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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2013 Jul;33(7):648-52.

[Effect of assisted anesthesia of auricular point magnetic sticking on postoperative recovery of gynecological surgery].

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Department of Anesthesiology, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of TCM, Guangzhou 510120, Guangdong Province, China.



To explore an optimum method on postoperative recovery of general-anesthesia gynecological laparoscopic surgery.


One hundred and twenty cases of gynecological laparoscopic surgery were randomly divided into three groups, 40 cases in each one. The sensitive points of bilateral Shenmen (TF4), Zigong (TF2), Wei (CO4), Dachang (CO7) and so on were selected in all three groups one night before the surgery. The sticking with magnetic beads was applied in the group A. The magnetic beads were in-pair stuck at front-back corresponding location of both ears in the group B. The same-appearance plaster was put at the corresponding acupoints in the group C. The intubation anesthesia was applied in all three groups and postoperative recovery of gynecological laparoscopic surgery was observed.


The postoperative visual analogue scale (VAS) was (1.77 +/- 1.65) in the group A and (1.80 +/- 1.96) in the group B, which was both lower than (2.62 +/- 1.46) in the group C (both P < 0.01). The occurrence rate of nausea and vomiting was 25.0% (9/36) in the group A and 20.0% (8/40) in the group B, which was both lower than 50.0% (19/38) in the group C (both P < 0.01). The recovery of borborygmus on postoperative 1st and 3rd day in the group A and B was faster than that in the group C (both P < 0.05), while time of fart and defecation in the group A and B was earlier than that in the group C (both P < 0.05). The score of state-trait anxiety inventory in the group A and B was lower than that in the group C (both P < 0.05), but the differences of each item between the group A and B were not obvious (both P > 0.05).


The auricular point sticking could support analgesia of general-anesthesia gynecological laparoscopic surgery, which could relieve anxiety mood, reduce occurrence of nausea and vomiting and improve function of stomach and intestine to benefit postoperative recovery. However, the effect of in-pair sticking of auricular point with magnetic beads at front-back acupoints was not obviously strengthened.

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