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STUDY: acupuncture helps
JOURNAL: Rheumatology 2003; 42: 1149-1154
AUTHORS: A. Josefson and M. Kreuter1
ABSTRACT: Compared with ondansetron treatment alone, the combined acupuncture–ondansetron treatment significantly decreased both the severity of nausea and the number of bouts of vomiting 24 and 48 h after the subjects had received acupuncture at the first treatment session.
COMMENTARY: Combined treatment with acupuncture and ondansetron reduces the severity and the duration of chemotherapy-induced nausea as well as the number of bouts of vomiting as compared with ondansetron therapy alone, in patients with rheumatic diseases.