Electroacupuncture for Treating Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Title

Electroacupuncture for Treating Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Date

2011

volume

9(4)

pages

241-244

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

Objective: To assess the clinical effect of electroacupuncture for trcating prostatic hyperplasia. Methods: Sixty patients with prostatic hyperplasia were randomized into a treatment group and a control group, 30 in each. The treatment group was treated by electroacupuncture, and the control was prescribed with orally taken Jing Zhu Qian Lie Long Bi Tong Capsule. After treatment, the two groups were compared with each other in terms of treatment result, international prostate symptom score (I-PSS), quality of life index (QLI), maximum flow rate (Qmax), and residual urine volume (RUV). Results: The total effective rate was 96.7% in the treatment group versus 70.0% in the control, and the difference was significant (P<0.05). Both groups had marked improvement in I-PSS, QLI score, Qmax and RUV (P<0.05). Conclusion: By improving I-PSS, QLI, Qmax and RUV, electroacupuncture is an effective way for treating prostatic hyperplasia.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

5 Weeks

has health condition studied

Genital Diseases, Male

has study population number

60

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