Applications of Acupressure in Chronic Constipation Population: A Systematic Review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243464
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Applications of Acupressure in Chronic Constipation Population: A Systematic Review
Author(s):
Tsai, Chia-Mei; Fang, Yueh-Yen; Wang, Pi-Ling Wang; Hsieh, Mei-Hsueh
Author Details:
Tsai, Chia-Mei, MSN, RN, carolxai@gmail.com; Fang, Yueh-Yen, PhD, RN; Wang, Pi-Ling Wang, MSN, RN; Hsieh, Mei-Hsueh, MSN;
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to review current evidence in acupressure therapy targeting on alleviating chronic constipation.

Methods: We search articles on acupressure therapy which used the design of randomize control trials (RCT) to investigate the effect of acupressure on the chronic constipation population, including cerebral vascular accident, orthopedics problem, aging, and people living with long-term constipation without specific cause. Three English (pubMed, Medline, and CINAHL) and four Chinese (CEPS, CKNI, CJN, and CETD) databases were used to search English and Chinese literature published up to November, 2011. Using ‘acupressure’ and its related Chinese and English key words as search terms, 31 relevant articles were identified and included in the current study.

Results: The study results indicated that, as for dealing the chronic constipation, acupressure was used for populations of cerebral vascular accident, orthopedics, elderly, and long-term care resident. All included studies presented that acupressure brought positive treatment effects on relieving chronic constipation. Ways of alleviation included increased bowel sound and number of excretions. These articles suggested five commonly manipulated acupressure points to relieve chronic constipation. These were Ti��n sh�� (ST25), Zús��nl�� (ST36), H�g�³ (LI4), Zh�ng w�£n (RN12), and zhigou (SJ6). The points were presented in 25 articles (80.65%).

Conclusion:

Effectiveness of applying acupressure to relieve chronic constipation was supported by all studies reviewed. Application of this non-medication method may bring benefits to the chronic constipation sufferers with lower medication complications. It is suggested that evidence-based acupressure protocols to be developed for an effective, standardized operation in the future.

Keywords:
systematic review; chronic constipation; acupressure
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleApplications of Acupressure in Chronic Constipation Population: A Systematic Reviewen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Chia-Meien_GB
dc.contributor.authorFang, Yueh-Yenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWang, Pi-Ling Wangen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHsieh, Mei-Hsuehen_GB
dc.author.detailsTsai, Chia-Mei, MSN, RN, carolxai@gmail.com; Fang, Yueh-Yen, PhD, RN; Wang, Pi-Ling Wang, MSN, RN; Hsieh, Mei-Hsueh, MSN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243464-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study was to review current evidence in acupressure therapy targeting on alleviating chronic constipation. <p><b>Methods: </b>We search articles on acupressure therapy which used the design of randomize control trials (RCT) to investigate the effect of acupressure on the chronic constipation population, including cerebral vascular accident, orthopedics problem, aging, and people living with long-term constipation without specific cause. Three English (pubMed, Medline, and CINAHL) and four Chinese (CEPS, CKNI, CJN, and CETD) databases were used to search English and Chinese literature published up to November, 2011. Using &lsquo;acupressure&rsquo; and its related Chinese and English key words as search terms, 31 relevant articles were identified and included in the current study. <p><b>Results: </b>The study results indicated that, as for dealing the chronic constipation, acupressure was used for populations of cerebral vascular accident, orthopedics, elderly, and long-term care resident. All included studies presented that acupressure brought positive treatment effects on relieving chronic constipation. Ways of alleviation included increased bowel sound and number of excretions. These articles suggested five commonly manipulated acupressure points to relieve chronic constipation. These were Ti��n sh�� (ST25), Z&uacute;s��nl�� (ST36), H�g�<font face="Symbol">&sup3;</font> (LI4), Zh�ng w�<font face="Symbol">&pound;</font>n (RN12), and zhigou (SJ6). The points were presented in 25 articles (80.65%). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Effectiveness of applying acupressure to relieve chronic constipation was supported by all studies reviewed. Application of this non-medication method may bring benefits to the chronic constipation sufferers with lower medication complications. It is suggested that evidence-based acupressure protocols to be developed for an effective, standardized operation in the future.en_GB
dc.subjectsystematic reviewen_GB
dc.subjectchronic constipationen_GB
dc.subjectacupressureen_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:22:37Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:22:37Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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