Reducing symptoms severity in patient with COVID-19 and post COVID-19 patient using the Sujok Triorigin Therapy (STT) through community empowerment

Ade Sutrimo(1*), Intansari Nurjannah(2), Deddy Nur Wachid Achadiono(3), Janatin Hastuti(4), Azam David Saifullah(5), Ina Laela Abdillah(6), Rafialdo Arifian(7), Nabila Putri Irenda(8), Ajeng Wita Astri Devica Puri(9), Wulan Fitrianingrum(10), Pius Bonaventura Ado(11), Indah Fajar Destantika(12)

(1) Universitas Gadjah Mada
(*) Corresponding Author


This study aims to determine the result of the Sujok Triorigin Therapy (STT) for reducing symptoms experienced by COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 patients through community empowerment. This study was a pre-experimental design without a control group. STT was provided by volunteers who had been specially trained. STT utilizes a specific therapeutic protocol such as massage, twist, needle, or color therapy on the palm and back of the hands, targeting the symptoms experienced by respondents. Respondents were measured on a symptom severity scale (Likert’s scale 1-5) before and after therapy. There are 7 respondents who were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 and 32 were post-COVID-19, with 16 men and 23 women ranging from 18 to 70 years and the most in the age are 41-50 years group. The symptoms experienced by respondents with COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 are mostly similar such as dyspnea and coughing. The average score of symptom severity reduces from 3.26 to 1.74.  In conclusion, the results show that the STT provides effective therapeutic results for reducing symptoms in COVID-19 patients and post-COVID-19 patients through community empowerment. The symptoms experienced by respondents with COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 are mostly similar such as dyspnea and coughing.


Community empowerment; COVID-19; Sujok Triorigin Therapy; Symptom Severity.

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