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Research by our group has shown that acupressure bands are efficacious in reducing chemotherapy-induced nausea (CIN) for breast cancer patients who expect nausea, and that their effectiveness in controlling CIN can largely be accounted for by patients' expectations of efficacy, i.e., a placebo effect. The present research examined if the effectiveness of acupressure bands could be enhanced by boosting patients' expectation of the bands' efficacy.
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Name: Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Music can influence clinicians' and patients' mental states and emotions via the capacity of rhythm and tone to entrain. Entrainment can facilitate relaxation and distraction from pain and has a role ...
From the beginning of therapeutic research with psychedelics, music listening has been consistently used as a method to guide or support therapeutic experiences during the acute effects of psychedelic...
Understanding how music can evoke emotions and in turn affect language use has significant implications not only in clinical settings but also in the emotional development of children. The relationshi...
To compare the efficacy of acupressure with sham acupressure in older-adult nursing home residents presenting with poor sleep quality and psychological distress.
Music has been demonstrated to improve cognitive test performance in neuropsychiatric populations. However, the impact of music on cognitive training effects, and the importance of music preference, h...
Pilot study completed - power calculation performed. Now formal double blind randomized study comparing active with placebo wristbands for nausea in palliative care patients to be carried ...
RATIONALE: Using acupressure wrist bands to press and stimulate nerves at an acupressure point on the inside of the wrist may help control nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. ...
This pilot study aims to find the most effective relaxation technique to help mothers who are firstly breastfeeding their infant. Hence, we will evaluate the effects of five different rela...
RATIONALE: Pressure or nerve stimulation applied to an acupuncture point on the inside of the wrist may help control nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy. PURPOSE: Randomized phase II ...
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of patient-preferred music, relaxation music, and standard care environment on patients in intensive care units.
The use of music as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of neurological, mental, or behavioral disorders.
A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.
Multiple protein bands serving as markers of specific ANTIBODIES and detected by ELECTROPHORESIS of CEREBROSPINAL FLUID or serum. The bands are most often seen during inflammatory or immune processes and are found in most patients with MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
Activity which reduces the feelings of tension and the effects of STRESS, PHYSIOLOGICAL.
Discrete spots in taut bands of muscle that produce local and referred pain when muscle bands are compressed.