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Effect of Acupuncture on Postoperative Ileus after Distal Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, In : Digestive system 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5362830/ J Gastric Cancer. 2017 Mar;17(1):11-20. doi: 10.5230/jgc.2017.17.e2. 
By Jung SY, Chae HD, Kang UR, Kwak MA, Kim IH. 

Abstract 

PURPOSE: Acupuncture has recently been accepted as a treatment option for managing postoperative ileus (POI) and various functional gastrointestinal disorders. Therefore, we conducted a prospective randomized study to evaluate the effect of acupuncture on POI and other surgical outcomes in patients who underwent gast...

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Acupuncture for IBS

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, In : Digestive system 

33-year-old Vicki had suffered from tummy aches for many years. She was diagnosed with IBS when she was 18. Quite often, especially when she felt anxious or stressed, there was a crampy ache in her abdomen mostly on the left side. Her stools could be either loose or dry. She would feel lethargic. She also had cold hands and feet. Since none of the medicines could help, she decided to try acupuncture. In the first session, I used some points in her tummy and legs. Moxabustion was combined with...


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Electroacupuncture For Patients With Diarrhea-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Functional Diarrhea: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, October 27, 2016, In : Digestive system 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27310980
Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jun; 95(24):e3884.
By Zheng H

Abstract

Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) and functional diarrhea (FD) are highly prevalent, and the effectiveness of acupuncture for managing IBS-D and FD is still unknown. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of electro-acupuncture with loperamide. It was a prospective, randomized, parallel group controlled trial. A total of 448 participants were randomly a...

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Acupuncture for Barrett's Oesophagus

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, April 2, 2015, In : Digestive system 
Jeanne, a 71-year-old housewife, started having reflux, swallowing difficulty and cough two years ago. As nothing could control the symptoms, she was sent for an endoscopy examination six months ago then was diagnosed with Barrett's oesophagus. This condition refers to an abnormal change in the cells of the lower portion of the oesophagus. It is characterized by the replacement of the normal stratified squamous epithelium lining of the oesophagus by simple columnar epithelium with goblet cell...

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Acupuncture for IBS and Hiatus Hernia

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, January 14, 2013, In : Digestive system 
67-year-old Elizabeth had a number of problems when she first came to see me in 2012. She'd had IBS for years and suffered from tummy ache and constipation. In the last few months she'd had acid reflux and had been diagnosed with hiatus hernia. She was anxious, tired and restless at night, and also having headaches, stiff neck and achy back. She had thready pulse and pale tongue with white coating. I believed that in terms of Chinese medicine, the key point in her case was malfunction of the ...
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Acupuncture for Diarrhoea

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, September 3, 2012, In : Digestive system 

65 year-old George is a tall and extremely thin man, who’s always had a weak constitution. He first came to see me in 2008 when he was losing weight and having fatigue. After a few sessions of acupuncture he felt more energetic and put 12 lb’s weight back. In March 2011 he came to see me again for a problem of diarrhoea. For the last 8-9 months he’d had very loose bowels sometimes 2­-3 times a day. He was getting more and more worried as it went on and on, because he was too thin and...


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Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for Cancer - Case Study

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, In : Digestive system 

Mr B, 59 yrs, education consultant. His first visit was in Feb 2007. The patient’s main complaint was having an abdominal ache which started in May last year. The ache often set off after food. His bowel motions had been increasing from normally once every day to 3-4 times a day, but the stools were soft and well formed. His appetite was normal. He didn’t have any tired feeling. He’d always had light sleep during the night, and recently it seemed to take longer to fall to sleep. Mr B su...


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Acupuncture for Stomach Pain (gastritis) - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, October 20, 2011, In : Digestive system 

59 year-old Mrs Jackson came from Scotland. Her complaint was a stomach pain for 15 years. She often felt bloated in the stomach and belched a lot. The symptoms seemed had started after she took a lot of antibiotics for an infection many years ago. Her doctor said it was gastritis and prescribed various medications, but none of them could get rid of the symptoms completely. I gave her an electro-acupuncture treatment. The points I used were Zhong Wan in the abdomen, Liang Qiu in the legs, Ge ...


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