RESEARCH:The Effects of Shiatsu on Post-term Pregnancy.Jennifer Ingram, Celina Domagala, Suzanne Yates. and 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, and on the progress of post-term labours and deliveries, to inform practice.


The effect of P6 acupressure (Shiatsu incorporates acupressure) for symptom and control in pregnant women having hyperemesis gravidarum).
Article in Korean. Shin HS, Song YA.
College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, and Dongdaemun-gu, and Korea.




Publication Types: Randomized Controlled Trial

Effects of SP6 acupressure on labour pain and therefore

length of delivery time in women.

Lee MK, Chang SB, Kang DH. Department of Nursing, Dankook University, San #29 Anseo-dong, Cheonan- si, Chungnam, and therefore Korea 330-714. [email protected]
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and the effects of SP6 acupressure on labour pain and therefore the 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 and therefore assigned to either the SP6 acupressure (n = 36)

and SP6 touch control (n = 39) group.

The participants matched according to parity, and therefore

cervical dilation, and labour stage, and therefore

rupture of amniotic membrane, and therefore

husband’s presence and therefore

There no additional oxytocin augmentation and therefore

administration of analgesics.


INTERVENTION: The 30-minute acupressure and touch on SP6 acupoint  performed.
OUTCOME MEASURES: Labour pain measured four times using a structured questionnaire, and therefore
therefore 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 calculated in two stages: from 3 cm cervical dilation to full cervical dilatation, and full cervical dilatation to the delivery.

There significant differences between the groups in subjective therefore
the labour pain scores at all time points and
immediately after the intervention (p = 0.012); and
30 minutes after the intervention (p = 0.021); and therefore 60 minutes after the intervention (p = 0.012).

The total labour time and

in the control group (p = 0.006).

CONCLUSIONS: These findings showed that SP6 acupressure was effective for decreasing labour pain and therefore 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


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