Article Abstract

Sustained effects of acupuncture in treatment of chronic constipation

Authors: Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi, Liang-Wu Fu


Chronic functional constipation especially among older people is a common gastrointestinal (GI) disease worldwide (1,2). The conventional medical management of chronic constipation includes laxatives. However, about 50% of patients are unsatisfied with their typical treatment (3).