Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with osteopathy: results of a randomized controlled pilot study.

@article{Hundscheid2007TreatmentOI,
  title={Treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with osteopathy: results of a randomized controlled pilot study.},
  author={Henry W C Hundscheid and Manon J A E Pepels and Leopold G. J. Engels and Ruud J. L. F. Loffeld},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={1394-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM Effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not yet available. Osteopathy is a manual treatment which relies on mobilizing and manipulating procedures in order to relieve complaints. In the present study, a randomized controlled trial was carried out to evaluate the effects of osteopathic treatment for IBS. METHODS Eligible IBS patients were randomized between osteopathy and standard care. Follow-up was 6 months and validated means of follow-up were used… CONTINUE READING
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