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A study of 593 women at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia, who were less than 14 weeks pregnant and suffered from symptoms of nausea or vomiting, compared traditional acupuncture, simple acupuncture at...

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Patients given cyclophosphamide infusion for rheumatic diseases, suffer from nausea and vomiting as a side-effect. To assess the potential benefits of acupuncture in reducing these symptoms, a Swedish study compared the use of...

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Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCHM) does not reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy on patients’ blood cell populations, however it does have a significant impact on control of nausea. One hundred and twenty patients with...

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A systematic review published by the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organisation that evaluates medical research, pooled results from nine studies into the use of acupuncture for post-chemotherapy vomiting. Overall, 22%...

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The efficacy of auricular acupuncture for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting after cholecystectomy has been investigated by Iranian researchers. One hundred female patients undergoing transabdominal...

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Researchers have investigated whether acupuncture can reduce the need for antiemetic medication during chemotherapy in paediatric oncology. A multicentre crossover study carried out at five hospitals in Germany enrolled 23...

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Self-applied acupressure for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting has been found to compare favourably with placebo. A multicentre, longitudinal, randomised clinical trial enrolled 160 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast...

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