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Fig. 4 | Chinese Medicine

Fig. 4

From: Gut microbiota was modulated by moxibustion stimulation in rats with irritable bowel syndrome

Fig. 4

Microbiota comparison at phylum and genus level. a At phylum level, the relative abundance levels of Bacteroidetes was increased, whereas Firmicutes was decreased in the IBS model group compared with the normal group. These changes in microbiota profiles could be reversed by moxibustion, electroacupuncture, and Pinaverium Bromide treatment. b At genus level, IBS rats had decreased Lactobacillus and increased Prevotella and Bacteroides compared with the normal group. After treatment, Lactobacillus was increased and Prevotella was reduced in the moxibustion, electroacupuncture and Pinaverium Bromide groups. NC: normal group; MC: IBS model group; MOX: moxibustion group; EA: electroacupuncture group; BTVC: Bifid-triple Viable Capsule group; PB: Pinaverium Bromide group

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