Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)

Acupuncture for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is prevalent in urological practice and has a significant impact on quality of life. Standard therapies often fail to achieve sustainable amelioration of symptoms. This article attempts to show that neuromodulatory treatment in the form of electroacupuncture can be a minimally invasive and effective treatment for CP/CPPS that is refractory to standard therapies. This neuromodulatory therapy lends support to the hypothesis that the end stage of CP/CPPS may be a neuropathic pain syndrome.

Combined therapy for the chronic pelvic pain syndrome

CONCLUSION: Combined therapy of medications and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can be an effective treatment for the chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of chronic prostatitis

Meta-analysis showed: Chinese herbs can decrease the WBC in the expressed prostatic secretion, improve the pain symptoms and the voiding symptoms.

ProstantTM is a suppository made up of several kinds of Chinese herbs, the main ingredients being Cortex Phellodendri, Fructus Gardeniae, Rhizoma Polygoni Cuspidati, Herba Lycopi and Radix et Rhizoma Rhei, which have been reported to inhibit many kinds of bacteria, fungi and viruses [1, 2].

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