By Dundee JW; Yang J; McMillan C.
Non-invasive stimulation of the P6 (Neiguan) antiemetic acupuncture point
in cancer chemotherapy.
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1991 Apr, 84(4):210-2.
Pub type: Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial.
AT: UCLA Biomed W! R0855B
(PE title: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Supplement.)
AT: UCLA Biomed W1 R0855
(PE title: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.)
Abstract: The beneficial effects of transcutaneous electrical stimulation of
the P6 antiemetic point (Neiguan) as an adjuvant to standard antiemetics
was studied in over 100 patients in whom chemotherapy-induced sickness was
not adequately controlled by antiemetics alone.
Although the results were
not quite as good as with invasive acupuncture, more than 75% patients
achieved considerable benefit from what was a non-toxic procedure. The use
of large diffuse low impedance electrodes simplifies the technique. The 2
hourly application of Sea Bands prolongs the antiemetic action. Best
results were obtained from the 2 hourly self-administration of 5 min of
transcutaneous electrical stimulation of P6 using a simple battery-operated
TENS machine (15 Hz) to activate a large, easy-to-place surface electrode
and increasing current until Qi is elicited.