Table 5: Effect of electroacupuncture on subscore of IPSS in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia.

EA ( )CG ( ) value

Incomplete emptying
 Baseline .766
 3 weeks .799
 6 week .443
 ΔBaseline-3 weeks .94
 ▲Baseline-6 weeks .461
Frequency
 Baseline .834
 3 weeks .940
 6 weeks .940
 ΔBaseline-3 weeks .730
 ▲Baseline-6 weeks .298
Intermittency
 Baseline .675
 3 weeks .499
 6 weeks .851
 ΔBaseline-3 weeks .159
 ▲Baseline-6 weeks .594
Urgency
 Baseline .938
 3 weeks .707
 6 weeks .753
 ΔBaseline-3 weeks .707
 ▲Baseline-6 weeks .685
Weak stream
 Baseline .490
 3 weeks .518
 6 weeks .245
 ΔBaseline-3 weeks 1.000
 ▲Baseline-6 weeks .775
Straining
 baseline .705
 3 weeks .753
 6 weeks .707
 ΔBaseline-3 weeks .443
 ▲Baseline-6 weeks .518
Nocturia
 Baseline .961
 3 weeks .893
 6 weeks .358
 ΔBaseline-3 weeks .988
 ▲Baseline-6 weeks .271

Data present as mean ± standard deviation; EG: electroacupuncture group; CG: sham electroacupuncture group; Baseline: before electroacupuncture; 3 weeks: at finishing 3 consecutive weeks total six times electroacupuncture; 6 weeks: at finishing 6 consecutive weeks total twelve times electroacupuncture; Δ: difference between baseline and at 3 weeks; ▲: difference between baseline and at 6 weeks.