Prostate Problems

Prostate problems are common for men, particularly those aged over 50. The three main conditions affecting the prostate are:

In the majority of cases, prostate problems can be corrected by surgery or other medical interventions and medicine. For those who would prefer to avoid an operation, Chinese Medicine treatment may be able to provide the answer.

According to Chinese Medicine theory, the prostate shares a close relationship with the Kidneys and Bladder. In terms of pathology, these prostate problems will be related to deficiency of the Kidney, Spleen and Lungs; accumulation of Damp and Phlegm; stasis of the Jing (Essence) or to Blood stasis.

The treatment strategy will vary depending upon the root cause of the problem, but will involve the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to either tonify deficient organs, resolve Damp and Phlegm accumulation, promote the movement and circulation of the Blood or to move the Essence.

This is a complicated treatment, but for prostate problems a Chinese Medicine practitioner will commonly prescribe Che Qian Zi (Semen Plantaginis), Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis), Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan), Yi Yi Ren (Semen Coicis), Ban Xia (Rhizoma Pinelliae), Rou Gui (Cortex Cinnamomi) and Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri) amongst other medicinal herbs.

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