AcuTrials

Upper Urinary Tract Calculi

Item

Title

Upper Urinary Tract Calculi

Date

1998

volume

58()

pages

15-19

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

An acupuncture protocol consisting of Huatuojiaji points at T12, L1 and L2, Huangmen Bl-51, Zhishi Bl-32 and Weiyang Bl-37 has been designed by Professor Liu Yutan for the treatment of urinary calculi. Our clinical and animal experiments have shown that the therapeutic effect of the above acupuncture protocol is superior to the current commonly-used acupuncture protocol. Our clinical research shows that the cured rates were 45.4% and 91.6% in treating renal and ureteral calculus respectively, which were significantly higher than a routine method (P<0.05). Our animal experiment revealed that needling the Huatoujiaji point at L1 can increase the peristalsis of the renal pelvis and ureter and affect the internal pressure of the renal pelvis and quantity of urine, which can thus facilitate stone-discharge.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has health condition studied

Urologic Diseases

has study population number

63

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