[Observation on therapeutic effect of point pressure combined with massage on chronic fatigue syndrome]
College of Acupuncture and Massage, Shanghai University of TCM, Shanghai 201203, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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]