Acupuncture has been used as an alternative therapy for various medical conditions, including prolactinoma. Prolactinoma is a type of pituitary tumor that produces excessive amounts of prolactin, resulting in various symptoms, such as menstrual irregularities, infertility, breast milk production in women, erectile dysfunction, decreased libido, and infertility in men.
Several studies have examined the effectiveness of acupuncture in managing prolactinoma, with varying results. A systematic review published in 2019 analyzed five randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that investigated the efficacy of acupuncture in treating hyperprolactinemia, a condition characterized by high levels of prolactin in the blood. The review found that acupuncture showed significant reductions in prolactin levels compared to standard therapies, such as dopamine agonists.
Another study, conducted in 2016, examined the effects of acupuncture on patients with insufficient response to dopamine agonists. The study included 17 patients who had been treated with dopamine agonists for at least six months but exhibited persistent hyperprolactinemia. The patients received 12 acupuncture sessions over six weeks. The study found that acupuncture led to a significant decrease in prolactin levels in 82% of patients, with no significant adverse effects reported.
Overall, the available evidence regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture in managing prolactinoma may be viable. Patients with prolactinoma should consult with an acupuncturist before using acupuncture as an alternative therapy. Collaborating with Acute Acupuncture and other healthcare providers and integrating acupuncture into a comprehensive treatment plan may offer additional benefits to patients and enhance their overall well-being. After treatments, one may feel relaxed, energized, and rejuvenated. It is essential to communicate with your practitioner about your experience to ensure you receive the maximum benefits from these treatments. Click the button below and book a complementary 15-minute consultation at Acute Acupuncture 163 The Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington. Let's discuss if acupuncture is the right thing for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this Blog Post, Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share this post with others. If you have any questions or concerns check out Acute-Acupuncture Wellington Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), as we find this helps to answer most people's questions, and or Please leave a comment below.