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Research Archive

Welcome to our Chinese medicine and acupuncture research news pages. We add to the content of these pages continuously as more research news comes in. Browse through the complete archive below or use the category links on the right.

Please note that the most twenty recent research archive items are free to view but access to the thousands of items in the archive require a journal subscription.

A relief band that applies transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) at Neiguan P-6 is more effective at relieving post-operative nausea and vomiting than a wristband that applies acupressure ...

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Patients with advanced gastric cancer experience a significant reduction in gastrointestinal symptoms induced by chemotherapy when treated with acupuncture ...

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Radiotherapy patients who receive acupuncture need fewer anti-emetics and have better eating capacity than those receiving standard care ...

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A Swedish pilot study has tested a modified single subject experimental design for evaluating the use of acupuncture for emesis during radiotherapy.

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A study on the effects of acupressure at the point Neiguan P-6, placed subjects in an optokinetic drum for a twelve minute rotation period. The subjects in the P-6 acupressure group reported significantly less nausea than those in dummy-point acupres

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A review of 33 controlled trials into the use of acupuncture as an anti-emetic in pregnancy and following chemotherapy and surgery shows its effectiveness. In four trials where acupuncture was given under anaesthesia it was found to be equal to or in

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In this single-blind randomised study, two groups of patients suffering post-operative nausea and vomiting lasting longer than ten minutes were respectively treated by i. needling at bilateral Neiguan P-6, and ii. needling of a 'dummy' point near the

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A double-blind randomised controlled study of acupuncture versus a placebo was carried out on 81 patients scheduled for day case gynaecological laparoscopic surgery. The acupuncture patients who received treatment at Neiguan P-6 showed a 65% reductio

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The effect of stimulating Tianzhu BL-10, Dazhu BL-11 and Yanglingquan GB-34 by needeless acuplasters to control vomiting in children (age 3 to 14) after strabismus surgery was evaluated by comparing them with a group who received placebo treatment. T

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regnant women who experience exceptionally severe morning sickness may benefit from acupuncture in addition to standard treatment, researchers in Sweden report. In a study of 33 pregnant women, only 7 of 17 women were still vomiting 3 days after acup

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In a study to assess the benefits of acupressure at Neiguan P-6 in the treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, researches at Lund University in Sweden asked 60 pregnant women suffering from symptoms to a) wear a wrist band at Neiguan P-6, b) w

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In a study carried out at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, a sham-controlled, double-blinded study was designed to examine the antiemetic efficacy of transcutaneous acupoint electrical stimulation (TAES) in a surgical population (

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Patients given cyclophosphamide infusion for rheumatic diseases, suffer from nausea and vomiting as a side-effect. To assess the potential benefits of acupuncture in reducing these symptoms, a Swedish study compared the use of ondansetron (an anti-em

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A study of 593 women at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia, who were less than 14 weeks pregnant and suffered from symptoms of nausea or vomiting, compared traditional acupuncture, simple acupuncture at Neiguan P-6 only,

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A systematic review of 26 acupuncture trials into the use of Neiguan P-6 for post-operative nausea has found that it is as successful as routine anti-sickness medication and is both cheaper and has fewer side effects. (http://www.cochrane.org//cochra

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A systematic review published by the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organisation that evaluates medical research, pooled results from nine studies into the use of acupuncture for post-chemotherapy vomiting. Overall, 22% of patients who rece

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Traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCHM) does not reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy on patients’ blood cell populations, however it does have a significant impact on control of nausea. One hundred and twenty patients with early-stage br

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Self-applied acupressure for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting has been found to compare favourably with placebo. A multicentre, longitudinal, randomised clinical trial enrolled 160 women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. Subjects wer

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The efficacy of auricular acupuncture for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting after cholecystectomy has been investigated by Iranian researchers. One hundred female patients undergoing transabdominal cholecystectomy were randomly allo

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Researchers have investigated whether acupuncture can reduce the need for antiemetic medication during chemotherapy in paediatric oncology. A multicentre crossover study carried out at five hospitals in Germany enrolled 23 children, mean age 13.6 yea

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