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ACUPUNCTURE

A recent well designed study indicates that myofascial physical therapy can be helpful in people suffering from interstitial cystitis / painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS).     A randomized controlled trial of 10 scheduled treatments of myofascial physical therapy (MTP) vs global therapeutic massage (GTM)  was performed at 11 clinical centers in North America. Women recruited… [Read More]

After my last blog post I received numerous emails from numerous health care practitioners asking on the scientific evidence regarding acupuncture treatment of interstitial cystitis. Before I present this information, keep in mind that not everything that works can be proven - especially therapies that are 5000 years old.  The importance of scientific investigation in… [Read More]

One of the main methods of treating advanced prostate cancer is by chemically depleting the body of testosterone - also known as Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT). There are a few drugs on the market used for this purpose but Lupron is one of the most common. A prospective study conducted in the department of radiation… [Read More]

Like other forms of chronic pain, chronic prostatitis is a complex condition with no simple solutions. Successful management of chronic prostatitis depends on treating the original source of the pain as well as the neurological and psychosocial problems that often accompany it. As a result, your doctor may prescribe several different types of medication. Some… [Read More]

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