Acupoint electrical stimulation reduces acute postoperative pain in surgical patients with patient-controlled analgesia: a randomized controlled study.

@article{Yeh2010AcupointES,
  title={Acupoint electrical stimulation reduces acute postoperative pain in surgical patients with patient-controlled analgesia: a randomized controlled study.},
  author={Mei-Ling Yeh and Yu-Chu Chung and Kang-min Chen and Mei-Yung Tsou and Hsing-Hsia Chen},
  journal={Alternative therapies in health and medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={10-8}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupoint electrical stimulation with patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) on reducing acute pain, nausea, and vomiting after surgery for nontraumatic spinal cord injury. METHODS A randomized, controlled, repeated measures research design was used. Ninety-nine patients undergoing lumbar spinal surgery were randomly assigned to one of three groups. Patients in experimental group 1 (EG1) received true acupoint electrical simulation… CONTINUE READING