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Electroacupuncture at Tianshu (ST 25) and Zusanli (ST 36) relieves IBS

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Objective: To investigate whether electroacupuncture at bilateral Tianshu (ST 25) and Zusanli (ST 36) acupoints could alleviate stress-induced irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and evaluate its effect on gut microbiota and corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF). Methods: Thirty C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into the normal, water avoidance stress (WAS), and WAS+EA groups (10 mice …

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Acupuncture and moxibustion relieves IBS

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Background: Irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS) is a chronic functional gastrointestinal disorder that has a significant impact on quality of life, work productivity, and healthcare resources. External therapy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has positive effects on IBS and is simple, convenient, and low-cost. This study aimed to systematically evaluate …

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Acupuncture helps IBS when other care doesn’t

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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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Acupuncture regulates brain-gut and reduces inflammation in IBS

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Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of gut-brain interaction with challenging treatment. According to evidence-based studies, acupuncture is likely to be a promising therapy and subservient adjunct for IBS. Mechanism study of acupuncture based on related clinical trials of high quality, nevertheless, is still vacant. Aim: This study aims …

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Acupuncture and moxibustion improves the quality of life in people with IBS

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Objective: This study was aimed at comparing the clinical efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion on irritable bowel syndrome complicated with diarrhoea in adults and providing guidance for clinical treatment. Methods: PubMed, The Cochrane Library, Embase, CBM, CNKI, and VIP and Wanfang databases were searched to obtain clinical randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on …

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The Chinese herbal formula Tong Xie Yao Fang is effective for IBS

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Diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a highly relapsing gastrointestinal disorder decreasing the quality of life. Existing studies indicated that the therapeutic effects maintained for a period of time after the treatments were discontinued (post-treatment therapeutic effects or PTTE). In this study, we aim to assess the PTTE of …

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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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