The Effect of Acupressure on Blood Pressure Level and Pulse Rate in Individuals With Essential Hypertension: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Author: Sevil Biçer1, Ayla Ünsal, Sultan Taşcı, Gökçe Demir, Yasemin Şadiye Ceyhan
1 Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey (Drs Biçer and Taşcı); and Department of Nursing, School of Health, Ahi Evran University, Kırşehir, Turkey (Drs Ünsal, Demir, and Ceyhan).
Conference/Journal: Holist Nurs Pract
Date published: 2021 Jan-Feb 01
Other: Volume ID: 35 , Issue ID: 1 , Pages: 40-48 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000384. , Word Count: 55

A total of 91 people including 47 in the intervention group and 44 in the placebo group were included to a randomized controlled study. It can be asserted that acupressure, applied to the Neiguan (PC 6) acupuncture point in individuals with essential hypertension, provides blood pressure regulation and is effective for management of numerous hypertension-related symptoms.

PMID: 33492879 DOI: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000384