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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2005 Dec;25(12):853-4.

[Clinical observation on moving cupping therapy combined with moxibustion for treatment of senile habitual constipation].

[Article in Chinese]

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Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University of TCM, Sichuan 610072, China. zhenya@163.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To explore an effective method for treatment of senile habitual constipation.

METHODS:

Sixty-four cases were randomly divided into a treatment group treated with moving cupping at Hechelu plus Shenque (CV 8) Bazhenxue moxibustion, and a control group with oral administration of Tab phenolphthaleinum, 32 cases in each group. Improvement of constipation in the patients were observed and compared.

RESULTS:

The short-term (14 days) clinical cured-markedly effective rate was 84.4% in the treatment group, which was significantly better than 59.4% of the control group (P < 0.05), and there was a significant difference between the two groups in the long-term (2 months) therapeutic effect (P < 0. 01).

CONCLUSION:

Moving cupping at the Hechelu combined with Shenque (CV 8) Bazhenxue moxibustion is an effective method for senile habitual constipation.

PMID:
16419707
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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