Is Acupuncture Effective for IBS?

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Is Acupuncture Effective for IBS?
Sat, 04-28-2012 - 1:39am

The research on whether acupuncture helps ease irritable bowel syndrome has so far been a mixed bag, according to a new review of past clinical trials.

The review, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, found that in some trials, acupuncture seemed to work better than certain medications for irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS.

Yet in others, acupuncture was no better than a "sham" version of acupuncture used for comparison.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/25/us-mixed-evidence-on-acupuncture-for-irr-idUSBRE83O10F20120425