Acupressure treatment for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting.

  title={Acupressure treatment for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting.},
  author={Cheng Fan and E Tanhui and Supriya S. Joshi and Sid Trivedi and Ye Hong and Ketan Shevde},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  volume={84 4},
Postoperative nausea and vomiting are still common problems after general anesthesia, especially in ambulatory surgery. Drug therapy is often complicated with central nervous system symptoms. We studied a nonpharmacological method of therapy--acupressure--at the Pericardium 6 (P.6) (Nei-Guan) meridian point. Two hundred consecutive healthy patients undergoing a variety of short surgical procedures were included in a randomized, double-blind study: 108 patients were in the acupressure group… CONTINUE READING


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