Joyce K. Anastasi,
Symptom Management, Clinical Trial Design, Research Methodologies, Non-invasive Interventions, HIV/AIDS, Gastrointestinal and Neurological Conditions
Herbs, Nutraceuticals and Supplements
HIV/AIDS, Neurological conditions
This study will test the efficacy of Acupuncture/Moxibustion (Acu/Moxa) to improve the symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition affecting a large proportion of North Americans and produces 1.5 to 3.7 million physician visits annually in the United States. The symptoms of IBS (abdominal pain/discomfort and related symptoms) negatively impact the domains of daily living. This application will test a symptom management approach, using Acupuncture/Moxibustion, to reduce the symptoms associated with IBS in a randomized controlled clinical trial.