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Effects of moxibustion for constipation treatment: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Overview of attention for article published in Chinese Medicine, January 2010
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Effects of moxibustion for constipation treatment: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
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Chinese Medicine, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1749-8546-5-28
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Myeong Soo Lee, Tae-Young Choi, Ji-Eun Park, Edzard Ernst


Several studies reported that moxibustion was effective in treating constipation. This systematic review assesses the clinical evidence for or against moxibustion for treating constipation. Twelve databases were searched from their inception to March 2010. Only randomized clinical trials (RCTs) were included if they compared moxibustion with placebo, sham treatment, drug therapy or no treatment. The methodological quality of these RCTs was assessed with the Cochrane risk of bias analysis. All three RCTs included in the study had a high risk of bias. Two included studies found favorable effects of moxibustion. The third RCT showed significant effects in the moxibustion group. Given that the methodological quality of all RCTs was poor, the results from the present review are insufficient to suggest that moxibustion is an effective treatment for constipation. More rigorous studies are warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 4%
Australia 1 4%
Unknown 26 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 18%
Researcher 5 18%
Student > Master 3 11%
Professor 3 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 7%
Other 6 21%
Unknown 4 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 57%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 14%

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