Some relevant effectiveness studies in the field of shiatsu.
Ballegaard S et al (1996). Cost-benefit of combined use of acupuncture, Shiatsu and lifestyle adjustment for treatment of patients with severe angina pectoris. Acupuncture & Electro-therapeutics Research, 21:187-197. [PubMed].
Brady LH et al (2001). The effects of shiatsu on lower back pain. Journal of Holistic Nursing,19:57-70. [PubMed].
Iida M et al (2000). Effects of shiatsu massage on relief of anxiety and side effect symptoms of patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. Kitakanto Medical Journal, 227-232.
Ingram J et al (2005). The effects of shiatsu on post-term pregnancy. Complementary Therapies in Medicine,13:11-15 [PubMed].
Lichtenberg P (2009). Shiatsu as an adjuvant therapy for schizophrenia: An open-label pilot study. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine,15:44-46. [PubMed].
Long AF (2008). The effectiveness of shiatsu: findings from a cross-European, prospective observational study. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 14(8): 921-930. [PubMed].
Long AF (2009). The potential of complementary and alternative medicine in promoting well-being and critical health literacy: a prospective, observational study of shiatsu. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 9: 19 [PubMed].