Efficacy of acupuncture for chronic constipation: a systematic review.

@article{Zhang2013EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of acupuncture for chronic constipation: a systematic review.},
  author={Tao Zhang and T. Chon and B. Liu and Alexander Do and Guangxi Li and B. Bauer and Linpeng Wang and Zhishun Liu},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={
          717-42
        }
}
This study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for chronic functional constipation. Randomized controlled trials were searched in several databases. The primary outcome was a change in the number of weekly spontaneous bowel movements. The secondary outcomes included colonic transit activity, effective rate, Cleveland Clinic Score, and health-related quality of life score. Meta-analysis was done by using RevMan 5.1. After strict screening, 15 RCTs were included, containing… Expand
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