Acupuncture helps with prostatitis pain

A pilot study in Turkey has found that acupuncture can improve symptoms and quality of life for men diagnosed with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). A cohort of 97 patients received six weekly sessions of acupuncture at bilateral Zhongliao BL-33. The results showed that there was a statistically significant decrease in all prostatitis symptom scores (pain, urinary function, quality of life subscores and overall score) evaluated at all periods compared with baseline. Ninety-two per cent of patients were classified as responders (showing more than a 50% decrease in overall prostatitis symptom scores from baseline) at the end of the treatment. (Effectiveness of Acupuncture in Patients with Category IIIB Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A Report of 97 Patients. Pain Med. 2010 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print]).”

( http://www.jcm.co.uk/research-archive/article/acupuncture-helps-with-prostatitis-pain-971/ viewed September 2012 )

 

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