[Overview of the two-way regulatory effect of acupuncture on gastrointestinal motility].

Author: Ren BB, Yu Z, Xu B.
The Key Laboratory of Integrated Acupuncture and Medicine Contructed by Jiangsu Province and Chinese Ministry of Education, Nanjing University of CM, Nanjing 210029, Jiangsu Province, China.
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2012 Aug
Other: Volume ID: 32 , Issue ID: 8 , Pages: 765-8 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 169

Relative literatures on the two-way regulatory eltect ot acupuncture on gastrointestInal muiiiity 01 inc recent 20 years were retrieVed in CNKI. Researches on effects of acupuncture on electrical activity of the gastric muscle, and mechanism of nerve and humor were summarized. And the result shows that the two-way regulatory effect of acupuncture on gastrointestinal motility function which eventually causes the recovery of gastrointestinal function, is a benign regulation reached by relative antagonism and inter-coordination of the neural, endocrine and immunity in all aspects. Meanwhile, the detailed conditions of the experiments are not strictly controlled, the intervention methods are not unanimous, the indices of observation are not unified, and the results are lack of scientificalness, regularity and corporeality. It is proposed that the future research should be carried out in the following 3 aspects, namely whether single points have the two-way regulatory effect or not; the application of single points in point prescriptions and the variety of quantity; and differences on the two-way regulatory effect and working processes between acupuncture and medication.
PMID: 23072106