[Clinical observation on moving cupping therapy combined with moxibustion for treatment of senile habitual constipation]

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2005 Dec;25(12):853-4.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective: To explore an effective method for treatment of senile habitual constipation.

Methods: Sixty-four cases were randomly divided into a treatment group treated with moving cupping at Hechelu plus Shenque (CV 8) Bazhenxue moxibustion, and a control group with oral administration of Tab phenolphthaleinum, 32 cases in each group. Improvement of constipation in the patients were observed and compared.

Results: The short-term (14 days) clinical cured-markedly effective rate was 84.4% in the treatment group, which was significantly better than 59.4% of the control group (P < 0.05), and there was a significant difference between the two groups in the long-term (2 months) therapeutic effect (P < 0. 01).

Conclusion: Moving cupping at the Hechelu combined with Shenque (CV 8) Bazhenxue moxibustion is an effective method for senile habitual constipation.

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture Points*
  • Administration, Oral
  • Constipation
  • Humans
  • Moxibustion*