Diabetic patients who suffer from a common complication of diabetes called gastroparesis may find that chronic electrical stimulation at specific acupuncture points could relieve symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, early satiety, abdominal fullness, upper abdominal pain and bloating, according to study results unveiled at the American College of Gastroenterology's 77th Annual Scientific meeting. “These are very severe symptoms and could be life-threatening as the treatment options for these patients are very limited and there are no effective medications,” said lead investigator UTMB’s Jiande Chen, who noted that the device looks and works like the microstimulators used to alleviate motion sickness that are already on the market. The news also appears in Science Daily.