Effect of press needles on PC6, MA-IC 7, and MA-TF 1 accupuncture points on blood pressure and quality of life in essential hypertension patients

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Abstract

The effect of press needles (PNs) applied to the PC6, MA-IC 7, and MA-TF 1 points is known to reduce blood pressure. This study aimed to determine the effects of press needles applied to the PC6, MA-IC 7, and MA-TF 1 points on blood pressure and Quality of Life Questionnaire scores of essential hypertension patients. We conducted a randomized double-blind clinical trial with controls involving 52 hypertension patients randomly assigned to two groups. The treatment group received PN therapy with antihypertensive drugs, and the control group received placebo PN therapy with antihypertensive drugs. Compared with the control group, the treatment group showed a decrease in systolic blood pressure at 30 minutes and at 3 days (p < 0.05), a decrease in diastolic blood pressure at 30 minutes and at 3 days (p > 0.05), significant improvement in the SF-36 component scores for MH, SF, BP, and GH at 3 days (p < 0.05), and nonsignificant increased component scores of SF-36 PF, RP, RE, and VT at 3 days (p > 0.05). PN therapy with antihypertensive drugs reduced blood pressure and improved quality of life scores in patients with essential hypertension relative to those in the control.

Original languageEnglish
Article number062048
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1073
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2018
Event2nd Physics and Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry Symposium, PTMDS 2018 - Depok, West Java, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Jul 201818 Jul 2018

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