The Role of Self-Care Acupressure in Maternal Health Problems to Support the Sustainable Development Goals Program in the Health Sector: A Narrative Review

Dion Rukmindar, Fransisca Pekerti, Ray Sirvel, Nur Khasanah, Imelda Dimara, Hasan Mihardja, Wahyuningsih Djaali

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Abstract

Objective: This narrative review discusses several studies that demonstrated the effect of self-care acupressure, especially on maternal-health problems in antenatal, labor, and postpartum times, as well as the mechanism of acupressure, the points used, and treatment strategies to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) program in the health sector. Methods: PubMed and Google Scholar were searched for randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews/ meta-analyses from the date of their inception to February 2022. Results: The 14 studies that were included showed the possibility that acupressure could have a positive impact on maternal health. This self-care can be the main alternative in overcoming the gap in solving health problems in the world. Conclusions: Self-care acupressure at various acupoints has been shown to be feasible to reduce problems during antenatal, labor, and postpartum times. Additional research on the use of acupressure during pregnancy and cross-sectional collaboration to increase the awareness of acupressure techniques are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-179
Number of pages10
JournalMedical Acupuncture
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords

  • Acupressure
  • maternal health
  • self-care
  • Sustainable Development Goals

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