How can acupuncture help?
Acupuncture treatment for prostatitis is considered an alternative treatment for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). It is an ancient Chinese medicine practice that is based on the theory that qi (chi), or life energy, flows through the body in invisible channels called meridians. Sometime this energy becomes blocked, and this disruption in the energy flow leads to illness.
Practitioners access the meridians at certain points of the body, called acupoints, by inserting very fine needles into the skin. This stimulates specific acupoints along the skin and can be used for a range of conditions, including CP/CPPS. Stimulating these points is believed to enhance the body’s function and promote the body’s own healing.
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in the East. The Western view is that acupuncture works by stimulating the central nervous system to release hormones and neurotransmitters that can boost the immune system, dull pain, and help regulate various body functions.