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View the Evidence:
79 Abstracts with Massage/Therapeutic Touch Research

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Pubmed Data : Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2002 Sep 1;27(17):1896-910. PMID: 12221356
Study Type : Meta Analysis
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Diseases : Low Back Pain
Therapeutic Actions : Acupuncture, Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Jul;71(7):894-901. Epub 2010 Mar 23. PMID: 20361919
Study Type : Meta Analysis
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Diseases : Depression
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Integr Cancer Ther. 2015 Mar 17. Epub 2015 Mar 17. PMID: 25784669
Study Type : Meta Analysis
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Diseases : Cancer: Pain
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Support Care Cancer. 2009 Apr;17(4):333-7. Epub 2009 Jan 13. PMID: 19148685
Study Type : Meta Analysis
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Diseases : Cancers: All
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Rheumatol Int. 2010 Jul;30(9):1151-7. Epub 2010 Mar 20. PMID: 20306046
Study Type : Meta Analysis
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Diseases : Fibromyalgia
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : J Adv Nurs. 2010 Aug;66(8):1719-29. Epub 2010 Jun 16. PMID: 20557387
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Constipation
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : J Adv Nurs. 2003 Apr;42(2):134-42. PMID: 12670382
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Acupressure, Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Biol Pharm Bull. 2007 Aug;30(8):1557-60. PMID: 15136963
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : J Antimicrob Chemother. 2001 Oct;48(4):487-91. PMID: 18630537
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Insomnia
Therapeutic Actions : Acupuncture, Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2010 Sep;30(9):731-3. PMID: 20886792
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
Pharmacological Actions : Galactogogue
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Pubmed Data : Eat Disord. 2001;9(4):289-99. PMID: 16864390
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Microbes Infect. 2006 May;8(6):1450-4. Epub 2006 Mar 29. PMID: 18534325
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Ginger, Orange
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Pubmed Data : Taehan Kanho Hakhoe Chi. 2007 Jun;37(4):603-12. PMID: 17615482
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2005 Jun;2(2):179-184. Epub 2005 Apr 27. PMID: 15937558
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : Palliat Med. 2004 Mar;18(2):87-92. PMID: 15046404
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Lavender
Diseases : Insomnia
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Pubmed Data : Int J Nurs Pract. 2012 Apr ;18(2):164-9. PMID: 22435980
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Lavender
Diseases : Colic
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Pubmed Data : J Midwifery Womens Health. 2006 Mar-Apr;51(2):e21-7. PMID: 16504900
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Sep;16(9):979-87. PMID: 20799900
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Diabetes Technol Ther. 2008 Feb;10(1):39-45. PMID: 18275361
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Neurosci Lett. 2009 Aug 28;460(2):103-7. Epub 2009 Apr 15. PMID: 19933770
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Article Publish Status : This is a free article. Click here to read the complete article.
Pubmed Data : Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015 ;2015:930175. Epub 2015 Sep 15. PMID: 26472986
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Headache
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Int J Nurs Pract. 2010 Oct;16(5):454-60. PMID: 20854342
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2007 Jun;18(6):653-8. Epub 2006 Sep 27. PMID: 17003953
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : J Altern Complement Med. 2014 Aug ;20(8):649-53. Epub 2014 Jun 26. PMID: 24967637
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : J Affect Disord. 2001 Mar;63(1-3):201-7. PMID: 11246096
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
Additional Keywords : Mother-Child Links
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Pubmed Data : J Affect Disord. 2008 Jul;109(1-2):189-92. Epub 2007 Dec 20. PMID: 18086500
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : J Burn Care Res. 2010 May-Jun;31(3):429-32. PMID: 20453734
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Burns, Burns: Severe
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Br J Sports Med. 2004 Apr;38(2):173-6. PMID: 15039254
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : J Neurosci. 2009 May 6;29(18):6042-51. PMID: 19420271
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2010 May;6(3):377-81. PMID: 20426604
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch, Music
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Pubmed Data : J Physiol Biochem. 2009 Dec;65(4):369-76. PMID: 9443139
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1993 Oct;14(5):318-22. PMID: 8254063
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : J Athl Train. 2005 Jul-Sep;40(3):174-80. PMID: 16284637
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2015 Aug ;21(3):154-9. Epub 2015 Jun 12. PMID: 26256133
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Bowel Surgery
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
Additional Keywords : Significant Treatment Outcome
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Pubmed Data : J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2004 Jun;25(2):115-22. PMID: 15715034
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Apr;11(2):311-3. PMID: 15865498
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Int J Neurosci. 1996 Feb;84(1-4):205-17. PMID: 8707483
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : J Med Food. 2007 Dec;10(4):689-93. PMID: 10907210
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2008 Jul;12(3):281-9. Epub 2008 Apr 10. PMID: 19083683
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Dermatol Clin. 2005 Oct;23(4):717-21. PMID: 16112449
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2010 May;16(2):92-5. Epub 2009 Nov 14. PMID: 20347840
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Am J Public Health. 2002 Oct;92(10):1657-61. PMID: 12356617
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Headache
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2010 May;16(2):70-5. Epub 2009 Jul 14. PMID: 20347836
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Phytother Res. 2000 Sep;14(6):452-6. PMID: 10960901
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2010 Feb;24(2):138-42. Epub 2009 Jul 13. PMID: 19627407
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Cellulite
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Pubmed Data : Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Apr;89(4):1155-63. Epub 2009 Feb 11 PMID: 10219433
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Acupuncture, Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Int J Neurosci. 2005 Apr;115(4):495-510. PMID: 15809216
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
Pharmacological Actions : Immunomodulatory
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Pubmed Data : J Cyst Fibros. 2009 Jan;8(1):79-81. Epub 2008 Aug 20. PMID: 18718820
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Cystic Fibrosis
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Pubmed Data : J Clin Nurs. 2010 Apr;19(7-8):917-26. PMID: 20492036
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Stress
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Mutat Res. 1997 Feb 3;373(2):197-200. PMID: 19646762
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2008 Dec;29(6):463-6. PMID: 18714203
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Diseases : Premature Birth
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Teratology. 1999 Apr;59(4):252-60. PMID: 17597498
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Autism
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch, Qigong
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Pubmed Data : Am J Occup Ther. 2009 Jul-Aug;63(4):423-32. PMID: 19708471
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Autism
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch, Qigong
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Pubmed Data : J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2010 Apr;55(4):377-84. PMID: 20633515
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Cold Intolerance
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Pubmed Data : J Adv Nurs. 2008 Jun;62(5):512-20. PMID: 18489444
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
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Pubmed Data : Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2010 May;16(2):96-100. Epub 2009 Nov 4. PMID: 20347841
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Altern Ther Health Med. 2009 Sep-Oct;15(5):44-6. PMID: 19771930
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Schizophrenia
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch, Shiatsu
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Pubmed Data : Prev Med. 1999 Jan;28(1):28-32. PMID: 9973585
Study Type : Human Study
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Pubmed Data : Arch Intern Med. 2008 Nov 24;168(21):2311-6. PMID: 12904452
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Premature Birth
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Scand J Caring Sci. 2006 Jun;20(2):169-76. PMID: 16756522
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : Morning Sickness
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Article Publish Status : This is a free article. Click here to read the complete article.
Pubmed Data : Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014:490512. Epub 2014 Sep 1. PMID: 25254207
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Acupressure, Massage/Therapeutic Touch
Pharmacological Actions : Analgesics, Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Additional Keywords : Natural Substances Versus Drugs
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Pubmed Data : J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Dec;15(12):1355-61. PMID: 20001837
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Article Publish Status : This is a free article. Click here to read the complete article.
Pubmed Data : J Educ Health Promot. 2015 ;4:61. Epub 2015 Aug 6. PMID: 26430688
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Nat Prod Commun. 2011 Aug ;6(8):1199-204. PMID: 21922934
Study Type : Human Study
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Substances : Bergamot, Lavender
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
Additional Keywords : Blood Pressure
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Pubmed Data : Ophthalmology. 2006 Oct;113(10):1859.e1-6. Epub 2006 Aug 22. PMID: 16920195
Study Type : Human Study
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Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
Pharmacological Actions : Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti Therapeutic Actions : Punctual plugs
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Pubmed Data : J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Jul;16(7):723-32. PMID: 20590481
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Biol Res Nurs. 2002 Oct;4(2):104-14. PMID: 12408216
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2005 Aug;11(3):182-9. PMID: 16005835
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
Additional Keywords : Mother-Child Links
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Pubmed Data : Forsch Komplementmed. 2009 Jun;16(3):181-9. Epub 2009 Jun 5. PMID: 19657203
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Diseases : Dementia, Stress
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010(1):CD007502. Epub 2010 Jan 20. PMID: 20091636
Study Type : Human Study
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Diseases : AIDS, HIV Infections
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Article Publish Status : This is a free article. Click here to read the complete article.
Pubmed Data : Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2013 Dec ;11(4):421-5. PMID: 24488378
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Auton Neurosci. 2010 Jul 16. Epub 2010 Jul 16. PMID: 20638912
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : J Child Health Care. 2002 Sep;6(3):171-81. PMID: 12224834
Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
Additional Keywords : Mother-Child Links
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Pubmed Data : J Child Health Care. 2005 Dec;9(4):245-55. PMID: 16275663
Study Type : Animal Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2008 Apr;12(2):146-50. Epub 2007 Oct 2. PMID: 19083666
Study Type : Animal Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Arch Intern Med. 2006 Dec 11-25;166(22):2533-8. PMID: 17159021
Study Type : Animal Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Acta Paediatr. 2007 Nov;96(11):1588-91. Epub 2007 Sep 21. PMID: 17888059
Study Type : Animal Study
Additional Links
Diseases : Premature Birth
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch
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Pubmed Data : Adolescence. 2002;37(148):735-49. PMID: 12564826
Study Type : Commentary
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Pubmed Data : Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008(3):CD006431. Epub 2008 Jul 16. PMID: 18646154
Study Type : Review
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Massage/Therapeutic Touch

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84 Diseases Researched for Massage/Therapeutic Touch
NameACCKFocus
Postpartum Depression762Locked
Premature Birth652Locked
Depression340Locked
Autism432Locked
Autism Spectrum Disorders432Locked
Immune Disorders: Low Immune Function330Locked
Insomnia330Locked
Low Back Pain 230Locked
Osteoarthritis: Knee322Locked
Atopic Dermatitis220Locked
Birth: Labor & Delivery220Locked
Breast Cancer220Locked
Cancer: Pain 120Locked
Cancers: All120Locked
Cocaine Withdrawal220Locked
Cortisol: High220Locked
Fibromyalgia120Locked
HIV Infections220Locked
Headache220Locked
Infants: Very Low Birth Weight/Low Birth Weight220Locked
Postoperative Recovery220Locked
Stress220Locked
AIDS110Locked
Abdominal Obesity (Midsection Fat)110Locked
Alcohol Withdrawal110Locked
Alzheimer's Disease110Locked
Amphetamine Addiction/Withdrawal110Locked
Anorexia110Locked
Anxiety Disorders110Locked
Athletic Performance: Recovery 110Locked
Body Image Distortions110Locked
Bowel Surgery110Locked
Breastfeeding: Complications110Locked
Burns110Locked
Burns: Severe110Locked
Catecholamines: Elevated110Locked
Cellulite110Locked
Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea110Locked
Circulation Problems110Locked
Cocaine Toxicity 110Locked
Cold Intolerance110Locked
Colic110Locked
Constipation110Locked
Cystic Fibrosis110Locked
Dementia110Locked
Diabetic Ulcer110Locked
Dry Eye Syndromes110Locked
Edema110Locked
End-Stage Renal Disease110Locked
Fatigue110Locked
High Cortisol110Locked
Hypogalactia110Locked
Kidney Failure110Locked
Kidney Failure: Chronic110Locked
Lactation Disorders110Locked
Low Immune Function: Natural Killer Cells110Locked
Morning Sickness110Locked
Multiple Sclerosis110Locked
Muscle Soreness: Exercise-Induced110Locked
Nasal Congestion110Locked
Neurogenic Bladder110Locked
Overactive Bladder110Locked
Parkinson's Disease110Locked
Peripheral Arterial Disease110Locked
Pregnancy Complications110Locked
Premenstrual syndrome110Locked
Preterm Infant Care110Locked
Renal Disease: End-Stage110Locked
Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Newborn110Locked
Schizophrenia110Locked
Sciatica110Locked
Smoking Cessation110Locked
Smoking Cessation: Nicotine Addiction110Locked
Surgery: All 110Locked
Sympathetic Nervous System: Over-Activity110Locked
Upper Respiratory Infections110Locked
Wound Healing110Locked
Osteoarthritis12Locked
Child Abuse: Psychological Effects11Locked
Domestic Violence11Locked
Family Violence11Locked
Postpartum Blood Loss11Locked
Postpartum Hemorrhage11Locked
Violence11Locked

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