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Article: An experimental study on the effectiveness of acupressure with aromatic lavender essential oil for sub-acute, non-specific neck pain in Hong Kong

TitleAn experimental study on the effectiveness of acupressure with aromatic lavender essential oil for sub-acute, non-specific neck pain in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsRelaxation
Acupressure
Experimental study design
Lavender oil
Sub-acute neck pain
Issue Date2006
Citation
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2006, v. 12, n. 1, p. 18-26 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To assess the efficacy of acupressure using an aromatic essential oil (lavender) as an add-on treatment for pain relief and enhancing physical functional activities among adults with sub-acute non-specific neck pain. Design: Experimental study design. Setting: The Telehealth clinic and the community centre, Hong Kong. Intervention: A course of 8-session manual acupressure with lavender oil over a 3 week period. Outcome measures: Changes from baseline to the end of treatment were assessed on neck pain intensity [by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)]; stiffness level; stress level; neck lateral flexion, forward flexion and extension in cm, and interference with daily activities. Results: The baseline VAS score for the intervention and control groups were 5.12 and 4.91 out of 10, respectively (P = 0.72). One month after the end of treatment, compared to the control group, the manual acupressure group had 23% reduced pain intensity reduced neck stiffness % reduced stress level (P = 0.0001), improved neck flexion (P = 0.02), neck lateral flexion (P = 0.02), and neck extension (P = 0.01). However, improvements in functional disability level were found in both the manual acupressure group (P = 0.001) and control group Conclusions: Our results show that eight sessions of acupressure with aromatic lavender oil were an effective method for short-term neck pain relief. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230752
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.158
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.494

 

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dc.contributor.authorYip, Y. B.-
dc.contributor.authorTse, S. H M-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-01T06:06:43Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-01T06:06:43Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationComplementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2006, v. 12, n. 1, p. 18-26-
dc.identifier.issn1744-3881-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230752-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To assess the efficacy of acupressure using an aromatic essential oil (lavender) as an add-on treatment for pain relief and enhancing physical functional activities among adults with sub-acute non-specific neck pain. Design: Experimental study design. Setting: The Telehealth clinic and the community centre, Hong Kong. Intervention: A course of 8-session manual acupressure with lavender oil over a 3 week period. Outcome measures: Changes from baseline to the end of treatment were assessed on neck pain intensity [by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)]; stiffness level; stress level; neck lateral flexion, forward flexion and extension in cm, and interference with daily activities. Results: The baseline VAS score for the intervention and control groups were 5.12 and 4.91 out of 10, respectively (P = 0.72). One month after the end of treatment, compared to the control group, the manual acupressure group had 23% reduced pain intensity reduced neck stiffness % reduced stress level (P = 0.0001), improved neck flexion (P = 0.02), neck lateral flexion (P = 0.02), and neck extension (P = 0.01). However, improvements in functional disability level were found in both the manual acupressure group (P = 0.001) and control group Conclusions: Our results show that eight sessions of acupressure with aromatic lavender oil were an effective method for short-term neck pain relief. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofComplementary Therapies in Clinical Practice-
dc.subjectRelaxation-
dc.subjectAcupressure-
dc.subjectExperimental study design-
dc.subjectLavender oil-
dc.subjectSub-acute neck pain-
dc.titleAn experimental study on the effectiveness of acupressure with aromatic lavender essential oil for sub-acute, non-specific neck pain in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.description.natureLink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ctcp.2005.09.005-
dc.identifier.pmid16401526-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-30344461025-
dc.identifier.volume12-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage18-
dc.identifier.epage26-

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