Journal of the Korean Society of Cosmetology 2016;22(4):644-652.
Published online August 31, 2016.
요추, 천추 경락마사지가 여대생의 월경전증후군, 월경통 및 체열 변화에 미치는 효과
김성자, 김윤희
The Effect of Lumbar Sacral Meridian Massage on Premenstrual Syndrome, Dysmenorrhea and Body Temperature in College Women
Sung-ja Kim, Yoon-hee Kim
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of lumbar sacral meridian massage on relief of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and dysmenorrhea, and increase of body temperature. The subjects were 40 college women with age 20`s who agreed to participated in this study during 8 weeks, divided into two group randomly (control group, n=20; lumbar sacral meridian massage group, n=20). lumbar sacral meridian massage group was treated once a week for total 8 times (20 minutes lumbar sacral meridian therapy). We measured menstrual distress questionnaire (MDQ), visual analogue scale (VAS) and body temperature. After 8 weeks, water retention was significantly decreased in control group, and response of autonomic nervous system and water retention were significantly decreased in lumbar sacral meridian massage group. Between two groups, the response of autonomic nervous system was significantly improved in lumbar sacral meridian massage group than control group. Also, the changes of body temperature in lower abdomen, coccyx region and left hip were significantly higher in lumbar sacral meridian massage group than control group. In both group, VAS was significantly decreased. When compared to the control group, subjects in lumbar sacral meridian massage group showed significant improvements in VAS. In control group, the body temperature in navel, upper abdomen, right abdomen, left abdomen and lumbar region were significantly increased. In lumbar sacral meridian massage group, the body temperature in all region except hand were significantly increased. Therefore, lumbar sacral meridian massage can be helpful of relieving PMS and dysmenorrhea.
Key Words: Body Temperature, College women, Dysmenorrhea, Lumbar sacral meridian massage, Premenstrual syndrome


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