Stimulation Of The Wrist Acupuncture Point P6 For Preventing Postoperative Nausea And Vomiting
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Patients with a very high baseline risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting are more likely to benefit from P6 acupoint stimulation. No major side effects were associated with P6 acupoint stimulation. The risks of postoperative nausea and vomiting were similar after P6 acupoint stimulation and antiemetic drugs. P6 acupoint stimulation may be a suitable alternative or addition to antiemetic drugs for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting.
(CD003281) by Lee and Fan
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