Alternative therapies for the treatment of chronic prostatitis

Lara K. Suh, Franklin C. Lowe

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Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) is a prevalent disease for which there is no standardized therapy. Traditional treatments have included antibiotics, α-blockers, and anti-inflammatories, but those have not proven to be efficacious therapies through many clinical trials. Alternative therapies, such as phytotherapy, acupuncture, and pelvic floor physical therapy, have grown in popularity for the treatment of CP/CPPS. As clinicians continue to explore these alternative therapies, there is an accumulation of strong evidence demonstrating the success of these alternative therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-287
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent urology reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Acupuncture
  • Alternative therapies
  • Biofeedback
  • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Myofascial trigger point release
  • Phytotherapy
  • Pollen extract
  • Quercetin
  • Saw palmetto

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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