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Compare the effect of dry-cupping by stimulating the P6 and H7 point in controlling perioperative anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders and one of the types of anxiety affects the patient during surgery. The aim of this study is to evaluate the dry-cupping effect by stimulating the point P6 and H7 in controlling perioperative anxiety. In this study 120 female participants, candidate for caesarean with spinal anaesthesia, were divided to three groups of 40 persons and finally 34 participants were chosen for each group. The first and second group intervened with dry-cupping method in P6 and H7 points and no intervention as control group. In on parity and more than on parity groups, anxiety reduced in both H7 and P6 groups and intervention H7 is more effective than intervention p6. In patients with history of spinal anaesthesia both type of intervention had a same effect in reducing anxiety. In patients with no history of spinal anaesthesia, both types of intervention are effective in reducing anxiety and H7 are more effective than P6. Cortisol level did not changed significantly in any groups. Acupuncture intervention are effective in reducing anxiety in all groups and in some groups, dry cupping in H7 point are more effective in reducing anxiety than p6 point.

Author(s): Mansour Choubsaz, Nasrin Amirifard, Sahel Pourmatin