Natural and Alternative Prostate Issues (BPH) Treatment Options

Prostate Issues (BPH) Treatment {introduction}

The prostate is a male reproductive gland that grows larger as men age. There are several noncancer-related conditions that can affect the gland including—but not limited to—Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (a condition characterized by urinary problems due to an enlarged prostate gland), Acute Prostatitis (bacterial infection of the prostate), and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (a chronic condition resembling prostatitis that is not caused by a bacteria). Within this section you will find commonly used acupuncture and acupressure points, appropriate herbal formulas and a variety of information from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) perspectives to aid in the treatment of Prostate Issues.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Prostate Issues (BPH)

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

There are no tcm differential pattern diagnoses listed for this pattern at this time.

Herbal Formulas for Prostate Issues (BPH) Available From Our Store

Herbal Formulas

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Qian Lie Shu Wan - Urinary Issues, Prostate Herbal Formula
Qian Lie Shu Wan - Urinary, Prostate Herbal Formula

Uses: Prostate Problems, Urinary Issues.  Qian Lie Shu Wan (Qian Lie Shu Pian), literally translates as "Prostate Comfort Pills". This formula is used for chronic prostatitis, hyperplasia of...

Saw Palmetto Herbal Extract for Prostate Health
Saw Palmetto Prostate Health Herbal Extract

Uses: Prostate Health (Men Only). Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a commonly used western herb to foster and maintain prostate health.  Medical studies have shown that standardized herbal extracts...

Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

There are no treatment protocols listed for this condition at this time.

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Submitted Case Studies

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Prostate Issues (BPH) related articles

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Forum posts related to Prostate Issues (BPH)

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  • gpatino11's picture
    Submitted On Sun, 05/11/2014 - 8:37am
    Contributor ~ gpatino11

    I was diagnosticated  with swelling and prostate cancer, is there a way to treat this condition with herbs.

    According to the doctor the cancer in encapsulated in two small tumors of 4mm inside the prostate.

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    Submitted On Sat, 04/19/2014 - 4:03pm
    Contributor ~ nwa

    Has anyone had success with shrinking a prostate. PSH is 45 jumped 5-10 time in the last couple years. DRE feels large prostate with nodules. He is refusing biopsy. Male 72. Otherwise healthy. He has straining problems urination, dribbling,...

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    Submitted On Sat, 02/12/2011 - 9:07am
    Contributor ~ Dinesh

    I had prostate cancer 2 years ago and have incontinence issues especially when walking.Will chinise acupunture treatment help me strenghen my bladder ?

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    Submitted On Wed, 04/14/2010 - 4:14pm
    Contributor ~ Hulda

    I have a 63-year-old client who began complaining of problems with his bladder a couple weeks ago. He wonders if his prostrate is swollen. He experiences intermittant restriction of urine flow and discomfort around the bladder area. Sometimes he...

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    Acupuncture Points for Prostate Issues (BPH)

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.

    There are no points listed for this condition at this time.

    Professional Practitioner Information

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    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Prostate Issues (BPH)

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Prostate Issues (BPH)

    Listed below are TCM Herbal Formulas related to this condition.
    General Indications Functional Grouping Combinations
    Qian Lie Shu Wan - Prostate Comfort Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Prostate Issues (BPH)

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no tcm herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Western Herbs and Prostate Issues (BPH) Medical Information

    Western herbs for Prostate Issues (BPH)

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no western herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Prostate Issues (BPH) - Western Medicine Information

    At this time no Western Medicine information has been completed for this section.