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Acupuncture helps relieve IBS

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Objective: The efficacy of acupuncture alone in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is controversial, but the benefit of acupuncture added to usual care has rarely been studied. We aimed to examine the benefit of acupuncture added to usual care through network meta-analysis (NMA). Methods: PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Register …

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Moxibustion benefits long-term relief of IBS symptoms

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Background: Moxibustion is increasingly used for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. This study investigated the long-term effects of moxibustion for IBS with diarrhea. Methods: Patients with IBS-D were assigned to receive moxibustion or sham moxibustion (52 each, 3× per week, 6 weeks) and were followed up to 24 weeks. The acupoints were …

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Moxibustion benefits IBS for up to 12 weeks

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Ethnopharmacological relevance: Moxibustion therapy is one of the traditional Chinese medicine external treatment methods, which involves crushing dried herb Artemisia argyi H. Lév. & Vanio and rolling it into a long cigarette-like strip, igniting it and using its warmth to stimulate specific acupuncture points for a certain period of time. It …

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Electroacupuncture at Hegu (LI 4) and Zusanli (ST 36) improves IBS

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Background and aim: Patients with diarrhea-dominant irritable bowel syndrome experience abdominal pain and reduced quality of life and need effective treatments. This study aimed to evaluate whether transcutaneous electrical acustimulation at two acupuncture points, Hegu (LI 4) and Zusanli (ST 36), could improve pain and quality of life of patients with …

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Moxibustion is effective for diarrhoea type IBS

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Purpose: Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder that imposes heavy burden on individuals and society. Asan external therapy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), moxibustion is usually used to treat diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. This study aimed to explore the efficacy of moxibustion in treating patients with diarrhoea-predominant …

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MRI proves acupuncture relieves IBS

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Background: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, as a functional gastrointestinal disorder, is characterized by abdominal pain and distension. Recent studies have shown that acupuncture treatment improves symptoms of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome by altering networks in certain brain regions. However, few studies have used resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to compare altered …

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Chinese herbal medicine improves IBS

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Purpose: Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) is an important complementary and alternative therapy for the management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Previous meta-analyses suggested that CHM is effective for IBS; nonetheless, its effectiveness is inconclusive owing to repeated significance testing. We aimed to examine the efficacy and safety of CHM for IBS …

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