FEATURESThe Effects of Auricular Acupressure on Physiological Index, Depression, Anxiety, and Stress for Elders With HypertensionPark, Sooryun MS; Park, Hyojung PhD; Bang, Yun Yi PhD Author Information College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea (Ms Park and Dr Park); and Department of Nursing, KyungBok University, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (Dr Bang). Correspondence: Hyojung Park, PhD, College of Nursing, Ewha Womans University, 52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemoon-gu, Seoul 03760, South Korea ([email protected]). The authors appreciate the help and contributions from patients participating in this trial. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.hnpjournal.com). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice 37(1):p 24-33, January/February 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000558 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of auricular acupressure (AA) on physiological index, depression, anxiety, and stress in elderly people with hypertension. The verum group received verum AA therapy for 8 weeks. Five different acupressure sites were applied in each group. There was a significant difference in systolic blood pressure between the 2 groups after 8 weeks of AA, whereas a significant difference in pulse pressure was found between the 2 groups after 6 weeks of AA. This study is meaningful in comparing intervention and sham groups, verifying the effects by using physiological and psychological variables, and confirming the effects of repetitive measurement. AA therapy is expected to be a practical and efficient health care intervention for elderly people with hypertension. © 2023 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.