By Dundee JW; Ghaly G.
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 1991 Jul, 50(1):78-80.
AT: UCLA Biomed W1 CL681
(PE title: Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics.)
Abstract: The incidence of postoperative illness was monitored for 6 hours in
74 women premedicated with nalbuphine, 10 mg, and undergoing short
gynecologic operations of similar duration under methohexitalnitrous
Each patient received P6 acupuncture for 5 minutes
at the time of administration of premedication. In random order the site of
the acupuncture had been previously infiltrated with normal saline solution
in half of the patients and 1% lidocaine in the remaining patients.
Postoperative emetic sequelae occurred significantly more often in those
who received lidocaine compared with the group that received saline
This demonstrates the ability of a local anesthetic administered
at the point of stimulation to block the antiemetic action of P6
acupuncture in a manner similar to that shown by others for analgesia.