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Ulcerative Colitis and the Potential Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition that affects the colon and rectum, leading to inflammation and the development of small ulcers on the lining of the colon. This inflammation can result in symptoms such as recurring diarrhea, abdominal pain, urgency to empty the bowels, fatigue, loss of appetite, and weight loss. The severity of these symptoms can vary depending on the extent of inflammation in the rectum and colon. While traditional treatment options exist, alternative therapies like acupuncture have gained attention in recent years as potential complementary approaches. Acupuncture, a practice rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, has been used in China for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, and its popularity has been growing in Western countries as well. In this context, a study was conducted to investigate the effect of acupuncture on patients with ulcerative colitis. The study involved 29 patients with mild to moderately active ulcerative colitis, with an ave