The Effect of Acupressure on Pain and Anxiety Caused by Venipuncture.

@article{Hosseinabadi2015TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Acupressure on Pain and Anxiety Caused by Venipuncture.},
  author={Reza Hosseinabadi and Shoorangiz Biranvand and Yadollah Pournia and Khatereh Anbari},
  journal={Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={397-405}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of massage of acupoints on pain and anxiety caused by venipuncture. In this double-blind clinical trial, 187 patients who were admitted to a hospital in Khorramabad, Iran, were selected and randomly divided into 3 groups: acupressure, placebo, and control. Blood samples were obtained twice from each patient in the 3 groups: once by the routine method from the left arm and once by performing interventions from the right arm. Results showed… CONTINUE READING