The effects of P6 electrical acustimulation
on postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients after infratentorial craniotomy.
After the 2015 Cochrone review of the literature, it was recognized that acupressure, acustimulation, acupuncture, ginger, chamomile, vitamin B6, lemon oil, and mint oil had variable results with limitations (Matthews et al., 2015).
Another randomized control trial on P6 stimulation through acustimulation (low level electrical impulses) yielded favorable results for reducing nausea and vomiting (Rosen et al., 2003).
Acupressure and acustimulation bands for control of nausea: a brief review.
Most recently, another novel method of electroacupuncture has been introduced: a method called transcutaneous electroacupuncture or transcutaneous electrical acustimulation
(1) In a Cochrane review of NVP, investigators analyzed 37 trials involving treatments such as acupressure, acustimulation
, acupuncture, ginger, chamomile, lemon oil, vitamin [B.sub.6], and antiemetic medications.
Safe, successful nausea suppression in early pregnancy with P-6 acustimulation
. J Reprod Med.
One study of acustimulation
did, however, report some improvement over three weeks.
Chiang et al., "Randomized, placebo-controlled trial of K1 acupoint acustimulation to prevent cisplatin-induced or oxaliplatin-induced nausea," Cancer, vol.
Morrow et al., "Acustimulation wrist bands are not effective for the control of chemotherapy-induced nausea in women with breast cancer," Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol.
In this study, electrical acustimulation of WAA was used in the treatment group and sham acupuncture was used in control group, 2 times treatment per week and totally 4 weeks treatment were provided for each group.
Jenkins, "Electrical acustimulation of the wrist for chronic neck pain: a randomized, sham-controlled trial using a wrist-ankle acustimulation device," Clinical Journal of Pain, vol.