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A Swedish pilot study has tested a modified single subject experimental design for evaluating the use of acupuncture for emesis during radiotherapy.

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In this single-blind randomised study, two groups of patients suffering post-operative nausea and vomiting lasting longer than ten minutes were respectively treated by i. needling at bilateral Neiguan P-6, and ii. needling of a...

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A review of 33 controlled trials into the use of acupuncture as an anti-emetic in pregnancy and following chemotherapy and surgery shows its effectiveness. In four trials where acupuncture was given under anaesthesia it was found...

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A study on the effects of acupressure at the point Neiguan P-6, placed subjects in an optokinetic drum for a twelve minute rotation period. The subjects in the P-6 acupressure group reported significantly less nausea than those in...

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The effect of stimulating Tianzhu BL-10, Dazhu BL-11 and Yanglingquan GB-34 by needeless acuplasters to control vomiting in children (age 3 to 14) after strabismus surgery was evaluated by comparing them with a group who received...

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A double-blind randomised controlled study of acupuncture versus a placebo was carried out on 81 patients scheduled for day case gynaecological laparoscopic surgery. The acupuncture patients who received treatment at Neiguan P-6...

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regnant women who experience exceptionally severe morning sickness may benefit from acupuncture in addition to standard treatment, researchers in Sweden report. In a study of 33 pregnant women, only 7 of 17 women were still...

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In a study carried out at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, a sham-controlled, double-blinded study was designed to examine the antiemetic efficacy of transcutaneous acupoint electrical stimulation (TAES) in a...

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In a study to assess the benefits of acupressure at Neiguan P-6 in the treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, researches at Lund University in Sweden asked 60 pregnant women suffering from symptoms to a) wear a wrist band...

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A systematic review of 26 acupuncture trials into the use of Neiguan P-6 for post-operative nausea has found that it is as successful as routine anti-sickness medication and is both cheaper and has fewer side effects....

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