Enlarge prostate is a man’s disease. It is a disease that make the prostate gland starting to get bigger and bigger. The enlargement usually taking place when a man reach their age of 40. This disorder also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign prostatic hypertrophy. Prostate gland is a gland that secrete fluid that nourish the sperm. As prostate gland getting larger and larger,it will press the urethra which in turn make the sufferer getting trouble with his urination.
There are some symptom that indicating the disorder of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarge prostate. The symptoms are frequent urinating, getting dificult to urinate, pain urination or ejaculation, blood in urine, and urinary retention.
Painful urination is caused by enlarge prostate. And enlarge prostate is cause by unknown reason. The possible cause of this disorder including aging factors and cells change of the testicle. The role of testicles’ cells change to the enlarge prostate is apparent because if the testicle of enlarge prostate patient being removed, then the prostate gland will reduce in size.
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ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT FOR ENLARGED PROSTATE
Enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia is an enlargement of the prostate. This enlargement is condidered to be non-malignant. The acupuncture treatment is a highly custom treatment. The treatment given to one patient will be different compared to another patient. The differences of the treatment would be in the matter of frequency, method used, and courses of treatment. Regarding enlarged prostate, it is believed that acupuncture can cure the disease, at least it will improve the symptom that come along with this disease. After series of treatment lasted for about 3 months, the symptom like urine flow rate will improve and residual urine volume will be reduced. The method of acupuncture treatment given can be a body acupuncture, auricular, scalp, and electro acupuncture. The treatment may or may not be combined with the herbal treatment.4
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