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Acupuncture versus sham acupuncture for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain.

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BACKGROUND: Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) afflicts 2%-10% of adult men. Available therapies offer little or no proven benefit. Because acupuncture represents an attractive "natural" therapy, we compared the efficacy of acupuncture to sham acupuncture for CP/CPPS. METHODS: Participants met US National Institutes of Health (NIH) consensus criteria for CP/CPPS, were aged > or = 20 years old, and had a total score > or = 15 on the NIH Chronic Prostatitis Sympto...

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Journal:
The American journal of medicine
Volume:
121
Issue:
1
Pages:
79.e1-79.e7
Publication date:
2008-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1555-7162
ISSN:
0002-9343
URN:
uuid:29ebc1c5-01c6-431c-bf7f-5c250bcb9eca
Source identifiers:
134263
Local pid:
pubs:134263

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