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The effect of acupressure at SP6 point on analgesic taking in women during labor
Parisa Samadi , Minoor Lamiyan , Reza Heshmat , Soghrat Faghihzade
, lamyianm@modares.ac.ir
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  Background : According to the potential side effects of analgesics and anaesthetic drugs to control the labour pains, it is possible to replace non-medical method for palliative treatment. The purpose of this research is to assess the effect of acupressure in spleen point 6 (SP6) on the amount of analgesic drug taking during labour.

  Materials and Method : We conducted one sided blind randomized clinical trial in 2008. 131 term pregnant women randomly selected and divided into three groups including one experimental group (pressure on SP6:41 persons) and two control groups (SP6 touch: 41 cases and common care: 49 persons). The data has been analyzed by using the descriptive and inferential statistics by SPSS-16 software.

  Results : Comparing the average amounts of the consumed drug between three groups showed a significant decrease in the experimental group more than the other two control groups ( p =0.006). The average amount of consumed p ethidine in the experimental group showed a significant decrease (p =0.02).

  Conclusion : The findings of our study showed that the pressure on SP6 is an effective method to decrease the amount of analgesic consumption in labor specially pethidine. [ZJRMS, 12(5): 74-78]


Keywords: Acupressure, analgesic, pethidine, labor
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Midwifery
* Corresponding Author Address: Assistant Professor of Midwifery, Tarbiyat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
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Samadi P, Lamiyan M, Heshmat R, Faghihzade S. The effect of acupressure at SP6 point on analgesic taking in women during labor. ZJRMS. 2011; 12 (5) :74-78
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