• SOME METHODOLOGICAL INSIGHTS FROM A REFLEXIVE “INSIDER” ETHNOGRAPHY OF SHIATSU PRACTICE
SPURR ET AL. (2021), Milton Keynes/ UK
info: crafting an enhanced methodological approach based on sensitive skills in shiatsu

• MIND-BODY THERAPIES FROM TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE: EVIDENCE MAP
FOGAÇA ET AL. (2021), São Paulo/ Brazil
info: peer-reviewed, based on reviews and meta-analyses, further research justified for shiatsu

• HAND SELF-SHIATSU TO PROMOTE SLEEP AMONG VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS: A NON-RANDOMIZED, MULTIPLE-METHODS STUDY
BROWN ET AL. (2021), Alberta/Canada
info: peer-reviewed, 50 participants (30 intervention, 20 control), significant change shown by self-report measures

• DECISION-MAKING IN SHIATSU BODYWORK: COMPLEMENTARINESS OF EMBODIED COUPLING AND CONCEPTUAL INFERENCE 
KIMMEL ET AL. (2021), Vienna/Austria
info: peer-reviewed, in the field of phenomenology and the cognitive sciences

• EFFECTIVENESS OF HAND SELF-SHIATSU TO PROMOTE SLEEP IN YOUNG PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC PAIN: A CASE SERIES DESIGN 
BROWN ET AL. (2020), Alberta/Canada
info: peer-reviewed, 16 participants, standardized self-report measures demonstrated statistically significant improvement in several aspects

• EFFECTIVENESS OF HAND SELF-SHIATSU TO IMPROVE SLEEP FOLLOWING SPORT-RELATED CONCUSSION IN YOUNG ATHLETES: A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT STUDY 
QIN ET AL. (2019), Alberta/Canada
info: peer-reviewed, 7 participants, proof-of-concept study

• SHIATSU FOR CHRONIC LOWER BACK PAIN: RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED STUDY 
KOBAYASHI et al. (2019), Tokyo/Japan
info: peer-reviewed, 59 participants, prospective randomized open blinded-endpoint design study, improvement of some symptoms and QOL

• EFFECTS OF SHIATSU ON THE HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE OF A PERSON WITH SECONDARY PROGESSIVE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: A MIXED METHODS N-OF-1 TRIAL WITHIN A WHOLE SYSTEMS RESEARCH CASE STUDY 
TSIORMPATZIS (2019), London/UK
info: peer-reviewed, case study, results show improvements in some domains

• RELIEVING PRESSURE – AN EVALUATION OF SHIATSU TREATMENTS FOR CANCER AND PALLIATIVE CARE PATIENTS IN AN NHS SETTING 
BROWNE ET AL. (2018), London/UK
info: peer-reviewed, 63 participants, no control group, highly significant results
links: video about follow-up studies in development

• MANAGEMENT OF WORK STRESS IN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AT THE HAEMATOLOGY DIVISION USING SHIATSU (ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT APPROACH)
COHEN ET AL. (2018)
info: pilot study design, 25 participants, no control group, significant results

• SHIATSU AS AN ADJUVANT THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION IN PATIENTS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: A PILOT STUDY
LANZA ET AL. (2018), Italy
info: peer-reviewed, 12 participants, 1 control group, significant results

• EFFECTS OF PASSIVE HYDROTHERAPY WATSU (WATERSHIATSU) IN THE THIRD TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY: RESULTS OF A CONTROLLED PILOT STUDY
SCHITTER ET AL. (2015), Bern/Switzerland
info: peer-reviewed, 17 participants altogether, 1 control group, significant results

 • HAND SELF-SHIATSU FOR SLEEP PROBLEMS IN PERSONS WITH CHRONIC PAIN: A PILOT STUDY 
BROWN ET AL. (2014), Toronto-Alberta/Canada
info: peer-reviewed, case series

• ZEN SHIATSU: A LONGITUDINAL CASE STUDY MEASURING STRESS REDUCTION IN A CHILD WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
BURKE (2014), Colorado/USA
info: peer-reviewed, single longitudinal case study

• BODYWORK AS SYSTEMIC AND INTER-ENACTIVE COMPETENCE: PARTICIPATORY PROCESS MANAGEMENT IN FELDENKRAIS® METHOD AND ZEN SHIATSU
KIMMEL ET AL. (2014), Vienna/Austria
info: peer-reviewed, in the field of enactive cognitive science

• EVALUATION EFFECT OF SHIATSU TECHNIQUE ON LABOR INDUCTION IN POST-TERM PREGNANCY
TEIMOORI ET AL. (2014), Zahedan/Iran
info: peer-reviewed, 288 participants altogether, 1 control group, significant results

• EFFECTS OF SHIATSU IN THE MANAGEMENT OF FIBROMYALGIA SYMPTOMS: A CONTROLLED PILOT STUDY
YUAN ET AL. (2013), Sao Paulo/Brazil
info: peer-reviewed, 34 participants altogether, 1 control group, significant results

• THE EVIDENCE FOR SHIATSU: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF SHIATSU AND ACUPRESSURE
ROBINSON ET AL. (2011), London/UK
info: peer-reviewed, systematic review of 9 shiatsu & 71 acupressure studies

• DELIVERING SHIATSU IN A PRIMARY CARE SETTING: BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES
PIRIE ET AL. (2011), Sheffield/UK
info: qualitative report, 10 participants

• SHIATSU AS AN ADJUVANT THERAPY FOR SCHIZOPHRENIA: AN OPEN-LABEL PILOT STUDY
LICHTENBERG ET AL. (2009), Jerusalem/Israel
info: peer-reviewed, 12 participants, significant results

• THE POTENTIAL OF COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IN PROMOTING WELL-BEING AND CRITICAL HEALTH LITERACY: A PROSPECTIVE, OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF SHIATSU
LONG (2009), Leeds/UK
info: peer-reviewed, 633 participants, longitudinal cohort design, data collection by questionnaires

• A TYPOLOGY OF NEGATIVE RESPONSES: A CASE STUDY OF SHIATSU.
LONG ET AL. (2009), Leeds/UK
info: peer-reviewed, 633 participants, cohort pragmatic case study

• TOUCHING CANCER: SHIATSU AS COMPLEMENTARY TREATMENT TO SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS
ARGASH ET AL. (2008), Petach Tikva/Israel
info: experience report

• THE ROLE OF SHIATSU IN THE TREATMENT OF THE SIDE-EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY
CHEVALIER (2007), Saintes/France
info: peer-reviewed, 16 participants, central hospital at Saintes
original paper: Intérêt du shiatsu chez des patients cancéreux traités par chimiothérapie

• THE EFFECTS OF SHIATSU ON POST-TERM PREGNANCY
INGRAM ET AL. (2005), Bristol/UK
info: pilot audit, 66 participants altogether, 1 control group

• THE EFFECTS OF SHIATSU: FINDINGS FROM A TWO-COUNTRY EXPLORATORY STUDY
LONG ET AL. (2003), Salford/UK
info: peer-reviewed, 14 practitioners, 15 clients, exploratory study 

• THE EFFECTS OF SHIATSU ON LOWER BACK PAIN
BRADY ET AL. (2001), Iowa/USA
info: peer-reviewed, 66 participants, no control group, significant results 

• EXPLORING THE VALUE OF SHIATSU IN PALLIATIVE CARE DAY SERVICES
CHEESMAN ET AL. (2001), Colchester/UK
info: peer-reviewed, 11 participants, qualitative study, no control group

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