Acupuncture-point stimulation for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Acupuncture Points
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting, Anticipatory

abstract

  • This review complements data on postoperative nausea and vomiting, suggesting a biologic effect of acupuncture-point stimulation. Electroacupuncture has demonstrated benefit for chemotherapy-induced acute vomiting, but studies with state-of-the-art antiemetics as well as studies for refractory symptoms are needed to determine clinical relevance. Acupressure seems to reduce chemotherapy-induced acute nausea severity, though studies did not involve a placebo control. Noninvasive electrostimulation seems unlikely to have a clinically relevant impact when patients are given state-of-the-art pharmacologic antiemetic therapy.

publication date

  • December 2005

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2005.06.028

PubMed ID

  • 16192603

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 7188

end page

  • 98

volume

  • 23

number

  • 28