The study reports that in each session, patients experienced significant improvement in the areas of pain, stress, and nausea. This happened as early as the first visit, and in subsequent visits as well.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study out of the University of Kentucky that shows that patients report significant improvements in side effects of cancer treatment after just one session of “Jin Shin Jyutsu.” This modern style of touch therapy is based on philosophies similar to those behind the ancient acupuncture.
As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/cancer-articles/new-therapy-helps-fight-cancer-pain), the study included 159 current cancer patients. Before and after each Jin Shin Jyutsu session, patients were asked to assess their symptoms of pain, stress, and nausea on a scale of zero to 10 (zero being no symptoms).
The study reports that in each session, patients experienced significant improvement in the areas of pain, stress, and nausea. This happened as early as the first visit, and in subsequent visits as well. The average decreases experienced were three points for stress and two points for both pain and nausea.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article, “New Therapy Helps Fight Cancer Pain,” reports that this suggests that touch therapy has actual improvements for patients who are in serious discomfort. Regardless of age, sex, or diagnosis, cancer patients received a statistically significant improvement in the side effects from treatment. Jun Shin Jyutsu led to these improvements without adding any side effects.
The article notes Jin Shin Jyutsu was actually created by the university’s cancer center, and is part of their integrative treatment plan. Jin Shin Jyutsu is offered to all cancer patients at no charge. The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article suggests that maybe it’s time this beneficial cancer therapy addition was more widespread.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article also reports that in this touch therapy, patients receive light touches on 52 specific energetic points as well as fingers, toes, and midpoints on the upper arm, upper calf, and lower leg in predetermined orders known as “flows.” The longer the session, the more improvements reported.
The American Cancer society notes that quality of life is an issue for all cancer patients, including those newly diagnosed, those undergoing treatment, late-stage patients, and survivors. There is always a need for more research into ways that quality of life can be enhanced, so that the burden of the disease is limited as much as possible.
(SOURCE: "Study suggests touch therapy helps reduce pain, nausea in cancer patients," University of Kentucky, June 26, 2012.)
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