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Home > Research > Digestive System

Effect of acupuncture on intestinal motion and sero-enzyme activity in perioperation

By Liu Jx; Zhao Q.

Chung Hsi i Chieh Ho Tsa Chih Chinese Journal of Modern Developments in Traditional Medicine, 1991 Mar, 11(3):156-7, 133-4.
Language: Chinese.
(UI: 91292603)
Pub type: Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial.
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Abstract: The authors study on abdominal surgical patients (39 cases) who were randomly divided into the acupuncture and control group. In the acupuncture group, the needle inserted into Zusanli (St.36) and Sanyinjiao (Sp. 6) points at 12-24 h after operation and observed the time of the first excretion through anus. Sero-enzyme activity of GPT, GOT and gamma-GT determined before operation and at 1, 3, 5, 7 days after operation.

The results showed that the time of excretion in the acupuncture group (57.78 +/- 23.94 h) was obviously faster than the control one (86.14 +/- 20.43 h), P less than 0.001). It suggested that acupuncture has the effect of promoting intestinal motion.

After operation sero-enzyme activity was raised 2-3 times than before. It showed that the surgical trauma directly or indirectly impair cells to release enzyme into blood, but the time of reversing to normal level of sero-enzyme activity in the acupuncture group was obviously faster. There is possibility that acupuncture has the effect of regulating reactivity of organism on trauma and promoting the repair of damaged cell.

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