Acupoint stimulation for postoperative ileus  following gastrointestinal surgery

The main objective of this review is to examine whether acupoint stimulation in patients undergoing open or laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery can reduce the time of post-operative ileus and promote recovery. 
This review will also consider the impact of intervention on the restoration of bowel function for passing flatus and the amount of faeces.

This is a protocol.