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Korean hand acupuncture (KHA) has been shown to be effective in relieving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

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Clinicians in Hong Kong have found that electro-acupuncture (EA) treatment reduces both the duration of post-operative ileus (POI - hypomotility of the gastrointestinal tract following surgery) and length of hospital stay...

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A large trial of acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has shown that the treatment has significant benefits.

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Researchers from Hong Kong suggest that electro-acupuncture can alter the activation of neural pathways for pain perception in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients

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A Chinese study has found that acupuncture treatment can significantly improve symptoms and quality of life for functional dyspepsia (FD) patients and that this correlates with specific changes in brain activity.

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A large trial of acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has shown that the treatment has significant benefits.

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Acupuncture appears to be an effective adjunct to conventional analgesia for patients recovering from haemorrhoidectomy.

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A meta-analysis of the results from RCTs of acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has found no benefit of acupuncture on IBS symptom severity or IBS-related quality of life compared to sham acupuncture controls.

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A Chinese herbal formula developed from a combination of two traditional Chinese herbal formulations - Tong Xie Yao Fang and Zhong Man Fen Xiao Wan - has been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory activities in immune cells in vitro as well as in the inflamed colon in vivo.

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A large randomised controlled trial carried out in China has found acupuncture to be an effective treatment for functional dyspepsia.

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