AcuTrials

Influence of Acupuncture on Cytokines in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

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Title

Influence of Acupuncture on Cytokines in Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Journal Publication

Int J Clin Acupunct

Date

2013

volume

22(1)

pages

29-31

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Genital Diseases, Male
Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care
TCM Acupuncture Style
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical
Chronic Pelvic Pain

Abstract

Objective: to study the influence of acupuncture on cytokine levels in chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Methods: 60 patients were randomized into the acupuncture group (n = 30) and the control group (n = 30). In the control group, the oral medication Terazosin Hydrochloride was assigned, while patients in the acupuncture group were also treated with acupuncture therapy. Tumor necrosis factor (TN F-a), interleukin 13 (1L-113) levels were tested before the treatment and 1 month after treatment. Selected acupoints were Guanyuan (CV4), Zhongji (CV3), Huiyin (CV!), Yinlingquan (S P9, bilateral) and Xuehai (SPIO, bilat-eral). Results: after treatment, the expressions of TN F-a, IL-113 were significantly reduced in both groups, with the acupuncture group being more obviously decreased. Conclusion: acupuncture can regulate the TN F-a and I L-1 f3 levels in patients with chronic pelvic pain syndrome, mitigating the chemotaxis of inflammatory cells.

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Date of Input: 2/12/2015; Date Modified: 6/9/2015; Availability: --In File--; Priority: Normal; Prostatitis; Shandong Institute of Skin Disease Control, Shandong, China. e-mail: zhangjiajiagz@l63.net

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

4 Weeks

has health condition studied

Genital Diseases, Male

has study population number

60

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