Shiatsu and acupressure are both effective treatment methods for various health conditions. They treat ailments such as osteoporosis, angina, and dysmenorrhoea. Even though there is debate about how well these methods work, many doctors use them to help patients feel better and live healthier lives.
Form of Asian Bodywork
Shiatsu and acupressure are both forms of Asian bodywork that involve applying pressure to specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote healing.
Shiatsu is a form of Japanese massage that originated in Japan in the early 20th century. It involves using finger pressure on specific body areas, called acupressure points, to stimulate the flow of energy, or qi, through the body’s meridians. Shiatsu practitioners use their fingers, palms, and elbows to apply pressure to the body. The technique is typically performed on a massage table or mat; the recipient is usually clothed.
Acupressure is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the application of pressure to specific points on the body to promote healing and relieve pain. It is based on the same principles as acupuncture, but instead of using needles, acupressure practitioners use their fingers, hands, or other body parts to apply pressure to the acupoints. Acupressure is thought to stimulate the flow of qi and blood through the body, which can help to restore balance and promote healing.
Both shiatsu and acupressure are believed to have various health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving circulation, and relieving pain. However, it is important to note that these therapies are not a substitute for medical care and should be used in conjunction with traditional medical treatments.
Studies of shiatsu and acupressure have shown positive results in various conditions. Common conditions include pain, musculoskeletal issues, and psychological problems. Studies have shown that shiatsu can improve your sleep quality.
Several studies have also shown that acupressure may help people who feel sick after surgery and want to throw up. Some of these studies are inconsistent.
There has been mixed evidence regarding the effectiveness of acupressure in treating depression and pain. Although acupressure is effective in reducing pain, there are some limitations.
One study found that acupressure was better than rest at relieving nausea after surgery. The study involved two randomized control trials (RCTs) that compared acupressure to rest.
An RCT was performed on 69 patients with angina pectoris. Those who received acupressure had a lower risk of death.
Health Conditions Treated
Shiatsu, a Japanese type of acupressure, has been used to treat various health conditions. These include digestive problems, menstrual issues, and pain relief.
Practitioners believe that a blockage in qi flow can cause a physical condition. Shiatsu uses finger pressure to stimulate qi flow in the body.
The treatment method includes acupressure, massage, stretching, and acupressure. It may take several sessions for the patient to see the desired results. Some people may experience a heightened sense of energy or a deep sense of relaxation. Others may experience pain relief or sleep better.
Even though the technique has been shown to help with several health problems, there isn’t a lot of scientific evidence that it is safe. Shiatsu shouldn’t be done on people with sprains, abdominal hernias, or blood clots.
Shiatsu and Acupressure may be options for dysmenorrhoea. Although evidence is limited, both treatments are safe and relatively inexpensive.
Acupressure involves using needles to apply pressure to specific points on the body. This is believed to affect the energy balance of your body. As a result, it is used to treat a variety of conditions. It treats anxiety, depression, lower back pain, stress, and other conditions.
Several studies have been conducted using acupressure to treat primary dysmenorrhoea. In these studies, the effectiveness of acupressure was compared to standard care. The results were mixed. Some studies found that acupressure reduced pain, while others found no difference.
Two trials compared the effects of acupressure and rest. One study found that acupressure did not reduce anxiety, while another found that it did.
Treatment for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a condition where bone strength deteriorates. It may result from aging, hormonal changes, and certain medications.
Bone loss can be treated with weight-bearing exercises. Acupressure therapy and Shiatsu can also be very effective. The quality of the evidence is not yet clear.
Acupuncture has been used in many countries to treat osteoporosis, including China, Japan, and the United States. Clinical trials have shown that acupuncture can reduce pain and delay the onset of osteoporosis.
To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture, a systematic review will be conducted. Using PubMed, an online search was done to find relevant clinical trials, meta-analyses, and randomized controlled trials. The results were merged for quantitative analysis.
An acupressurist is responsible for administering acupuncture therapy for osteoporosis. This therapy uses finger pressure to stimulate acupoints. Acupressurists recommend that patients refrain from exercising for at least an hour before the treatment. It is important to wear loose clothing during the therapy.
Treatment for Angina
Shiatsu is a type of massage that aims to stimulate the body and mind, thereby improving the body/mind awareness. This can reduce stress, sprains, and circulatory problems. The most common conditions treated with Shiatsu are musculoskeletal, psychological and digestive problems. However, it is unknown whether it can prevent disease.
Acupressure was used to treat advanced angina pectoris in a randomized clinical trial. The combination treatment resulted in a high total effective rate and low relapse rates.
Acupressure can be used to relieve pain, nausea, and fatigue. It has been suggested to be useful in a number of other conditions.
Acupressure is considered to be safe when performed by a qualified practitioner. However, it is important to note that vigorous acupressure may cause bruising in sensitive individuals.