Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Prostate Issues (BPH)

What Is Prostate Issues (BPH)?

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Prostate Issues (BPH) - Basics

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.

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Ba Zheng Wan (Eight Herb Powder for Rectification)

Clinical Usages

  • Painful urination when it arises from damp heat syndrome - urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, cystitis.
  • Prostatitis when from damp heat.

    Clinical Categorization

    Cautions

    • Generally not for long-term use as it can lead to deficiency.
    • Avoid during pregnancy.

      Bi Xie Fen Qing Yin Wan (Dioscorea Formula To Separate The Clear)

      Clinical Usages

      • Generally for painful urination issues (gao lin) that arises from kidney yang deficiency.
      • With related kidney yang deficiency pattern - chronic urinary tract infections, leukorrhea, vaginal thrush.
      • Chronic prostatitis, particularly with white and cloudy urine.

        Clinical Categorization

        Cautions

          • Avoid in cases arising from bladder damp heat - ba zheng wan or san jin wan would likely be better.

            Li Niao Pai Shi Wan (Water Stone Removal Pill)

            Clinical Usages

            •  Useful for a range of calcifications/stones - kidney stones, bladder stones, ureter stones and when the underlying pathology is appropriate gallstones.  Generally involves collections of damp heat in the lower warmer.
            • Besides stones, symptoms may range from small volumes of urination, pain with urination, urgency, itching and/or pain in the groin generally.

              Clinical Categorization

              Qian Lie Shu Wan (Prostate Comfort Pills)

              Clinical Usages

              • Frequent and/or urgent urination, dribbling, incontinence. 
              • Treats Lin Syndrome conditions.

                Clinical Categorization

                Cautions

                  • Use with caution if patient presents with UTI.

                    Sang Piao Xiao Wan (Mantis Egg Case Powder)

                    Clinical Usages

                    • Frequent urination, possibly incontinent from weakness in the heart and kidney systems.  Pang Guang Shi Yue (bladder losing restraint).
                    • Other kidney deficiency signs possible such as spermatorrhea, forgetfulness, fatigue, constipation...
                    • Bedwetting in children when it is from deficiency - and often associated with "kidney" issues such as fear.

                      Clinical Categorization

                      Cautions

                        • Only use in with cases of deficiency, damp-heat or excess fire should be treated via other formulas.

                          Suo Quan Wan (Shut The Sluice Pills)

                          Clinical Usages

                          • Frequent, clear and prolonged urination with difficulty restraining - along with other kidney deficiency signs.
                          • Bedwetting in children in many cases, not necessarily just from deficiency.  

                            Clinical Categorization

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