Acupuncture for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Symptoms-wise, there are probably no comparisons from a men’s prostate enlargement to women’s perimenopause and menopause (see *), but the sensation of constant fullness in the bladder, tiredness during the day because of frequent toilet-bond in the night, regressive physical condition along with the anxiety and the concerns of procrastination of the conditions, shadows of prostate cancers, all these complicate the situations.

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*Symptoms of women’s perimenopause and menopause. Most women can notice signs like poor sleeping quality, fatigue, night sweats, hot flushes, difficulties in concentration and poor memory. Vaginal dryness thus it is discomfort during sex and leading to libido.

In this article, I would like to talk about our treatment for the prostate enlargement, it’s cause, symptoms and few areas of concerns of the medications.

Cause of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Commonly seen side affects
Our treatment


Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia caused by hormonal changes and in cell growth, the etiology includes aging and teste’s functionality and happens to almost all men.


Obstructive symptoms such as troubled initiating urine, forced urination, dribbling, irritation symptoms like frequent urination, wake up at night to urinate, urinary urgency, pain and discomforted of the bladder.


Blocked bladder makes it extremely hard to urinate, backed-up urinary retention, bladder infections, stones, painless hematuria or kidney damage.

Treatment in Western Medicine

AUA test score 8 or less usually suggest watchful waiting, 8 or more maybe offer oral medication, transurethral microwave therapy, transurethral needle ablation or surgery.

Commonly seen side effects from medication

Proscar depression, a decrease in libido that persisted even after they stopped the drug, erectile dysfunction, breast enlargement accompanied by tenderness. Flomax sudden drop in your blood pressure leading to dizziness or fainting, sinus and nasal congestion, weakness, drowsiness, headache, nausea. My observations to most of my patient’s concern is decrease in libido and erectile dysfunction, with our treatment, since it is all based on how we provide excitation to the nerves that innervate the muscle functions, so far I have never heard of any complain in these areas.

Our Treatment

We use acupuncture to promote and regulate the excitation of nerves that enhanced the functions of trigon or detrusor muscle, and sphincters of internal/external urethra. Libido and sexual ability. In the case of enlargement of prostate, I give excitation to Sympathetic nerve to expand the detrusor muscle, so that the bladder pushes more during urination, this is the part that helps empty the bladder to begin with, I then work on external sphincters to the urethra to opened better, this provides a better flow of urine through the urethra; treatment provide a stronger push while urethra opens when voiding.

In contrast, when treating women’s Urinary incontinence, I use acupuncture to give excitation to the trigon muscle to make the bladder expands so it holds more and with less urgency, and at the same time to have internal sphincter closed better so they will not have a leakage during a laugh or sneeze.

You may also consider some herbal treatment, herbal formulas are been used in urination bifurcation, decrease urine output, bladder infection and decreased libido, depending on patient’s condition, herbal pills or granular formula-herbs that specifically tailored for your own symptoms may be prescribed.