[Clinical observation on therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture on chronic prostatitis and detection of urethral sphincter EMG].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2010 Jan; 30(1):13-7.ZZ
To observe the clinical therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture for chronic prostatitis and investigate its mechanism.
Forty-eight cases were randomly divided into an electroacupuncture group and a western medicine group, 24 cases in each group. The electroacupuncture group was treated by electroacupuncture and Guanyuan (CV 4), Zhongji (CV 3). Ciliao (BL 32) and Huiyang (BL 35) were selected as main acupoints. The western medicine group was treated by oral administration of Sparfloxacin tablets and Prostat tablets. The scores of NIH-CPSI, changes in uroflow rate-urethral sphincter EMG and their therapeutic effects were observed.
The total effective rate was 87.5 % in the electroacupuncture group which, was better than 62. 5% in the western medicine group (P(<0. 05). There were significant differences in the scores of NIH-CPSI and Q(max), Q(ave), TL value before and after treatment in the electroacupuncture group (all P<0.05), and with a significant difference in the scores of NIH-CPSI and Q(max). Q(ave), TL value after treatment between the two groups (all P<0.05).
Electroacupuncture based on syndrome differentiation has better therapeutic effect on chronic prostatitis than that of routine clinical medicine.