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Postoperative Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction Treated using Acupuncture and Moxibustion: A Case Report

대한한방내과학회지 2020년 41권 2호 p.233 ~ 240
전천후, 조충식,
소속 상세정보
전천후 ( Jeon Cheon-Hoo ) - Daejeon University College of Korean Medicine Department of Internal Medicine
조충식 ( Cho Chung-Sik ) - Daejeon University College of Korean Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

Abstract


Objectives: This report presents a case using acupuncture and moxibustion to treat postoperative adhesive small bowel obstruction.

Case Presentation: A 62-year-old male with two previous intra-abdominal surgeries, complaining of abdominal pain, abdominal distention, and general weakness, visited Korean medicine hospital. He was suffering from small bowel obstruction that had not improve for three weeks.
Methods: The patient was diagnosed with postoperative adhesive small bowel obstruction. The patient received acupuncture and moxibustion in addition to intravenous fluid treatment. The patient underwent radiologic testing on a daily basis.

Results: The symptoms improved quickly with the treatment, including acupuncture and moxibustion. He was able to start eating three days after he started receiving treatment. The abdomen X-ray also showed rapid improvement. No adverse effect was observed during the nine days of hospitalization.

Conclusions: This report demonstrates that acupuncture and moxibustion may be effective in treating adhesive small bowel obstruction. However, further research is needed to confirm these findings.

키워드

small bowel obstruction; adhesive small bowel obstruction; acupuncture; moxibustion; case report

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