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.

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Perceived effectiveness

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Acupressure

Severe
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Moderate
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Mild
2
None
10

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using Acupressure (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
6
Reason
Expense
Patients
4
Reason
Other
Patients
3
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
2
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
1
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
1
See all 13 patients who’ve stopped using Acupressure

Duration

Currently Using Acupressure
Duration
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0-1 month
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0
Duration
1-3 months
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0
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3-6 months
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0
Duration
6 months-1 year
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0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
3
Stopped Using Acupressure
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
3
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
5
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
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1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
1

Adherence


Always
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7
58%
Usually
Patients
2
17%
Sometimes
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3
25%
Never
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0
0%

Burden


Very
Patients
2
17%
Somewhat
Patients
1
8%
A little
Patients
3
25%
Not at all
Patients
6
50%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
7
140%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
1
20%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
1
20%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
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0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
3
60%
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1 patient evaluation for Acupressure

alohawoman
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alohawoman
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Most
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F56y
FM:9y 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: $100-199 monthly

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