Neuroendocrinological effects of acupuncture treatment in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Schneider2007NeuroendocrinologicalEO,
  title={Neuroendocrinological effects of acupuncture treatment in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Antonius Schneider and Christopher Weiland and Paul Enck and Stefanie Joos and Konrad Streitberger and Christiane Maser-Gluth and Stephan Zipfel and Sepideh Bagheri and Wolfgang Herzog and Hans-Christoph Friederich},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={255-63}
}
OBJECTIVES Quality of life (QoL) improvement in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) during acupuncture (AC) treatment seems to be due to a placebo effect. The aim was to explore if acupuncture has some specific influence on the neuroendocrinic and autonomic nervous system (ANS). DESIGN/SETTING Patients with IBS were randomly assigned to receive either acupuncture (AC) or sham acupuncture (SAC) using the so-called "Streitberger needle". QoL was measured with the functional quality of… CONTINUE READING
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