Scientific studies on acupressure

Last updated: September 25, 2013
Review of acupressure studies for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting control.
Journal of pain and symptom management

The Influence of Acupressure at Extra 1 Acupuncture Point on the Spectral Entropy of the EEG and the LF/HF Ratio of Heart Rate Variability.
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM

The psychologic consequences of chronic dyspnea in chronic pulmonary obstruction disease: the effects of acupressure on depression.
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Effects of auricular acupressure on menstrual symptoms and nitric oxide for women with primary dysmenorrhea.
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

The effect of acupressure at the extra 1 point on subjective and autonomic responses to needle insertion.
Anesthesia and analgesia

Efficacy of auricular acupressure as an adjuvant therapy in substance abuse treatment: a pilot study.
Alternative therapies in health and medicine

Comparative effects of acupressure at local and distal acupuncture points on pain conditions and autonomic function in females with chronic neck pain.
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM

The effect of acupressure on quality of sleep in Iranian elderly nursing home residents.
Complementary therapies in clinical practice

Relaxation acupressure reduces persistent cancer-related fatigue.
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM

The relationship of chemotherapy-induced nausea to the frequency of pericardium 6 digital acupressure.
Oncology nursing forum

Effects of aromatherapy acupressure on hemiplegic shoulder pain and motor power in stroke patients: a pilot study.
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Self-administered acupressure reduces the symptoms that limit daily activities in bronchiectasis patients: pilot study findings.
Journal of clinical nursing

Intraocular pressure-lowering effect of auricular acupressure in patients with glaucoma: a prospective, single-blinded, randomized controlled trial.
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Effects of SP6 acupressure on pain and menstrual distress in young women with dysmenorrhea.
Complementary therapies in clinical practice

Effect of auricular pellet acupressure on antioxidative systems in high-risk diabetes mellitus.
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Acupressure for chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting in children.
Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology

The Analgesic Effect of Magnetic Acupressure in Cancer Patients Undergoing Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy: A Randomized, Blinded, Controlled Trial.
Journal of pain and symptom management

A progress study of 100 cancer patients treated by acupressure for chemotherapy-induced vomiting after failure with the pharmacological approach.
Minerva medica

Effects of SP6 acupressure on labor pain and length of delivery time in women during labor.
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Acupressure and meridian massage: combined effects on increasing body weight in premature infants.
Journal of clinical nursing

Effects of Meridian acupressure for stroke patients in Korea.
Journal of clinical nursing

Acupressure using ondansetron versus metoclopramide on reduction of postoperative nausea and vomiting after strabismus surgery.
Archives of Iranian medicine

Acupressure as a non-pharmacological intervention for traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Journal of neurotrauma

An experimental study on the effectiveness of acupressure with aromatic lavender essential oil for sub-acute, non-specific neck pain in Hong Kong.
Complementary therapies in clinical practice

Auricular acupressure combined with multimedia instruction or alone for quitting smoking in young adults: A quasi-experimental study.
International journal of nursing studies

Ear-acupressure for allergic rhinitis: a systematic review.
Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery

Effect of acupressure on nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Complementary therapies in clinical practice

Using acupressure and Montessori-based activities to decrease agitation for residents with dementia: a cross-over trial.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Acupressure and acupuncture in preventing and managing postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults.
Journal of perioperative practice

Cardiovascular benefits of acupressure (Jin Shin) following stroke.
Complementary therapies in medicine

Acupressure bands are effective in reducing radiation therapy-related nausea.
Journal of pain and symptom management

Effect of acupressure and trigger points in treating headache: a randomized controlled trial.
The American journal of Chinese medicine

Acupressure for smoking cessation--a pilot study.
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

Effect of acupressure at the Sanyinjiao point on primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized controlled trial.
Complementary therapies in clinical practice

The effects of auricular acupressure on weight loss and serum lipid levels in overweight adolescents.
The American journal of Chinese medicine

[Effects of Nei-Guan acupressure on nausea, vomiting and level of satisfaction for gynecological surgery patients who are using a patient-controlled analgesia].
Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing

Effects of auricular acupressure on pain reduction in patient-controlled analgesia after lumbar spine surgery.
Acta anaesthesiologica Taiwanica : official journal of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists

The effects of stimulation of acupressure point p6 on postoperative nausea and vomiting: a review of literature.
Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses / American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses

Effects of acupressure at the Sanyinjiao point (SP6) on the process of active phase of labor in nulliparas women.
The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians

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