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Acupuncture Treatment For Prostatic Hypertroph

Acupuncture treatment for Prostatic Hypertroph are conducted by inserting the needles at the acupoin
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Prostatic Hypertrophy is an enlargement of the prostate common in men over 50 years of age.

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CONTENTS

 


SYMPTOMS

CAUSES

TREATMENTS

 

SYMPTOMS

 


Sign and symptoms of enlarged prostate are:

– Difficulty starting or stopping when urinating.

-A weak flow of urine.

– Frequency  urinating especially during the night or prolonged dribbling after finish urinating.
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CAUSES

 


The cause of prostate enlargement is unknown, or not clearly  understood. However, factors  include genetics, older age, and the male hormone.
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TREATMENTS

 


Related Acupuncture Points :

REN3 SP9 SP6 REN1 LR2 BL54

Acupuncture Treatment For Prostatic Hypertrophy

Acupuncture treatment for Prostatic Hypertrophy a conducted by inserting the needles at the acupoints of Zhongji (CV3) and Guanyuan (CV4) and bilateral Zusanli (ST36) and Sanyinjiao (SP6) acupoints.  Before giving electro-stimulation to these acupoints, manual stimulation is given until the sensation of de qi  is achieved.  Electro- stimulation is given for up to 20 minutes and the course  lasts for 6 weeks. Each week the patient receives 2 treatment sessions.
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Footnotes

  1. Prostate problems – NHS Choices, http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Prostate-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx
  2. Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy: Practice Essentials, Background, Anatomy, http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/437359-overview
  3. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or Hypertrophy | Andrology Australia, https://www.andrologyaustralia.org/prostate-problems/prostate-enlargement-or-bph/
  4. Effects of Electroacupuncture on Benign Prostate Hyperplasia Patients, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3092516/