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Keywords

acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, postoperative nausea and vomiting

 

Authors

  1. Chiravalle, Paulette BSN
  2. McCaffrey, Ruth ND, ARNP-BC

Abstract

The potential for postoperative nausea and vomiting is present in any patient who undergoes surgery and both are unpleasant and potentially dangerous consequences of surgery. Three types of complementary and alternative therapies that may help patients with postoperative nausea and vomiting include acupressure, acupuncture, and aromatherapy.