Thème 1 : préparation par acupuncture des interventions chirurgicales (anxiété pré-opératoire).


The use of auricular acupuncture to reduce preoperative anxiety. Wang SM, Peloquin C, Kain ZN. Anesth Analg. 2001;93(5):1178-80.

Single-blind and Double-blind Randomized Controlled Trials of Palmtherapy®, an Alternative Medical Approach, for Anxiety before Cardiac Catheterization. Blaer Y, Jafari J, Podberezsky A, David T, Reizin L, Benjamin J. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2008 Mar; 5(1): 103-105.

Thème 2 : nausées et vomissements post-opératoires et acupuncture.


Belfast experience with P6 acupuncture antiemesis. Dundee JW. Ulster Med J. 1990 Apr; 59(1): 63-70.

The use of nonpharmacologic techniques to prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting: a meta-analysis. Lee A, Done ML. Anesth Analg. 1999 Jun;88(6):1362-9.

P6 acupressure may relieve nausea and vomiting after gynecological surgery: an effectiveness study in 410 women. Alkaissi A, Evertsson K, Johnsson VA, Ofenbartl L, Kalman S. Can J Anaesth. 2002 Dec;49(10):1034-9.

Electroacupuncture prophylaxis of postoperative nausea and vomiting following pediatric tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy. Rusy LM, Hoffman GM, Weisman SJ. Anesthesiology. 2002 Feb;96(2):300-5.

A Randomized Controlled Comparison of Electro-Acupoint Stimulation or Ondansetron Versus Placebo for the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting, Gan TJ, Jiao KR, Zenn M, Georgiade G.  Anesth Analg 2004;99:1070–5.

Prevention of PONV by acustimulation with capsicum plaster is comparable to ondansetron after middle ear surgery.  Mahender NM, Asok JP, Zubair UM. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 2005 ;52(5) :485-9.

Prise en charge des nausées et vomissements postopératoires Conférence d’experts, Congrès de la SFAR 2007.

Thème 3 :
douleur post-opératoire et acupuncture.


The effect of location of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on postoperative opioid analgesic requirement: acupoint versus nonacupoint stimulation. Chen L, Tang J, White PF, Sloninsky A, Wender RH, Naruse R, Kariger R. Anesth Analg. 1998;87(5):1129-34.

Effect of electroacupuncture on postoperative. pain on cesarean section. Lin JG. China Medical College. 488-507.

Acupuncture is a feasible treatment for post-thoracotomy pain: results of a prospective pilot trial. Vickers AJ, Rusch VW, Malhotra VT, Downey RJ, Cassileth BR.. BMC Anesthesiol. 2006 May 3;6:5.


Vidéo :
Acupuncture Reduces Pain, Need for Opioids after Surgery

Thème 4 : acupuncture et reprise du transit intestinal en post-opératoire.


The use of Chinese herbs in abdominal surgery in obstetrics and gynaecology. Gao XQ, Liu LX, Liu DH. Ulster Med J. 1984; 53(2): 125-127.

Thème 5 :
acupuncture et rétention d’urine post-opératoire.

Thème 6 :
acupuncture et hoquet post-opératoire.