The effect of acupressure applied to P6 acupuncture point on nausea, vomiting, and retching
Keywords:Acupressure, hyperemesis, nausea, nursing, vomiting
Purpose: The research was carried out to determine the effect of acupressure applied to the P6 acupuncture point on nausea, vomiting, and retching among pregnant women with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Methods: In the study, 64 were assigned to the control group and 64 to the intervention group. During their hospital stay, the pregnant women in the intervention group were given wristbands while the control group did not receive any application.
Results: According to index of nausea, vomiting, and retching, the morning nausea scores of the intervention group were higher compared to evening nausea scores on the 1st day while the control group had higher morning nausea scores than evening nausea scores on the 1st and 2nd days.
Conclusion: Acupressure applied to the P6 acupuncture point with a wristband did not completely eliminate nausea, vomiting, and retching caused by hyperemesis gravidarum, but it had a decreasing effect during certain periods of the day.
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