Recent studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective method of treating CP/CPPS. One study analyzed data from ten high-quality randomized controlled trials involving 798 patients with CP/CPPS. The results showed that acupuncture had superior effects compared to sham acupuncture and western medicine on CP/CPPS patients' pain score, NIH-CPSI score, quality of life score, urinary symptom, and efficacy rate. The researchers concluded that acupuncture has significant benefits on CP/CPPS, including pain relief, improved urinary symptoms and quality of life, higher NIH-CPSI scores, and efficacy rates. They also found that acupuncture is a safe method to treat CP/CPPS.
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