The Effects of Auricular Acupressure Therapy on Abdominal Pain and Dysmenorrhea in Female University Students

이압요법이 여대생의 복부통증 및 월경곤란증에 미치는 효과

  • Published : 2008.06.30

Abstract

Purpose: This study was carried out to investigate the effects of auricular acupressure therapy on the relief of dysmenorrhea and abdominal pain in female university students. Method: This study was designed as non-equivalent control group research. Data were collected from 44 of the female university students(Exp.: 22, Cont. : 22) from October, 2007 to December, 2007. Collected data were analysed through $x^2test$. Fisher's exact test, Mann-Whitney U test and Wilcoxon signed rank test. Result: Abdominal pain was significantly decreased partially in the experimental group compared to that of the control group(p=.008). Dysmenorrhea was significantly decreased in the experimental group compared to that of the control group(p=.000). Conclusion: It was proven that auricular acupressure therapy was effective for abdominal pain and dysmenorrhea.

Keywords

Acupressure;Abdominal Pain;Dysmenorrhea