AcuTrials

Comparison study between acupuncture and pentazocine analgesic and respiratory post-operative effects

Item

Title

Comparison study between acupuncture and pentazocine analgesic and respiratory post-operative effects

Date

1981

volume

9(3)

pages

225-235

Research Type

RCT

Abstract

The authors studied the effects of acupuncture and pentazocine on post-operative respiratory function and pain management on patients hysterectomized by means of a subumbilical midline incision. The acupunctural technique consisted of GB-26, St-36, Sp-6 and auricular Shen-Men bilateral electrostimulation for 40 minutes. The analgesic effect of acupuncture was equivalent to that of 30 mg pentazocine, yet the most important effect of acupuncture consisted in a net increase of vital capacity during the period of acupuncture analgesia that lasted for 3-4 hr after stimulation; contrariwise, pentazocine did not cause any vital capacity increment and vital capacity remained at the levels observed prior to narcotic administration

Frequency of Treatment

N/A

Time in Treatment

1 Day

has health condition studied

Anesthesia and Analgesia

has study population number

34

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