Effect of Justicia gendarussa Burm.f (Kraduk Kai Dum) Oil and Zingiber cassumunar Roxb. (Plai) Oil Massage on Neck and Shoulder Pain from Office Syndrome

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Aumpol Bunpean
Tidarat Jampreecha
Nipaporn Sansurin


This quasi-experimental research aimed to study the effect of kraduk kai dum oil and plai oil massage on neck and shoulder pain resulting from office syndrome. The subjects of this study are 60 students of Kanchanabhishek Institute of Medical and Public Health Technology. The research instrument used for data collection was a numeric rating score, inclinometer, algometer and experimental data recording. Frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, dependent t-test and independent t-test were employed for statistical analysis. The results showed that kraduk kai dum oil massage significantly relieved symptoms of office syndrome as assessed by using a pain score, pressure pain threshold and neck movement at p-value < 0.05. Likewise, plai oil massages had positive effects when investigated with the same parameters. Moreover, the results revealed that massages with kraduk kai dum oil were more effective in reducing pain levels, improving levels of pain pressure thresholds, and increasing levels of neck motion than massages with Plai oil with statistical significance at p-value < 0.05. The results of this study indicate that both kraduk kai dum oil and Plai oil are capable of relieving symptoms of office syndrome. Thus, the use of kraduk kai dum oil can be considered as an alternative to plai oil.


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