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World J Urol. 2013 Aug;31(4):761-6. doi: 10.1007/s00345-013-1097-0. Epub 2013 Jun 6.

Alternative therapies in the management of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

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Smith Institute for Urology, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, Lake Success, New York, NY, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Standard medical therapy for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CP/CPPS) including such agents as nonsteriodal anti-inflammatories, alpha-blockers, antimicrobial therapy, and 5a-reductase inhibitors has not been uniformly effective. The purpose of this review is to focus on the role of alternative therapies available for the management of CP/CPPS.

METHODS:

We performed a systematic review of the literature for articles published in PubMed up to 2012 pertaining to commonly employed alternative therapies.

RESULTS:

The evidence for alternative therapies such as diet and lifestyle modifications, phytotherapy, acupuncture, myofascial physical therapy, and stress management/cognitive behavioral therapy is reviewed.

CONCLUSION:

CP/CPPS often requires a multimodal approach and alternative therapies should be considered as adjuncts in the treatment of refractory CP/CPPS patients.

PMID:
23740129
DOI:
10.1007/s00345-013-1097-0
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