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The Effect of Meridian Massage on the Reduction of Pain and Subjective Symptoms of Myofascial Pain Syndrome (경락마사지가 근막동통 증후군의 동통과 자각증상 감소에 미치는 효과)

  • Sung, Kyung-Suk;Jung, Hyang-Mi
    • The Korean Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing
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    • v.6 no.2
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    • pp.248-256
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    • 2003
  • Purpose: This research was for checking the effect of meridian massage on the reduction of pain and subjective symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome. Method: The method of the research was interruptive time series design. The research objects are 25 hospital workers with myofascial pain syndrome at B hospital in Busan from July 22, 2002 to August 18, 2002. SPSS Win 10.0 was used for data analysis, paired t-test and repeated measures ANOVA for hypothesis test. Result: The recipients of meridian massage felt less pain than before(F=12.587, p=.000). The recipients of meridian massage felt less often than before (F=6.705, p=.001). The recipients of meridian massage got lower score on subjective symptoms of myofascial pain than before(F=12.857, p=.000). The recipients of meridian massage had lower blood pressure than before(systolic blood pressure; t=4.697, p=.000, diastolic blood pressure; t=3.426, p=.002). The recipients of meridian massage did not get the lower number of pulse than before(t=0.33, p=.744). Conclusion: The above results show that meridian massage is effective on the reduction of pain and subjective symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome and makes stable the blood pressure. Therefore meridian massage can be apply as the effective intervention for the reduction of pain and subjective symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome.

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The Effect of Meridian Massage on Women's Lower Body Fatness (경락마사지가 하체관리에 미치는 영향)

  • Baek, Ha-Na;Choi, Won-Joon;Kang, Sang-Mo
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Fashion and Beauty
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    • v.5 no.4
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    • pp.119-129
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    • 2007
  • This study was designed to investigate what an effect Meridian massage widely practiced in the skin and fatness clinics gives to the control of women's lower body fatness. 8 woman students in the J beauty school in Seoul were selected as experimental group. After measuring their femoral or thigh circumference, 4 weeks of Meridian massage was practiced. Another 8 women who were not included in the experiment were selected as the control group. As the results of 4 week Meridian control on lower body fatness, P value of the variance analysis was over 0.05, meaning that there was not a statistical significance. But the measurement of femoral or thigh circumference decreased from 55.85 cm to 53.34 cm, indicating that more often Meridian massage was practiced, the more lower body fatness decreased. This suggests that Meridian massage gives a positive effect to lower body fatness control. In a survey after the experiment, more than 88% of the survey participants answered that Meridian massage was effective to removal of edema, decrease in thigh circumference, and deep sleep, indicating that satisfaction with Meridian massage was high. Based on the findings of this study, it is necessary to study further on quantifying the effect of Meridian massage, which is practiced just to control lower body fatness.

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Effects of Abdominal Meridian Massage with Aroma Oils on Relief of Constipation in Institutionalized Children with Cerebral Palsy (향 요법 복부 경락마사지가 뇌성마비 아동의 변비완화에 미치는 효과)

  • Kim, Tae-Im;Nam, Mi-Jung
    • Child Health Nursing Research
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    • v.13 no.1
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    • pp.90-101
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    • 2007
  • Purpose: To evaluate the effects of abdominal meridian massage either with the use of aroma oils or without using the oils for the relief of constipation in institutionalized children with cerebral palsy. Method: Using a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design, 40 children were randomly assigned to experimental (n=21) and control (n=19) groups. The experimental group received abdominal meridian massage with mixture of aroma oils, and the control group received abdominal meridian massage only. Prior to the intervention, baseline data were collected, and then abdominal meridian massage with or without aroma oils were given to both groups every morning for 15 minutes a day, six days a week, for 2 weeks. Outcome measures were number of bowel movements, amount of stool (gm), and frequency of laxatives, suppositories or enema. Using SPSS/Win 12.0 program, data were analyzed by $X^2$ test, t-test, and repeated measures ANOVA. Results: Children in the experimental group defecated a larger volume of stool, and used fewer laxatives than those in the control group. The treatment effects lasted for 1 week after treatment. Conclusion: Abdominal meridian massage with aroma oils appears to be an effective adjunct maneuver in relieving constipation among institutionalized children with cerebral palsy.

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The Effect of Chest Meridian Massage on Post- Anesthetic Recovery of General Anesthesia Patients (흉부경락마사지가 충수돌기 절제술 환자의 마취 후 회복에 미치는 효과)

  • Lee, Byung-Yup;Shon, Kyung-Hee
    • Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
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    • v.17 no.4
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    • pp.612-621
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    • 2005
  • Purpose: This study aims at confirming the effects of the chest meridian massage on the post-anesthetic recovery of general anesthesia appendectomy patients. Method: The research was post-test designed as a nonequivalent control group among quasi-experiments tested. The data was collected from June 20, 2003 to October 14, 2003 at a hospital in P city. In the collected data, using SPSS Win 10.0 program, these general features were analyzed by real numbers and percentages; the homogeneity among variables by $X^2-test$ and t-test and the research hypothesis by the t-test. Result: Hypothesis 1; The experimental group receiving the treatment of the chest meridian massage will have a much higher post-anesthetic recovery score than that of the control group not receiving it was supported(t=2.544, p=.014). Hypothesis 2; The experimental group receiving the treatment of the chest meridian massage will have a much shorter time of stay in the recovery room than that of the control group not receiving it was supported(t=-4.919, p=.000). Conclusion: According to these results, it may be concluded that Chest Meridian Massage is effective in producing a higher level of post-anesthetic recovery score and helps appendectomy patients reduce the time of stay in the recovery room. Therefore the chest meridian massage can be considered as an intervention therapy for directly nursing general anesthesia appendectomy patients.

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The Effects of Meridian Massage on the Behavioral State and Weight in Infants (경락마사지가 신생아의 행동상태와 체중에 미치는 효과)

  • Cho Kyoul-Ja;Ji Eun-Sun;Kim Young-Ran
    • Child Health Nursing Research
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    • v.9 no.4
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    • pp.384-391
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    • 2003
  • Purpose: This study was implemented to develop new nursing intervention, Meridian Massage, and to investigate its effect on weight, behavioral state in infants. Method: This study has been conducted on the non equivalent control group pretest-posttest design in quasi experimental basis and newly born infants from Postpartum Management Center were selected in two groups of 35 infants. Data has been collected from February 1st to October 30th of 2002. The experimental group(20) took Meridian massage for 15 minutes daily twice during 6 days and control group took Field massage as same time. Weight has been determined 10:00 hours everyday morning and behavior status has been determined before and after 5 minutes beth by Anderson et al.(1990) tools. Data was analyzed by SPSS 11.0 Program using t-test, χ2-test and repeated measures ANOVA. Result: The results were as follow. In the aspect of behavioral status, Meridian massage group(55.8%) showed increase「positive」state than Field massage group(42.6%). And there was statistical significance(p=.002). Meridian massage group showed higher in the average weight than Field massage group(F=6.753, p=.014), and there was significant term between the two groups(F=10.129, p=.000). But there was no interaction group and term. Conclusion: The Meridian Massage in this study showed more positive aspect in weight gain and positive behavior status than Field Massage. This study has informed that meridian massage is an effective nursing intervention in improving Infant development.

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The Effects of Meridian Massage on Both Growth and Sleep in Infants and Mothering Role Confidence and Sensitivity (경락마사지가 영아의 성장과 수면 및 어머니의 민감성과 역할수행 자신감에 미치는 효과)

  • Cho, Kyoul-Ja;Lee, Myung-Hee;Ji, Eun-Sun
    • Child Health Nursing Research
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    • v.13 no.3
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    • pp.349-356
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    • 2007
  • Purpose: This study was to done to develop a nursing intervention, Meridian massage and to investigate its effects on the infants' growth and sleep of infants and on role confidence and sensitivity in their mothers. Method: This study used a nonequivalent control group non-synchronized quasi experimental. Infants and mothers from Y health center were assigned to an experimental group (17) and control group (14). Meridian massage was given to infants by their mothers. Data were collected from August 11, 2005 to February 24, 2006. Infants in the experimental group had Meridian massage for 15 min per time, three times a week for 3 weeks. Result: Regarding growth, infants in the experimental group showed a statistical significant increase in weight and height compared to those in the control group. Sleeping well was also significant for infants in the experimental group compare to those in the control group. There was no signifiant difference in confidence in mothering role between the two groups. Sensitivity for the mothering role was significantly higher for mothers of infants in the experimental group compare to those in the control group. Conclusion: Meridian massage is an effective nursing intervention in improving infant growth and maternal-infant interaction.

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Effect of the Upper Meridian Massage on the Reduction of Kyunbitong(Shoulder pain) in Stroke Patients (상지경락마사지가 뇌졸중 환자의 견비통에 미치는 효과)

  • Kim, Yi-Soon;Son, Yun-Jeong;Kim, Gyeong-Cheol
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.20 no.4
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    • pp.1021-1026
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    • 2006
  • This study intends to identify the effects of Upper Meridian massage on the Reduction of Kyunbitong(Shoulder pain) in stroke patients. The subjects were stroke patients with hemiplegia in Busan D medical center. A total of 37 subjects selected by convenience sampling. : 17 for the experimental group and 20 for the control group. The data were collected by using questionnaires and measured values from 1 May, 2005, to 31 August, 2005. The study was performed with a non-equivalent control group repeated-measured design. The Upper Meridian massage consists of 15 minutes every two days for 3 weeks for experimental group. Pre-Post the treatment, shoulder pain of these two groups were measured. SPSS/Win 12.0 was used for data analysis, General features demonstrated by frequency number and percentage. $X^2-test$, Fisher's Exact test, 1-test were used for the two groups's homogeneity, and the effects of shoulder pain was repetition analysis of covariance. The result of the study are as follows : In the experimental group who had meridian massage shoulder pain on unaffected & affected were significantly decreased than control group. We observed that meridian massage are effective for decreasing shoulder pain of stroke patients. Therefore, we could confirm that its application is available.

Effects of Meridian Massage on Facial Paralysis, Pain, and Anxiety in Bell's Palsy Patients (경락마사지가 안면신경마비환자의 안면마비회복도, 통증 및 불안에 미치는 효과)

  • Lee, Jeong-Soon;Seo, Nam-Sook;Han, Mi-Sook
    • Journal of East-West Nursing Research
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    • v.15 no.2
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    • pp.110-118
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    • 2009
  • Purpose: This study identifies the effects of meridian massage on relieving facial paralysis, pain, and anxiety in Bell's palsy patients. Methods: A nonequivalent control group pre-test/post-test design was used for the study. The subjects were 51 Bell's palsy patients (experimental group=26, control group=25) of D University's oriental medicine hospital. The experimental group received a meridian massage for 20 min three times a week for two weeks. The data were analyzed with the following methods by using the SPSS/WIN 12.0 program: $x^2$-test, Fisher's exact test, and t-test. Results: The facial paralysis scores of the experimental group were significantly higher than those of the control group. The pain and anxiety scores of the experimental group were significantly lower than those of the control group. Conclusions: The results suggest that meridian massage (applied by nurses) has beneficial effects on facial paralysis, pain, and anxiety in patients suffering from Bell's palsy. Thus, meridian massage is recommended as an alternative nursing intervention program for patients with Bell's palsy.

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Effects of Meridian Massage on Weight in Infants and on Mother-Infant Interaction (경락마사지가 신생아의 체중과 모아상호작용에 미치는 효과)

  • Cho Kyoul-Ja;Paik Seung-Nam
    • Child Health Nursing Research
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    • v.11 no.3
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    • pp.340-347
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    • 2005
  • Purpose: This study was done to develop a new nursing intervention, Meridian Massage, and to investigate its effect on weight in infants and mother-infant interaction. Method: This study was conducted using a quasi experimental non equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. Thirty-one newborn infants from a postpartum Management Center were selected and assigned to two groups, experimental and control. Data were collected from February 1 to September 30, 2004. Infants in the experimental group (16) were given Meridian massage for 15 minutes daily for 6 days and weighed every day at 10 am. Using the Nursing Child Assessment Feeding Scale(1978), mother-infant interaction was determined before the treatment, after 1 week and 1 month after the massage. Results: Infants in the experimental group had a higher average weight than those in the control group and the difference was significant (Z=-2.29, p=.022). For mother-infant interaction, the experimental group had higher scores tHan the control group, and the difference was significant between both the two groups, and the 3 measurement times. Conclusion: The Meridian Massage in this study showed positive weight gain and positive mother-infant interaction. This study shows that meridian massage is an effective nursing intervention in improving infant development.

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Effects of Meridian Massage on Menopausal Symptoms, Mood, $E_2$, and Pain in Post Menopausal Women with Hemodialysis : A Quasi-experimental Study (경락마사지가 혈액투석을 받고 있는 폐경여성의 폐경증상, 기분, $E_2$ 및 통증에 주는 효과)

  • Yang, Kyung-Hee;Park, Ok-Rae;Park, Kum-Sook
    • Journal of Physiology & Pathology in Korean Medicine
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    • v.24 no.4
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    • pp.707-715
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    • 2010
  • In this study, meridian massage is developed and applied on post menopausal Women with Hemodialysis to identify the effects of Menopausal Symptoms, Mood, Estradiol($E_2$), and Pain. The study was a nonequivalent control group pre-post test Quasi-experimental design. There were 17 people in the experimental group and 17 people in the control group. Meridian massage was performed for 4 weeks, 3 times a week for 20 minutes each sessions. The data were collected at pretest and posttest. SPSS win. 11.5 program was used. Fisher's exact test and Mann Whitney U-test were used to analyze the Pre-treatment homogeneity. Wilcoxon Sign Rank test was used to find out the effectiveness within each groups. Mann Whitney U-test was used in comparing between the two groups. After meridian massage, there were significant differences in menopausal symptoms in experimental group(z=-2.583, p=.010) and pain between groups(U=86.00, p=.040). $E_2$ was not effective in both groups. The mood was effective in both groups, since the mood had influenced by interviewer's collecting data. Meridian massage was effective in alleviating menopausal symptoms and pain of post menopausal women with Hemodialysis, but it is desirable to perform meridian massage to the patients for enough time.