[Observation on therapeutic effect of chronic prostatitis treated mainly by warming needle moxibustion].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2006 May; 26(5):335-6.ZZ
To explore an effective method for increasing therapeutic effect on chronic prostatitis.
Eighty-two cases of chronic prostatitis were randomly divided into two groups. The western medicine group of 42 cases were treated with routine western medicine combined with retention enteroclysis of 30 g Danshen (Red Sage Root) decoction; the warming needle moxibustion plus western medicine group of 40 cases were treated with the western medicine of the western medicine group plus warming needle moxibustion at Guanyuan (CV 4), Qihai (CV 6) and Zhongji (CV 3), etc.
In the warming needle moxibustion plus western medicine grbup, 20 cases were cured, 12 cases were markedly effective, 5 cases were effective and 3 cases were ineffective, the total effective rate being 92. 5%; and in the western medicine group, the corresponding figures were 13, 10, 7, 12 cases and 71.4%, with a significant difference between the two groups in the total effective rate (P < 0.05).
Warming needle moxibustion can increase the therapeutic effect on chronic prostatitis.