Acupuncture for irritable bowel syndrome: A blinded placebo-controlled trial

Alastair Forbes, Sue Jackson, Clare Walter, Shafi Quraishi, Meron Jacyna, Max Pitcher

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder and many patients fail to find adequate relief from conventional therapies for their symptoms. This study tests the claim that acupuncture is effective for a majority of these patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4040-4044
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2005


  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Selection
  • Quality of Life
  • Treatment Outcome

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