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A Chinese herbal formula had been found to be effective for functional constipation by a study carried out in Hong Kong. The formula Ma Zi Ren Wan (MZRW - composed of Huo Ma Ren [Fructus Cannabis], Da Huang [Radix et Rhizoma...

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A Chinese meta-analysis has concluded that acupuncture exhibits clinically and statistically significant control of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms.

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Acupuncture may be effective for improving dyspeptic symptoms caused by diabetic gastroparesis (DGP), according to a meta-analysis from China.

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Acupuncture and moxibustion demonstrate better efficacy than oral sulphasalazine (OS) in treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a Chinese meta-analysis has found.

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Adding acupuncture to conventional treatment is beneficial for patients suffering from functional dyspepsia (FD), according to a Brazilian research team.

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Randomised controlled trials of herbal therapy for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) show encouraging results, but studies remain limited and heterogenous. Authors from Hong Kong analysed 21 RCTs including a total...

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A study carried out in China has found that a herbal formula, Fuzheng Huayu Capsule (FZHYC) can reduce the risk of bleeding and improve survival rates in liver cirrhosis patients with oesophageal varices.

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An experimental study had found that acupuncture at the ‘Four Gates’ (Siguan) can normalise accelerated gastrointestinal (GI) motility.

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A Chinese herbal formula appears to offer symptomatic improvement in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD), according to a Chinese study.

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A Chinese study has used ultrasound scanning to show that acupuncture at Jianjing GB-21 can regulate the volume of the gall bladder in cholecystitis patients and improve their symptoms.

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