Critical review of massage therapy employed for newborns

  • Lin Huang (黄琳)
Literature Review

DOI: 10.1007/s11726-009-0379-y

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Huang, L. J. Acupunct. Tuina. Sci. (2009) 7: 379. doi:10.1007/s11726-009-0379-y
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Abstract

Objective

To evaluate the outcomes of current studies regarding the beneficial effects of infant massage therapy.

Method

Firstly, some common knowledge related to massage is provided. Subsequently, research-based evidence on massage effects in neonatal unit has been examined, particularly on premature babies and newborns with jaundice.

Result and Conclusion

the practice of massage therapy promotes the development of preterm babies and the treatment of neonates with jaundice generally safe, however the methodology employed in reviewed studies is of certain limitations, such as a lack of RCT with large sample size, inadequate follow-up period.

Key Words

Tuina Massage Infant Newborn 

摘要

目的

通过文献回顾, 评价婴儿按摩疗法的效果。

方法

从按摩疗法的基础知识, 婴儿按摩的文献研究结果, 尤其是早产儿及新生儿黄疸的按摩治疗结果两方面进行总结。

结果与结论

按摩疗法在促进早产儿生长发育和治疗新生儿黄疸方面安全有效, 但研究方法存在不足, 如缺乏大样本随机对照研究、 随访时间较短等。

关键词

推拿 按摩 婴儿 新生 

CLC Number

R244.1 

Copyright information

© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lin Huang (黄琳)
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  1. 1.Nursing College of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese MedicineChengduP. R. China

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