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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

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 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 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

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

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

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 Isolated Acupressure 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.

Publications in German / Publikationen auf Deutsch

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