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Holistic Nursing Practice:
doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000012
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A Comparison of Still Point Induction to Massage Therapy in Reducing Pain and Increasing Comfort in Chronic Pain

Townsend, Carolyn S. DNP, RN, WHNP-BC, CNE; Bonham, Elizabeth PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC; Chase, Linda PhD, RN; Dunscomb, Jennifer MSN, RN; McAlister, Susan DNP, RN

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Abstract

A quantitative study was completed to determine whether complementary techniques provide pain relief and comfort in patients with chronic pain. Subjects participated in sessions including aromatherapy and music therapy. Massage or cranial still point induction was randomly assigned. Statistically significant improvement in pain and comfort was noted in both groups.

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