When guys reach 50 decades aged, about 50% of them experience recurrent evening urination, urgency to urinate, and urine retention. These signs or symptoms can affect their rest and social lifestyle, producing anxiousness and insomnia. Drugs can assistance unwind the easy muscular tissues of the bladder and the prostate to cut down the urgency and frequency of urination but can also direct to erectile dysfunction, UTI and urine retention.

The newest analysis on acupuncture and serious prostatitis and persistent pelvic suffering syndrome was just revealed in 2018 in the Journal of Urology by Qin et al. This study was a 32-7 days randomized controlled demo, which incorporated 8 weeks of cure and then 24 months of observe-up. Sixty-8 patients ranging from 18 to 50 yrs aged have been randomly assigned to acupuncture or non-invasive sham acupuncture. The National Institutes of Wellbeing Serious Prostatitis Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) complete score differed appreciably amongst the two groups at 8, 20, and 32 months just after treatment. There had been no substantial differences in between teams in NIH-CPSI pain and excellent of everyday living subscale scores and Intercontinental Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) at 7 days 4 (p > .05 for all). For all other secondary outcomes, the acupuncture group was statistically greater than the sham acupuncture group. The scientists concluded that acupuncture showed scientific and long-lasting benefits in contrast with sham acupuncture for continual prostatitis and chronic pelvic agony syndrome, but enough dosage was desired to accomplish the greatest result.

Electroacupuncture can lower the indicators of benign prostatic hyperplasia but did not lower the stage of testosterone. This has been verified by R. Zheng in 2017 in Zhong Guo Zhen Jiu. Sixty sufferers were randomized into an electroacupuncture group and a treatment team with 30 persons in every 1. In the electroacupuncture team, electroacupuncture was utilized to Zhongji (CV 3) and Qugu (CV 2), as soon as a working day, 5 instances a week. In the medication team, .2 mg of tamsulosin hydrochloride sustained-release capsules was approved for oral administration as soon as a working day. The length of treatment method was 6 months in each groups. The alterations in serum testosterone (T), estradiol (E2), E2/T, IPSS, erectile operate rating (â…¡EF5), serum prostate certain antigen (PSA) as effectively as adverse reactions ended up observed right before and immediately after treatment method in the two groups. Clinical therapeutic results have been in contrast between the two groups.

Right before and after treatment method, the differences in serum T, E2 and E2/T have been not important in the electroacupuncture team (all P>0.05), but the variance in E2/T was considerable in the medicine group (P<0.05). IPSS was reduced compared with that before treatment in the electroacupuncture group (P<0.05. The difference was significant in comparison of the two groups after treatment (P<0.05), and the electroacupuncture group had the better effect. After treatment, symptom severity was noticeably reduced in the electroacupuncture group, and the patients' overall situation was better than that in the medication group (P<0.05). The total effective rate was 60.7% in the electroacupuncture group, almost double the improvement rate of 30.8% (P<0.05) in the medication group. This study indicates that electroacupuncture can relieve the symptoms of chronic prostatitis more efficiently without changing serum testosterone and estrogen levels very much and electrical acupuncture may improve the testicular function by bringing more blood flow to the testicles and adrenal gland.

If men do not have time to do acupuncture treatments twice a week for 8 weeks, they may be able to use saline or herbal injections to reduce the frequency of the acupuncture treatment needed. The following study supports this interesting combination of electrical acupuncture and point injection for prostate enlargement.

An interesting research article was published in the Journal of Acupuncture Meridian Studies titled Hwanglyunhaedok Pharmacopuncture versus Saline Pharmacopuncture on Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis/ Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome by K.M. Seong et al. In this study, 63 patients diagnosed with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome were treated with electroacupuncture and injections of eight 1 mL herbal injection or saline at the acupoint CV1 twice a week for 4 weeks. The herbal injection group had 32 patients, while saline group had 31 patients. After twice a week treatment for 4 weeks, researchers found that the total NIH-CPSI scores were significantly reduced in both groups. Pain scores in both groups were also decreased significantly. In addition, IPSS was reduced significantly after treatment in both groups. However, there was no significant difference between the herbal injection and saline injection group in NIH-CPSI scores and IPSS.