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Electroacupuncture accelerates solid gastric emptying and improves dyspeptic symptoms in patients with functional dyspepsia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17082991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at ST36 and PC6 points on solid gastric emptying and dyspeptic symptoms in patients with functional dyspepsia. Nineteen patients with functional dyspepsia (FD) were involved in the study, consisting of two parts: (1) acute effects of EA on solid gastric emptying in FD patients with delayed gastric emptying and (2) short-term (2-week) effects of EA on symptoms in FD patients with normal gastric emptying. Results were as follows. (1) Ten of the19 patients showed delayed gastric emptying of solids, and acute EA significantly improved delayed gastric emptying; the halftime for gastric emptying was reduced from 150.3+/-48.4 to 118.9+/-29.6 min (P=0.007). (2) In the nine patients with normal gastric emptying, 2-week EA significantly decreased the symptom score, from 8.2+/-3.3 at baseline to 1.6+/-1.1 (P < 0.001) at the end of treatment. We conclude that EA at the ST36 and PC6 points accelerates solid gastric emptying in FD patients with delayed gastric emptying and relieves dyspeptic symptoms in FD patients with normal gastric emptying.
Authors:
Sanping Xu; Xiaohua Hou; Hui Zha; Zhairong Gao; Yongxue Zhang; J D Z Chen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-11-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases and sciences     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0163-2116     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig. Dis. Sci.     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-01     Completed Date:  2007-02-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902782     Medline TA:  Dig Dis Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2154-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Gastroenterology, Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acupuncture Points
Adult
Dyspepsia / physiopathology*,  therapy*
Electroacupuncture / methods*
Female
Gastric Emptying / physiology*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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