H.P. Ogal ,B. Eistert 2, H. Hammermann 2, C. Schellenberg I, S. Duennes 1, W. Krumholz 3, H. Glanz 2, G., Hempelmann 1
Dep..of.Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine,Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany 1, Department of ENT, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany 2, Department ofAnaesthesiology, Bethlehem Hospital, Stolberg Germany 3
In 8 groups of 30 patients (n=240) various procedures of reducing an increased retching irritation (gag-reflex) during laryngoscopy were randomized and simply blind studied during the ENT check-up.
– Surface anaesthesia with lidocain spray
– Acupuncture at Ren Mai 24
– Falsum-acupuncture at the lateral chin
– Placebo treatment (inactivated laser pen)
– 0.5 ml NaCI 0.9% injection at the acupuncture point Ren Mai 24
– Lidocain 0.5% injection at the acupuncture point Ren Mai 24
– Lidocaine 2.0% injection at the acupuncture point Ren Mai 24
– Laryngoscopy without pre-treatment (control group)
Treatment with acupuncture at the Ren Mai 24 showed the most distinct reduction in retching reflex (gag-reflex).
Of the 8 above mentioned groups, acupuncture at the Ren Mai 24 showed a distinct reduction of an increased retching reflex (gag-reflex) in laryngoscopy during the ENT check-up.