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Acupoint massage in postpartum hypogalactia in puerpera

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eMediNexus    12 May 2018

In an evaluation of the effects of acupoint massage for postpartum hypogalactia in puerpera, 60 puerpera following cesarean section were randomized into an observation group and a control group, with 30 women in each group. Two cases were dropped out from the observation group. In the control group, routine care after operation was given in the obstetrics department, guiding maternal breastfeeding and postpartum health education. In the observation group, on the basis of the treatment as in the control group, corresponding acupoints were selected from the breast related meridians for massage. Acupoint massage was given from the 3rd day after operation, once a day, 1 min at one acupoint, continuously for 5 days. The lactation volume, breast filling, galactostasis and milk viscosity were compared in the two groups. Massage at the acupoints from the breast related meridians was noted to promote lactation and alleviate breast distention. The findings were published in the journal Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.

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