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CODEN : IJCACT

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Received : 09-01-2021

Accepted : 15-03-2021

Available online : 10-09-2021



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Effect of acupuncture at the EX-HN3 (Yintang) point on pre operative anxiety levels in patients undergoing surgery under general anaesthesia


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Author Details : Mohammed Rizwan Nadaf, Manjunath C Patil*, Meghana Hanagandi

Volume : 8, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 422-427

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijca.2021.081



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Abstract

Introduction: Pre-operative anxiety is unpleasant state of psychological distress, uneasiness or tension. Increased pre-operative anxiety has correlation with increased post-operative pain, analgesic requirement and prolonged hospitalisation. Due to the associated side effects with pharmacological methods many non-pharmacological methods have been adopted. Acupuncture lacks side effects and is of relatively low cost. Hence we assess the pre-operative anxiety levels in patients undergoing surgical procedures by using acupuncture at EX-HN3 (Yintang) point.
Aim: To assess the effect of acupuncture on pre-operative anxiety levels in patients undergoing surgery under general anaesthesia.
Materials and Methods: A total of 240 patients undergoing surgery under general anaesthesia will be included in the study. Patients will be randomized in to two groups.Group A: Patients receiving acupuncture at EX-HN3 (Yintang) point.Group B: Patients not receiving acupuncture.At the pre-operative visit, on the day of surgery before and after acupuncture therapy, the patient will be assessed for anxiety scores using.
Results: The two groups were comparable demographically. Pre-operative anxiety levels as assessed by objective criteria (HR, BP, RR) shown significant reduction in intervention group(P<0 group(P=0.0556). GroupB(P=0.47) P=0.0095)> Conclusion: Acupuncture at EX-HN3 (Yintang) point decreases pre operative anxiety levels effectively in patient undergoing surgery under general anaesthesia.
 

Keywords : Acupuncture, EX-HN3, Preoperative anxiety.



How to cite : Nadaf M R, Patil M C, Hanagandi M, Effect of acupuncture at the EX-HN3 (Yintang) point on pre operative anxiety levels in patients undergoing surgery under general anaesthesia. Indian J Clin Anaesth 2021;8(3):422-427


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