The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Acupuncture for nausea and vomiting: where do we go from here?

    An earlier entry noted that updated guidelines for managing nausea and vomiting following surgery include acupuncture.

    Five minutes of manual or electrical stimulation at the P6 acupuncture point (as shown in the illustration) is the primary point of treatment. Some supportive studies are listed here.

    What issues remain to be address in clinical trials?

    • The value of antiemetic drugs in patients treated with acupuncture
    • Options for patients with conditions that do not respond
    • What is the effect of adding acupuncture points to P6?
    • How can treatment be tailored to the patient?s specific needs based on a Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis?
    • Identify predictors of response in different conditions in order to optimize acupuncture point therapy

    Let me add one more.

    • Make acupuncture available to more nauseated people.

    Illustration: AnaesthesiaUK

    10/31/06 21:49 JR

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