Article at a Glance
- Dr. Geo Espinosa is a naturopathic urologist who specializes in male pelvic health.
- His NPAT Prostatitis Program looks at all aspects of a man’s health from diet to lifestyle, habits, and stress before designing a treatment approach.
- Many causes of CPPS originate elsewhere in the body, and the key to treatment is addressing those causes.
Dr. Geo’s “NPAT” Prostatitis Program is a way of diagnosing and treating prostatitis. The program was created by Dr. Geo Espinosa, a naturopathic urologist who specializes in male pelvic health. The NPAT Program recognizes that pain and chronic pelvic discomfort are grounded in a man’s lifestyle, diet, nutrition, and other factors that lie outside the prostate. These factors that may contribute to the chronic tension associated with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS).
The name “NPAT” stands for four categories
Dr. Geo’s NPAT CPPS treatment program involves a holistic approach to determining the potential causes of CPPS and applying well-researched alternative and natural treatments for chronic prostatitis. This whole-body program helps the doctor to individually analyze each patient’s symptoms to form a complete treatment program that may use such treatments as acupuncture, pelvic therapy, trigger point release, phytotherapy (quercetin and pollen extract), stress management, dietary changes, and other natural remedies.
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) affects 90 to 95% of prostatitis sufferers, making it the most common form of prostatitis. Because this type of prostatitis is generally non-bacterial, it does not respond to treatment with antibiotics, so they are not recommended. In fact, they may do more harm than good if taken when not needed. Dr. Geo’s NPAT treatment program offers a complete treatment approach to regaining health and relief for men with CPPS. This holistic whole body approach is important for men, who are often deeply affected by the frustration of dealing with ongoing pelvic pain, discomfort, and psychological effects of having a chronic pain condition. Even if stress, depression, and anxiety are not the initial cause of the symptoms, these emotional problems can develop as a result of long-term pain and need to be addressed as well for complete healing.
Many of the causes of chronic prostatitis originate from problems that take place outside of the prostate and elsewhere in the body. About half of all CPPS cases are related to pelvic floor muscle tension and dysfunction. That’s why Dr. Geo’s NPAT treatment program specifically focuses on pelvic tension.
There are several causes of tension that can lead to CPPS pain and discomfort. These problems may include:
- pelvic floor disorders
- neuromuscular tension
- immune disorders
- chronic tension disorders
- inflammation from other areas of the body
- other emotional health issues
Inflammation is a major contributor to CPPS, and it usually accompanies chronic tension in the pelvic floor. Immune disorders and food allergies (as well as food intolerances) also play a role in causing pelvic pain. All of these factors are, why a well-rounded, whole-body treatment plan can help CPPS patients to reduce inflammation in several ways.
How Does Dr. Geo’s “NPAT” Prostatitis Program Work?
Patients who follow Dr. Geo’s program learn what health issues are causing their symptoms and learn how to find and follow treatments for those specific causes. Every patient might follow a slightly different course of treatment, but what they all have in common is that each patient will employ a variety of natural and alternative therapies. These may treatments may include:
- phytotherapy with pollen and quercetin
- pelvic therapy
- stress management
- prostate massage
- physical therapy
- diet analysis
- food elimination
For example, one patient may discover that his symptoms get worse when he eats spicy or acidic foods. He might follow a diet for prostatitis, learning how to avoid foods that cause inflammation in the body while also using phytotherapy and other supplements and probiotics to boost his immunity and restore gut health.
Another man whose prostatitis is related to stress or anxiety might look at ways to reduce stress in his life through meditation, tai chi, or yoga. Still, another patient with pelvic tension might benefit from following alternative treatments that are similar to physical therapy such as trigger point release therapy, biofeedback, or targeted high-frequency stimulation. Any of these patients might use all of these therapies combined as well as acupuncture or reflexology where appropriate. Most patients start a course of probiotics to restore a healthy balance of their gut bacteria and promote immune health. An important component of the NPAT program is that patients learn a lot about the initial causes of their symptoms, and that gives them the power to break negative habits make lifestyle changes so that they can prevent their symptoms from coming back.
Even though each patient following NPAT may follow a slightly different treatment course, due to the variety of symptoms that can present with CPPS, the patients generally all follow a variety of treatments that are specific to their own diagnosis. This multimodal approach to prostatitis is the most successful treatment program a man can follow. That is why Dr. Geo’s “NPAT” Prostatitis Program works so well as a natural treatment approach whereas other conventional treatments fail to provide relief.