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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2012, Vol. 10 ›› Issue (3): 293-297.doi: 10.3736/jcim20120307

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Study strategies for acupuncture treatment of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis

Zhuo-xin Yang(), Peng-dian Chen, Hai-bo Yu, Min Pi, Wen-shu Luo, Yuan-yuan Zhuo#br#   

  1. Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shenzhen Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Shenzhen 518033, Guangdong Province, China
  • Received:2011-08-28 Accepted:2011-09-26 Online:2012-03-20 Published:2018-04-15

By retrospectively reviewing the current status of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Western medicine treatments of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (CNP), the TCM understanding of its etiologies and pathogenesis, the therapeutic principles and the mechanisms of acupuncture treatment of CNP, the clinical study strategies of acupuncture treatment for CNP were further proposed, which could provide more scientific basis and support for the definite longer-term therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture treatment of CNP. Breakthrough in the treatment of CNP will be achieved with the application of acupuncture therapy both in clinical practice and experimental research.

Key words: prostatitis, acupuncture, review

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