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Disease relevance of Acupressure


Psychiatry related information on Acupressure


High impact information on Acupressure

  • Further studies will assess if acupressure to PC6 can provide a therapeutic or prognostic utility with GMA or GI symptoms in SSc patients [2].
  • The AAI was influenced by acupressure performed on the EP in unsedated adult volunteers [6].
  • The best-studied alternative remedy is acupressure, which may afford relief to many women; ginger and vitamin B6 also may be beneficial [7].
  • TABULATION, INTEGRATION, AND RESULTS: Ten randomized trials studying the effects of acupressure, ginger, and pyridoxine on nausea and vomiting of pregnancy were reviewed [7].
  • Group I patients received acupressure bands + 2 mLIV saline, Group II patients received placebo wrist bands + 10 mg IV metoclopramide, and Group III patients received placebo wrist bands + 2 mL IV saline [8].

Chemical compound and disease context of Acupressure

  • RESULTS: The incidence of PONV and the requirement of rescue medication were significantly lower in both the acupressure and ondansetron groups during the first six hours [9].
  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure bands, droperidol, and the combined modalities, administered preoperatively, in reducing PONV in inpatient gynecologic patients [10].

Biological context of Acupressure


Associations of Acupressure with chemical compounds

  • Group I was the control; Group II received ondansetron 4 mg iv just prior to induction of anesthesia; in Group III acupressure wristbands were applied at the P6 points [9].
  • However the therapeutic efficacies of acupressure and Ibuprofen were similar with no significant difference, and were significantly better than the placebo [4].
  • Comparison of acupressure bands and droperidol for reducing post-operative nausea and vomiting in gynecologic surgery patients [10].
  • Nausea treatments were: different antihistamine medications, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), the combination tablet Debendox (Bendectin), P6 acupressure and ginger [13].
  • Complete and partial responses after 6 months of treatment were seen in 83.3% and 16.7%, respectively, of patients treated with acupressure, and in 58.3% and 33.3%, respectively, of children who received oxybutinin [5].

Gene context of Acupressure

  • Data support the use of acupressure for nausea of pregnancy and calcium for PMS [14].
  • SP6 acupressure can be an effective nursing management for women in labor [15].
  • Thus, it is appropriate to explore the effectiveness of acupressure on dyspnoea in patients with COPD [16].
  • CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that 8-sessions of acupoint stimulation followed by acupressure with aromatic lavender oil were an effective method for short-term LBP relief [17].
  • 112 cases of juvenile myopia treated by auricular acupressure [18].

Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Acupressure


  1. Effect of P6 acupressure on postoperative vomiting in children undergoing outpatient strabismus correction. Lewis, I.H., Pryn, S.J., Reynolds, P.I., Pandit, U.A., Wilton, N.C. British journal of anaesthesia. (1991) [Pubmed]
  2. Patients with systemic sclerosis have unique and persistent alterations in gastric myoelectrical activity with acupressure to Neiguan point PC6. Wollaston, D.E., Xu, X., Tokumaru, O., Chen, J.D., McNearney, T.A. J. Rheumatol. (2005) [Pubmed]
  3. Acupressure as an adjunct to a pulmonary rehabilitation program. Maa, S.H., Gauthier, D., Turner, M. Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. (1997) [Pubmed]
  4. Effects of acupressure and ibuprofen on the severity of primary dysmenorrhea. Pouresmail, Z., Ibrahimzadeh, R. Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (2002) [Pubmed]
  5. Acupressure versus oxybutinin in the treatment of enuresis. Yuksek, M.S., Erdem, A.F., Atalay, C., Demirel, A. J. Int. Med. Res. (2003) [Pubmed]
  6. The influence of acupressure on the monitoring of acoustic evoked potentials in unsedated adult volunteers. Dullenkopf, A., Schmitz, A., Lamesic, G., Weiss, M., Lang, A. Anesth. Analg. (2004) [Pubmed]
  7. Alternative therapies for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. Aikins Murphy, P. Obstetrics and gynecology. (1998) [Pubmed]
  8. Acupressure versus intravenous metoclopramide to prevent nausea and vomiting during spinal anesthesia for cesarean section. Stein, D.J., Birnbach, D.J., Danzer, B.I., Kuroda, M.M., Grunebaum, A., Thys, D.M. Anesth. Analg. (1997) [Pubmed]
  9. Acupressure and ondansetron for postoperative nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Agarwal, A., Bose, N., Gaur, A., Singh, U., Gupta, M.K., Singh, D. Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthésie. (2002) [Pubmed]
  10. Comparison of acupressure bands and droperidol for reducing post-operative nausea and vomiting in gynecologic surgery patients. Schultz, A.A., Andrews, A.L., Goran, S.F., Mathew, T., Sturdevant, N. Applied nursing research : ANR. (2003) [Pubmed]
  11. A prospective, randomized, double-blind evaluation of trigger-point injection therapy for low-back pain. Garvey, T.A., Marks, M.R., Wiesel, S.W. Spine. (1989) [Pubmed]
  12. A systematic approach to the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting. Golembiewski, J.A., O'Brien, D. J. Perianesth. Nurs. (2002) [Pubmed]
  13. Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Jewell, D., Young, G. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) (2003) [Pubmed]
  14. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in reproductive-age women: a review of randomized controlled trials. Fugh-Berman, A., Kronenberg, F. Reprod. Toxicol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  15. Effects of SP6 acupressure on labor pain and length of delivery time in women during labor. Lee, M.K., Chang, S.B., Kang, D.H. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) (2004) [Pubmed]
  16. Effectiveness of acupressure in improving dyspnoea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Wu, H.S., Wu, S.C., Lin, J.G., Lin, L.C. Journal of advanced nursing. (2004) [Pubmed]
  17. The effectiveness of relaxation acupoint stimulation and acupressure with aromatic lavender essential oil for non-specific low back pain in Hong Kong: a randomised controlled trial. Yip, Y.B., Tse, S.H. Complementary therapies in medicine. (2004) [Pubmed]
  18. 112 cases of juvenile myopia treated by auricular acupressure. Chen, M.C. Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (1989) [Pubmed]
  19. Dysmenorrhea. French, L. American family physician. (2005) [Pubmed]
  20. Continuous PC6 wristband acupressure for relief of nausea and vomiting associated with acute myocardial infarction: a partially randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Dent, H.E., Dewhurst, N.G., Mills, S.Y., Willoughby, M. Complementary therapies in medicine. (2003) [Pubmed]
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