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Non-needle acupoint stimulation is an effective method for reducing nausea and vomiting in female patients after breast surgery. Fourteen randomised controlled trials with a total of 1009 female participants were analysed by Chinese authors. Transcutaneous electrical stimulation was the most popular form of non-needle stimulation. Neiguan P-6 was selected in all the included studies, sometimes in combination with other points. Stimulation was generally specified from 30 minutes before induction of anaesthesia to the end of surgery. The therapeutic effect on vomiting within two hours of surgery  hours was not obvious, however non-needle acupoint stimulation was observed to have an important role in reducing nausea and vomiting within 48  hours post-operatively.

Non-needle acupoint stimulation for prevention of nausea and vomiting after breast surgery: A meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Mar;98(10):e14713

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