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(Evidence Based Nursing)


FAJAR NUSANTARA (13 110 11082)

HERU NUR CAHYANTO (13 110 11083)



Title : Effect of Acupressure Therapy Point HT 6 and LI 4

on Post Cesarean Sectios Pain
Authors :
Desiyani Nani, Susio Maryati, Rizka Rahmaharyanti
Medip Academy (International Journal of Research
Publisher and Licensee :
in Medical Sciences)
Years : 2015
Website :

Background: Stimulation at acupressure point can activate three centre of

body control, there are spinal cord, midbrain, and pituitary to release
neurochemical such as endorphin, serotonin, and norepinephrine effect to
blockage pain. Cesarean sectios pain begins since decreasing of the effect
from anesthetical medication. Acupressure therapy at point HT6 and LI4
can activate these three centre of body control. So it is possible to reduce
pain sensation when stimulated both. This study was carried out to identify
the effects of HT 6 and LI 4 acupressure on sectio cesareas pain in post-
partum periods.

Methods: A single blind randomized clinical trial is performed on seven

eligible women who are at the beginning of post-partum periods. The
participants are matched duration after sectio cesarean before 24 hours,
nulliparas and multiparas. There is no additional administration of
analgesics during the study period. The women receive acupressure at HT 6
and LI 4 for 20 minutes. The severity of pain is measured by using the Visual
Analogue Scale for pain. Intensity of pain are measured before and
immediately after the intervention. Statistical analyses are perform using
SPSS 20.

Results: the rate of pain intensitys scale before and after treatment are
( 84,29 15,65) and (64,57 15,80). There are significant differences
between both of groups. The pain intensity after the intervention was
significantly decrease than pain intensity before (p = 0.04). There are
significant differences between the groups in subjective pain scale before
intervention and immediately after intervention. The pain intensities after
the intervention are significantly decrease than pain intensities before the
intervention (p = 0.04).

Conclusions: Acupressure at HT6 and LI4 point reduced the severity of

pain at the beginning of post partum periods after cesarean sectio. These
findings show that combination HT6 and LI4 acupressure are effective for
reducing esarean sectios pain. HT6 and LI4 acupressure can be an
effective nursing management for women in post partum periods.

Keywords: Pain, Delivery, Abdominal surgery, Maternal, Childbirth

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lowering pain post sc on the post partum.
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Acupressure at HT6 and LI4 point reduced the severity of pain at the beginning of

post partum periods after cesarean sectio. These findings show that combination HT6

and LI4 acupressure are effective for reducing esarean sectios pain. HT6 and LI4

acupressure can be an effective nursing management for women in post partum