Most of the symptoms of pelvic pain or discomfort, urinary frequency and urgency, and pain related to sitting or sexual activity in cases diagnosed as prostatitis are not related to infection. They can be caused by chronically tightened muscles in and around the pelvis. Our natural protective instincts can tighten
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
The Latest CPPS and Wise-Anderson Protocol Research
The following are excerpts and abstracts of publications regarding the latest CPPS and Wise-Anderson Protocol research:
The following is an abridged version. For the full version, see the link at the bottom.
Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
PURPOSE: A combination of manual
The following is an address by Dr. Wise to the National Institutes of Health
(NOTE: Portions of this transcript have been edited for clarification.)
The goal of the Wise-Anderson Protocol is to enable the patients to reduce and/or resolve symptoms without dependency on drugs or others to do so for them.
Paradoxical Relaxation relaxes the tension 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 Wise-Anderson Protocol & Prostatitis Symptoms
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
The following is an 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
Even slight amounts of stress can trigger pelvic pain symptoms.
Studies have shown that myofascial trigger points that are found in sore and painful muscles inside the pelvic floor are strongly affected by stress. Gevirtz and Hubbard did electromyographic monitored studies of the electrical activity of trigger points and their relationship
Why is there Confusion about Prostatitis Symptoms?
Most cases diagnosed as prostatitis are actually problems of chronically tightened muscles of the pelvis – not problems of the prostate gland.
While Pelvic Pain Help treats both men and women with pelvic pain, a large majority of men are diagnosed with prostatitis. Unfortunately, most