International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Aerospace Engineering | Indonesia | Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018 | Rating: 6.8 / 10


Combination of Acupressure on Sp6 Point and Ginger Drinks for Dysmenorrhea among Adolescents

Puput Kurnia Sari | Diyah Fatmasari [3] | Suryati Kumorowulan


Abstract: Background Dysmenorrhea is often a problem for women, especially for adolescents. Management of dysmenorrhea can be done through pharmacologically and non-pharmacologically treatments. Non-pharmacological treatments include acupressure therapy and ginger drinks. Methods This was a quasy experimental study with Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design. The sampling technique used was consecutive sampling consisting of 57 respondents assigned into 3 groups, namely acupressure group, analgesic group and combination of acupressure and ginger drinks. Pain scale was measured using the Numeric Rating Scale. Data analysis used Paired t test and One Way Anova test. Results The results showed that there was an effect of analgesic, acupressure and combination of acupressure and ginger drinks on dysmenorrhea. The result of mean difference test found that combination of acupressure and ginger drinks with analgesic had a higher effectiveness compared to acupressure to reduce dysmenorrhea among female adolescents. Conclusion Analgesic therapy, acupressure and combination of acupressure and ginger drinks given to respondents were able to significantly reduce dysmenorrhea or menstrual pain. Recommendation Women who experience dysmenorrhea can try to apply pain management using non-pharmacological treatments such as acupressure therapy, consumption of warm ginger drinks or using analgesic drugs.


Keywords: Analgesic, Acupressure, Combination, Dysmenorrhea


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018,


Pages: 972 - 977



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