[Observation on therapeutic effect of abdominal cluster-needling on chronic non-bacterial prostatitis].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2008 Jan; 28(1):24-6.ZZ
To observe clinical therapeutic effect of abdominal cluster-needling on chronic non-bacterial prostatitis and to probe into indications of abdominal cluster-needling.
Eighty-seven cases of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis were randomly divided into an abdominal cluster-needling group (n=44) and a western medicine group (n=43). The abdominal cluster-needling group were treated mainly with abdominal cluster-needling at the 9 stimulating points, i.e. with Zhongji (CV 3) as the center, and each one point on both sides, 2 cun median lateral to anterior superior iliac spine were linked into a pitch arc, which was divided into 4 equal parts each on both sides; the western medicine group were treated with oral administration of Prostat Tablets. Their therapeutic effects were observed.
The total effective rate was 100.0% in the abdominal cluster-needling group and 69.8% in the western medicine group with a very significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01).
Abdominal cluster-needling has a better therapeutic effect on chronic non-bacterial prostatitis.