The aim of the study was to assess the longterm effects of acupuncture treatment in patients suffering from psychogenic erectile dysfunction (ED). Patients and Methods: Twenty patients with psychogenic ED who underwent acupuncture treatment between 1999 and 2001 were invited to an after-care interview with the items International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) 15 Score, influence of acupuncture on quality of life, effect and duration of acupuncture treatment on erectile status and willingness to repeat the treatment. Results: Fifteen patients accepted our invitation. Comparison of the IIEF 15 Score shortly after treatment with the Score in 2005 showed no statistically relevant difference (P = 0.608). Sixty-seven percent (n =10) of the after-care patients reported an improvement in their quality of life and 53% (n = 8) would repeat this acupuncture treatment. Conclusions: The results are a first indication that long-term effects could be reached through acupuncture treatment.

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