1. Effects of the intelligent-turtle massage on the physical symptoms and immune functions in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Wang JH, Chai TQ, Lin GH, Luo L.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19514184

 

Source

The First Hospital Affiliated to Guangzhou TCM University, Guangzhou 510405, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate the effects of the intelligent-turtle massage on the physical symptoms and immune functions in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

METHODS:

182 cases of CFS were randomly divided into an experimental group of 91 cases treated by the intelligent-turtle massage, and a control group of 91 cases treated with the conventional massage method. After 2 courses of treatment, the therapeutic effects were statistically analyzed with the accumulated score for the improved clinical symptoms; and the changes of IgA, IgM and IgG were compared in 96 cases.

RESULTS:

There was a significant difference between the two groups in the accumulated scores for improvement of the symptoms (P<0.05). A remarkable difference was found in the therapeutic effect. And there was a significant difference in the IgA, IgM and IgG levels between the two groups (P<0.05).

CONCLUSION:

The intelligent-turtle massage is an effective therapy for relieving the physical symptoms of CFS, and it may show certain effects on the immune functions.

PMID:

19514184

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

 

2. Observation on therapeutic effect of point pressure combined with massage on chronic fatigue syndrome

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Nov;27(11):819-20.

[Article in Chinese]

Yao F, Ji Q, Zhao Y, Feng JL.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18085145

 

Source

College of Acupuncture and Massage, Shanghai University of TCM, Shanghai 201203, China. yaofei@tuina.com.cn

Abstract

Objective

To search for an effective therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Methods

Eighty-five cases of CFS were treated with massage and pressing of Back-shu points, combined with pressing acupoints on the head. The therapeutic effect was observed.

Results

After treatment of 3 courses, 26 cases were markedly effective, 52 cases were effective, and 7 cases were ineffective, with a total effective rate of 91.8% and a markedly effective rate of 30.6%.

Conclusion

Pressing acupoints and massage can effectively improve clinical symptoms of the patient with chronic fatigue syndrome.

PMID: 18085145

PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]