Thirty-six cases of urinary retention treated by acupuncture.

Author: Zhang D.
College of Acupuncture and Massage, Guangzhou TCM University, Guangzhou 510405, China.
Conference/Journal: J Tradit Chin Med.
Date published: 2008 Jun
Other: Volume ID: 28 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 83-5 , Word Count: 74

OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical therapeutic effects of acupuncture on urinary retention. METHODS: 36 cases of urinary retention were treated by acupuncture at the following points: 1) Qugu (CV 2), Zhongji (CV 3) Guanyuan (CV 4), Sanyinjiao (SP 6) and Yinlingquan (SP 9); 2) Shenshu (BL 23), Pangguangshu (BL 28), Ciliao (BL 32) and Weiyang (BL 39). RESULTS: 30 cases were cured, 4 cases improved and 2 cases failed, with a curative rate of 83.33% and a total effective rate of 94.44%. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture is affirmatively effective in treating urinary retention.