Studies and Articles on Acupressure and Reflexology.
STUDY 1 - REFLEXO-THERAPY WITH MECHANICAL CUTANEOUS STIMULATION (FULL STUDY HERE)
The study investigated the effects of using Acupressure Mat on patients after 2 weeks of regular use. 126 subjects were involved in this study and their information were collected and analyzed. Among them, 105 reported that they had specific health problems. The five most frequently reported conditions were the following (starting with the most frequent): Stress, pain, muscle spasms, mood swings and insomnia.
- Pain Relief - 98%
- Relaxation - 96%
- Improved Sleep - 94%
- Improved Energy Levels - 81%
Out of 126 subjects, 98% reported pain relief, 96% reported relaxation, 94% reported improvement in the quality of sleep, and 81% reported an increase in energy levels.
This study investigates the effect of Acupressure Mats on 36 participants who all report long term neck and back tension. The participants used the mats for 15 minutes daily over a 3-week duration.
The participants reported that using the Acupressure Mats for 15 minutes a day over a 3-week period significantly reduced the amount of experienced pain. During visits at the clinic participants stated that they felt more energized, experienced better sleep at night. It may be speculated that the altered states of consciousness induced whilst using the acupressure mat enables activation of self-healing processes in the mind and body.
STUDY 3 - RELAXING ON A BED OF NAILS: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE EFFECTS ON THE AUTONOMIC, CARDIOVASCULAR, AND RESPIRATORY SYSTEMS, AND SALIVA CORTISOL (FULL STUDY HERE)
This study investigates the physiological and psychological response of 32 healthy participants whilst lying on a Acupressure Mat for 20 minutes. The clinical trial reported the following results:
• Perceptual increased rate of relaxation
• Reduction in heart rate
• Reduction in blood pressure
• Increase in back temperature indicative of enhanced blood flow
'These findings may be important for the use of a bed of nails as a device for physiologic recovery and increased relaxation'.
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