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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

Attention training and calming down arousal in the treatment of prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndromes

Paradoxical Relaxation and the treatment of prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

In a recent New York Times article (see excerpt below), the usefulness of concentration as an integral part of a discussion of mindfulness is discussed. The ability to concentrate is not a subject that is often discussed in psychological literature on

The Invisible Patient: The Symptoms of Chronic Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Patients Cannot be Seen

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 higher levels of depression, anxiety, and perceptions of stress were closely related

Quick Facts About Prostatodynia

Prostatodynia means prostate pain.
Prostatodynia is synonymous with chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, chronic abacterial prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and pelvic floor dysfunction.

This information is not to be misconstrued as medical advice and is only presented as general information about the disorder.

Quick Facts About Chronic Prostatitis

While prostatitis* means an inflammation or infection of the prostate gland, most men diagnosed with prostatitis do not have 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 prostate infection(click here). Most

Prostatitis as a Tension Disorder

(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 back,

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 USEFULLNESS OF PELVIC FLOOR BIOFEEDBACK
David Wise, PhD
I am responding to a request for a comment about the usefulness of INTRAPELVIC biofeedback measurements in

Pelvic Pain Help – Dr. Wise’s address to the National Institutes of Health

“The goal of the Wise-Anderson Protocol is to enable the patients to reduce and/or resolve their symptoms without dependency on drugs or others to do so for them.”
David Wise, PhD
Plenary address to the
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Scientific Workshop on Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes
Baltimore, Maryland
October 21, 2005
Introduction

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History of the Stanford Protocol and Wise-Anderson Protocol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCw9LCHKsys

The Wise-Anderson Protocol began whenDavid Wise, PhD, a psychologist in California who had suffered from Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome for many years, contacted several urologists including Dr. Rodney Anderson, a professor of Urology at Stanford University School of Medicine and a leading practitioner and expert in the field of pelvic

Excerpt From A Headache in the Pelvis

We have identified a group of chronic pelvic pain syndromes that we believe is caused by the overuse of the human instinct to protect the genitals, rectum, and contents of the pelvis from injury or pain by contracting the pelvic muscles. This tendency becomes exaggerated in predisposed individuals and over

The Confusion About Prostatitis

Most cases diagnosed as prostatitis are problems of chronically tightened muscles of the pelvis and not problems of the prostate gland.

While we treat both men and women with pelvic pain, a large majority of men with pelvic pain are diagnosed with prostatitis. Most men diagnosed with prostatitis have mistakenly been