Acupuncture Point P6 stimulation prevents postoperative Nausea and Vomiting with few Side Effects

Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are two of the most common complications after anaesthesia and surgery.

Drugs are only partially effective in preventing PONV and may cause adverse effects.

Alternative methods, such as stimulating an Acupuncture point on the wrist (P6 acupoint stimulation), have been studied in many trials.

The use of P6 acupoint stimulation can reduce the risk of nausea and vomiting after surgery, with minimal side effects. The risks of postoperative nausea and vomiting were similar after P6 acupoint stimulation and antiemetic drugs.

Cochrane Reports, Published January 19, 2011

About David Drysdale

David Drysdale has worked as an Osteopath in the West End of Glasgow since 1996. David combines a wide range of techniques when treating a patient, ranging from Osteopathic Manipulation, Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Nutrition and Exercise. Treatments are tailored for the Patient. It is understood that some people simply do not like osteopathic manipulation, while others like Deep Tissue Massage, or benefit from Cranio-Sacral Therapy. There are different ways of treating people who are in pain, and providing the treatment that works for you is very important. Osteopathy is well known for treating Headaches, Neck & Back Pain, but many other conditions such as migraines, frozen shoulder and arthritis can all respond well to good Osteopathic treatment.
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Many Thanks…………….. Davy Drysdale

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