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ISSN : 2092-8475(Print)
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Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.9 No.2 pp.1490-1493

A Study on the Effects of Silver Spike Point on Functional Constipation Improvement

Joo Hyun Parka,Ja Pung Koob,Ki Mai Umc
aSuwon Women`s University, Suwon
bPohang University, Pohang
cYeoju Institute of Technology, Yeoju, Korea
Address for correspondence Ki Mai Um, PT, Ph.D Department of Physical Therpay, Yeoju Institute of Technology, 338 Sejong-ro, Yeoju, Korea Tel: 82-31-880-5390


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the Silver Spike Point (SSP) on functional constipation. The subjects were 14 female students who attended a university located in Gyeonggi province and consent to participate in this study. The inclusion criteria were the fulfillment of two or more diagnostic criteria of Rome III or scoring four or more points in Constipation Assessment Scale (CAS). The CAS score was significantly decreased in the experimental group (from 14.29±1.38 to 6.86±2.91) (p<.05), however, there was no significant change in the control group (from 14.29±1.49 to 14.14±1.21). The present study suggests that SSP intervention is effective in mitigating constipation.