Alternative Therapies for the Treatment of Chronic Prostatitis.

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Summary of "Alternative Therapies for the Treatment of Chronic Prostatitis."

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a prevalent disease for which there is no standardized therapy. Traditional treatments have included antibiotics, α-blockers, and anti-inflammatories, but those have not proven to be efficacious therapies through many clinical trials. Alternative therapies, such as phytotherapy, acupuncture, and pelvic floor physical therapy, have grown in popularity for the treatment of CP/CPPS. As clinicians continue to explore these alternative therapies, there is an accumulation of strong evidence demonstrating the success of these alternative therapies.


Department of Urology, Columbia University Medical Center, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY, 10032, USA.

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Name: Current urology reports
ISSN: 1534-6285


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