Advertisement

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 47–49 | Cite as

Clinical observations on the treatment of 80 chronic prostatitis patients with combined acupuncture and medicine

  • Zhang Yin-kai
  • Zhang Ming-xuan
  • Wu Qiang
Clinical Study

Abstract

Objective: To investigate if acupuncture can improve the curative effect of Western medicine on chronic prostatitis (CP).Methods: One hundred and ten patients with chronic prostatitis were randomly allocated to a treatment group of 80 cases and a control group of 30 cases. The clinical effects were evaluated according to cultures of bacteria in early-stream urine, midstream urine, prostate secretion(EPS) and after-massage urine(VB3).Results: Both the cure rate and the total efficacy rate were higher in the treatment group than in the control group(43/80 vs 10/30,P<0.01; 75/80 vs 25/30,P<0.05). In the treatment group there was no significant difference in curative effect between bacterial CP and nonbacterial CP(P>0.05). In the control group the curative effect on bacterial CP was significantly superior to that on nonbacterial CP.Conclusion: Treatment with combined acupuncture and medicine is a good therapy for nonbacterial CP.

Key Words

Prostatitis Acupuncture Medication Combined Acupuncture Therapy 

CLC number

R246.9 

Document code

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. [1]
    LU De-bin, HUANG Ping-zhi. Practical, Concise Andrology. Harbin: Harbin Publishing House, 1988: 15.Google Scholar
  2. [2]
    Health Ministry of People's Republic of China. Guidelines for Clinical Studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine and New Medicine. 3rd Edition. 1997: 52–53.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhang Yin-kai
    • 1
  • Zhang Ming-xuan
    • 1
  • Wu Qiang
    • 1
  1. 1.Fujian College of TCMFuzhouP.R P.R.China

Personalised recommendations