Pressure on acupoints decreases postoperative pain.

  title={Pressure on acupoints decreases postoperative pain.},
  author={D Felhendler and Bj{\"o}rn Lisander},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  volume={12 4},
Our objective was to study the analgesic effect of acupoint pressure on postoperative pain in a controlled single-blind study. Forty patients undergoing knee arthroscopy in an ambulatory surgery unit in a university-affiliated hospital were randomized to receive either an active stimulation (AS) or a placebo stimulation (PS) 30 min after awakening from anesthesia. We stimulated 15 classical acupoints in the AS group, on the side contralateral to surgery, with a firm pressure and a gliding… CONTINUE READING