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Publications in English

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Shiatsu Studies


THE EFFECT OF SHIATSU MASSAGE ON PAIN REDUCTION IN BURN PATIENTS
ARDABILI ET AL. (2014), Tehran/Iran
info: peer-reviewed, 120 participants altogether, 1 control group to 3 variant methods groups, significant results 

THE EFFECTS OF SHIATSU ON LOWER BACK PAIN
BRADY ET AL. (2001), Iowa/USA
info: peer-reviewed, 66 participants, no control group, significant results 

HAND SELF-SHIATSU FOR SLEEP PROBLEMS IN PERSONS WITH CHRONIC PAIN: A PILOT STUDY 
BROWN ET AL. (2014), Toronto-Alberta/Canada
info: peer-reviewed, case series

RELIEVING PRESSURE – AN EVALUATION OF SHIATSU TREATMENTS FOR CANCER AND PALLIATIVE CARE PATIENTS IN AN NHS SETTING 
BROWNE ET AL. (2018), London/UK
info: peer-reviewed, 43 participants, no control group, highly significant results
links:
abstract provided by shiatsu-research.net
video about follow-up studies in development

ZEN SHIATSU: A LONGITUDINAL CASE STUDY MEASURING STRESS REDUCTION IN A CHILD WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
BURKE (2014), Colorado/USA
info: peer-reviewed, single longitudinal case study

EXPLORING THE VALUE OF SHIATSU IN PALLIATIVE CARE DAY SERVICES
CHEESMAN ET AL. (2001), Colchester/UK

info:
peer-reviewed, 11 participants, qualitative study, no control group

THE ROLE OF SHIATSU IN THE TREATMENT OF THE SIDE-EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY
CHEVALIER (2007), Saintes/France
info: peer-reviewed, 16 participants, central hospital at Saintes
original paper: Intérêt du shiatsu chez des patients cancéreux traités par chimiothérapie

THE EFFECTS OF SHIATSU ON POST-TERM PREGNANCY
INGRAM ET AL. (2005), Bristol/UK
info: pilot audit, 66 participants altogether, 1 control group

SHIATSU AS AN ADJUVANT THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION IN PATIENTS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: A PILOT STUDY
LANZA ET AL. (2018), Italy
info: peer-reviewed, 12 participants, 1 control group, significant results

SHIATSU AS AN ADJUVANT THERAPY FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA: AN OPEN-LABEL PILOT STUDY
LICHTENBERG ET AL. (2009), Jerusalem/Israel
info: peer-reviewed, 12 participants, significant results

THE POTENTIAL OF COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IN PROMOTING WELL-BEING AND CRITICAL HEALTH LITERACY: A PROSPECTIVE, OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF SHIATSU
LONG (2009), Leeds/UK

info:
peer-reviewed, 633 participants, longitudinal cohort design, data collection by questionnaires

A TYPOLOGY OF NEGATIVE RESPONSES: A CASE STUDY OF SHIATSU.
LONG ET AL. (2009), Leeds/UK

info:
peer-reviewed, 633 participants, cohort pragmatic case study

THE EFFECTS OF SHIATSU: FINDINGS FROM A TWO-COUNTRY EXPLORATORY STUDY
LONG ET AL. (2003), Salford/UK

info:
peer-reviewed, 14 practitioners, 15 clients, exploratory study

THE EVIDENCE FOR SHIATSU: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF SHIATSU AND ACUPRESSURE
ROBINSON ET AL. (2011), London/UK

info:
peer-reviewed, systematic review of 9 shiatsu & 71 acupressure studies

EFFECTS OF PASSIVE HYDROTHERAPY WATSU (WATERSHIATSU) IN THE THIRD TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY: RESULTS OF A CONTROLLED PILOT STUDY
SCHITTER ET AL. (2015), Bern/Switzerland

info:
peer-reviewed, 17 participants altogether, 1 control group, significant results

EVALUATION EFFECT OF SHIATSU TECHNIQUE ON LABOR INDUCTION IN POST-TERM PREGNANCY
TEIMOORI ET AL. (2014), Zahedan/Iran

info:
peer-reviewed, 288 participants altogether, 1 control group, significant results

EFFECTS OF SHIATSU IN THE MANAGEMENT OF FIBROMYALGIA SYMPTOMS: A CONTROLLED PILOT STUDY
YUAN ET AL. (2013), Sao Paulo/Brazil

info:
peer-reviewed, 34 participants altogether, 1 control group, significant results

Shiatsu Reports


TOUCHING CANCER: SHIATSU AS COMPLEMENTARY TREATMENT TO SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS
ARGASH ET AL. (2008), Petach Tikva/Israel
info: experience report

MANAGEMENT OF WORK STRESS IN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AT THE HAEMATOLOGY DIVISION USING SHIATSU (ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT APPROACH)
COHEN ET AL. (2018)

info:
pilot study design, 25 participants, no control group, significant results

DELIVERING SHIATSU IN A PRIMARY CARE SETTING: BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES
PIRIE ET AL. (2011), Sheffield/UK
info: qualitative report, 10 participants

Basic Research in Shiatsu


SHIATSU AND ACUPRESSURE: TWO DIFFERENT AND DISTINCT TECHNIQUES
CABO ET AL. (2018), London/UK
info: preliminary exploration and article analysis

Combined Studies


COST-BENEFIT OF COMBINED USE OF ACUPUNCTURE, SHIATSU AND LIFESTYLE ADJUSTMENT FOR TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH SEVERE ANGINA PECTORIS
BALLEGAARD ET AL. (1996), Ega/Denmark
info: 96 participants, pragmatic quantitative approach with statistical comparison

SINGLE-BLIND, RANDOMIZED, PILOT STUDY COMBINING SHIATSU AND AMITRIPTYLINE IN REFRACTORY PRIMARY HEADACHES
VILLANI ET AL. (2017), Rome/Italy
info: peer-reviewed, single-blind, randomized, 37 participants altogether, significant results

Studies of Meridian Points


EFFECTIVENESS OF ACUPRESSURE ON THE TAICHONG ACUPOINT IN LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE IN PATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL
LIN ET AL. (2016), Taichung/Taiwan
info: peer-reviewed, 80 participants altogether, 1 control group with sham acu point, significant results
acu point: LV-3 can lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients.

SHIATSU MASSAGE AND THE PAIN INTENSITY OF VENIPUNCTURE IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING HEMODIALYSIS
MIRTAJADINI ET AL. (2016), Tehran/Iran
info: peer-reviewed, 72 participants altogether, 1 control group, significant results
acu point: LI-4 can decrease pain at the site of insertion.

Academic Publications


THE EFFECTS AND EXPERIENCE OF SHIATSU: A CROSS-EUROPEAN STUDY. FINAL REPORT.
LONG (2007), Leeds/UK

info:
academic publishing, 633 participants, longitudinal cohort design, data collection by questionnaires

in German / auf Deutsch

These publications are in German only. For some, the content can be roughly translated by using Google Translate or English abstracts are available in the info section.

Akademische Publikationen

Academic Publications


DIE TRANSKULTURELLE INTEGRATION AUSSEREUROPÄISCHER KONZEPTE IN DEN ZWEITEN DEUTSCHEN GESUNDHEITSMARKT, DARGESTELLT AM BEISPIEL SHIATSU.
KLEINAU (2016), Frankfurt/Deutschland
info: Dissertation an der Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt

THE TRANSCULTURAL INTEGRATION OF NON-EUROPEAN CONCEPTS INTO THE SECONDARY GERMAN HEALTH MARKET SHOWN ON THE EXAMPLE SHIATSU
KLEINAU (2016), Frankfurt/Germany
info: doctoral thesis at the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt

SHIATSU UND LÖSUNGSORIENTIERTE KURZZEIT-BERATUNG BEI STRESSBEDINGTEN BELASTUNGEN
KOERS (2015), Berlin/Deutschland
info: Bachelorarbeit an der Steinbeis -Hochschule/Berlin, Abstrakt auf Deutsch und Englisch

SHIATSU AND SOLUTION ORIENTED SHORT TERM MENTORING FOR STRESS INDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES
KOERS (2015), Berlin/Germany
info: B.Sc. thesis at the Steinbeis-Hochschule/Berlin, abstract in German and English

Arbeitsberichte

Shiatsu Reports


WIRKSAMKEITSSTUDIE ZUM PROGRAMM „SAMURAI-MASSAGE – SHIATSU FÜR KINDER“
KOERS (2013), Berlin/Deutschland
info: Studienarbeit an der Steinbeis -Hochschule/Berlin, Blogeintrag Kurzbeschreibung auf Deutsch
EFFICACY STUDY FOR THE PROGRAM „SAMURAI-MASSAGE – SHIATSU FOR CHILDREN“
KOERS (2013), Berlin/Germany
info: study report at the Steinbeis-Hochschule/Berlin, blog entry with short description in German

WAS BEWIRKT SHIATSU? EIN BLICK DURCH DIE BRILLE UNSERER KLIENTiNNEN
GSD/SCHRIEVERS (2017), Hamburg/Deutschland
info: Abschlussbericht einer qualitativen Evaluierung
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF SHIATSU? VIEWS THROUGH THE GLASSES OF OUR CLIENTS
GSD/SCHRIEVERS (2017), Hamburg/Germany
info: final report of a qualitative evaluation

in French / en Français

These publications are in French only. For some, the content can be roughly translated by using Google Translate or English abstracts are available in the info section.

L’Études du Shiatsu

Shiatsu Studies


INTÉRÊT DU SHIATSU CHEZ LES PATIENTS CANCÉREUX TRAITÉS PAR CHIMIOTHÉRAPIE
CHEVALIER (2007), Saintes/France
info: une étude scientifique au centre hospitalier de Saintes

THE ROLE OF SHIATSU IN THE TREATMENT OF THE SIDE-EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY
CHEVALIER (2007), Saintes/France
info: peer-reviewed, 16 participants, central hospital at Saintes
translation: The Role of Shiatsu in the Treatment of the Side-Effects of Chemotherapy

in Portuguese / em Português

These publications are in Portuguese only. For some, the content can be roughly translated by using Google Translate or English abstracts are available in the info section.

Estudos Shiatsu

Shiatsu Studies


EFEITOS DE CINCO SEMANAS DE UM PROGRAMA DE SHIATSUTERAPIA SOBRE A FASE DO ESTRESSE E NÍVEIS PRESSÓRICOS DE ADULTOS HIPERTENSOS
CARIELA DE ALBUQUERQUE et al. (2008), Rio de Janeiro/Brasil
info: 11 voluntários, durante e após cinco semanas de tratamento

EFFECTS OF FIVE WEEKS OF A SHIATSU THERAPY PROGRAM ON THE STRESS
PHASE AND BLOOD PRESSURE OF HYPERTENSION ADULTS

CARIELA DE ALBUQUERQUE et al. (2008), Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
info: peer-reviewed, 11 participants, short English abstract within study paper

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