Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

A study conducted in 2001 1 on 58 men suffering from BPH found that acupuncture treatment reduced night-time urination to between one and two times and reduced the size of the prostate (measured by ultrasound scan) to normal in 62% of the patients. In a further 34% of the patients, night-time urination was reduced to between 3 and 4 times, and the prostate size was significantly reduced.

A further Chinese study 2 conducted on 41 patients



1 Li L.M. et al (2001) 58 Cases of Prostatic Hypertrophy Treated by Electroacupuncture World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion 11(2) 55-6

2 Gao Wei-bin et al. (2005) The Treatment of 41 Cases of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy with Electro-acupuncture. Clinical Journal of Acupuncture & Moxibustion 5:46-47


The Sean Barkes Clinic does not claim to cure any conventional medical disease states. Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to re-establish and maintain the harmonious function of the human body-mind using tried and tested principles that have been discovered and matured over millennia. A Western medical diagnosis provides very little by way of insight in informing a Chinese Medical diagnosis. Patients usually recognise their own condition in terms of the medical disease category that they have been given by their GP or other conventional medical practitioner. The research presented here is merely an indication of the potential to draw parallels between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern Western Medicine.

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