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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    State-of-the-art: Acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting

    In a published review, the effectiveness of acupuncture was evaluated in postoperative nausea and vomiting, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting.

    Postoperative nausea and vomiting

    • 26 studies
    • Acupuncture-point stimulation was effective for both nausea and vomiting.

    Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

    • Results of 11 trials differ based on the type of acupuncture used.
    • Acupressure appears effective for first-day nausea.
    • Electroacupuncture was effective for first-day vomiting.
    • Noninvasive electrostimulation was no more effective than placebo for any outcome.

    Pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting

    • Results were mixed.

    More information on this topic is here and here.

    12/21/06 23:52 JR

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