Shiatsu Research

Shiatsu Research

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The following are some examples of the latest research being conducted in both Asia and the West into the efficacy of Shiatsu for treating a broad range of conditions.




The Systematic Evidence Review for Shiatsu

The Systematic Evidence Review for Shiatsu has now been published. This Review was commissioned by the Shiatsu Society from the Centre for Complementary Healthcare and Integrated Medicine at Thames Valley University.

The Review critically appraises 5 scientific trials of Shiatsu and 41 trials of Acupressure, and details over 200 other trials in its appendices.

The Shiatsu studies provide very limited evidence on a diverse range of health issues (angina, low back pain, fibromyalgia, chemotherapy side effects/anxiety and inducing labour).

Studies on acupressure provided fairly strong evidence for its use in the treatment of pain. Evidence for acupressure for nausea and vomiting was inconsistent, with the strongest evidence for post-operative nausea. Weak evidence for renal symptoms and COPD/asthma was found. The remaining acupressure studies provided evidence of variable quality on psycho-social health issues and consciousness/anaesthesia.

Shiatsu & AIDS /HIV

Shiatsu & Alzheimer’s

Shiatsu & Arthritis

Masunaga Meridiian Chart

Shiatsu & Asthma

Shiatsu & Back Problems

Shiatsu & Cancer

Shiatsu & Caregivers

Chronic Obstruct Pulmonary Disease

Shiatsu & Depression

Shiatsu & Digestive Problems

Substance/Alcohol Abuse/Hepatitis C

Shiatsu & Headaches /Migraines

Shiatsu & Heart Problems

Shiatsu & Hysterectomy

Shiatsu & IBS / Bowel Problems

Shiatsu & Insomnia

Shiatsu & Joint Problems

Shiatsu & Knee Problems

Shiatsu & Low Energy

Shiatsu & M.E.

Shiatsu & Menstrual Problems

Shiatsu & Mental Health

Shiatsu & Mulitple Sclerosis

Shiatsu & Musculoskeletal Problems

Shiatsu & Neck Pain

Shiatsu & Pain Management

Shiatsu & Palliative Care

Shiatsu & Panic Attacks

Shiatsu & Pregnancy

Shiatsu & Psychological Problems

Shiatsu & Raynauds

Shiatsu & Rheumatism

Shiatsu & Sciatica

Shiatsu & Shoulder Pain

Shiatsu & Stress

Shiatsu & Ulcerative Colitis


UK Shiatsu Society \”Research\”

Shiatsu Research


When Words Lose their Power

– Shiatsu as a Strategic Tool in Psychotherapy

BioMed Central :More Science based research.

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