Efficacy of Auriculotherapy for Stage 1 and Stage 2 Hypertension: A Randomized Control Trail

Lilly, N (2019) Efficacy of Auriculotherapy for Stage 1 and Stage 2 Hypertension: A Randomized Control Trail. Masters thesis, Government Yoga and Naturopathy Medical College, Chennai.


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BACKGROUND: Hypertension is not only a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease but also a public health challenge worldwide. Some auricular acupuncture treatment research papers show reduction in blood pressure in patients with hypertension and helps as preventive aspect in pre-hypertensive patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study to determine the efficacy of auriculotherapy in stage 1 and stage 2 hypertensive patients. METHODOLOGY: Through RCT method 82 patients only fulfilling inclusion and exclusion criteria with age ranges from 30 to 60 years old and they were selected for this research project. From that by simple randomization method 41 patients participated in intervention group and 41 patients participated in control group. They were given auriculotherapy daily 30 minutes for 5 days in a week for a month and blood pressure and pulse rate monitored an assessed pre and post intervention. RESULT: There was significant improvement in auriculotherapy intervention group with P<0.0001 when compared to control medicine group. CONCLUSION: Giving auriculotherapy separately in shenmen and heart point reduces high blood pressure in stage 1 and stage 2 hypertensive patients due to vagal parasympathetic activation capacity.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No.461613002
Uncontrolled Keywords: Auriculotherapy ; shenmen point ; heart point ; Blood pressure.
Subjects: AYUSH > Acupuncture and Energy Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2019 00:10
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 02:06
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10715

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