publication . Article . 2011

Complementary Medicine Journal of Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery

Davoodabadi Farahani; Seyyed Zadeh Aghdam;
Open Access Persian
  • Published: 01 Mar 2011 Journal: Complementary Medicine Journal of Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (issn: 2228-7094, eissn: 2228-7094, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Arak University of Medical Sciences
Introduction: Half of the pregnant women suffer from the excruciating degrees of labor pain. Nowadays, however, the use of painkillers for decreasing labor pain due to their adverse effects on the mother and child is less common and attention has been shifted towards non-medical methods and complementary medicine such as message therapy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, and herbal medicine. One of the branches of complementary medicine is hydrotherapy with herbal essences. Breathing techniques, on the other hand, have been used for decreasing pain for many years but they have not received much consideration in Iran. Hence, the present study was conducted to evaluate a...
free text keywords: Aroma therapy, breathing techniques, complementary medicine, labor pain, Medicine, R, Medicine (General), R5-920, birth weight, docosahexaenoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, gestational length, omega-3
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