Men's Sexual dysfunction can be a result of a combination of physical or psychological conditions. Many physical and/or medical conditions can cause problems with sexual function. These conditions include diabetes, heart and vascular (blood vessel) disease, neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, chronic diseases such as kidney or liver failure, and alcoholism and drug abuse. In addition, the side effects of certain medications, including some antidepressant drugs, can affect sexual desire and function.
However, mental emotional imbalance is now arising as a main cause in modern days. Psychological causes include high stress level, anxiety, depression, concern about sexual performance, marital or relationship problems, feelings of guilt, and the effects of a past sexual trauma.
Men in Eastern societies have been seeking acupuncture and herbal medicine for these male sexual health such as low sperm count, poor sperm quality, erectile dysfunction, etc. However, treatment effectiveness is not guaranteed and it differs among individuals.
Men who suffer with prostatitis and who are looking for an alternative or complementary treatment may find relief with needles and Eastern herbal medicine. Numerous studies demonstrate that men who choose acupuncture for prostatitis frequently enjoy relief from their symptoms, and without side effects associated with medications.
More specifically, if you are living with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), acupuncture may be the poke you need (so to speak) to get you feeling better again soon. Acupuncture is an ancient eastern medicine technique that is becoming more and more widely accepted by conventional western medicine practitioners as an alternative/complementary technique that can be used along with mainstream approaches to treating prostatitis.
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Should you consider acupuncture for prostatitis? Here’s what experts know about the use of acupuncture for prostatitis.
Acupuncture For Prostatitis.
What could acupuncture do for you? After 10 weeks of acupuncture treatment twice a week, nearly 75 percent of men in one study experienced symptom relief when compared with only 47 percent of men who had sham acupuncture. As a bonus, those who had acupuncture were 2.4-fold more likely to enjoy long-term benefits from the treatment than were those in the sham group.
According to a meta-analysis and review that looked at research over more than six decades, acupuncture for prostatitis provided statistically significant benefits when it came to voiding problems. Another plus was that the efficacy of the acupuncture treatments got better over time. On a downside, too few acupuncture trials were reviewed to definitively determine their effectiveness in treating CP/CPPS.
The authors of a more recent review, appearing in the Journal of Andrology, also had some promising words to say about acupuncture for prostatitis. These experts reviewed nine trials involving 809 men. Overall, they felt that “the evidence that acupuncture treats CP/CPPS is encouraging,” but that “the quantity and quality of the existing evidence prevent firm conclusions.”
If you are not satisfied with your current treatment plan or if you are looking for an alternative or complementary therapy, you might talk to your doctor about acupuncture for prostatitis. Look for anacupuncture professional who is familiar with prostatitis. Acupuncture can be used safely along with other treatment methods, but be sure to let your doctor know what you are doing!