[Observation on analgesia effect of electroacupuncture during gynecologic outpatient operation].

Author: Wang XH, Wu XL, Jin PL, Wang LD, Zhao ZE, Qin XY, Zhang ZY, Hu XZ, Cai ZL.
Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, People's Hospital of Anshun City, Anshun 561000, Guizhou Province, China. xh3220939@126.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2012 Oct
Other: Volume ID: 32 , Issue ID: 10 , Pages: 909-10 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 169

To verify the feasibility of electroacupuncture analgesia applied to gynecologic outpatient operation.
Two hundred patients were randomly divided into an electroacupuncture analgesia group and an intravenous anesthesia group, 100 cases in each group. Operation types included artificial abortion, diagnostic curettage and remove of intrauterine divice. The electroacupuncture analgesia group was treated with electroacupuncture at bilateral Hegu (LI 4) and Neiguan (PC 6), and the routine gynecologic outpatient operation was performed under patients' waking state. The intravenous anesthesia group was treated with routine gynecologic outpatient operation after intravenous injection of fentanyl and propofol.
The excellent rate and the effective rate of analgesia were 88.0% (88/100) and 100.0% (100/100) in the electroacupuncture analgesia group, and 94.0% (94/100) and 100.0% (100/100) in the intravenous anesthesia group, with no statistically significant differences between the two groups (all P > 0.05). There was no adverse reaction in the electroacupuncture anesthesia group, but 11 cases of adverse reactions in the intravenous anesthesia group.
Electroacupuncture analgesia can effectively alleviate the pain during gynecologic outpatient operation and it is simple and safe without adverse reactions.
PMID: 23259270