The acupressure is one of the widely used aspect of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for disease prevention, therapy and health promotion. Its principles and practices are based on bio-energy propagating in energy channels (meridians). Its practice covers non-invasive manipulations of energy pools (acupoints) to optimize depletion or congestion or counter-flow of the bio-energy to treat diseased body sites/organs. Clinical researches have evidenced that fatigue in renal disease (Tsay, 2004) and cancers patients (Zick et al., 2016), nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy and pregnancy (Dibble et al., 2007), menstrual pain (Blödt et al., 2017), labor pain (Lee, Chang & Kang, 2004) and needle insertion pain (Suhrabi & Taghinejad, 2014), and sympathetic tone(Arai & Aida, 2008) may be significantly reduced by acupressure therapy. The PWC may support the patients/clients to provide well trained acupressure therapists on online/offline request.
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Blödt, S., Pach, D., Eisenhart-rothe, S. Von, Lotz, F., Roll, S., Icke, K., & Mba, C. M. W. (2017). Effectiveness of app-based self-acupressure for women with menstrual pain compared to usual care: a randomized pragmatic trial. The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2017.11.570
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Lee, M. K.., Chang, S. B., & Kang, Duck-He. (2004). Effects of SP6 Acupressure on Labor Pain and Length of Delivery Time in Women During Labor, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,10(6), 959–965.
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Zick, S. M., Sen, A., Wyatt, G. K., Murphy, S. L., Arnedt, J. T., & Harris, R. E. (2016). Investigation of 2 Types of Self-administered Acupressure for Persistent Cancer-Related Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Clinical Trial, JAMAOncology,48105, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.1867
Acupressure Therapy (AT) FEE
The AT costs ₹(INR) 500 per 0.5 hr for an individual.
Please submit filled in registration form here if not submitted under PROGRAMS tab.
After submission of filled in registration form, proceed as below.
Note:The AT seekers have to request online at least before 10 days from the date of the consultancy/therapy. The mode of AT will be only offline.