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Samadi P, Lamiyan M, Heshmat R, Faghihzadeh S. Effect of acupressure at SP6 point on labor pain intensity. hmj. 2010; 14 (1) :55-64
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-141-en.html

Assistant Professor Department of Midwifery
Abstract:   (9132 Views)
Introduction: Despite conventional views that pain is unavoidable during delivery and should be suffered today pain relief is introduced as new idea. Our aim was to evaluate acupressure effect at SP6 point on labor pain intensity and women delivery type.
Methods: A single blind, clinical trial was undertaken to evaluation acupressure effect at point of SP6 on pain intensity, labor duration and women delivery type. The subjects were 131 pregnant women in their term pregnancy and labor condition that were randomly divided to experimental group of pressure on SP6 point (41 women), and control groups of SP6 touch (41women ) and common care (49 women). Data then were analysed by means of SPSS and using descriptive statistics, ANOVA and non-parametric Test.
Results: Average modified difference of labor pain intensity had statistically significant decrease within 2 minutes after intervention among the three studied groups (P<0.001) but there was no statistically significant difference in stages 30 minutes after intervention and 30 minutes after the end of intervention. There was also no difference between the three groups in delivery type.
Conclusion: Findings show that applying pressure on SP6 is effective 2 minutes after intervention. It could be an effective supplementary method to decrease pain intensity.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/19

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