Ultrasonic Chinese herbal medication penetration therapy at Tiānshū (天枢ST25) for opioid-induced constipation with liver stagnation and spleen deficiency

Publication date: Available online 1 February 2020Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Na SONG, Ling-zhan MENG, Jun CHENG, Ying LI, Xin ZHOU, Jing WANG, Hong-jian XU, Xuan GAO, Zong-lang LAIABSTRACTObjectivesTo observe the clinical effect on opioid-induced constipation of liver stagnation and spleen deficiency treated with the ultrasonic penetration of the No.1 constipation herbal formula at Tiānshū (天枢ST25).MethodsA total of 126 patients that were in compliance with the inclusion criteria were randomized into an acupoint group (41 cases), a Chinese medication group (42 cases) and a western medication group (43 cases). In the acupoint group, the ultrasonic penetration of the No.1 constipation herbal formula at bilateral Tiānshū (天枢ST25) were given. In the Chinese herbal medication group, the No.1 constipation herbal formula was prescribed for oral administration. In the western medication group, polyethylene glycol electrolyte powder was prescribed for oral administration. The treatment was given once a day, for 14 days totally. Before and after treatment, the constipation symptom score, the score of the patient assessment of constipation quality of life (PAC-QOL), the situation of nitric oxide synthetase (NOS) in serum were observed in each group. The safety indicators in the observation included diarrhea, allergic reaction, liver dysfunction, skin lesions, etc.ResultsA total of 122 cases accomplished the trial. The total effective rate wa...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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