Integrative Medicine Approaches in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Painful Bladder Syndrome and Infertility in Women Health

*Corresponding author: Thomas Baptiste-Weiss, Beatrice Cuzin* and Kandra Schmidtberger

Abstract

Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is one of the common diseases in urology, gynecology, and gastroenterology. CPPS is a multifactorial disorder where pain may originate in any of the urogynecology, gastrointestinal, pelvic musculoskeletal, or nervous systems. The aim of this article is to sensitize general observation for all integrative medicine practitioner to analyze data for a best interdisciplinary approaches-oriented results for health orientation. Indeed, CPPS could be severe enough to limit functioning, unrelated to menstrual cycle, pregnancy, local trauma, or pelvic operations. This syndrome is one of the diseases shared by urology and gynecology. Its frequency is between 3% and 10%, and it is more frequent among women. The costs of treating CPPS were estimated at about $880 million annually. About 15% of women reported loss of workdays and 45% reported decreased work efficiency. This review aims at presenting an interdisciplinary overview on CPPS patients focusing on links between irritable bowel syndrome, painful bladder syndrome and infertility, to illustrate the relevance of integrative medicine. We propose an integrative approach to treating the diverse symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by combining the benefits of and need for pharmacotherapy with known complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to provide IBS patients with the best treatment outcome achievable.
Keywords
Complementary; Alternative; Integrative; Therapies; Interventions; Nutrition; Antioxidants; Herbs; Supplements; Biofeedback; Phytotherapy osteopathy; Acupuncture.