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Scand J Prim Health Care. 2001 Mar;19(1):43-7.

Acupressure treatment of morning sickness in pregnancy. A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

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Havnegata General Practice, Harstad, Norway.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To find out whether acupressure wristband can alleviate nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy.

DESIGN:

Double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

SUBJECTS:

97 women with mean gestational length completed 8-12 weeks.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Symptoms were recorded according to intensity, duration and nature of complaints.

RESULTS:

71% of women in the intervention group reported both less intensive morning sickness and reduced duration of symptoms. The same tendency was seen in the placebo group, with 59% reporting less intensity and 63% shorter duration of symptoms. However, a significance level of 5% was reached only in the case of duration of symptoms, which was reduced by 2.74 hours in the intervention group compared to 0.85 hours in the placebo group (p = 0.018).

CONCLUSIONS:

Acupressure wristband might be an alternative therapy for morning sickness in early pregnancy, especially before pharmaceutical treatment is considered.

PMID:
11303547
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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