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The Auriculotherapy Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem vol.22 no.3 Ribeirão Preto May/June 2014
http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0104-1169.3239.2426

Original Articles

Efficacy of Chinese auriculotherapy for stress in nursing staff : a randomized clinical trial
Leonice Fumiko Sato Kurebayashi 1 , Maria Júlia Paes da Silva 2

1Doctoral student, Escola de Enfermagem, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

2PhD, Full Professor, Escola de Enfermagem, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE :

this randomized single blind clinical study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of auriculotherapy with and without a protocol for reducing stress levels among nursing staff.

METHOD :

a total of 175 nursing professionals with medium and high scores according to Vasconcelos’ Stress Symptoms List were divided into 3 groups : Control (58), Group with protocol (58), Group with no protocol (59). They were assessed at the baseline, after 12 sessions, and at the follow-up (30 days).

n the Protocol group the Shen Men, Brainstem, Kidney, Liver, Liver Yang 1 and 2 points (Figure 2) were used. The Shen Men and Brainstem points have calming properties, the Kidney point has an energy function, and the Liver Yang 1 and 2 points have the function of containing the rise of Liver yang(16).

Auricular points of the Protocol group. São Paulo, SP, Brazil 2012

RESULTS :

in the analysis of variance, statistically significant differences between the Control and Intervention groups were found in the two evaluations (p<0.05) with greater size of effect indices (Cohen) for the No protocol group. The Yang Liver 1 and 2, Kidney, Brain Stem and Shen Men were the points most used.

CONCLUSION :

individualized auriculotherapy, with no protocol, could expand the scope of the technique for stress reduction compared with auriculotherapy with a protocol. NCT : 01420835

Key words : Nursing, Team ; Auriculotherapy ; Burnout Professional ; Clinical Protocols