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Acupuncture for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

  • Protocol
  • Intervention


  • J Wisniewski,

  • E Manheimer,

  • E Ziea,

  • J Liu

Mr Eric Manheimer, Field Coordinator, Complementary Medicine Field, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Kernan Hospital Mansion, 2200 Kernan Drive, Baltimore, Maryland, 21207-6697, USA.


This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether acupuncture is more effective than: no treatment, 'sham' (placebo) acupuncture, and other interventions used to treat irritable bowel syndrome. We will also assess any adverse events of acupuncture in the included randomized trials.