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Pressing a Point for Sound Sleep
Acupressure, a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves pressing particular points on the body to stimulate the flow of vital energy or qi, improved sleep quality among elderly residents in an assisted-living facility. Compared with controls who got "sham" body treatments those who received acupressure to the head, neck, and hands felt better, had improved appetites, and awoke fewer times during the night! (Journal of Gerontology Medical Sciences, Aug. 1999)
Date Published: 03/19/2002
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