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Seo, Bae, Choi, Shim, Seo, Kim, Kwon, Yun, Lee, Choi, Han, Hong, and Park: Review of Effect on Heat-generating Plaster Therapy for Chronic Prostatitis



The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of Heat-generating plaster therapy on Chronic prostatitis


We searched articles from Academic Journals(CAJ) online databases. Searching keywords were ‘貼敷’, ‘慢性前列腺炎’, ‘敷貼’, ‘慢性前列腺炎’.


Among the articles published until October 2017, The 18 articles were found. After reviewing the title, abstract and original article, the 3 articles were selected finally to rule out completely different prescriptions.


The effect of Heat-generating plaster therapy on symptoms such as urinary frequency, dysuria, nocturia and sexual dysfunction due to chronic prostatitis was satisfactory. Especially the method is simple and safe, easy to use, patient-friendly, and convenient.

Fig. 1
Flow Chart of Clinical Study Selection
Table 1
Data of Clinical Studies of Heat Application Therapy for Chronic Prostatitis
First Author (Year) Sample size Intervention Control Primary Outcome Main Result Author’s Conclusion
JIANG J (2011)4) Total n=124
  • Control Group n=62)

  • Treatment Group n=62)

  • Routine symptomatic reatment

  • Patch posted on acupoints: 關元, 腎俞, 膀胱俞, 中極, 三陰交 等

  • Quadrupole projection therapy (the other prostate heat therapy machine)

  • Routine symptomatic treatment

  • Patch posted on acupoints: 關元, 腎俞, 膀胱俞, 中極, 三陰交 等

  • Symptoms

  • Prostatic fingerprinting

  • Prostatic fluid microscopy

  • Segmented urine and prostatic fluid bacterial localization test

  • Symptoms disappeared, improve the quality of prostatic fingerprinting (P<0.05)

  • Prostatic fluid microscopy, continuous 2 to3 times normal, prostatic fluid leukocyte count was normal

  • Segmented urine and prostatic fluid Bacterial localization test EPS, VB3 bacterial culture was negative

  • But EPS, VB3 bacterial culture was not negative; invalid: no improvement of symptoms, signs and various tests.

  • The use of hyperthermia machine with acupuncture points for the treatment of CABP can rapidly improve clinical symptoms and improve patient quality of life, and no pain and adverse reactions.

WEN N (2009)6) Total n=60
  • Control group (n=30)

  • Treatment group (n=30)

  • Heat plaster therapy: 神闕, 中極, 命門 (Jiangxi Ai Biological Technology Co., Ltd.)

  • Acupuncture: 中極, 次髎, 行間, 歸來, 三陰交

  • Symptoms

  • High magnification of prostatic fluid leukocytes

  • There was a significant difference in the post-treatment effect between the two groups (P<0.01)

  • The total efficacy rate was 83.3% in the Treatment group and 70.0% in the control group, but there was no significant difference between the two groups (P>0.05)

  • The effect of heat therapy on symptoms such as urinary frequency, dysuria and nocturia due to chronic prostatitis was satisfactory.

  • Method is simple and safe, easy to use, no acupuncture pain, patient-friendly and con-venient.

GAO XD (2009)7) Total n=130
  • Chronic non- Bacterial prostatitis (n=102)

  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis (n=28)

  • Heat plaster therpy : 神闕, 中極, 命門 (Jiangxi Ai Biological Technology Co., Ltd.)

  • None

  • Symptoms

  • The digital rectal Examination

  • Prostate fluid routine smear

  • Symptoms disappeared

  • The prostatic glands returned to normal or near normal in the digital rectal examination.

  • In the prostate fluid routine smear the normal 112 cases (86.2%), the maximum flow rate significantly increased or reached the normal range

  • 34 cases were cured (26.2%), 78 cases (60.0%)were improved, 18 cases (13.8%) were ineffective, and the total effective rate was 86.2%.

  • Hot dissolves cold and stasis blood. As a result, it helps blood circulation and communication of meridians.

  • Also urinary frequency, dysuria, urinary closure, and nocturia caused from chronic prostatitis have more effectiveness.

  • The therapy is non-surgical treatment, with no pain, no trauma


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