Pseudo Intestinal Obstruction Treated by Acupuncture − A Case Report


  • Acupuncturist, Cloud Nine Hijama Acupuncture Center, Palavakkam − 600041, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Department of Anatomy, Community Coordinator of Medicine Program, Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies (ISNC), Jeddah - 22421, K.S.A. ORCID logo
  • Department of Microbiology and Pathology, Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah - 22421, K.S.A.



Acupoints, Acupuncture, Gastro-intestinal Disorder, Pseudo Intestinal Obstruction, Sympathetic overstimulation


Intestinal obstruction is a mechanical or functional obstruction of the intestines which prevents the normal movement of the products of digestion1. Either the small bowel or large bowel may be affected2. Traditional Chinese Medicine like Acupuncture has been improving human health for a long time. We report a case of Pseudo Intestinal Obstruction of a 38 years old female who received acupuncture treatment as an alternative to Laproscopic Surgery. She was relieved of the symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and high blood pressure. The acupoints used are mentioned and should be considered in a case of imbalance in sympathetic and parasympathetic system. Application of acupoints helps to stimulate the vagus nerve (parasympathetic) and relieves the overstimulation of sympathetic system.


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