P6 acupressure/acupuncture point for PONV

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P6 acupressure/acupuncture point for PONV
By Cristina Cunanan
LOCATION: three of the patient's fingerbreadths proximal to the proximal wrist
fold, between the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis tendons
INDICATION: Chest pain, palpitation, stomachache, nausea, vomiting,
insomnia, epilepsy, dizziness from depression, stroke, wheezing, paralysis,
migraine, fever, pain in arm or elbow etc.
Lee A, Fan LTY. Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point P6 for preventing
postoperative nausea and vomiting. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
2009, Issue 2
Conclusions: P6 acupoint stimulation prevented PONV
Frey et al. P6 acustimulation effectively decreases postoperative nausea and
vomiting in high risk patients. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2009; 102: 620-5
Conclusions: continuous 24 hours acustimulation decreases PONV,
particularly in patients at high risk
Arnberger et al. Monitoring of neuromuscular blockade at the P6 acupuncture
point reduces the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting.
Anesthesiology 2007; 107:903-8
Conclusions: intraoperative p6 acupuncture point stimulation with a
conventional nerve stimulator during surgery significantly reduced the
incidence of PONV over 24 hours, similar to that of commonly used
antiemetic drugs
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