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Acupressure on Hegu (LI 4), Zusanli (ST 36) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6) reduces fatigue in cancer patients

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Background: Acupressure is one of the recommended non-pharmacologic treatments for cancer-related fatigue (CRF) according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines. However, few systematic review or meta-analysis studies have focused on the effect of acupressure on CRF. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of acupressure in reducing …

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Acupressure reduces testosterone levels in PCOS women

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The present study was conducted to determine the effect of acupressure on health-related quality of life in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. This study was a double-blind, randomized clinical trial with a control group. Ninety-six patients with polycystic ovary syndrome from Mofateh gynecological clinic in Yasuj in Iran were enrolled …

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Acupressure on Zusanli improves feeding intolerance in premature babies

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Feeding intolerance is mainly caused by functional disturbance in premature infants, which greatly poses a threat to their growth and development, so a large number of studies on the clinical features of feeding intolerance should be conducted to provide theoretical support for treatment. The purpose of the study was to …

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Acupressure beats sleep hygiene for insomnia

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Background: Insomnia is a significant health problem in the community. Self-administered acupressure may be an alternative strategy to alleviate insomnia. Purpose: This study is the first to investigate the effects of acupressure delivered through a training course in alleviating insomnia disorder compared with sleep hygiene education. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted …

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Acupressure improves feeding in premature babies

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Objective: Breast milk is the best food for newly born infants because it is more digestible and can relieve infants’ gastrointestinal burdens. The purpose of this study was to investigate the application effect of abdominal acupoint massage on feeding intolerance in premature infants. Methods: A total of 50 premature infants with feeding …

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Acupressure relieves hayfever

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Background: Acupuncture has shown beneficial effects for seasonal allergic rhinitis; however, it is time and cost intensive. We investigated feasibility and effects of self-administered body acupressure as a self-care technique that stimulates acupuncture points with manual pressure in seasonal allergic rhinitis patients. Methods: We conducted a two-armed randomized controlled exploratory trial to …

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Acupressure points for sleep

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Background: Sleep is recognized as an all-important physiological process, which also contributes to maintaining several bodily functions and systems. According to the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), also known as the most widely used tool in the field of subjective assessment of self-perceived sleep quality, a combination of acupoints could be …

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