Prostate Health Facts

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) refers to the enlargement of the prostate gland as a man ages.  In BPH, as the prostate enlarges, the surrounding tissue inhibits it from expanding.  THis causes the prostate gland to press against the urethra.  Symptoms commonly seen with BPH are:
  • hesitant, interrupted, and/or weak flow of urine
  • urinary urgency and/or dribbling
  • nocturnal frequent urination

Ignoring these symptoms can lead to more serious medical conditions such as prostate cancer, urine retention, urinary tract infections, bladder or kidney damage, bladder stones, and incontinence.  So, don’t ignore it…it WON’T go away by itself!

Acupuncture Can Treat Various Male Health Issues:

  • premature ejaculation
  • low sperm count
  • diminished sperm motility
  • impotence
  • hernias
  • testicular pain
  • prostatitis
  • benign prostatic hypertrophy (bph)
  • male infertility
  • male climacteric symptoms (andropause)

References:  The World Health Organization

“A Brief History of Qi”, by Zhang Yu Huan and Ken Rose – Paradigm Publicaitons, Brookline, MA, 22001

Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine – by Yan Wu and Warren Fischer, Paradigm Publications, Brookline, MA, 1997

A Handbook of TCM Urology and Male Sexual Dysfunction – by Anna Lin, Blue Poppy Press, Inc, Boulder, CO 1999


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