Systematic review: Complementary and alternative medicine in the irritable bowel syndrome Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Complementary Therapies
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

abstract

  • Doctors caring for irritable bowel syndrome patients need to recognize the near ubiquity of complementary and alternative medical use among this population and the basis for its use. All complementary and alternative medicine is not the same and some, such as hypnotherapy, forms of herbal therapy, specific diets and probiotics, may well have efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome. Above all, we need more science and more controlled studies; the absence of truly randomized placebo-controlled trials for many of these therapies has limited meaningful progress in this area.

publication date

  • February 2006

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1365-2036.2006.02776.x

PubMed ID

  • 16441466

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 465

end page

  • 71

volume

  • 23

number

  • 4