Acupressure: An Effective and Feasible Alternative Treatment for Anxiety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Juan Yang, Alex Do, Molly J. Mallory, Dietlind Wahner-Roedler, Tony Y Chon, Brent A. Bauer

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Abstract

Anxiety is highly reported during the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of acupressure for anxiety is a common practice in integrative medicine, and previous literature has shown that acupressure can be an effective and feasible alternative treatment for decreasing anxiety. Given the social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, it appears reasonable to assume that acupressure may be especially suited to treat anxiety under these circumstances. However, there has been relatively little reported use of acupressure for anxiety during the pandemic. This viewpoint aims to highlight the possible role of acupressure as a self-administered therapeutic approach for anxiety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and to outline key areas for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalGlobal Advances In Health and Medicine
Volume10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2021

Keywords

  • acupressure
  • anxiety
  • COVID-19
  • mental health disorder
  • Tuina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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