Complementary and alternative medicine for gastroparesis

Linda A. Lee, Jiande Chen, Jieyun Yin

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Complementary and alternative medicine is of great interest to patients with gastrointestinal disorders and some will choose to ask their health care providers about those therapies for which some scientific evidence exists. This review focuses on those therapies most commonly used by patients, namely acupuncture/electroacupuncture and various herbal formulations that have been the focus of clinical and laboratory investigation. A discussion of their possible mechanisms of action and the results of clinical studies are summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-150
Number of pages14
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015


  • Acupuncture
  • Gastrointestinal motility
  • Marijuana
  • Rikkunshito
  • STW 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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