DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MASSAGE TUI NA AND ACQUISIT POINT BL 20, BL 21 AND SP 6 IN OVERCOMING EATING DIFFICULTY
Keywords:Massage Tui Na, Acupressure, difficulty eating toddler
The growth and development of children is very dependent on the fulfillment of nutrients, so the problems in the fulfillment of nutrients such as feeding difficulties in infants can cause growth disorders. Eating difficulties are often experienced by children, especially the 1-3-year age range that is also called the age of food jag, ie children only eat on foods that are liked or even difficult to eat. Nowadays, development efforts have been made to overcome the difficulty of eating on toddlers through Tui Na massage by improving blood circulation in the spleen and digestion. In addition, there are also methods through acupressure BL 20, BL 21, and SP 6. The general purpose of analyzing the differences of Tui Na massage and acupressure at point BL 20, BL 21, SP6 in overcoming feeding difficulties in infants at RW 02 Wonokromo Surabaya. The method of research for this paper is the Quasi Experimental research design. Population and sample of research are toddlers who have difficulty eating. Samples were taken using simple random sampling. The study was conducted for 3 months. Direct data collection using questionnaire and observation, then data analyzed using Mc Nemar test then continued with chi-square test. The statistical test of difference between Tui Na and Acupressure BL 20, BL 21, SP 6 on feeding difficulty was obtained by probability value 0,046, then P <0,05, it means there is difference between Tui Na massage with Acupressure BL 20, BL 21, SP 6 against Difficulty eating. Based on that, midwife is expected to apply Tui Na massage as one of effort in overcoming feeding difficulty in toddler. While midwifery education institutions are expected to equip students to apply Tui Na massage method as one of upbringing in toddlers.