Chief Complaint: Urinary retention
Western Diagnosis: Urinary retention due to benign prostatic hypertrophy
Medical History: 68 year old male experiencing increased frequency of urination, especially at night. After urinating, he felt some of the urine remained. Over time, increasing effort was needed to urinate and the urine stream became thin. Enuresis occurred occasionally. Recently, after becoming tired, he was unable to pass urine, resulting in lower abdominal discomfort. The abdominal distention was relieved by catheterization combined with drugs and Chinese herbal medicine. Two days later, voluntary urination was still impossible, and catheterization was repeated. Surgery was recommended, but the patient refused, opting instead for acupuncture.