n/a
Article Publish Status: FREE
Abstract Title:

The effect of acupressure on the severity of pruritus and laboratory parameters in patients undergoing hemodialysis: A randomized clinical trail.

Abstract Source:

J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2020 Jun 1. Epub 2020 Jun 1. PMID: 32497714

Abstract Author(s):

Fatemeh Karjalian, Marzieh Momennasab, Amin Kordi Yoosefinejad, Shahrokh Ezzatzadegan Jahromi

Article Affiliation:

Fatemeh Karjalian

Abstract:

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to determine the effect of acupressure on the severity of pruritus and some laboratory parameters in patients undergoing hemodialysis.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present clinical trial was conducted on 90 hemodialysis patients. Pressure was applied on SP6, SP10, ST36, and LI11 points in the intervention group and on ineffective points for the sham control group. The severity of itching was measured using the Numeric Rating Scale.

RESULTS: There was a significant reduction in the severity of pruritus over the course of the study in the intervention and sham control groups (P=0.001). Also significant differences were observed at the end of the intervention in terms of serum phosphorus (P=0.045) and parathyroid hormone (P=0.004) levels between groups.

CONCLUSION: Acupressure can improve the severity of pruritus dramatically in hemodialysis patients, but has no effect on laboratory parameters, except for serum phosphorus and parathyroid hormone levels.

Study Type : Human Study

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2020 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.