Acupuncture is proven effective for pre-surgical anxiety, post-surgical pain, swelling, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, urine retention, and cloudiness due to anesthetics. It also speeds up over-all recovery after surgery or hospitalization.
Acupressure for prevention of pre-operative anxiety: a prospective, randomised, placebo controlled study. Anaesthesia. 2005 Oct;60(10):978-81.
- Acupressure is effective in decreasing both pre-operative anxiety and bispectral index (BIS) values
Post-Surgical Pain Relief and Movement Improvement
Pain-relief and movement improvement by acupuncture after ablation and axillary lymphadenectomy in patients with mammary cancer. Clin Exp Obstetrics & Gynecology. 1999;26(2):81-4
- Acupuncture is an effective treatment to relieve pain and improve arm-movements after ablation and axillary lymphadenectomy.
Post-Surgical Nausea, Vomiting, Anxiety & Pain
Effect of acupressure on nausea, vomiting, anxiety and pain among post-cesarean section women in Taiwan. Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Science. 2005 Aug;21(8):341-50.
- Results indicated that the acupressure group had a significantly lower incidence of nausea, vomiting, anxiety and pain perception due to the cesarean section procedure than the control group.