[Effects of acupuncture on gastrointestinal responses after renal transplantation]

Author: Ge HY, Chen B, Li YT
Department of TCM, Organ Transplantation Center, The First Clinical Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2008 Mar
Other: Volume ID: 28 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 177-8 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 131

OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of acupuncture on gastrointestinal responses after renal transplantation. METHODS: Sixty cases with gastrointestinal responses after renal transplantation were randomly divided into an acupuncture group and a medication group, 30 cases in each group. The acupuncture group were treated with acupuncture at Neiguan (PC 6), Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), etc.; the medication group were treated with oral administration of Weilexin. The symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, gastric distention, and other gastrointestinal responses were observed in the two groups. RESULTS: The effective rate was 93.3% in the acupuncture group and 76.7% in the medication group with a very significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01), the acupuncture group being significantly better than the medication group. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture has a good effect of promoting recovery of gastrointestinal function after renal transplantation.
PMID: 18447214