Khirurgiia (Sofiia). 1993 ; 46(4): 54-7.
[The problem of paramedicine and the therapy of urologic patients]
A questionnaire study covering a large number of urological patients is carried out in an attempt to establish the extent to which the services of paramedical healers are sought, as well as the underlying motivation involved. It is demonstrated that 13.12 per cent of the inquired refer to alternative medicine specialists. Usually it is a matter of patients with chronic and incurable conditions, such as nephrolithiasis, adenoma of the prostate gland, oncourological diseases, chronic prostatitis and cystalgia. Of the vast variety of healers, herbalists and extrasensory perception therapists appear to be the most attractive. Nearly one-third of the patients appear to be the most attractive. Nearly one-third of the patients attain temporary effect of a varying degree, estimated subjectively. All patients with some improvement have undergone parallel treatment by urologist and healer. The problem is comprehensively discussed.