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Acupuncture treatment of prostatitis and pelvic pain

Updated: Friday, Oct 09,2009, 11:25:20 AM
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Difficulty urinating, difficult, urgent and frequent blood and urine, back pain, and erectile dysfunction are common symptoms of men with chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Doctors in China and the Far East have used acupuncture to treat these symptoms for over 2000 years. Although there are less than 35% of men over age 50 have chronic prostatitis, few are aware that using acupuncture to treat.

Most Americans tend to think that acupuncture for back pain and knee. In China, people seek acupuncture for a wide range of diseases, including chronic prostatitis, pelvic pain syndrome and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) services of the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Hunan, saw first-hand, many women find relief of symptoms of these conditions.

The disease occurs when the body is in disharmony. If the imbalances in the qi (often translated as energy development, but may also mean the function) and blood flow, the disease occurs. Diagnosis of traditional Chinese medicine for acupuncture treatment, special inconsistency by analyzing the presence of symptoms such as pain, cloudy or bloody urine, inhibition of urine and reduce or increase urine flow. In addition, the doctor takes your pulse and examine carefully the language, which together reflect the internal situation. In general, the prostatitis is caused by a lack of internal harmony of qi and blood, or excess of pathogens, such as humidity, heat, humidity or heat.

The acupuncture treatment is individualized for each patient presentation. The goal of treatment is to balance the disharmony, open channels and acupuncture for pain relief. For some, this can also stop bleeding, blurred urination, standardization, and compensation. Treatment does this by regulating the flow of chi throughout the body, especially the lower abdomen and sacral regions. Points for chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome tend to be in the lower abdomen, waist, back and legs. Electro-acupuncture and moxibustion may also be used to increase the real acupuncture. In general, one cycle of treatment is five to ten acupuncture treatments once or twice a week. For chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome, is gradually improving, but can be long.

A few experimental studies have shown positive results on the effects of acupuncture in prostatitis. A pilot study investigated acupuncture with electrical stimulation on quality of life of people with chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Treatments were twice weekly for 6 weeks. Participants had an overall improvement in quality of life, reduction of urinary difficulties, and increased urinary function. Another study of chronic pelvic pain syndrome to determine the action of the hands of a single point is sacred. The action took place once weekly for 4 weeks and then once a month. 5. After treatment, participants in a reduction in pain and showed the improving quality of life. In addition, intravenous ultrasound showed reductions in congestion of acupuncture. These studies support the use of acupuncture as a safe and effective complement to standard therapy.


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