Choo, S.P., Kong, K.H., Lim, W.T., Gao, F., Chua, K., & Leong, S.S. (2006). Electroacupuncture for refractory acute emesis caused by chemotherapy. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 12, 963-969.doi: 10.1089/acm.2006.12.963
To evaluate the use of electroacupuncture in preventing anthracycline-based chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting (CINV) refractory to combination 5-HT3-antagonist and dexamethasone
Patients received electroacupuncture in addition to standard antiemetic prophylaxis. Acupuncture was started 10 minutes prior to start of chemotherapy infusion and then continued for an additional 20 minutes. The P6 acupuncture point was used, a second needle was inserted at a different point, and electrical stimulation was delivered.
This was a prospective trial.