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Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2015 Apr 25;17(4):e26006. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.17(4)2015.26006. eCollection 2015 Apr.

Analgesic effects of oligonol, acupuncture and quantum light therapy on chronic nonbacterial prostatitis.

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1
Department of Urology, Medical Faculty, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.
2
Departments of Anesthesiology and Algology, Medical Faculty, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.
3
Department of Biostatistics, Medical Faculty, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey.
4
Department of Internal Medicine and Angiology, Wuppertal Research and Medical Center, Wuppertal, Germany.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis (CNBP) is a condition that frequently causes long-term pain and a significant decrease in the quality of life.

OBJECTIVES:

The present study aimed to examine the analgesic effects of oligonol, acupuncture, quantum light therapy and their combinations on estrogen-induced CNBP in rats.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

This experimental study was conducted in Edirne, Turkey, using a simple randomized allocation. A total of 90 adult male Wistar rats were randomized into 9 groups of 10 rats each: Group I, control; Group II, CNBP, Group III, oligonol only, Group IV, acupuncture only; Group V, quantum only; Group VI, oligonol + quantum; Group VII, acupuncture + oligonol; Group VIII, quantum + acupuncture; Group IX, acupuncture + quantum + oligonol. Oligonol treatment was given at a dose of 60 mg/day for 6 weeks. Conceptual vessels (CV) 3 and 4, and bilaterally urinary bladder (Bl) 32 and 34 points were targeted with 1-hour acupuncture stimulation. The quantum light therapy was applied in 5-minute sessions for 6 weeks (3-times/a week). For pain measurements, mechanical pressure was applied to a point 2 cm distal to the root of the tail to elicit pain and consequent parameters (peak force, latency time of response and total length of measurement) were assessed.

RESULTS:

Analgesic effects were observed with all treatment regimens; however, the most prominent median analgesic effect was shown in the quantum light therapy in combination with acupuncture for estrogen-induced CNBP (PF1 = 663.9, PF2 = 403.4) (P = 0.012). Furthermore, we observed that monotherapy with quantum light showed a better analgesic efficacy as compared to oligonol and acupuncture monotherapies (PF1 = 1044.6, PF2 = 661.2) (P = 0.018, P = 0.008, P = 0.018; respectively).

CONCLUSIONS:

All treatment modalities showed a significant analgesic effect on CNBP in rats, being most prominent with the quantum light therapy.

KEYWORDS:

Acupuncture; Oligonol; Pain; Prostatitis; Rats; Therapy

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