What is Acupressure?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

Most Popular Types: Yin Tui Na

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See also: Electronic Acupressure, Pressure Point Therapy

Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine based upon the same principles as acupuncture but using physical pressure or tapping as opposed to needles.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Acupressure"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
10

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using Acupressure (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Expense 3
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 1
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently Using Acupressure
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 1
Stopped Using Acupressure
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 2
3-6 months 5
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Always
7 58%
Usually
2 17%
Sometimes
3 25%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
2 17%
Somewhat
1 8%
A little
3 25%
Not at all
6 50%
Cost per month
$200+
1 20%
$100-199
1 20%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
3 60%
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1 patient evaluation for Acupressure

alohawoman
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alohawoman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Most
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F55y
FM:8y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See alohawoman's full Acupressure history

Oct 21, 2010 (Started Oct 09, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I can't handle needles because of the pain, but accupressure, while it's being done is very relaxing and I can fall asleep right after for about 2 hours without pain. It's been a mixed bag the following morning. Several times, I've felt worse, several times I've felt better. Chinese therapies take awhile to feel the effects because the work is holistic and it's about balancing the energies in the body to function correctly. I am committed to stick with it for the next 3 months to see if it helps.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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