Using acupressure to modify alertness in the classroom: a single-blinded, randomized, cross-over trial.

  title={Using acupressure to modify alertness in the classroom: a single-blinded, randomized, cross-over trial.},
  author={Richard E. Harris and Joanne Jeter and Paul Chan and Peter Higgins and Feng-Ming Kong and Reza Fazel and Candace Bramson and Brenda W. Gillespie},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  volume={11 4},
BACKGROUND Previous reports have suggested that acupressure is effective in reducing pain and improving sleep quality; however, its effects on alertness have not been characterized. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine whether two different acupressure treatments have opposing effects on alertness in a full-day classroom setting. DESIGN This was a cross-over (two-treatments; three periods), single-blinded, randomized trial. SETTING The University of Michigan School of Public… 

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