Payment before 10th May= 4.000,Kc
Friday – from 6pm – 9pm
Saturday – from 10am –5pm
Sunday – practice on pregnant women from 10am –5pm
Class will include: Bodywork techniques for specific times throughout the 9 month term. Protocols for common pregnancy challenges: Morning sickness, Lower back and pain in general, dehydration, high blood pressure, bleeding, Gestational diabetes, Breech Position, techniques for fathers and more…
Shiatsu is one of only a few complementary therapies featured on the National Childbirth Trust’s DVD/video given to all pregnant women in the UK.
The Effects of Shiatsu on Post-term Pregnancy.
Jennifer Ingram, Celina Domagala, Suzanne Yates. St Michael’s Hospital, United Bristol Healthcare Trust, Southwell St, Bristol BS2 8EG. March to July 2000.
The objective of this research was to evaluate the effects of Shiatsu techniques, as taught by hospital midwives, on the progress of post-term labours and deliveries, to inform practice.
Results: Post-term women who used Shiatsu were significantly more likely to labour spontaneously than those who did not. Of those who had used Shiatsu, 17% more went into spontaneous labour compared to those who were not taught Shiatsu.
Optimal fetal positioning. The experience of a Shiatsu Practitioner.
Practising Midwifery. 2(11):20-2, 1999. Yates S.
Suzanne Yates is a Shiatsu practitioner and teacher and runs Shiatsu courses for midwives. The article focuses on her experience of useful body postures during pregnancy, the main emphasis is on the benefits of crawling and other all four movements. Suzanne states that the midwives participating on the courses encouraged her to write this article.
The effect of P6 acupressure (Shiatsu incorporates acupressure) for symptom control in pregnant women having hyperemesis gravidarum).
Article in Korean. Shin HS, Song YA.
College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, Dongdaemun-gu, Korea.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of Nei-Guan(P6) acupressure on nausea and vomiting in pregnant women having hyperemesis gravidarum. METHOD: The research design was a randomized control-group pretest-posttest repeated measure design with counter balancing. For the experimental treatment, P6 acupressure was carried out for ten minutes. Data was collected from April 1, 2003 to April 30, 2004. The participants were 66 patients admitted with hyperemesis gravidarum. They were divided into three groups, a P6 acupressure group, placebo point group and a control group. RESULT: Hyperemesis gravidarum patients who received P6 acupressure during admission experienced much less nausea and vomiting than the placebo acupressure and control group (F=8.259, p=.001). CONCLUSION: Nei-Guan(P6) acupressure is considered an effective intervention for reducing nausea and vomiting in pregnant women having hyperemesis gravidarum. Further more Nei-Guan(P6) acupressure maybe used as an independent nursing intervention method for pregnant women with severe nausea and vomiting.
Publication Types: Randomized Controlled Trial
Effects of SP6 acupressure (Shiatsu incorporates acupressure) on labour pain and length of delivery time in women during labour.
Lee MK, Chang SB, Kang DH. Department of Nursing, Dankook University, San #29 Anseo-dong, Cheonan- si, Chungnam, Korea 330-714. firstname.lastname@example.org
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of SP6 acupressure on labour pain and delivery time in women in labour. DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. SETTING/LOCATION: Delivery room in a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-five (75) women in labour were randomly assigned to either the SP6 acupressure (n = 36) or SP6 touch control (n = 39) group. The participants were matched according to parity, cervical dilation, labour stage, rupture of amniotic membrane, and husband’s presence during labour. There were no additional oxytocin augmentation or administration of analgesics during the study period. INTERVENTION: The 30-minute acupressure or touch on SP6 acupoint was performed. OUTCOME MEASURES: Labour pain was measured four times using a structured questionnaire, a subjective labour pain scale (visual-analogue scale [VAS]): before intervention, immediately after the intervention, and 30 and 60 minutes after the intervention. Length of delivery time was calculated in two stages: from 3 cm cervical dilation to full cervical dilatation, and full cervical dilatation to the delivery. RESULTS: There were
significant differences between the groups in subjective labour pain scores at all time points following the intervention: immediately after the intervention (p = 0.012); 30 minutes after the intervention (p = 0.021); and 60 minutes after the intervention (p = 0.012). The total labour time (3 cm dilatation to delivery) was significantly shorter in the SP6 acupressure intervention group than in the control group (p = 0.006). CONCLUSIONS: These findings showed that SP6 acupressure was effective for decreasing labour pain and shortening the length of delivery time. SP6 acupressure can be an effective nursing management for women in labour. Publication Types: Clinical Trial & Randomized Controlled Trial
Effects of San-Yin-Jiao(SP6) acupressure (Shiatsu incorporates acupressure) on labour pain, delivery time in women during labour. Article in Korean. Lee MK. Department of Nursing, Dankook University, Korea. email@example.com
PURPOSE: The study was done to examine the effects of San-Yin-Jiao(SP6) acupressure treatment on subjective labour pain, length of delivery time in women during labour. METHOD: The study design was a randomized controlled clinical trial study using a double-blinded method. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire, a subjective labour pain scale and measurement of delivery time. The experimental group(n=29) was received SP6 acupressure and control group(n=29), SP6 touch for the duration of each uterine contraction, during 30 minutes after 3 cm dilatation of cervical os. RESULT: The subjective labour pain scores was significantly different between the two groups(p=0.042). The total length of delivery time in the group which had the SP6 acupressure was shorter than SP6 touch group (p=0.036). CONCLUSION: These findings showed that SP6 acupressure was effective related to labour pain, length of time for delivery. SP6 acupressure during labour could be applied as an effective nursing treatment.
PMID: 15314393 [PubMed]. 1: Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi. 2003 Oct;33(6):753-61.
Differences of Cesarean Section Rates according to San-Yin-Jiao(SP6) acupressure (Shiatsu incorporates acupressure) for women in labour.
Article in Korean. Chang SB, Park YW, Cho JS, Lee MK, Lee BC, Lee SJ. Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi. 2004 Apr;34(2):324-32. College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Korea RIHHHPC.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explain differences of cesarean section rates according to San- Yin-Jiao(SP6) acupressure for women in labour. METHOD: A non equivalent control group pre test–post test design was used to explain differences of cesarean section rates according to SP6 acupressure. The participants were 209 women who were assigned to one of three groups SP6 acupressure(n=86), SP6 touch(n=47), and control group(n=76). For 30 minutes, the SP6 acupressure group received SP6 acupressure, and the SP6 touch group received SP6 touch for the duration of each uterine contraction. The Control group was encouraged to deep breath and relax for the duration of each uterine contraction for 30 minutes. RESULT: The rates of cesarean section were 12.8%, 29.8%, and 22.4% for the SP6 acupressure group, SP6 touch group, and control group respectively. There was a significant difference among groups (p=0.049). Cesarean section rates were significantly different between the SP6 acupressure and non-SP6 acupressure group(p=0.035). CONCLUSION: This finding shows that 30 minutes of SP6 acupressure was effective in decreasing the cesarean section rate. Therefore, SP6 acupressure during labour could be applied as an effective nursing intervention.
PMID: 15314328 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Effects of LI4 and BL 67 acupressure on labour pain and uterine contractions in the first stage of labour.
Chung UL, Hung LC, Kuo SC, Huang CL. J Nurs Res. 2003 Dec;11(4):251-60. National Taipei College of Nursing, No. 365 Ming-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei 112, Taiwan, ROC.
Acupressure is said to promote the circulation of blood and qi, the harmony of yin and yang, and the secretion of neurotransmitters, thus maintaining the normal functions of the human body and providing comfort. However, there has been little research-based evidence to support the positive effects of acupressure in the area of obstetric nursing. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of LI4 and BL67 acupressure on labour pain and uterine contractions during the first stage of labour. An experimental study with a pretest and posttest control group design was utilized. A total of 127 parturient women were randomly assigned to three groups. Each group received only one of the following treatments, LI4 and BL67 acupressure, light skin
stroking, or no treatment/conversation only. Data collected from the VAS and external fetal monitoring strips were used for analysis. Findings indicated that there was a significant difference in decreased labour pain during the active phase of the first stage of labour among the three groups. There was no significant difference in effectiveness of uterine contractions during the first stage of labour among the three groups. Results of the study confirmed the effect of LI4 and BL67 acupressure in lessening labour pain during the active phase of the first stage of labour. There were no verified effects on uterine contractions.
Publication Types: Clinical Trial & Randomized Controlled Trial PMID: 14685931 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Acupuncture and acupressure (Shiatsu incorporates acupressure). Applications to women’s reproductive health care.
Beal MW. Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT 06536-0747, USA. J Nurse Midwifery. 1999 May-Jun;44(3):217-30. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2000 Jan-Feb;45(1):84.
An introduction to the therapeutic applications, history, and theory of acupuncture and acupressure is presented. The traditional concepts that underlie treatment of imbalances of ch’i, or vital energy, are presented, along with the theories of yin and yang, meridians, vital substances, pathogenic factors, five phases, and the eight principle patterns. Contemporary Western research findings on the biochemical mediaries and effects of acupuncture are reviewed. Clinical applications to women’s reproductive care that are presented include treatment for dysmenorrhea, infertility, and childbearing. Data on clinical trials are reviewed, and licensure and educational preparation for practice of these modalities are discussed.
Publication Types: Review
PMID: 10380442 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Acupressure and meridian massage: combined effects on increasing body weight in premature infants
Chen LL, et al. Journal of Clinical Nursing. May 2008, Vol. 17 (9), pp 1174-81. Source: PubMed (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed)
International Therapist, July/Aug 2008
A clinical trial in a medical centre in Taiwan suggests that a combination of acupressure (Shiatsu) and meridian massage helps premature babies to gain weight. Forty premature babies were randomly assigned to either a control group, receiving routine care, or to an experimental group. Those in the experimental group had a 15 minute acupressure/meridian massage treatment for one hour before feeding, three times daily for more than 10 days. The body weight and volume of milk ingested by each baby was recorded daily. At the end of the trial, the daily average weight gain of those infants in the experimental group was 32.7 grams compared to 27.3 grams in the control group. Interestingly, no significant difference was observed between the two groups in the first week. The authors suggest that nurses could be trained in acupressure and meridian massage techniques to provide a more effective level of clinical care for premature babies.
Certification “Completion of Zen-Touch Shiatsu for Pregnancy”