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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 687196, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/687196
Research Article

Therapeutic Effects of Oligonol, Acupuncture, and Quantum Light Therapy in Chronic Nonbacterial Prostatitis

1Departments of Anesthesiology & Algology, Medical Faculty, Trakya University, Balkan Campus, 22030 Edirne, Turkey
2Department of Urology, Medical Faculty, Trakya University, Balkan Campus, 22030 Edirne, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Medical Faculty, Trakya University, Balkan Campus, 22030 Edirne, Turkey
4Department of Biostatistics, Medical Faculty, Trakya University, Balkan Campus, 22030 Edirne, Turkey

Received 28 June 2014; Revised 27 August 2014; Accepted 28 August 2014

Academic Editor: Lu Wang

Copyright © 2015 İlhan Öztekin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This research aimed to compare anti-inflammatory effects of oligonol, acupuncture, and quantum light therapy in rat models of estrogen-induced prostatitis. Adult male Wistar albino rats were grouped as follows: Group I, control (n = 10); Group II, chronic prostatitis (n = 10); Group III, oligonol (n = 10); Group IV, acupuncture (n = 10); Group V, quantum (n = 10); Group VI, oligonol plus quantum (n = 10); Group VII, acupuncture plus oligonol (n = 10); Group VIII, quantum plus acupuncture (n = 10); and Group IX, acupuncture plus quantum plus oligonol (n = 10). Chronic prostatitis (CP) was induced by the administration of 17-beta-estradiol (E2) and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Oligonol was given for 6 weeks at a dose of 60 mg/day. Acupuncture needles were inserted at CV 3/4 and bilaterally B 32/35 points with 1-hour manual stimulation. Quantum therapy was administered in 5-minute sessions three times weekly for 6 weeks. Lateral lobes of prostates were dissected for histopathologic evaluation. Although all of the treatment modalities tested in this study showed anti-inflammatory effects in the treatment of CP in male rats, a synergistic effect was observed for oligonol plus quantum light combination. Monotherapy with oligonol showed a superior anti-inflammatory efficacy as compared to quantum light and acupuncture monotherapies.