Acupuncture and anaesthesia
Publication in refereed journal


摘要Acupuncture and related techniques are increasingly practised in anaesthesia. This paper reviews the current evidence and applicability of acupuncture and related techniques for anaesthetic procedures and postoperative nausea and vomiting. Recent evidence suggests that manual acupuncture is effective for reducing preoperative anxiety and for postoperative pain relief. Current available data do not support the use of acupuncture as an adjunct to the general anaesthetic in the intraoperative setting. There are extensive and good quality data to support the use of P6 acupoint stimulation techniques for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting in combination with or as an alternative to conventional anti-emetics. The use of acupuncture for labour pain management appears promising but requires further research. Patient selection, acupoint selection, needling techniques, and mode of acupuncture need to be considered when applying acupuncture and related techniques in the perioperative setting. There are guidelines for the conduct and reporting of acupuncture research, and these should be followed to improve the quality of studies. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
著者Lee A., Chan S.
期刊名稱Best Practice and Research: Clinical Anaesthesiology
出版社Bailliere Tindall
出版地United Kingdom
頁次303 - 314
關鍵詞acupuncture, evidence-based medicine, pain, perioperative care, postoperative nausea and vomiting

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