Chronic Pelvic Disorders and Saratoga Springs Acupuncture

Chronic pelvic disorders more often than not are badly diagnosed and mistreated.  This unfortunate event makes the patient lose the chance to be relieved of his painful conditions and the main cause of the problem itself.

Most of the time, proctitis is seen as the culprit of pelvic pain.  Proctitis is the inflammation of the rectum or anus, and this specifically means the inflammation of the rectal mucosa or rectal lining.  This condition can arise from one of several causes and is termed as either acute or chronic in nature.  One typical cause of proctitis is that it can be a side effect of medications, usually antibiotic drugs.  Proctitis is also associated to factors that inflame and irritate the colon or small intestine; herpes; yeast infections; hemorrhoids; Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis and other conditions like cholecystitis, chronic pancreatitis, allergies, bacterial infection or rectal injury among others.  Chronic pelvic disorder can be linked to symptoms like constipation, stomach uneasiness after eating, indigestion, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, anal itching or rectal pain.

The frequency of driving has been found to correlate highly with the development of chronic pelvic disorder.  People whose occupation is driving have more than normal cases of chronic pelvic disorder.  People who drive taxis, limos, buses or trucks are seen to have high incidence of this disorder.  Physicians think that rectal traumatic injury caused by long periods of seating in one typical position combined with the constant irritation of the anus caused by bumps in the road have given rise to neurological problems in the anal region.  When this happens on everyday it can lead to chronic pelvic pain syndrome, interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, prostatodynia, or prostatitis.  These conditions can manifest symptoms like urinary pain, urgency and frequency.

Sadly, no cure is offered by Western medicine for these pelvic disorders.  Neither pharmaceutical drugs nor rectal or pelvic surgery, which is very expensive for the ordinary Joe have proven to resolve these problems.  What then are the alternatives of the 15 million people in the US who suffer from these conditions?  They can be debilitating and often become worse when left untreated for a long time.  It seems far fetched to think that a solution to pelvic problems like chronic prostatitis, interstitial cystitis or chronic pelvic syndrome treatment can be found in the arcane modality of acupuncture. Saratoga Springs Acupuncture has shown to be effective in treating inflammation, chronic or acute, of the pelvis.  It can be used to address the three above mentioned pelvic conditions.

The application use of herbal Chinese medicine can also be used along with acupuncture for treating chronic prostatitis, interstitial cystitis or chronic pelvic syndrome and deliver great results after a number of treatment sessions.  Herbal medicine and acupuncture targets the symptoms’ cause(s) and boosts the body’s own healing mechanisms to heal the problems of the pelvic area.