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Auriculotherapy might help in managing constipation

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 22:38

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: Studies have proved that a  form of acupuncture called auriculotherapy can now relieve you of constipation.

This research was conducted by Hospital of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jiangsu Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Southeast University School of Public Health, Nanjing, China which compared the effectiveness of auriculotherapy in managing and relieving constipation and in alleviating symptoms associated with constipation between affected patients and a control group.

Auriculotherapy or ear acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem which reflects the entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. Conditions affecting the physical, mental or emotional health of the patient are assumed to be treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively.

This process involves stimulating targeted points on the outer ear.

 

 

First Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 22:27
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