Last updated on December 2018

Acupuncture for Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Brief description of study

Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) refers to the presence of bothersome pelvic pain symptoms without an identifiable cause. Common symptoms of CP/CPPS include discomfort in the perineum, suprapubic region, and lower urinary tract symptoms. It affects men of all ages without apparent racial predisposition, among which, 36-50 years old are the most commonly influenced. Yet, few effective therapies are available for treating CP/CPPS.

Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for CP/CPPS. However, effects of acupuncture on CP/CPPS remain uncertain because of the small sample sizes or other methodological limitations.

The objective of this multi-centre, randomized, sham acupuncture-controlled trial is to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture for relieving symptoms of CP/CPPS. The results will provide a robust conclusion with a high level of evidence.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03213938

Contact Investigators or Research Sites near you

Start Over

Jie Wang

Guang'anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Science
Beijing, China
  Connect »

Recruitment Status: Open

Brief Description Eligibility Contact Research Team

Receive Emails About New Clinical Trials!

Sign up for our FREE service to receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.