A sudden bacterial infection marked by inflammation of the prostate. This is the least common form of prostatitis but the symptoms are usually severe.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis.
This condition is the result of recurrent urinary tract infections that have entered the prostate gland. It is thought to exist for several years in some men before producing symptoms.
Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
Accounting for 90% of the cases this condition is marked by urinary and genital pain. In this case urine does not show presence of bacteria, but may have other signs of inflammation.
How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help
Acupuncture and Chinese Medical practitioners that specialize in men’s health are up to date with the latest studies and clinical trials.
These studies have shown that acupuncture and electro-acupuncture relieves the pain and symptoms of prostatitis
By placing fine needles into the lower back and sacrum acupuncture can stimulate the natural flow of blood and energy relieving the pain and helping to decrease inflammation. If electro-stimulation is required you will experience a wonderful and relaxing buzzing sensation in the lower back area. This is just like a tens machine treatment your chiropractor may use. No needles are placed in the genital area. Chinese herbal therapy is also an option to relieve inflammation along with easy to follow dietary advice and lifestyle suggestions. Our practitioners will help guide you to better health. If a visit to a urologist is needed we are happy to help with a referral.