Chronic prostatitis (CP)/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is one of the four category prostatitis, and the prevalence is over 90-95% in prostatitis. Because of its pain and obstructive voiding difficulties, it severely affects the quality of life of the patient. However, the standard treatment is still unclear. Given the lack of proven efficacy of conventional therapies (such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and alpha-blockers), many patients have turned to phytotherapy and other alternative treatments. In recent years, phytotherapy and physical therapy have advanced a lot because of the safety, efficacy and high compliance. This review covers phytotherapy (quercetin, bee pollen, pumpkin seed oil, eviprostat, terpene mixture) and physical therapy (acupuncture, shock wave, thermobalancing, transurethral needle ablation, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation sono-electro-magnetic therapy) commonly used in chronic prostatitis to help the clinician and researchers.
International urology and nephrology. 2019 May 03 [Epub ahead of print]
Min Hu, Junaid Wazir, Rahat Ullah, Wenlu Wang, Xingxing Cui, Meng Tang, Xiaohui Zhou
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Basic Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, 211198, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China., Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Basic Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, 211198, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China. .