Patients with systemic sclerosis have unique and persistent alterations in gastric myoelectrical activity with acupressure to Neiguan point PC6.

@article{Wollaston2005PatientsWS,
  title={Patients with systemic sclerosis have unique and persistent alterations in gastric myoelectrical activity with acupressure to Neiguan point PC6.},
  author={Dianne E Wollaston and Xiaohong Xu and Osamu Tokumaru and Jiande D. Z. Chen and Terry Ann McNearney},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={494-501}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of acupressure on gastric myoelectrical activity (GMA) in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and its possible influence on SSc-associated gastrointestinal (GI) dysmotility disorders. METHODS Acupressure to Neiguan point PC6 (GI, antiemetic point) was applied while SSc patients and healthy control subjects were monitored by 4-channel surface electrogastrography (EGG) during 30-minute baseline, acupressure, and recovery intervals. Frequency of GI symptoms and… CONTINUE READING

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