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Observation on therapeutic effect of point pressure and massage on chronic fatigue syndrome

 

 

 

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Nov;27(11):819-20.

 

Observation on therapeutic effect of point pressure combined with massage on chronic fatigue syndrome.

 

Yao F, Ji Q, Zhao Y, Feng JL. College of Acupuncture and Massage, Shanghai University of TCM, Shanghai 201203, China. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

OBJECTIVE: To search for an effective therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

 

METHODS: Eighty-five cases of CFS were treated with massage and pressing of Back-shu points, combined with pressing acupoints on the head. The therapeutic effect was observed.

 

RESULTS: After treatment of 3 courses, 26 cases were markedly effective, 52 cases were effective, and 7 cases were ineffective, with a total effective rate of 91.8% and a markedly effective rate of 30.6%.

 

CONCLUSION: Pressing acupoints and massage can effectively improve clinical symptoms of the patient with chronic fatigue syndrome.

 

PMID: 18085145 [PubMed - in process]

 


 

 

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