Studies-in-Progress

Studies-in-Progress/Clinical Trials Underway A clinical trial is any research study that assigns people to health-related interventions to evaluate the outcomes. “Interventions” include drugs, surgical procedures, devices, behavioral treatments, preventive care, etc. With more medical experts gaining awareness that many traditional healthcare systems are narrowly focused on “disease management,” and less on helping people “stay healthy” – more clinical trials on wellness approaches are happening today than…

Research

About the Research Databases Our team of doctor consultants selected four of the most respected evidence-based medicine databases – that are also particularly useful for wellness-focused research: Natural Standard, The Cochrane Library, PubMed and the TRIP Database. Please read “Important Things to Know,” including info on each database. We’ve made researching a particular therapy simple: the evidence for Acupressure has been pre-searched for you at each database.…

Spotlight

Research Spotlight The databases often return hundreds of medical studies for a single wellness approach. This section summarizes a sampling of five studies – providing just a taste of the available research. These Spotlights were not selected because they are the most favorable or the most recent, but to provide you an introduction to the more extensive research you’ll uncover searching the four databases found…

Acupressure

Definition of Acupressure Acupressure: 1. Any treatment that allegedly involves the surface stimulation of acupoints digitally, manually, or with tools held in the hand. Practitioners may be called “acupressurists.” “G-jo” is Chinese for “first aid.” 2. An ancient Asian art involving applied pressure to certain pressure points along the body to open energy flows, release tension, and promote balance. learn more Spotlight This section is…