used mainly with mono or combined herb in capsule and simplicia. Mostly herbal medicine were given to hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, acute upper respiratory disease, hepatitis, hyperuricemia, osteoarthritis, diarrhea, cancer, and gastritis. Curcuma xanthorrhiza, Andrographis paniculata, Curcuma domestica (turmeric, Centella asiatica, Orthosiphon aristatus, Apium graveolens (celery, Phylanthus niruri, Guazuma ulmifolia, Zingiber officinale, and Curcuma zedoaria were prescribed. As conclusion, most of the herbal physician in Java and Bali prescribed Indonesian herbal medicine in this 10 years periode combined with foreign herbal medicine and other traditional medicines but still using conventional medicine as the highest standard of theraphy. Key words: herbal medicine, Saintifikasi Jamu, traditional medicine AbstrakPemanfaatan jamu telah berkembang luas. Dukungan pemerintahpun semakin jelas sejak dicanangkannya Saintifikasi

  1. Evaluation of the Bonapace Method: a specific educational intervention to reduce pain during childbirth

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    Full Text Available Julie Bonapace,1 Nils Chaillet,2 Isabelle Gaumond,3,4 Émilie Paul-Savoie,5 Serge Marchand3,41Département des Sciences de l'Éducation, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, 2Centre de Recherche de l'Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, 3Département de chirurgie, Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences de la Santé, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, 4Département des Sciences de la Santé, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, 5École des sciences infirmières, Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, CanadaObjective: As pain during childbirth is very intense, several educational programs exist to help women prepare for the event. This study evaluates the efficacy of a specific pain management program, the Bonapace Method (BM, to reduce the perception of pain during childbirth. The BM involves the father, or a significant partner, in the use of several pain control techniques based on three neurophysiological pain modulation models: (1 controlling the central nervous system through breathing, relaxation, and cognitive structuring; (2 using non-painful stimuli as described in the Gate Control Theory; and (3 recruiting descending inhibition by hyperstimulation of acupressure trigger points.Methods: A multicenter case control study in Quebec on pain perception during labor and delivery compared traditional childbirth training programs (TCTPs and the BM. Visual analog scales were used to measure pain perception during labor. In all, 25 women (TCTP: n = 12; BM: n = 13 successfully reported their perceptions of pain intensity and unpleasantness every 15 minutes.Results: A positive correlation between the progression of labor and pain was found (pain intensity: P < 0.01; pain unpleasantness: P < 0.01. When compared to TCTP, the BM showed an overall significant lower pain

  2. GAMBARAN PRAKTIK PENGGUNAAN JAMU OLEH DOKTER DI ENAM PROVINSI DI INDONESIA

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    Delima Delima

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Herbal medicine has been widely used. Government supports become more obvious since the declaration of “Saintifikasi Jamu” in Januari 2010 in Kendal, Central Java. To obtain this program, inventory of herbal medicine usage by physicians was conducted. This was a cross sectional descriptive study in 6 provinces of Java and Bali. Doctors registered as member of herbal medicine related association were invited and asked to fill a set of structured questionnaire. A total of 108 physicians using Indonesian herbal medicine participated in this study. They were either general practitioners or specialists with median age of 43 (range 26-70 years old. They (76.9% have used herbal medicine for 1-10 years with median of  2 patients per day (range 0-40. The physicians also practiced other traditional medicines such as acupuncture (47.2 %, massage (7.4 %, acupressure (6.5%. Besides prescribing herbal medicine to their patients, all physicians also consumed herbal medicine for themselves and their family. They used mainly with mono or combined herb in capsule and simplicia. Mostly herbal medicine were given to hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, acute upper respiratory disease, hepatitis, hyperuricemia, osteoarthritis, diarrhea, cancer, and gastritis. Curcuma xanthorrhiza, Andrographis paniculata, Curcuma domestica (turmeric, Centella asiatica, Orthosiphon aristatus, Apium graveolens (celery, Phylanthus niruri, Guazuma ulmifolia, Zingiber officinale, and Curcuma zedoaria were prescribed. As conclusion, most of the herbal physician in Java and Bali prescribed Indonesian herbal medicine in this 10 years periode combined with foreign herbal medicine and other traditional medicines but still using conventional medicine as the highest standard of theraphy. Key words: herbal medicine, Saintifikasi Jamu, traditional medicine AbstrakPemanfaatan jamu telah berkembang luas. Dukungan pemerintahpun semakin jelas sejak dicanangkannya Saintifikasi

  3. The effectiveness of acupuncture in prevention and treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting--a systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Acupuncture therapy for preventive and treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting(PONV, a condition which commonly present after anaesthesia and surgery is a subject of growing interest. OBJECTIVE: This paper included a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of different type of acupuncture and acupoint selection in PONV prevention and treatment. METHODS: Randomised controlled trials(RCTs comparing acupuncture with non-acupuncture treatment were identified from databases PubMed, Cochrane, EBSCO, Ovid, CNKI and Wanfangdata. Meta-analysis on eligible studies was performed using fixed-effects model with RevMan 5.2. Results were expressed as RR for dichotomous data, with 95%CI. RESULTS: Thirty RCTs, 1276 patients (intervention and 1258 patients (control were identified. Meta-analysis showed that PC6 acupuncture significantly reduced the number of cases of early vomiting (postoperative 0-6h (RR=0.36, 95%CI 0.19,0.71; P=0.003 and nausea (postoperative 0-24h (RR=0.25, 95%CI 0.10,0.61; P=0.002, but not early nausea (postoperative 0-6h (RR=0.64, 95%CI 0.34,1.19; P=0.150 and vomiting (postoperative 0-24h (RR=0.82, 95%CI 0.48,1.38; P=0.450. PC6 acupressure significantly reduced the number of cases of nausea (RR=0.71, 95%CI 0.57,0.87; P=0.001 and vomiting (RR=0.62, 95%CI 0.49,0.80; P=0.000 at postoperative 0-24h. PC6 electro-acupoint stimulation significantly reduced the number of cases of nausea (RR=0.49, 95%CI 0.38,0.63; P<0.000 and vomiting (RR=0.50, 95%CI 0.36,0.70; P<0.000 at postoperative 0-24h. Stimulation of PC6 with other acupoint(s significantly reduced the number of cases of nausea and vomiting (RR=0.29, 95%CI 0.17,0.49; P<0.000 at postoperative 0-24h. Stimulation of other acupoint(s(non PC6 also significantly reduced the number of cases of nausea and vomiting (RR=0.63, 95%CI 0.49,0.81; P=0.000 at postoperative 0-24h. However, the quality of study was generally low in studies of PC6 combined with other acupoint(s and

  4. 盆底康复仪结合中医调护治疗女性性功能障碍的临床效果研究%Study on the clinical effect of Chinese medicine nursing for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction combined with pelvic floor rehabilitation

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    言彩蝶; 黄慧红; 梁鸿

    2016-01-01

    Objective To investigate the clinical effect of Chinese medicine nursing combined with pelvic floor rehabilitation treatment of female sexual dysfunction. Methods Female sexual dysfunction 60 patients selected in July 2014~October 2014 by the hospital gynecology clinic“medical history questionnaire” investigate the initial diagnosis of patients with female sexual dysfunction were randomly divided into ob⁃servation group and control group(30 cases)both groups were given bio-electric stimulation therapy,based on this observation group were treated with acupressure,emotional nursing music therapy,the treatment period of 8 weeks. Results After treatment,the observation group and control group response rate was 93.33% and 73.33%,respectively.Clinical observation group was significantly higher,the difference was statistically sig⁃nificant(P<0.05).Comprehensive treatment of pelvic floor muscle strength,frequency of sexual activity,quality of life and the incidence of dyspa⁃reunia has improved significantly,comparing with before treatment differences were statistically significant( P<0.05) ,after treatment than before treatment,comparison between the two groups at the same time the differences were statistically significant( P<0.05) ,the observation group than the control group.Conclusion TCM nursing binding instrument pelvic floor rehabilitation treatment of female sexual dysfunction can improve the prognosis of integrated pelvic floor muscle strength,improve the prognosis of patient quality of life,worthy of clinical application.%目的:探讨中医调护结合盆底康复仪治疗女性性功能障碍的临床效果。方法女性性功能障碍患者60例,选取2014年7月~2014年10月本院妇科门诊经《病史问卷调查表》调查初步诊断为女性性功能障碍的患者随机分为观察组与对照组各30例,两组都给予生物电刺激进行治疗,在此基础上观察组加用穴位按摩、情志调护音

  5. Analysis on the Lower Lumbar Fracture Postoperative Abdominal Distention Causes and Preventive Measures%下腰椎骨折术后腹胀原因分析及治疗探讨

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    唐永刚; 夏根; 贾瑞; 乔永东

    2012-01-01

    ,anal exhaust,decompression,early ambulation,acupressure, and injection is the treatment of postoperative abdominal a good method of expansion,and the correct guidance of the competent physician,and patient compliance,more conducive to the patient’s physical and mental rehabilitation.

  6. 独刺后溪穴配合颈肩运动治疗肩胛提肌劳损%Acupuncture on Houxi Combined with Neck and Shoulder Exercise therapy on Levator Scapulae Muscle Strain

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    章芬; 林立元; 郑晓彬

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察独刺后溪穴配合颈肩运动治疗肩胛提肌劳损的疗效。方法:40例肩胛提肌劳损患者随机分为独刺组和对照组各20例,独刺组针刺肩胛提肌劳损所在侧的后溪穴,并配合颈椎各方向活动和颈肩部龟缩运动,对照组穴位指压肩胛提肌走行部位的阿是穴,VAS量表评价两组治疗前后疼痛变化及疗效。结果:独刺组5次内治愈率为60%,明显高于对照组的30%(P<0.05);治疗后独刺组VAS评分显著低于对照组(P<0.05);独刺组治愈率及总有效率分别为70%及100%,显著高于对照组的35%及90%(P<0.05)。结论:独刺后溪穴配合颈肩运动能有效缓解肩胛提肌劳损的疼痛,提高治愈率,缩短治愈时间。%Objective:To observe the curative effects of acupuncture on Houxi combined with neck and shoulder exercise therapy on levator scapulae muscle strain. Methods:40 cases of levator scapulae muscle strain were randomly divided into acupuncture group and control group with each of 20 cases, acupuncture group acupunctured on Houxi of sick side and made every direction movement of cervical spine and Guisuo exercise of neck and shoulder, control group with acupressure on A’shi point of levator scapulae muscle, VAS scale was used to evaluate the efficacy and changes in pain before and after treatment of the two groups. Results:The cure rate of acupuncture group in 5 times was 60%, significantly higher than that of control group by 30%(P<0.05);after treatment, VAS score of acupuncture group was significantly lower than that of control group (P<0.05);cure rate and total effective rate of acupuncture group were 70%and 100%, significantly higher than those of control group by 35%and 90%(P<0.05). Conclu-sion:Acupuncture on Houxi combined with neck and shoulder exercise can effectively alleviate the pain of levator scapulae muscles strain, improve the cure rate and shorten the healing time.

  7. 电磁棒点穴防治青少年近视短期疗效观察%Short-term efficacy for prevention juvenile myopia through stimulating acupoint by electromagnetic stick

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    许慧琴; 李艳平; 谢爱华

    2011-01-01

    Objective To provide evidence for stimulating acupoint by magnetic stick as an effective way to prevent juvenile myopia. Methods About 100 adolescents with myopia from out-patient clinic participated in the study. More than 70 acupuncture points were stimulated through magnetic therapy instrument. Of them, seventeen main acupoints were pressed for 10 seconds; other auxiliary acupoints were pressed for 3 seconds.After acupressure, use sensor head to cover eyeball for 30 to 50 seconds ( keep the eyelids open ). Acupuncture points located in eye, head, ear, arm,hand and leg were pressed once a day; acupuncture points located in back and foot were pressed every other day. After 20 days, which was considered a course of treatment, vision of participants was assessed by using the standard logarithmic visual acuity chart. Results After a course of treatment,the vision of 100 adolescent patients with myopia was improved at different degrees. Thirty-four adolescents' uncorrected visual acuity had improved a line, 41 had improved two lines, and 25 had improved more than two lines. Conclusion Electromagnetic stick acupuncture shows a good effect in preventing and treating juvenile myopia in the short term.%目的 寻求防治青少年近视的有效方法.为防治青少年近视提供依据.方法 选取镇江市疾病预防控制中心预防门诊接诊的青少年近视患者100名,应用磁电治疗仪点按全身穴位70多个,其中主穴17个,每个穴位按压10s,其他为辅助穴,每个穴位按压3 s,点穴结束后用感应头罩眼球30~50s(睁开眼睛).眼、头、耳、手臂及手、腿部的穴位每日按压,背部与脚部的穴位为每隔1d1次,交替进行按压.每日1次,20 d为1个疗程.1个疗程后观察视力变化的情况.结果 治疗1个疗程后,100名青少年近视患者视力均有不同程度的提高.用标准对数视力表检查,其中裸眼视力较治疗前提高1行者34人,提高2行者41人,提高2行以上者25人.结论 电

  8. Systematic evaluation for treatment with acupuncture for overactive bladder syndrome%针刺治疗膀胱过度活动症的系统评价

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    徐海蓉; 刘志顺; 赵宏

    2011-01-01

    Objective It is to systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of the treatment with acupuncture for overactive bladder syndrome ( OAB ) by evidence-hased medicine. Methods Key words such as acupuncture, electroacupuncture, body acupunture, scalp acupunture, laser acupunture, auricular acupunture, percussopunctator, acupressure, fluid acupunture, OAB , urgent micturition syndrome, frequent-urgent micturition syndrome were used to retrieval English and Chinese database such as MEDLINE, EMBASE, CBM to collect randomrized-controlled clinical trials including treatment group treated with acupuncture only or combined with other therapy and control group treated with medicine or blank. Micturition diary , urinal pad test, life quality questions were used as test indexes. Method quality evaluation. daia scavenge and analysis was respectively performed on by two evaluators. Meta analysis was done by RevMan 4. 2. Results 6 randomrized-controlled clinical trials about treatment for OAB with acupuncture were according to the collecting standard. Daily micturition f'requency degree effective rate WMD was 14.48( 95% CI 7. 14 - 29. 38 ), effective scores of inferior urinary passage symptom WMD - 1. 21 ( 95% CI - 1. 93 -0. 49 ), question scores of urinary incontinence WMD -2. 28( 95% CI - 3. 10 - 1. 46 ). Conclusion The treatment with acupuncture for OAB is safe. Its improveMent for daily micturition frequency degree effective rate, effective scores of inferior urinary passage symptoM , question scores of urinary incontinence was better than that of control group, but its efficiency on other evaluating indexes of OAB still needs more study to explore.%目的 运用循证医学方法 系统评价针刺治疗膀胱过度活动症的有效性及安全性.方法 以针刺、电针、体针、头针、激光针、耳针、梅花针、耳穴压豆、水针和膀胱过度活动症、膀胱过度活动综合征、尿急综合征、尿频-尿急综合征等为主题词,检