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In my last post I wrote about research that shows acupuncture helps reduce hot flashes in men with androgen ablating therapy.   In addition to hot flashes, men can experience frequent urination, incontinence, and sexual dysfunction following prostate cancer surgery. Here are two articles I wrote focusing on prostate cancer surgery recovery.   The first is a case study published in Medical Acupuncture. ABSTRACT Background: Radical prostatectomy, while a successful treatment for prostate cancer, often results in chronic adverse effects. Objective: To report the use of acupuncture to treat frequent urination and nocturia following radical prostatectomy. Design, and Patient: A 62-year-old man reported frequent urination, nocturia, and urinary leakage. He had a history of overactive bladder for about 5 years,

A recently published study shows acupuncture is effective at relieving hot flashes in men after prostate surgery.   This study showed there was a 68.4% improvement after only two weeks of treatment.  At 6 weeks of treatment, there was an 89.2% improvement.  The researchers followed up 8 months after the treatment concluded which revealed the men maintained an 80.3 % improvement in hot flashes. The men maintained real improvement for many months after acupuncture treatment.  These results are very promising towards building integrative urology. In my experience, acupuncture helps not only with the hot flashes after prostate surgery, but acupuncture also reduces incontinence, frequent urination, and sexual dysfunction associated with prostate surgery. Abstract: International Journal of Raditation Oncology, Biology*Physics

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According to Chinese medicine, not all people who develop IC get the condition from the same root causes.  Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine work by correcting imbalances in the body and reset the body to bring it back to health. I like to think of this as hitting the reset button. For the treatment of Interstitial Cystitis, acupuncture can reduce the pain, frequency and discomfort of urination, along with the stress that can come with it. According to acupuncture, the body is connected by channels.  And the body’s energy, called qi (pronounced chee) flows through these meridians to keep us healthy. When there are imbalances in the qi, illness occurs. Common imbalances for Interstitial Cystitis include qi weakness, qi stagnation

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  Overactive bladder is a syndrome characterized by the frequent, strong, and sudden urge to urinate. The syndrome can seriously disrupt your life by interrupting your work and make you avoid social situations. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help.  Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been treating syndromes of frequent urination for over 2000 years as well as modern clinical success. How Acupuncture Treats Overactive Bladder Acupuncture helps reduce the symptoms of overactive bladder by relaxing the nerves and muscles associated with the bladder.  Overactive bladder may be caused from bladder spasm creating the sudden need to urinate or a sudden feeling of urination when the bladder is filling, although it is not totally full. Contraction of the pelvic floor muscles

Overactive bladder is a syndrome characterized by the frequent, strong, and sudden urge to urinate. Often, those with overactive bladder will urinate eight or more times during the day, and may also experience frequent urination at night. In some cases, individuals may experience urge incontinence, which is the involuntary loss of urine right after feeling the need to urinate. The syndrome can seriously disrupt your life by interrupting your work and make you avoid social situations. But Chinese medicine can help. Chinese medicine has been treating syndromes of frequent urination for over 2000 years. Overactive bladder from the Western and Eastern Viewpoints The precise cause of overactive bladder is often unknown. Like many other syndromes, the search for the single