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A review of the evidence 

A review of the evidence 

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SHIATSU
A review of the evidence
 
Professor Nicola Robinson Julie Donaldson Ava Lorenc
October 2006Commissioned and funded by the Shiatsu Society UK www.shiatsusociety.org
 
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This report was commissioned and funded by:Shiatsu Society UKEastlands CourtSt Peters RoadRugbyCV21 3QPTel: 0845 130 4560Email:info@shiatsusociety.orgWeb:www.shiatsusociety.org
Centre for Complementary Healthcare & Integrated Medicine
 
- CCHIMFaculty of Health and Human SciencesThames Valley UniversityWalpole House18-22 Bond StreetEalingLondon W5 5AA, UK
Tel. 0208 280 5172Email:nicky.robinson@tvu.ac.ukwww.cchim.com
 
Contents
Glossary of terms ..............................................................................................................................1Nomenclature of points.....................................................................................................................51. Executive Summary...................................................................................................................62. Introduction................................................................................................................................74. Objective.....................................................................................................................................85. Methods and search strategy....................................................................................................8
 
5.1 Databases.....................................................................................................................................................85.2 Definition of search terms............................................................................................................................95.3 Assessment of the evidence........................................................................................................................95.4 Figure 1: Flowchart of evidence review process......................................................................................10
 
6. Results and Analysis ............................................................................................................... 11
 
6.1 Shiatsu........................................................................................................................................................126.2 Acupressure................................................................................................................................................13
6.2.1 Pain .........................................................................................................................................................................136.2.2 Nausea & vomiting .................................................................................................................................................166.2.3 Renal Symptoms....................................................................................................................................................186.2.4 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/asthma...................................................................................................196.2.5 Anxiety/stress/sleep problems...............................................................................................................................206.2.6 Anaesthesia/consciousness...................................................................................................................................216.2.7 Other conditions......................................................................................................................................................22
 
7. Discussion................................................................................................................................ 248. Conclusions.............................................................................................................................. 279. Recommendations................................................................................................................... 27Appendix 1 - Search Terms and definitions................................................................................... 28Appendix 2 - Database searches and terms used......................................................................... 29Appendix 3 - Screening of search results...................................................................................... 30Appendix 4 - Second MEDLINE MeSH tree and subsequent searches........................................ 32Appendix 5 - Abstract screening form............................................................................................ 34Appendix 6 - Initial search results.................................................................................................. 35Appendix 7 - Retrieved publications for screening....................................................................... 37Appendix 8 - Critical Appraisal checklist....................................................................................... 38Appendix 9 - Evidence tables studies included............................................................................. 39Appendix 10 - Excluded from review.............................................................................................. 91
 
10.1 Shiatsu........................................................................................................................................................9110.2 Acupressure................................................................................................................................................93
 
Appendix 11 - Background review................................................................................................101
 
11.1 Shiatsu......................................................................................................................................................10111.2 Acupressure..............................................................................................................................................106
 
Appendix 12 - Evidence tables references...................................................................................113
 
12.1 Shiatsu......................................................................................................................................................11312.2 Acupressure..............................................................................................................................................113
 
Appendix 13 – Excluded from review references........................................................................116
 
13.1 Shiatsu......................................................................................................................................................11613.2 Acupressure..............................................................................................................................................116
 
Appendix 14 - Background review references.............................................................................120
 
14.1 Shiatsu......................................................................................................................................................12014.2 Acupressure..............................................................................................................................................121
 
Appendix 15 - Results from Index to Theses and ZETOC searches...........................................123
 
15.1 Shiatsu search results..............................................................................................................................12315.2 Acupressure search results.....................................................................................................................12415.3 ZETOC (British Library Electronic Table of Contents) search..............................................................125

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