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Acupuncture can produce meaningful improvement in hot flush frequency for men undergoing androgen ablation therapy (AAT) for prostate cancer. In an observational study carried out in the USA, 22 patients underwent...

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A pilot study in Turkey has found that acupuncture can improve symptoms and quality of life for men diagnosed with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). A cohort of 97 patients received six weekly sessions of...

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This Japanese study treated ten men suffering from chronic pelvic pain syndrome (eight of whom had previously received pharmacological medicines without benefit) at a single acupuncture point, Zhongliao BL-33, with the needle...

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Acupuncture treatment is more than twice as likely as sham treatment to improve men’s symptoms of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Malaysian researchers randomised 89 patients to ten weeks of twice-weekly...

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A Swedish study has shown acupuncture to be effective in reducing vasomotor symptoms (hot flushes) in men following castration therapy for prostatic carcinoma. Patients received twice weekly acupuncture for 2 weeks, and weekly for...

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29 patients with psychogenic (non-organic) impotence were treated by doctors in the Urology and Anaesthesiology Departments of Ankara University, Turkey. All patients were needled at points Ciliao BL-32, Dadun LIV-1, Yinlian...

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Some sources suggest that up to 10% of men suffer from some of the symptoms of chronic prostatitis, more commonly referred to nowadays as chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). Whilst western medical treatment does not offer a lot...

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In a small Brazilian study, 19 male patients with sperm abnormalities (sperm count, motility and morphology) were randomly assigned to receive true (treatment group) or sham (control group) acupuncture and moxibustion treatment....

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This Japanese study treated ten men suffering from chronic pelvic pain syndrome (eight of whom had previously received pharmacological medicines without benefit) at a single acupuncture point, Zhongliao BL-33, with the needle...

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Acupuncture treatment is more than twice as likely as sham treatment to improve men’s symptoms of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Malaysian researchers randomised 89 patients to ten weeks of twice-weekly...

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