Do-in as a Relaxation Technique for High Risk Pregnant Women in a Hospitalization Unit: an Experience Report

Do-in as a Relaxation Technique for High Risk Pregnant Women in a Hospitalization Unit: an Experience Report


Nursery Students, Federal University of Pernambuco1. Nurse, Master in Herbiatry, Specialist in Acupuncture, Professor in Federal University of Pernambuco2.

Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy-2d Code

Man experiences in history the evolution of science and the creation of new theories. Einstein and quantum physics adopts an interpretation of energy fields that interact, leaving behind the body’s vision as a machine.1 Gerber in 1988 writes a book that demonstrates the influence of energy fields on the health of an individual and simple techniques to re-establish the balance of these fields that can be used.2 The unconventional methods of use are a little responsive of the limitations found in traditional medicine, that is no different on the health of woman.3 These techniques value the self-care and enables a holistic and comprehensive look at women especially during pregnancy, where the physical changes, fears and anxieties are distinct and may change the way a pregnancy is experienced. Complementary therapies helps to balance the mind and body and strength the humanization proposals in health care.3 This study aims to describe a health education experiment with high-risk pregnancies, using the Do-in as a relaxation technique.This report describes the experience of academic practice of high-risk pregnancy, which occurred from April to May 2015 at center Amaury de Medeiros, Recife-PE. High risk saw a small lecture and received folder and a specific oil to make the Do-in, relating technics to what was learned. At the end the pregnant women experience were questioned about their perceptions, sensations and motivation to perform the technics. High risk patients unit has two wards and a total of 12 patients. All took part to the activity. The women reported before the lecture: pain, insomnia and anxiety, these resolved in most cases after the Do-in in the feet and hands. Some patients achieved immediate sleep. Pregnant women expressed a moment of relaxation in technical instruction. Also said the importance of using other techniques to ease the tension before a high-risk pregnancy, involving colleagues and companions. The Do-in proved to be resolute in the face of demands of pregnant women, allowed greater family involvement and promotion of self-care through touch the massage.

Keywords: Complementary Therapies, Women´s Health, Humanization of Assistance

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