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Acupressure (Shiatsu) Summary

Description: A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.

Also Known As: Shiatsu; Chih Ya; Shiatzu; Zhi Ya

Networked: 435 relevant articles (130 outcomes, 202 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Acupressure is Relevant

  1. Nausea : 39 outcomes 42 studies in 110 results
  2. Vomiting : 36 outcomes 38 studies in 92 results
  3. Pain (Aches) : 25 outcomes 30 studies in 99 results
  4. Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) : 13 outcomes 16 studies in 53 results
  5. Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain) : 9 outcomes 21 studies in 29 results
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Drugs Related to Acupressure

  1. salicylhydroxamic acid (SHAM)
  2. Ondansetron (Zofran)
  3. Antiemetics
  4. Metoclopramide (Reglan)
  5. PC6 extract (PC6)
  6. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol)
  7. Propofol (Diprivan)
  8. Triglycerides (Triacylglycerol)
  9. Lipids
  10. Droperidol
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Therapies Related to Acupressure

  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  2. Acupuncture Points (Acupuncture Point)
  3. Massage (Reflexology)
  4. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
  5. Aromatherapy
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