I have experienced prostatitis since 1991 which initially started with an infection. Since that time I have visited many urologists and tried most of the standard prescriptions with no relief.
I read the book Headache In The Pelvis which finally shed some light into this disease and realized that my symptoms were very consistant with those described in the book as being a muscle tension problem that surround the prostate.
I read about some positive results from acupuncture treatment and decided to give this a try. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and seems to work well for problems such as physical pain and also stress anxiety and muscle tension. After several treatments over past two years my symptoms of pain and urgency are much improved.
Also most important I am able to actually sleep for several hours before having to go to the bathroom.
It seems to me that several treatments of acupuncture gets to the root causes of this problem with no side effects.
I did see no risk in trying this treatment because employer health benefits covered the cost.