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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2007 Sep;27(9):687-90.

[Meta-analysis on acupuncture and moxibustion for treatment of ulcerative colitis].

[Article in Chinese]

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Taihe Hospital Affiliated to Yunyang Medical College, Hubei 442000, China.



To assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion for treatment of ulcerative colitis.


Randomized controlled trials or clinical controlled trials of acupuncture and moxibustion for interfere of ulcerative colitis in recent 10 years were reviewed and Meta-analysis was made for the literature results.


Altogether 11 papers of clinical study were enrolled. Heterogeneous tests were conducted for the results of the 11 studies, as a result, chi2 = 8.55, P = 0.67. The fixed effect model was used for statistical analysis, after combination OR = 3.82, confidence interval of 95% was 2.65-5.52. The rhombus was located at the right side of the medium line. After Z test, Z = 7.14, P < 0.01, the therapeutic effect and the cured rate in the treatment group were significantly higher than those of the control group.


The therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion on ulcerative colitis is superior to that of western medicine with safety and less adverse reactions.

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