Alternative therapies for the treatment of chronic prostatitis

Lara K. Suh, Franklin C. Lowe

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Abstract

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a prevalent disease for which there is no standardized therapy. Traditional treatments have included antibiotics, α-blockers, and anti-inflammatories, but those have not proven to be efficacious therapies through many clinical trials. Alternative therapies, such as phytotherapy, acupuncture, and pelvic floor physical therapy, have grown in popularity for the treatment of CP/CPPS. As clinicians continue to explore these alternative therapies, there is an accumulation of strong evidence demonstrating the success of these alternative therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-287
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Urology Reports
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Prostatitis
Complementary Therapies
Pelvic Pain
Chronic Pain
Phytotherapy
Therapeutics
Pelvic Floor
Acupuncture
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Clinical Trials
Anti-Bacterial Agents

Keywords

  • Acupuncture
  • Alternative therapies
  • Biofeedback
  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Myofascial trigger point release
  • Phytotherapy
  • Pollen extract
  • Quercetin
  • Saw palmetto

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Alternative therapies for the treatment of chronic prostatitis. / Suh, Lara K.; Lowe, Franklin C.

In: Current Urology Reports, Vol. 12, No. 4, 08.2011, p. 284-287.

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