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Effect of acupressure on nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. A randomized, placebo-controlled, pilot study

Werntoft, Elisabet LU and Dykes, Anna-Karin LU (2001) In Journal of Reproductive Medicine 46(9). p.835-839
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To compare the antiemetic effect of acupressure at the Neiguan point (P6) in a group of healthy women with normal pregnancy and nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP) with a similar group receiving acupressure at a placebo point and another, similar group not receiving any treatment. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, placebo-controlled, pilot study involving 60 women. RESULTS: It is possible to reduce NVP significantly with acupressure at P6 as compared to acupressure at a placebo point or no treatment at all in healthy women with normal pregnancies. Relief from nausea appeared one day after starting treatment in both the P6 and placebo groups but lasted for only six days in the placebo group. The P6 group, however, experienced... (More)
OBJECTIVE: To compare the antiemetic effect of acupressure at the Neiguan point (P6) in a group of healthy women with normal pregnancy and nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP) with a similar group receiving acupressure at a placebo point and another, similar group not receiving any treatment. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, placebo-controlled, pilot study involving 60 women. RESULTS: It is possible to reduce NVP significantly with acupressure at P6 as compared to acupressure at a placebo point or no treatment at all in healthy women with normal pregnancies. Relief from nausea appeared one day after starting treatment in both the P6 and placebo groups but lasted for only six days in the placebo group. The P6 group, however, experienced significantly less nausea after 14 days as compared to the other two groups. CONCLUSION: This study involved 60 healthy women with normal pregnancy and suffering from NVP. According to the results, in healthy women with normal pregnancy it is possible to reduce NVP significantly at P6 as compared to acupressure at a placebo point and to no treatment. (Less)
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acupressure, hyperemesis gravidarum, pregnancy complications, vomiting, nausea
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Journal of Reproductive Medicine
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46
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9
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835 - 839
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Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Inc.
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0024-7758
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English
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: To compare the antiemetic effect of acupressure at the Neiguan point (P6) in a group of healthy women with normal pregnancy and nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP) with a similar group receiving acupressure at a placebo point and another, similar group not receiving any treatment. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, placebo-controlled, pilot study involving 60 women. RESULTS: It is possible to reduce NVP significantly with acupressure at P6 as compared to acupressure at a placebo point or no treatment at all in healthy women with normal pregnancies. Relief from nausea appeared one day after starting treatment in both the P6 and placebo groups but lasted for only six days in the placebo group. The P6 group, however, experienced significantly less nausea after 14 days as compared to the other two groups. CONCLUSION: This study involved 60 healthy women with normal pregnancy and suffering from NVP. According to the results, in healthy women with normal pregnancy it is possible to reduce NVP significantly at P6 as compared to acupressure at a placebo point and to no treatment.},
  author       = {Werntoft, Elisabet and Dykes, Anna-Karin},
  issn         = {0024-7758},
  keyword      = {acupressure,hyperemesis gravidarum,pregnancy complications,vomiting,nausea},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {835--839},
  publisher    = {Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Reproductive Medicine},
  title        = {Effect of acupressure on nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. A randomized, placebo-controlled, pilot study},
  volume       = {46},
  year         = {2001},
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