Acupressure is the term used to describe a process which involves applying finger pressure to acupuncture points in order to stimulate blood flow and reduce muscle tension among other things.
The study which is to begin in the near future, hopes to discover whether or not using acupressure could help to relieve persistent fatigue in breast cancer survivors.
Researchers will study the effects of two acupressure treatments on 300 breast cancer survivors who are exhibiting cancer related fatigue. It is thought that feeling tired, weary and fatigued affects up to 82 per cent of cancer survivors within five years of being diagnosed.
The study will involve dividing a group of breast cancer survivors (12 months after cancer treatment and suffering from persistent fatigue) into three groups, one will...