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Transcutaneous electrical acustimulation may help ease functional constipation


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Clinical Translational Gastroenterology
Reuters Health - 07/04/2022 - Transcutaneous electrical acustimulation (TEA) at acupoint ST36 on the leg improves functional constipation by enhancing rectal sensation and parasympathetic activity, a small study suggests.  "The role of rectal sensitivity in contributing to pathophysiology of functional constipation is not established; however, recent studies have reported rectal hyposensitivity in patients with functional constipation," researchers explain in Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.  TEA combines neuromodulation and electroacupuncture. It delivers weak electrical current to acupuncture points near peripheral nerves via electrodes placed on ...


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