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2021 Mar 13

Altern Ther Health Med

The Effect of Body Acupressure on Blood Pressure and Fatigue Levels in Individuals Suffering From Hypotension During Hemodialysis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


Since hypotension is one of the most common complications experienced during hemodialysis (HD), and there are studies indicating that stimulation of the P6 (Neiguan) acupuncture point affects blood pressure, this study examines the effect of acupressure performed on this point on blood pressure regulation as well as its effect on symptoms such as hypotension-associated fatigue and pain. This randomized controlled trial was conducted in order to determine the effect of 12-session body acupressure, performed by electrostimulation device, on blood pressure, headache, and fatigue level in individuals suffering from hypotension during hemodialysis.