Acupressure is a touch technique practiced by many massage therapists. Five weeks of acupressure sessions alleviated insomnia among residents of long-term care facilities, according to recent research.

The study, “Effectiveness of acupressure for residents of long-term care facilities with insomnia: A randomized controlled trial,” involved 50 subjects with insomnia. These subjects were drawn from two long-term care facilities in Taiwan.

Researchers found the insomnia scores among subjects in the acupressure group were lower than the insomnia scores of subjects in the control group. In fact, the assessment showed that subjects in the acupressure group had no insomnia from week three to week six of this study.

A full Research Report on this study will run in MASSAGE Magazine’s April issue.

Related articles:

• Acupressure Relieves Symptoms of Motion Sickness

• Acupressure Increases Alertness in the Classroom

• Acupressure Reduces Low-Back Pain