Effect of Acupressure on Patients in Turkey Receiving Hemo dialysis Treatment for Uremic Pruritus


Akca N. K. , TAŞCI S., KARATAŞ N.

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE, vol.19, no.5, pp.12-18, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.12-18

Abstract

Context . Pruritus develops for various reasons at any stage of treatment for the majority of patients receiving hemodialysis (HD) due to end-stage renal failure (ESRF). Today, many nonpharmacological treatment methods, including acupressure, are used to relieve the discomfort experienced by patients due to pruritus. Acupressure has been proven to reduce the intensity of pruritus when it is used alone or in combination with pharmacologic methods.