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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 231258, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/231258
Research Article

Traditional Japanese Medicine Daikenchuto Improves Functional Constipation in Poststroke Patients

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo-Machi, Aoba Ward, Sendai City, Miyagi 980-8575, Japan
2Department of Kampo Medicine, Tohoku University Hospital, 1-1 Seiryo-Machi, Aoba Ward, Sendai City, Miyagi 980-8574, Japan
3Comprehensive Education Center for Community Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo-Machi, Aoba Ward, Sendai City, Miyagi 980-8575, Japan
4National Yonezawa Hospital, 26100-1 Oh-Aza Misawa, Yonezawa City, Yamagata 992-1202, Japan
5Ishinomaki Rehabilitation Hospital, 1-2-21 Kadonowaki-cho, Ishinomaki City, Miyagi 986-0834, Japan
6Miyagi Rifu Ekisaikai Hospital, 51 Morigo Aza Shintaishido, Rifu Town, Miyagi 981-0103, Japan
7Hikarigaoka Spellman Hospital, 6-7-1 Higashi-Sendai, Miyagino Ward, Sendai City, Miyagi 983-0833, Japan
8National Hachinohe Hospital, 3-13-1 Fukiage, Hachinohe City, Aomori 031-0003, Japan
9Wakuya Medical and Welfare Center, 278 Wakuya Aza Nakakonan, Wakuya Town, Miyagi 987-0121, Japan
10Department of Education and Support for Community Medicine, Tohoku University Hospital, 1-1 Seiryo-Machi, Aoba Ward, Sendai City, Miyagi 980-8574, Japan
11Center for Traditional Asian Medicine and Home Healthcare, Southern Tohoku General Hospital, 1-2-5 Satonomori, Iwanuma City, Miyagi 989-2483, Japan

Received 25 March 2014; Revised 5 May 2014; Accepted 13 May 2014; Published 25 June 2014

Academic Editor: Toku Takahashi

Copyright © 2014 Takehiro Numata et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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