Researcher of Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta (UMY) Hasto Andi Irawan said reading Quran with tartil can be one way to decrease the scale of pain for postpartum mother.
Hasto explains the research he did, after reading the Qur’an for 10 minutes, 16 of the 31 patients who were sampled at the Nur Hidayah Hospital Yogyakarta experienced a decrease of various pain scales after undergoing a cesarean section.
According to students of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FKIK) Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta (UMY) 2009, the pain can be inhibited by the presence of other stronger nerve stimuli.
“When reading the Quran, the body involves three types of nerves, the nerves to read verses, voicing, and listening, so the pain received by the brain is reduced,” he said.
He said the research has been presented at the International Conference on Cross Cultural Collaboration in Nursing for Sustainable Development in Bangkok, Thailand, 9-10 September 2013.
“The research received positive reactions from the majority non-Muslim conference participants. They are interested, their enthusiasm is very high because they are the first to know such research, “he said.
According to him, he is proud to present his research results abroad. Moreover, the conference was followed by participants whose education level is higher.
“Most of the participants who presented their work at the conference are Master and Doctor, and some were professors,” he said.
He said the conference was organized Christian University of Thailand supported by Azusa Pacific University of California and Kimyung University.