Acupressure for the in-patient treatment of nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy: A randomized control trial

Heazell, A., Thorneycroft, J., Walton, V. and Etherington, I. (2006) Acupressure for the in-patient treatment of nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy: A randomized control trial. American Journal of Obstetrics And Gynecology, 194 3: 815-820.


Author Heazell, A.
Thorneycroft, J.
Walton, V.
Etherington, I.
Title Acupressure for the in-patient treatment of nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy: A randomized control trial
Journal name American Journal of Obstetrics And Gynecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-9378
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ajog.2005.08.042
Volume 194
Issue 3
Start page 815
End page 820
Total pages 6
Editor M. H. Kim
T. J. Garite
Place of publication USA
Publisher Mosby, Inc
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321014 Obstetrics and Gynaecology
730118 Organs, diseases and abnormal conditions not elsewhere classified
Abstract Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of acupressure at the P6 point for the in-patient treatment of severe nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Study design: This was a prospective single-blind randomized control trial that involved 80 patients with nausea and vomiting plus ketonuria before 14 weeks of gestation. Results: There was no difference between length of stay, amount of medication, or fluid required between the acupressure and placebo groups, although acupressure reduced the number of patients who stayed >= 4 nights in the hospital. Acupressure was well tolerated and not associated with an increase in perinatal morbidity or death. Conclusion: The use of acupressure Lit the P6 point does not reduce the amount of antiemetric medication that is required, the requirement for intravenous fluid, and median duration of inpatient stay more than the use of placebo. A small reduction was seen in the number of women who required >= 4 days in the hospital. (c) 2006 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Keyword Obstetrics & Gynecology
Nausea
Vomiting
Acupressure
Treatment
Hyperemesis Gravidarum
P6 Acupressure
Motion Sickness
Acupuncture
Prevention
Symptoms
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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