In published research, our protocol significantly reduces symptoms in the majority of our patients.

We treat Prostatitis, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Levator Ani Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and other diagnoses.

Click to read a NY Times article about the Wise-Anderson Protocol.

In the latest Stanford study, the global response assessment revealed that 82% of our patients reported improvement. (59% marked/moderate, 23% slight)

New study: 1/3 of pelvic pain patients using Wise-Anderson Protocol stopped using all drugs after 6 months



A definitive new edition of A Headache in the Pelvis will be published in May 2018 by Harmony, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group at Penguin Random House. This revised and updated edition distills the experience of our 24 years in treating pelvic floor dysfunction in men and women. It presents the theory and practice of the Wise-Anderson Protocol, originally developed at Stanford University in the Department of Urology by David Wise, PhD and Rodney Anderson, MD.

From approximately September 2017 through April, 2018, the 6th edition of A Headache in the Pelvis will not be available in anticipation of the new edition. Pre-order your copy now at your favorite retailer:

Pelvic Pain Podcast

Listen to Dr. Wise’s podcasts discussing the resolution of pelvic pain syndromes from his 23 years of experience in treating the condition. Dr. Wise is the director of the National Center for Pelvic Pain Research that offers a 6 day immersion clinic to eligible men and women. He is the co-author with Stanford urologist Dr. Rodney Anderson, of A Headache in the Pelvis.


(Most of our patients have at least two or more symptoms)

  • Urinary Frequency / Urgency / Hesitancy
  • Pain with Sitting
  • Rectal / Perineum Pain
  • Genital Pain
  • Pain During or After Sex
  • Pain or Relief After Bowel Movement
  • Lower Abdominal Pain
  • Tailbone / Low Back Pain
  • Stress Can Increase Pain
  • Hot Baths or Heat Help
  • Depression / Anxiety About Symptoms
  • Symptoms Reduce Quality of Life
  • Conventional Treatments Don't Help
  • Medical Tests Find No Disease


2018 Clinic Schedule

January 18-23
March 1-6
April 19-24
May 31 – June 5
July 12-17
August 23-28
October 4-9
December 6-11

Clinic Details

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Published Research & Media

Stanford Emeritus Professor Rodney Anderson discusses the Wise-Anderson Protocol for treatment of prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndromes.

A Fix for Stress-Related Pelvic Pain
By Donald G. McNeil Jr., published December 30, 2013
Read the full article on the NY Times website

  • Published research shows that after six months of Wand use most patients showed significant reduction in internal trigger point sensitivity/pain
  • Internal trigger point release can be effectively done by patient
  • The 6-month use of Wand in a clinical trial is associated with significant reduction in emotional distress, symptoms & medication use

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