Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Selected Controlled Trials of Acupuncture for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Updated January 18, 2011

Acupuncture treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. A double-blind controlled study.  Digestion. 2001;64(2):100-3.

Symptom management for irritable bowel syndrome: a pilot randomized controlled trial of acupuncture/moxibustion.  Gastroenterol Nurs. 2009 Jul-Aug;32(4):243-55.

Neuroendocrinological effects of acupuncture treatment in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.  Complement Ther Med. 2007 Dec;15(4):255-63. Epub 2007 Feb 20.

Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: a blinded placebo-controlled trial.  World J Gastroenterol. 2005 Jul 14;11(26):4040-4.

Rectal hypersensitivity reduced by acupoint TENS in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome: a pilot study.  Dig Dis Sci. 2004 Feb;49(2):312-9.

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