[Observation on therapeutic effect of point pressure combined with massage on chronic fatigue syndrome] [Article in Chinese] – Source: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Nov 2007

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.

Source: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Nov;27(11):819-20. PMID: 18085145, by Yao F, Ji Q, Zhao Y, Feng JL. College of Acupuncture and Massage, Shanghai University of TCM, Shanghai China. [E-mail: yaofei@tuina.com.cn ]

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