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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