Philip A.M. Rogers MRCVS

AP and the Urogenital / Adrenal System


Chen_Y (1993) AP treatment of functional non-ejaculation: a report of 70 cases. JTCM Mar 13(1):10-12. Dept of AP, Moxibustion and Massage, Fujian TCM College, Fuzhou, PRC.

Hu_Ja4 (1993) How is impotence treated with AP?. JTCM Sep 13(3):234-235. Inst of AP & Moxibustion, China Acad of TCM, Beijing PRC.

Ikeuchi_T; Iguchi H (1994) [Clinical studies on chronic prostatitis and prostatitis-like syndrome (7): Electric AP therapy for intractable cases of chronic prostatitis-like syndrome]. Hinyokika Kiyo Jul 40(7):587-591. Dept of Urol, Fujigaoka Hospital, Sch of Med, Showa Univ, Japan. 17 men with prostatodynia (chronic prostatitis-like syndrome) refractory to conventional medical treatment were treated with low frequency EAP. All had had a complicated clinical course and pelvic hypertonicity. EAP was given to decongest pelvic circulation, especially around the prostate. The clinical efficacy of long-term treatment was excellent in 30% and moderate in 70% of the patients, with an overall efficacy rate of 100%. Treatment with Chinese medicines and chemical agents were withdrawn completely in 50% of the patients; treatment with chemical agents were withdrawn in 30% of the patients, and the dose of either type of medication was reduced in 20% of the patients. To examine whether the efficacy of EAP was related to the induction of cytokines we also examined the serum levels of INF-gamma, IL-1 beta and IL-6, but, no significant elevations were detected.

Kong_T; Fan T; Chu X (1991) [Studies on the relationship between APA and testosterone or dihydrotestosterone in blood plasma]. Dept of Anatomy, Henan Med Univ, PRC. Chen Tzu Yen Chiu 16(2):138-141. 55 rats (Wistar, Male, 250-350 g) were assigned to 4 groups: 1=BTA (bilateral testectomy + adrenalectomy); 2=BT (bilateral testectomy); 3=BA (bilateral adrenalectomy); 4=SO (sham operation). EAP was given to bilateral ST36 of each animal at 72 h postoperation. K-iontophoretic colorimetry was used to determine the pain threshold of rats; RIA was used to measure the levels of T and DHT in femoral vein blood. T, DHT and the pain threshold of each animal were measured preoperation and at 72 h postoperation and after EAP but for Group SO, the measurement was done once at 72 h after im testosterone phenylacetate. The level of T in BTA and BT groups decreased significantly at 72 h postoperation, but the changes of pain threshold were similar to BA and SO groups. After EAP the level of T in BT and SO groups were raised significantly (p <.01), but in BT group raised slightly (p >.05). In all animals the level of DHT and the pain threshold increased significantly at 45 min after EAP. No effect on pain threshold and EAP-analgesia was observed in group SO after im testosterone phenylacetate. T (from testes and adrenal) and DHT rose markedly after EAP. Increasing T and DHT or decreasing T in plasma had no effect on the pain threshold and EAP-analgesia. T and DHT in plasma may not play a role in EAP-analgesia, but EAP may improve hypogonadal condition.

Yaman_LS; Kilic S; Sarica K; Bayar M; Saygin B (1994) The place of AP in the management of psychogenic impotence. European Urology 26(1):52-55. Dept of Urol, Univ of Ankara, Med Sch Ibn-I Sina Hospital, Turkey. Successful sexual function is complex, involving psychological and social responses as well as neurological, biochemical and vascular processes. Is believed that >50% of sexual dysfunction cases have an organic etiology. Currently, reflecting the controversy over the management of psychogenic impotence, several methods are used clinically. This prospective study aimed to evaluate the curative effects of AP therapy in men with purely psychogenic impotence. 20/29 men treated with AP had successful erections after a varying number of AP sessions. AP may be an effective alternative in the management of purely psychogenic impotence.