E3S Web Conf.
Volume 73, 2018The 3rd International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Information System (ICENIS 2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Environmental Health, Toxicology and Epidemiology|
|Published online||21 December 2018|
A Model for Hypogalactia Treatment Using Electrical Acupoint to Increase Breast Milk Volume and Improve Prolactin Content
1 Post Graduate Applied Science Midwifery Program, Poltekkes Kemenkes Semarang - Indonesia
2 Physics Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang - Indonesia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hypogalactia is one of the problems for breastfeeding mothers that accounts for 63%. Nowadays, efforts have been done to prevent hypogalactia pharmacologically. However, this approach often comes with side effects for the mothers. This research proposes the implementation of non-pharmacological electrical acupoint method via activation of neurological, bio-mechanical, and psychological systems. It is aimed at proving the method’s efficacy in improving breast milk volume and prolactin level. The model of electrical acupoint is carried out at 0. 5 watt frequency of scale 3 for 10 minutes at acupoints SI1, ST36 and SP6. Paired t-test statistical test was then conducted to differentiate the effects of electrical acupoint treatment on breastfeeding mothers. Results show significant differences (p<0. 05) after implementation of electrical acupoint. This significant difference is proven from the unpaired t-test which indicated different results of pre-and post-treatment. This means that electrical acupoint improves breast milk volume by an average of 70. 915 mL and prolactin level by around 313. 47 ng/Ml. It can then be inferred that the use of electrical acupoint readily handles the problem of hypogalactia.
Key words: Electrical Acupoint / Hypogalactia / breast milk volume / and prolactin level
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