Br J Anaesth. 1998 Oct; 81(4): 529-32.
Laser stimulation of acupuncture point P6 reduces postoperative vomiting in children undergoing strabismus surgery.
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria.
We conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study to investigate the effectiveness of P6 acupuncture on postoperative vomiting in children undergoing strabismus surgery. Acupuncture was performed by laser stimulation with a low-level laser. Laser stimulation of P6 was administered 15 min before induction of anaesthesia and 15 min after arriving in the recovery room. In the laser stimulation group, the incidence of vomiting was significantly lower (25%) than that in the placebo group (85%).