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Electroacupuncture in Regulating Gastrointestinal Symptoms of COVID-19: A Mini-review

[ Vol. 29 , Issue. 15 ]


Xianqiang Yu* and Yingjie Wang   Pages 1163 - 1165 ( 3 )


Nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still no effective treatment. In the meantime, more and more evidence indicate that gastrointestinal symptoms are important manifestations of COVID-19. Therefore, the involvement of multiple system symptoms brings a lot of burden and harm to patients. To our knowledge, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a remarkable effect on improving gastrointestinal function. In particular, a considerable number of clinical practices during the pandemic have demonstrated the significant value of electroacupuncture (EA) in regulating the gastrointestinal function of COVID-19. In summary, EA can regulate the gastrointestinal function of COVID-19. As more is learned about EA, its potential value in COVID-19 deserves further consideration. In this review, we will elucidate the potential efficacy and mechanism of EA in the treatment of gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19.


COVID-19, electroacupuncture, gastrointestinal symptoms, traditional Chinese medicine, gastrointestinal, pandemic.


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