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Acupuncture of upper-lower point combination for prevention of postpartum urinary retentionCN

CHEN Zhong-xin (Department of Rehabilitation, Sanmenxia Municipal Peopel’s Hospital, Henan 472000, China)

Abstract:Objective To search for the best acupuncture and moxibustion prescription for prevention of postpartum urinary retention. Methods One hundred and sixty-two parturients were randomly divided into prevention group Ⅰ (n=54) treated with acupuncture at Hegu (LI 4), Yinlingquan (SP 9) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6), and prevention group Ⅱ (n=54) treated with acupuncture at Qihai (CV 6), Guanyuan (CV 4) and Xuehai (SP 10). They were treated one hour after delivery; 54 cases who did not receive any treatment were used as controls. Results The urinary retention incidence rate was 0% in the prevention group Ⅰ, 22.2% in the prevention group Ⅱ and 46.3% in the control group, with a significant difference among the 3 groups (P<0.05). Conclusion The acupuncture of upper-lower point combination has a good preventive action on postpartum urinary retention.
  • Series:

    (E) Medicine & Public Health

  • Subject:

    Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Classification Code:

    R246

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