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How the Wise-Anderson Protocol Teaches Patients to Reduce Their Default Level of Anxiety and Nervous Arousal: Bringing the Ancient Meditation Retreat into the 21st Century as Specific Medical Treatment

PART 1 – INTRODUCTION: PELVIC PAIN IS A PSYCHO-PHYSICAL EVENT
During the writing of the fourth edition of our book, a physical therapy colleague of ours reported an important story that occurred with one of her patients. The patient was a woman with pelvic pain who had experienced an intense flare-up

Using Modern Concepts Like “Airplane Mode”, “Computer Freeze Up” and “Default Setting” to Explain the Importance of Lowering Sympathetic Nervous System Arousal in the Successful Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes

In this article we use the modern metaphor of “airplane mode” to explain what we believe is the necessity of putting the nervous system of the pelvic pain sufferer into an ongoing healing mode to allow for the pelvic muscles to return to their relaxed, supple and un-symptomatic state.

“Airplane mode”

Chronic Pelvic Pain: Reduction of Medication Use with an Internal Myofascial Trigger Point Wand

Abstract
Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback DOI 10.1007/s10484-015-9273-1
February 2015

Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome: Reduction of Medication Use After Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with an Internal Myofascial Trigger Point Wand

R. U. Anderson Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA e-mail: rua@stanford.edu: R. H. Harvey Department of Health Education, San Francisco State University,

Successfully treating the stress dimension of prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction and other pelvic pain syndromes

Growing number of scientific articles on stress and prostatitis and pelvic pain related disorders.

Over the past number of years there have been a growing number of articles appearing in the major journals like the Journal of Urology and World Urology that point out the significant association between stress and prostatitis

The Successful Treatment of Chronic Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain and the Meeting of Mind and Body in the Pelvic Floor

Chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain and their relationship to mind and body.

We are often asked whether the physical or behavioral parts of the Wise-Anderson Protocol treatment for chronic prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain is more important. This is a major issue for patients, researchers and doctors alike because it

The Invisible Patient: The Symptoms of Chronic Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Patients

The Invisible Patient: The Symptoms of Chronic Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Patients
A recent article in the Korean Journal of Urology (see below) documented that men diagnosed with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (chronic prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome) were significantly more stressed than control groups. The report showed that

What to Know About Antibiotics and Alpha Blockers for Prostatitis

What to Know About Antibiotics and Alpha Blockers for Prostatitis
Despite the almost universal use of antibiotics for symptoms diagnosed as chronic prostatitis, credible and highly regarded studies over the past years have shown that antibiotics, alpha blockers, and anti-inflammatory drugs are usually no better than placebos.

Traditionally, those suffering from prostatitis experience

Chronic Prostatitis and Surgery: Is There a Better Way?

 

About Chronic Prostatitis and Surgery
To begin, there is no credible evidence to show that surgery helps prostatitis. While there is sporadic experimentation with surgery for prostatitis and pelvic pain, it has been our clinical experience that surgery typically complicates or worsens someone’s situation. We never recommend surgery for prostatitis or chronic

What to Know About Prostatodynia

What to Know About Prostatodynia 
Read below to discover facts about Prostatodynia:

Prostatodynia is a chronic and painful disease in which patients experience prostate pain.
Prostatodynia is synonymous with chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, chronic abacterial prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
When left untreated, this disorder is likely to lead to pain in

Quick Facts About Chronic Prostatitis

Quick Facts About Chronic Prostatitis

While prostatitis* means an inflammation or infection of the prostate gland, most men diagnosed with prostatitis do not have a prostate infection or inflammation.
Prostatitis is a condition that can confuse both doctors and patients.
Approximately ninety-five percent (95%) of what is called prostatitis is not related to a

Prostatitis as a Tension Disorder

(AN EARLY DISCUSSION OF THE WISE ANDERSON PROTOCOL)
1999 Selected Abstracts from American Urological Association annual meeting
Anyone with prostatitis should be aware of the disagreement among professionals about the cause of prostatitis.

This is especially true if he currently has pain or discomfort:

in the penis
in the testicles
above the pubic bone
in the low

Essays on Pelvic Pain

Essays on Pelvic Pain
WHY INTRAPELVIC BIOFEEDBACK MEASUREMENT IS NOT A RELIABLE INDICATOR OF THE USEFULNESS OF THE STANFORD PROTOCOL AND THE ISSUE OF THE THERAPEUTIC USEFULNESS OF PELVIC FLOOR BIOFEEDBACK
David Wise, PhD
I am responding to a request for a comment about the usefulness of INTRAPELVIC biofeedback measurements in determining

Paradoxical Relaxation: Relieving a Painful Pelvic Floor

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBnu9Hl0B1A
Paradoxical Relaxation relaxes the tensed and shortened muscles within a painful pelvic floor.
This involves a daily practice of the cultivation of effortlessness in the presence of pain, anxiety, and tension.

Paradoxical Relaxation has two components: The first is a breathing technique used at the beginning of relaxation, a coordination of heart rate

The History of the Stanford Protocol and Wise-Anderson Protocol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCw9LCHKsys
The History of the Wise-Anderson Protocol
The Wise-Anderson Protocol began with David Wise, PhD, a psychologist in California who had suffered from Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome for many years. He contacted several urologists, including Dr. Rodney Anderson, a professor of Urology at Stanford University School of Medicine and leading practitioner and expert in