So, I assume you have spoken to him and his former patients? He has helped me for one, and I have spoken to others as well.
Look, Canuck, I've been closely monitoring the prostatitis/CPPS scene for over a decade. Virtually nobody has posted a positive review about prostatitis treatment to the Internet, anywhere, in that time, without me reading it. I am probably the most aware of anyone on this planet of the who's who of the chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome world.
That being said, I have seen no cures attributed to Ilya Kaploun. I also know for a fact that at one stage he was part of the Manila Protocol gang
who were telling men that they could guarantee them a "95% cure rate" (their actual words).
We will be having a presentation given by Dr. Feliciano and Dr. Ilya Kaploun this Saturday 10 am, November 29, 1997. This will an excellent
opportunity to hear Dr. Feliciano speak, and to meet Dr. Kaploun. While all of you are familiar with Dr. Feliciano, you may not be aware that Dr. Kaploun is keenly interested in working with us. ... Dr. Kaploun is focusing his research and practice on prostatitis, and supports the idea of frequent prostate massage combined with antibiotic therapy.
This was nothing more than a scam, similar to the Dr Song scam in China. It all fell apart after a few years, when men networked and realised that nobody was being cured, but they still continue to some small
extent even today. You say that Kaploun has moved on from this, although you also say he massaged your prostate, so I'm not so sure.
To my knowledge, David Wise of the Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol is a psychologist who worked as a researcher in the Department of Urology at Stanford University Medical. It looks like Dr. Kaploun is probably more knowledgeable and schooled in the actual practice of Urology, then Mr. Wise. That being said, there are many (and I am leaning this way as well) that feel Non-Bacterial Prostatitis should be treated by psychologist, and not a Urologist.
DR Wise (a PhD from UC) should not be compared to Kaploun, who was trained in the former USSR where MDs were little more than glorified nurses. Russian-trained MDs, when asked to re-sit MD exams in the West, typically score at the same level as Western nurses. And anyway, you should know by now that a MD or uro will not cure you in any event.
As for the Manila Protocol, Dr. Kaploun has never mentioned this, and from my research, the treatment I have received sounds nothing like it. The only similarity was the massage, and we both know this helps people.
His prostate massage may be helping people by inadvertently massaging the insertions of the levator ani muscles that lie adjacent to and behind the prostate. Massaging the prostate itself is of limited benefit to men with congested, boggy glands only, and most chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome patients have firm, small glands.
As for the link you provided, it was for the Manila Protocol, not Dr. Kaploun. As well, it was for “prostatic massage in combination with culture-specific antibiotic therapy for men with chronic prostatitis.” And we know the Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol does not address these either. Unless I am mistaken, the Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol is for non-bacterial Prostatitis?!
You need to know that Kaploun and the Felicianos
denied the existence of nonbacterial prostatitis, saying that ALL prostatitis was bacterial.
Kaploun is an acolyte and co-conspirator of Dr A N Feliciano. Whenever ANF (frequently) goes to Toronto "to see his family" as he claim, he is actually going to visit with Kaploun, who runs his Toronto branch office for him.
Further more, Dr. Kaploun does not only treat with massage. It is only one small part of the protocol he uses.
He has learned some lessons since 1998 then.
IMO every avenue should be explored that one has his disposal. Not everyone has the thousands of dollars to travel to San Fran to be treated by David Wise, and that protocol isn’t perfect.
I'm not trying to discourage you personally, but I shall not remain silent when someone like Kaploun, who has a history of scamming men, is mentioned.