Author: Chung, U., Hung, L., Kuo, S. & Huang, C.
Conference/Journal: Journal of Nurses Research
Date published: 2003
Other: Volume ID: 11 , Pages: 251-60 , Word Count: 122
METHODS: 127 parturient women were randomly assigned to three groups. Each group received only one of the following treatments, LI4 and BL67 acupressure, light skin stroking, or no treatment/conversation only. Data collected from the VAS and external fetal monitoring strips were used for analysis. RESULTS: there was a significant difference in decreased labor pain during the active phase of the first stage of labor among the three groups. There was no significant difference in effectiveness of uterine contractions during the first stage of labor among the three groups. Results of the study confirmed the effect of LI4 and BL67 acupressure in lessening labor pain during the active phase of the first stage of labor. There were no verified effects on uterine contractions.