Effect and placebo effect of acupressure (P6) on nausea and vomiting after outpatient gynaecological surgery.

@article{Alkaissi1999EffectAP,
  title={Effect and placebo effect of acupressure (P6) on nausea and vomiting after outpatient gynaecological surgery.},
  author={Aidah Alkaissi and M St{\aa}lnert and Sigga Kalman},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={270-4}
}
BACKGROUND Acupuncture and acupressure have previously been reported to possess antiemetic effect. We wanted to investigate the "true" and placebo effect of acupressure in prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty women undergoing outpatient minor gynaecological surgery were entered into a double-blind and randomised study. One group received acupressure with bilateral stimulation of P6 (A), a second group received bilateral placebo stimulation (P) and… CONTINUE READING

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