The ST-36 acupressure increased gut motility to sectio caesarea patients with subarachnoid block anesthesia

Abu Bakar, Achmad Safaat, Sriyono, Siti Nur Qomariah

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Postoperative patients with Subarachnoid Block anesthesia will experience paralytic ileus. Various efforts to overcome this have been carried out, including early mobilization, chewing gum, warm compresses, and acupuncture. The actions taken have not yet shown maximum results. This study aimed to analyze the effect of ST-36 acupressure on gut motility and flatus time in postoperative patients with Subarachnoid Block anesthesia. This research used Quasi-Experiment with pretest-posttest group design. Population in this research was post operation patient with Subarachnoid Block anesthesia in Sidoarjo Hospital. A sample of 14 respondents in control group and 14 respondents in experimental group were obtained using purposive sampling technique. Data retrieval was done by criteria using lidodex 100mg/2ml anesthetic or 5% lidocain + adrenaline. Data were analyzed using independent t test. The result showed that there was difference average frequency of gut motility between control group and experimental group after given intervention ST-36 acupressure (p=0.013). The time of flatus showed that there were no significant differences in the two groups (p = 0.262). It can be concluded that ST-36 acupressure can increase gut motility, whereas it did not affect flatus time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2735-2739
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019


  • Gut motility
  • Sectio caesarea
  • St-36 acupressure
  • Subarachnoid block


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