Case Report
Volume 2 Issue 9 - 2020
Clinical Responses from Auricular Point Acupressure to Nursing Diagnosis of Chronic Pain: A Case Report
Raphael Dias de Mello Pereira1*, Coelho CG2, Alvim NAT2 and Bastos VD2
1Univesity of Vassouras, Brazil
2Anna Nery School of Nursing/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (EEAN/UFRJ), Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Raphael Dias de Mello Pereira, Univesity of Vassouras, Brazil.
Received: August 11, 2020; Published: August 27, 2020


Introduction: Chronic pain has become an important limiting factor for the quality of life and work of different people and a serious public health problem worldwide. Understood as a human response on which nurses intervene is susceptible to different types of pharmacological and non-pharmacological intervention such as auriculotherapy (AT).

Objective: To report the case of an adult woman with a nursing diagnosis (ND) of chronic pain in the lumbar region treated with AT.

Methods: Clinical case study, a method that deals with the description and detailed analysis to understand the specific situation whose participant is a user of the Integrated Research-Care Program/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/Anna Nery School of Nursing. Five nursing consultations were performed using AT based on the Chinese School as a therapeutic intervention for the ND of chronic pain in the lumbar spine.

Results: Pain score has reduced from 8 to three by the Visual Analog Pain Scale (VAS) after being intervened the interventions performed in the nursing consultations. The reduction of the pain score helped to improve the activities of daily living and the participant's work practice.

Conclusion: The case of an adult woman with chronic pain ND, treated with five sessions of AT during nursing consultations, demonstrated clinical efficacy, converting the score 8 to three in the application of VAS.

Keywords: Chronic Pain; Auriculotherapy; Nursing Diagnosis; Therapeutic


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Citation: Raphael Dias de Mello Pereira., et al. “Clinical Responses from Auricular Point Acupressure to Nursing Diagnosis of Chronic Pain: A Case Report”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 2.8(2020): 56-59.

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