Clinical Study on Deep Insertion at Tianshu (ST 25) for Colonic Slow Transit Constipation

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Title

Clinical Study on Deep Insertion at Tianshu (ST 25) for Colonic Slow Transit Constipation

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Journal Publication

Date

2011

volume

9(1)

pages

46-50

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

Objective: To observe the clinical effect of deep insertion at Tianshu (ST 25) for colonic slow transit constipation (STC). Methods: 120 cases of STC patients were randomly divided, 60 cases in a deep insertion group, 30 cases in an electroacupuncture group and 30 cases in a medication group by 2:1:1 ratio. The deep insertion group was treated with deep insertion at Tianshu (ST 25). The electroacupuncture group was treated with routine insertion at Tianshu (ST 25). The medication group was treated with oral administration of Lactulose oral liquid. The first voluntary defecation time, and constipation scores before the treatment, four weeks after the treatment and relevant scores of clinical symptoms were assessed in the three groups of the patients. Results: The scores of the clinical symptoms in improvement of constipation were better in the deep insertion group than in the electroacupuncture group and medication group, with differences in statistical significance (P<0.01). The unsuccessful numbers in the improvement of defecation and abdominal pain were also better in the deep insertion group than in the other two groups, and better in instant effect in the deep insertion. Conclusion: The improvement of STC clinical symptoms was better by deep insertion at Tianshu (ST 25) than by medication and routine acupuncture method at Tianshu (ST 25).

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has health condition studied

Gastrointestinal Diseases

has study population number

120

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