Clinical observation on warming-promoting needling and target penetrating needling method for chronic prostatitis - Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore a more optimal therapy for chronic prostatitis.

METHODS: Ninty cases of chronic prostitis were randomized into a warming-promoting needling and target penetrating needling method group (WT group), a conventional acupuncture group (CA group) and a medication group (M group), 30 cases in each one. The warming-promoting needling method was applied at Zhongji (CV 3), Guanyuan (CV 4), Qihai (CV 6), Daheng (SP 15), Qichong (ST 30) in the WT group, the needling sensation was targeted towards the prostate, once daily; in CA group, conventional acupuncture was applied at the same acupoints of WT group; Qianliekang tablets was prescribed to the M group. For the 3 groups, 10 treatment made one session and 3 days as an interval, the efficacy was evaluated after 3 sessions.

RESULTS: All of the 3 methods were effective for chronic prostitis, the total effective rate in the WT group was 93.3% (28/30), which was superior to 73.3% (22/30, P < 0.05) in the CA group and 63.3% (19/30, P < 0.01) in the M group. The curative rate in the WT group was 80.0% (24/30), which was superior to 46.6% (14/30) in the CA group and 30.0% (9/30) in the M group (both P < 0.001).

CONCLUSION: The warming-promoting needling and target penetrating needling method achieve superior efficacy on chronic prostatitis as compared with conventional acupuncture and Qianliekang tablets.

Written by:
Zhao YD, Han DY.   Are you the author?
Department of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Gansu College of TCM, Lanzhou 730000, China; Rehabilitative Central Hospital of Gansu Province.

Reference: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2013 Oct;33(10):897-9.


PubMed Abstract
PMID: 24377219

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