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

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Acupuncture Points
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Electroacupuncture
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

abstract

  • This review complements data on post-operative nausea and vomiting suggesting a biologic effect of acupuncture-point stimulation. Electroacupuncture has demonstrated benefit for chemotherapy-induced acute vomiting, but studies combining electroacupuncture with state-of-the-art antiemetics and in patients with refractory symptoms are needed to determine clinical relevance. Self-administered acupressure appears to have a protective effect for acute nausea and can readily be taught to patients though studies did not involve placebo control. Noninvasive electrostimulation appears unlikely to have a clinically relevant impact when patients are given state-of-the-art pharmacologic antiemetic therapy.

publication date

  • January 2006

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 16625560

Additional Document Info

start page

  • CD002285

number

  • 2