Study results released today show that acupressure calms children before surgery. This isn’t the first study to look at acupressure; but what I find interesting about it is that instead of applying acupressure as a hands-on technique, the researchers taped an “acupressure bead” to a specific point on each child.

Should masage-and-bodywork research utilize real practitioners? My first instinct is to say yes, but I also believe that good results from any research can only boost the use of hands-on therapies.

Read an article about this research here: