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Complete response to acupuncture therapy in female patients with refractory interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, In : Urinary system 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28326514
Ginekol Pol. 2017;88(2):61-67. doi: 10.5603/GP.a2017.0013. 
By Sönmez MG1, Kozanhan B. 

Abstract 
OBJECTIVES: 
Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a considerable issue in urology and gynecology and unfortunately, the treatment options recommended are not fully efficient. Therefore, in this study we aimed to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with refractory IC/BPS. 

MATERIAL AND METHODS: 12 refractory I...

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Electroacupuncture for Moderate and Severe Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, April 19, 2013, In : Urinary system 
The results of this research prove that electroacupuncture is effective in treating enlarged prostate. 
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0059449

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Acupuncture for Cystitis

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Urinary system 
36-year-old Helena had suffered from cystitis for nearly three years. It first started after she had intercourse with her boyfriend one day and had recurred every two or three months, always after sex. As she and her boyfriend were moving together, she feared about the increasing chance of getting relapses. Because conventional medications couldn't stop the recurrence, she started to look for alternative treatments and after some research finally decided to try acupuncture. She also complaine...
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Acupuncture for Urinary Tract Infection

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : Urinary system 
Mrs Chen was from China and came to England for a short visit. Maybe due to the climate change, soon after arrived she caught a cold, then started running into the loo frequently to empty her bladder. She urgently needed the toilet and had a burning pain when passing water. She felt shivery and tired, and also had a nagging feeling in the stomach. According to the symptoms, I understood she was having a urinary tract infection in addition to a cold. I suggested she has some acupuncture. Altho...
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Acupuncture for Frequent Urination in Prostate Cancer

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, In : Urinary system 

 Bill is a 67-year-old retired farmer. He had always been very healthy and strong until 2011, when he suddenly had a severe pain in his lower abdomen and was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The cancer had badly damaged his colon and an operation had to be carried out to remove part of it. To control cancer in the prostate, he’d been given injections, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Amazingly, all the treatments had gone well due to his strong constitution. But there had been a nuisance which...


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Acupuncture for Kidney Stones - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, October 31, 2011, In : Urinary system 
When 42-year-old Michelle came to see me in 2010, she hadn't been feeling well for 6 weeks. She had to urinate frequently and had a burning sensation in the urethra. Her back was aching a lot, and she was feeling tired. Some days when it got worse, she was feverish and headachy. In the last few days she noticed some blood in her urine. To me it sounded like a problem of kidney stones. So I decided to use acupuncture to alleviate the symptoms, and also asked her to go to see her GP for an exam...
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Acupuncture for Enlarged Prostate (Prostatic Hyperplasia)

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, October 20, 2011, In : Urinary system 

When Keith first came to see me, he was asking for herbal medicine for his prostate problem. He was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate two years ago. He kept frequently and urgently passing water, but couldn’t pass it out completely. He always felt some discomfort in the lower abdomen. Apart from this, he also had aches in the sole of his feet, and none of the various treatments he’d tried could help. Regarding the prostate condition, I said to him that acupuncture should work more qu...


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