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Acupuncture Point Stimulation for Treatment of Chemotherapy Nausea and Vomiting

This randomized pilot clinical trial studies giving acupuncture in reducing nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Pressing and stimulating nerves at an acupuncture point on the inside of the wrist may help control nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy.

Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check to see if other locations are recruiting.



  • other : questionnaire administration
  • procedure : electroacupuncture therapy
  • procedure : electroacupuncture therapy

Phase: N/A


Ages Eligible For Study:

8 Years - 21 Years

Inclusion Criteria

- Patient with a planned admission for at least 24 hours for highly emetogenic or moderately emetogenic chemotherapy at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital or Packard El Camino. - Planned to undergo at least 2 more cycles of chemotherapy. - Can include but not limited to: children with high risk ALL, AML, Ewing's Sarcoma, Osteosarcoma - History of vomiting with prior cycles of chemotherapy (2 episodes of emesis at minimum) despite use of conventional antiemetic medications. - Age 8-21. - Parent must be able to understand and willing to sign written informed consent document.

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