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Diarrhoea Relief with Acupressure

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Acupuncture & Diarrhoea

Acupuncture has traditionally been successfully employed in China to treat most illnesses. There is little doubt that acupuncture is an excellent therapy for people suffering with this condition; in 1979 the World Health organisation listed 40 major diseases that could find relief by acupuncture treatment and diseases of the intestinal tract were included in that number. (1)

This is not surprising since acupuncture works through the nervous system and energy channels in the body and has also been shown to cause the brain to release endorphines and encephalins (natural pain killers), boost the immune system and calm the nervous system. It has also been established that all psycho-physiological health problems (of which diarrhoea is an associated symptom) are particularly suitable for acupuncture treatment (2)

(1) Dr S Fulder- The Handbook of Complemnetary Medicine (Coronet books)
(2)Mann F The Treatment of disease by acupuncture. Part 1 & 2 (Heinnemann Medical Books)

Acupuncture treatment of diarrhoea in children has been compared to drug therapy at the Qingchun Hospital, Zhejiang, China. Patients were randomly assigned to one of three groups: the first to receive acupuncture in the form of shallow needling to points on the forehead, the second to receive acupuncture in the form of shallow needling to points on the body, and the third group were to receive drugs (Liteling, Berberine, Gentamycin, Ampicillin, and SMZ Co).

The results of treatment in both of the acupuncture groups were significantly superior to the drugs group and the researchers concluded that shallow needling enhanced the humoral and cellular immunity and promoted the normal intestinal peristaltic function.

Lin Y Zhou Z; Shen W; Shen J; Hu M; Zhang F; Hu P; Xu M; Huang S; Zheng Y Clinical and experimental studies on shallow needling technique for treating childhood diarrhea. Qingchun Hospital, Zhejiang Province. J Tradit Chin Med (CHINA) Jun 1993, 13 (2) p107-14

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