Acupuncture for Pudendal Neuralgia, pudendal nerve entrapment, pudendal nerve compression
Pudendal Neuralgia is characterized by a burning pain in the perineum, genitals, rectum, or low back. This pain can be constant or triggered during or after sexual activity, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, hiking, or other exercise such as cycling. It can also be affected by or can directly influence urination and bowel movements. This pain can be so severe it is truly “life-altering” and is often accompanied by emotional distress and depression.

Possible symptoms include burning, numbness, increased sensitivity, electric shock or stabbing pain, knife-like or aching pain, feeling of a lump or foreign body in the vagina or rectum, twisting or pinching, abnormal temperature sensations, hot poker sensation, constipation, pain and straining with bowel movements, straining or burning when urinating, painful intercourse, and sexual dysfunction – persistent genital arousal disorder (genital arousal without desire) or the opposite problem - loss of sensation.
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When nerves go through a large trauma (like a big fall onto a hard surface or a difficult labour) or lots of repetitive small trauma (like years of straining with constipation or repetitive heavy physical exercise) they can become irritated. Your nervous system can then become sensitised so that pain is triggered at a lower level, and the response is greater. It’s as though the volume is turned up for pain.
Pudendal neuralgia can come about when your pudendal nerve is exposed to traumas, the nerve is irritated, or compressed by bulky pelvic floor muscles or tight ligaments.
What causes pudendal neuralgia?

There is no one cause of pudendal neuralgia. It may be related to:

Childbirth trauma
Gynaecological or colo-rectal surgery
Cycling
Excessive physical exercise
Past pelvic or perineal trauma

Injury
Straining
Musculoskeletal issues
Posture
Stress

Often, it is a combination of a few of these factors. Sometimes there is no obvious link to any specific factor, but there are always options for treatment.
Special techniques of electro- acupuncture can give almost instant relief.
Acupuncture is also excellent at reducing the stress and tensions associated with the constant pain.
It reduce or eliminate the need for painkillers and more invasive interventions
The combination of acupuncture and osteopathy or physiotherapy is one of the best options for the long term management of pudendal nerve neuralgia

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I treat eczema and other skin problems in adults and children using
Chinese herbs, acupuncture and Homeopathy, often in combination; this allow me to get good results with mild treatment.
I prefer to use homeopathy for babies and young children, and often combine
Chinese herbs and acupuncturefor adults.
Not all skin conditions can be cured, but it is often possible to minimise the condition or force it into remission; many types of eczema, skin rashes and inflammations respond quickly to treatment.

Pj Cousin is a full member of the British Acupuncture Council and of the Unified Register of herbal Practitioners

Acupuncture at Kensington Therapy Centre
211-213 Kensington  High Street London W8 6BD

Tel: 020 7376 1199

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Today, this medical system is widely used in China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and all around Asia; in China alone there are 2500 hospitals specialising in TCM. This complex medical system is taught in 30 Chinese universities, to thousands of students from 120 different countries.

Acupuncture at Cure By Nature
95 Replingham Road
London SW18 5LU

tel: 020 88751101

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Appointment available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays