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Acupuncture Treatment For Prostate Cancer

The way acupuncture treat prostate cancer is to overcome the side effect of the modern treatment, th
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Prostate cancer originates in the prostate gland. Most prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas. Other type of prostate cancer are; sarcomas, small cell carcinomas, neuroendocrine tumours, and transitional cell carcinomas.
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CONTENTS

 


SYMPTOMS

CAUSES

TREATMENTS

 

SYMPTOMS

 


Prostate cancer usually has few if any symptoms in the early stages. But, as  the cancer grows  there will be symptoms, including frequency, an urge to urinate, difficulty starting to pee, weak flow of urine, and a feeling that the bladder is not completely emptied.
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CAUSES

 


The causes of prostate cancer are not clear, but as with many other cancers, the risk factors are; smoking, alcohol consumption, stress, air pollution and an inappropriate diet.
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TREATMENTS

 


Related Acupuncture Points :

LIV2 SP6 ST36 ST25 REN17 LI20 YIN TANG
Acupuncture Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Acupuncture can be very helpful in trying to overcome the side effect of the treatment for prostate cancer.

Below is listed some acupuncture treatment protocols relating to prostate cancer :

1. Treating Hot Flashes Associated with Androgen Deprivation
Therapy given included auricular acupuncture points; Shenmen, Brain, Kidney, Liver, and Upper Lung
Acupoints used for this treatment are :
BL 15 Reduce Heart Yang, BL 23 (EA) Tonify Kidney Yin, BL 32 (EA) Tonify kidney Yin, GV 20 Release rising Yang, PC 6 Calm Heart Yang, HT 7 Reduce Heart Yang, LR 3 Reduce Liver Yang (Mother of Heart Yang), SP 6 Converge the 3 Yin channels, SP 9 Water point for the Spleen

2. Treating pain caused by cancer
Acupoints used for this treatment are :
Ashi Tender acupuncture points, BL 17, BL 18, BL 21 Reduce Fire method and to reduce toxic Heat, ST 36, LI 11, LI 4, SP 6, ST 34 Tonification points, LI 4 Classic analgesic points, LI 4, LU 7, PC 6, ST 36,BL 40, SP 6 Important regional distal points, BL 13, BL 20, BL 21, BL 23 Back Shu points, CV 17, BL 11, GB 34, GB 39 Influential points
CV 12, ST 25, ST 36, BL 20, BL 21 Abdominal pain, GV 12, SI 11, SI 13, BL 23, GB 39 Back pain, BL 13, CV 17, PC 6, SP 21, GB 34, TE 6 Chest pain, Ear points Microsystem

3. Treating nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
Acupoints used for this treatment are :
PC 6 Specific point for nausea and vomiting, ST 36 (–electroacupuncture 2Hz) Command point for abdomen tonifies Stomach & Spleen, CV 12 Front Mu point for Stomach, LI 4 Important gate for improving movement of Qi and Blood

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Footnotes

  1. Prostate Cancer – American Cancer Society, https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/about/what-is-prostate-cancer.html
  2. Prostate cancer – Symptoms – NHS Choices, http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cancer-of-the-prostate/Pages/Symptoms.aspx
  3. Prostate cancer Causes – Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/prostate-cancer/basics/causes/con-20029597
  4. Acupuncture for Cancer Pain and Related Symptoms, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4008096/