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Acupuncture helpful for premature ejaculation

Acupuncture treatment can benefit men with premature ejaculation (PE), Turkish investigators report. One hundred and twenty patients with chronic PE were randomised to receive either dapoxetine (a short-acting selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used as a pharmacological treatment for PE), acupuncture or sham acupuncture over a period of four weeks. The acupuncture group received two sessions per week, with needling at Yintang M-HN-3, Zhongji REN-3, and bilateral Baihuanshu BL-30, Zhishi BL-52, Zusanli ST-36, L.I.-4 Hegu and LIV-3 Taichong. Sham acupuncture was performed with shallow needle insertion at locations one centimetre to the left of each selected acupoint. Although less effective than dapoxetine, acupuncture was observed to have a significant ejaculation-delaying effect compared with sham acupuncture.

A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study to Compare Acupuncture and Dapoxetine for the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation. Urol Int. 2016 Apr 7.


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