1. Clinical trials of combined therapy of an oral Chinese medicine with massage for chronic nonbacterial prostatitis.

[Article in Chinese]

Shen SL, He DL, Luo Y.




Department of Urology, the First Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, ShaanXi 710061, China. shenforest@163.com



To evaluate the clinical effect of an oral Chinese medicine combined with massage of the prostate in treating chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (CNP).


Seventy-two CNP patients were randomly divided into an experimental group (oral Chinese medicine with massage) and a control group (oral Chinese medicine only). The main parameters were compared before and two months after the treatment.


Total efficacy rates of the experimental and control groups were 90.0% and 68.6%, respectively. Compared with the controls, patients in the experiment group had a lower score on NIH-CPSI, and the difference was significant statistically (P < 0.05).


The combined therapy is more effective than oral Chinese medicine alone for the treatment of CNP.

PMID: 17009541

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