Acupressure bands are effective in reducing radiation therapy-related nausea.

  title={Acupressure bands are effective in reducing radiation therapy-related nausea.},
  author={Joseph A. Roscoe and Peter W Bushunow and Pascal Jean-Pierre and Charles E. Heckler and Jason Q. Purnell and Luke Joseph Peppone and Yuhchyau Chen and Marilyn N Ling and Gary R. Morrow},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  volume={38 3},
Previous studies have shown that acupressure bands can reduce chemotherapy-related nausea. Patients' expectations of efficacy account for part of this outcome. We conducted a three-arm randomized clinical trial to investigate the effectiveness of acupressure bands in controlling radiation therapy-induced nausea and to test whether an informational manipulation designed to increase expectation of efficacy would enhance the effectiveness of the acupressure bands. Patients who experienced nausea… CONTINUE READING