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P6 acupressure and nausea and vomiting after gynaecological surgery.

Author(s): Allen DL, Kitching AJ, Nagle C

Affiliation(s): Department of Anaesthesia, Northampton General Hospital, England.

Publication date & source: 1994-12, Anaesth Intensive Care., 22(6):691-3.

Publication type: Clinical Trial; Randomized Controlled Trial

We studied the effect of P6 acupressure on 46 women undergoing laparotomy for major gynaecological surgery who received patient-controlled analgesia. Half the patients received acupressure at the P6 site, the remainder received acupressure at a "sham" site. There was a reduction in the requests for anti-emetic therapy in the group receiving P6 acupressure but there was no difference in the incidence of nausea and vomiting. There was no difference in total morphine consumption between the two groups.

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