Critical review of massage therapy employed for newborns
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- Huang, L. J. Acupunct. Tuina. Sci. (2009) 7: 379. doi:10.1007/s11726-009-0379-y
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To evaluate the outcomes of current studies regarding the beneficial effects of infant massage therapy.
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 WordsTuina Massage Infant Newborn
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。
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。