We would like to share with you our personal view, beliefs and approach about the research that is presented on these pages.
We both value the research of modern science and the many developments that have been discovered.
We also value the depth of wisdom and knowledge of traditional and classical five element acupuncture, which integrates the many aspects of body and mind.
We acknowledge the information gained from research, and we endevaour to use it where appropriate when meeting the needs of an individual who is suffering in health.
We hope later to share more information on the five elements of acupuncture.
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(2017) Acupuncture for Chronic Prostatitis / Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A Randomized, Sham Acupuncture Controlled Trial.
'Results: A total of 68 participants 18 to 50 years old were enrolled and included in intent to treat analyses. Baseline characteristics were comparable in the 2 groups. The reduction in the National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index total score differed significantly between the 2 groups at weeks 8, 20 and 32'
Conclusions: Acupuncture showed clinical and long-
Zongshi Qin, Zhiwei Zang et al., (2018) Acupuncture for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A Randomized, Sham Acupuncture Controlled Trial. The Journal of UrologyOctober 2018 Volume 200, Issue 4, Pages 815–822
(2017) Assessment of methodological quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain symptom: an overview of systematic review.
'We also summarized the evidence on acupuncture for CP/CPPS. Regarding the outcomes of included SRs, no significant conflicting has been observed in terms of the treatment of reliving CP/CPPS. Acupuncture could be considered as an optional treatment for reliving the symptoms for patients with CP/CPPS, especially for patient who resists to medicine such as antibiotics and α-
Zongshi Qin, Xiao Li et al., (2017) Assessment of methodological quality of systematic reviews of acupuncture for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain symptom: an overview of systematic review. AME Medical Journal; September 2017
(2017) Utility of trigger point injection as an adjunct to physical therapy in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
'Conclusions: Trigger Point injection in CP/CPPS patients as an adjunct to Physical Therapy is well tolerated and leads to symptom improvement in about half of patients. Durability and long term results are yet to be determined.' We do not do trigger point injection, however we do treat trigger points for this condition.
Tadros NN, Shah AB, & Shoskes DA. (2017) Utility of trigger point injection as an adjunct to physical therapy in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Translational Andrology and Urology. doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.05.36
(2017) The Acupuncture treatment of Chronic Prostatitis / Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) (Three case reports)
‘Conclusion. CP/CPPS is a common complex disorder that significantly affects patients quality of life and for which conventional medical therapies oftern provide little help. Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for CP/CPPS with a long clinical history of treating painful urinary symptoms, pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction.’
(See 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 below)
Acupuncture points used in the three cases.
Case 1; Ki3 Taixi, CV3 Zhongji, CV4 Guanyuan, Ki12 Dahe, Lu5 Chize, Sp9 Yinlingquan, TH5 Waiguan, TH6 Zhigou, GV20 Baihui.
Bl23 Shenshu, Bl32 Ciliao, Bl33 Zhongliao, Gb30 Huantiao, Kd7 Fuliu, Sp8 Diji
Case 2; Bl23 Shenshu, Bl32 Ciliao, Bl51 Huangmen, Bl33 Zhongliao, Bl54 Zhibian, Gb30 Huantiao, Bl35Huiyang, Bl36 Chengfu, Kd3 Taixi, Sp8 Diji, Gb34 Yanglingquan, Bl40 Weizhong
Case 3; Bl23 Shenshu, Bl32 Ciliao, Bl33 Zhongliao, Gb30 Huantiao, Kd3 Taixi, Geshu Bl17, Sp8 Diji, GV20 Baihui. Kd10 Yingu
Alban J. (2017) The Acupuncture treatment of Chronic Prostatitis / Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS). Journal of Chinese Medicine, No. 114, June 2017
(2017) The effectiveness of long-
'Background. The chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is one of the commonest chronic inflammatory diseases in adult men, for which acupuncture has been used to relieve related symptoms. The present study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic effect of the long-
Methods. A randomized traditional acupuncture-
Results. The total NIH-
Conclusion. Needling at the BL30 (White Ring Correspondence) and BL35 (Meeting of Yang) using LA benefits patients with CP/CPPS.'
However in the Five Element Acupuncture that we practice the points BL30 and BL35 are needled very superficially, we do not practice deep needling at these points because of an increased risk of tissue damage.
Zhou M. et al. (2017) The effectiveness of long-
(2016) Network Meta-
Abstract. Overall, rank tests and safety analyses indicate that electro-
'Discussion. The purpose of this systematic review and network meta-
'The incidence of adverse events of acupuncture was relatively rare (5.4%) compared with placebo (17.1%), alpha-
Zongshi Qin, Jiani Wu, Jinhui Tian, Jing Zhou, Yali Liu & Zhishun Liu (2016) Network Meta-
(2011) Use of Acupuncture as a Treatment Method for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes.
‘This article could encourage health care providers and urologists to apply acupuncture for managing pains of CP/CPPS with standard treatment.’
Lee, SH. & Lee, BC. (2011) Use of Acupuncture as a Treatment Method for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes. Curr Urol Rep (2011) 12: 288. doi:10.1007/s11934-
(2009) Electroacupuncture Relieves Pain in Men With Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: Three-
‘Conclusions. In a 3-
Lee SH & Lee BC.(2009) Electroacupuncture Relieves Pain in Men With Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: Three-
(2008) Acupuncture versus sham acupuncture for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain.
‘CONCLUSIONS: After 10 weeks of treatment, acupuncture proved almost twice as likely as sham treatment to improve CP/CPPS symptoms. Participants receiving acupuncture were 2.4-
Acupuncture points used. CV1-
(2007) A pilot study on acupuncture for lower urinary tract symptoms related to chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain.
‘CONCLUSION: The preliminary findings, although limited, suggest the potential therapeutic role of acupuncture in the treatment of CP/CPPS. Data from this and previous studies warrant randomized trials of acupuncture for CP/CPPS and particular attention towards acupuncture point selection, treatment intervention, and durability of acupuncture.’
The body acupuncture points used at each visit included SJ 5-
(2004) Acupuncture for chronic prostatitis/ chronic pelvic pain syndrome
‘Abstract. 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.
(2003) Acupuncture ameliorates symptoms in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
RESULTS: Twelve men underwent a minimum of 6 weeks of acupuncture treatment. Ten patients (83%) reported marked improvement on the subjective global assessment at 12 weeks. At an average of 33 weeks, 8 patients (67%) had sustained marked improvement on subjective global assessment evaluation. No adverse events were reported in this pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture appears to be a safe, effective, and durable treatment in improving symptoms in, and the quality of life of, men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome refractory to treatment. A larger controlled study is required to confirm these encouraging initial results.
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