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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2008 Sep;28(9):653-5.

[Effects of electroacupuncture on urinary bladder function after radical hysterectomy].

[Article in Chinese]

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Acupuncture Department, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510120, China.



To observe the effect of electroacupuncture on recovery of urinary bladder function after radical hysterectomy.


One hundred and ten cases were randomly divided into an electroacupuncture (EA) group and a control group, 55 cases in each group. In the control group, the urinary tube was placed and kept with routine method and the urinary bladder was rinsed, and from the eighth day the abdomen was radiated with TDP, 30 min each day, for 5 days. In the EA group, on the basis of treatment in the control group EA was given at Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Zusanli (ST 36), Waiguan (TE 5), Shuidao (ST 28), Guilai (ST 29), etc. from the eighth day to twelfth day after operation. The recovery time of urinary bladder function after radical hysterectomy, urine dynamic indexes and hospitalization days were compared between the two groups.


The cases of the bladder function recovery, retention of urine, urinary incontinence were 51(51/55), 4(4/55), 0 on the 14 th day after operation and 53(53/55), 2(2/55), 0 on the 28 th day in the EA group, and 27(27/55), 25(25/55), 3(3/55) on the 14 th day and 43(43/55), 11(11/55), 1(1/55) on the 28th day in the control group, respectively, with a very significant difference between the two groups (P < 0.01); the EA group in residual urine volume, bladder volume, mean urinary flowing rate was better than the control group on the 14 th day after operation (P < 0.01 or P < 0.05); the hospitalization days after operation was (21.1 +/- 3.3) days in the EA group and (25.5 +/- 3.5) days in the control group, the former being shorter than the later (P < 0.01).


EA can promote recovery of bladder function, shorten the keeping time of urinary tube after radical hysterectomy, which is benefit to decreasing incidence rate of urinary system infection and shortening hospitalization days.

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