Cognitive disorders pose a major problem in the aging population across the globe. Acupoint massage has been used to improve cognitive functions in older adults. In this study, the authors performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the usefulness of acupoint massage in preventing cognitive declines in older adults. Eight RCTs with 657 participants in total (age ≥60 years) were included.
The findings suggested that acupoint massage is an effective intervention for maintaining cognitive functions in older adults.