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J Tradit Chin Med. 2000 Jun;20(2):134-5.

Auricular-plaster therapy plus acupuncture at zusanli for postoperative recovery of intestinal function.

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Gulou Hospital of Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province.


In order to relieve the abdominal distension and other discomforts due to gastrointestinal dysfunction after abdominal operations, the patients were treated by auricular-plaster therapy plus acupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36). 12 (92.4%) of the 13 cases in the treatment group showed recovery of normal peristalsis within 72 hours after operations, while that in 13 cases of the control group was 46.1%, indicating that auricular-plaster therapy plus acupuncture at Zusanli (ST 36) may promote postoperative recovery of the intestinal function.

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