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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part A (2018)

The efficacy of Myofasical trigger release and abdominal meridian massage on patients with constipation: A comparative study

Author(s)
V Vijayaraj
Abstract
Background: Constipation is one of the most common disorders of defecation is Constipation. Constipation is the term used to describe a constellation of symptoms like infrequent, incomplete, difficult, or prolonged evacuation or to describe stools that are too small, too hard, or too difficult to pass. However, many patients are more obsessed by the associated nonspecific symptoms of bloating, abdominal or pelvic pain and nausea.
Aim: The Aim of the study is to find out the Effect of Myofascial Trigger Release and Abdominal Meridian Massage in patients with Constipation.
Methods: Thirty subjects were randomly selected using convenient sampling method and are allocated in two groups (Group A and Group B). Group A (n=15) received Myofascial Trigger Release and Group B (n=15) received Abdominal Meridian Massage. The treatment period lasted 5 days/week of total three weeks. Pain was assessed by Visual Analogue Scale, Quality of Health was assessed by Constipation Assessment Scale was assessed on day one pre and post intervention at the end of third week.
Results: The findings of this study suggested that both the intervention are effective in reducing constipation and thus reduced the stool softeners, suppositories, or enemas but particularly Myofascial Trigger Release is more effective than Abdominal Meridian Massage in treating constipation.
Conclusion: There is significant difference in reducing pain and improves the quality of health in patients with Constipation, So it indicates that Myofascial Trigger Release can be utilized in treatment of Constipation.
Pages: 43-50  |  479 Views  21 Downloads
How to cite this article:
V Vijayaraj. The efficacy of Myofasical trigger release and abdominal meridian massage on patients with constipation: A comparative study. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(5):43-50.
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