Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in American men. According to the American Cancer Society, is more than 180,000 new cases diagnosed in American men this year. The good news is that prostate cancer has a very good prognosis if diagnosed and treated in its early stages of a business. Why is regular screening and early detection is so important. However, side effects of surgery can be as frequent need to urinate at night, incontinence and erectile dysfunction. But there's more good news, acupuncture can effectively reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is to address the problems with urination and sexual dysfunction and more than 2000 years. From the old text key issues, described the TCM diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, including incontinence, urinary frequency and painful. Obviously, there was no surgery for prostate cancer at the moment, but the modern practice of Chinese medicine has shown that the same principles of diagnosis and treatment is effective if the symptoms caused by prostate surgery in place.
Please note that during the organs and functions are both TCM and western medicine, TCM, a malfunction of the kidneys, spleen, liver and does not mean that a disease in Western medical institutions.
In TCM, the kidneys on sexual function and metabolism of water is responsible. It is said that the kidney regulates water . In other words, the kidneys regulate urination. As in Western medicine, the kidneys filter urine excreted. But unlike Western medicine, qi kidney (or energy), also carries the ability to hold urine in the bladder and the ability to urinate completely.
The kidney is the organ most significant contribution to the libido and sexual function.
The functions of the kidney can be described in terms of Yin and Yang. The ability to maintain adequate urine from the bladder function is yin. If there is too little Yin kidney, bladder can not hold back urine and can cause stress and urge incontinence. Stress incontinence occurs when the brain cyst, laughing, coughing, sneezing or urge incontinence is the sudden and urgent need to urinate. Other symptoms of deficiency of kidney yin include night sweats, red face, thirst, frequent urination at night, rapid pulse and red tongue.
The ability to urinate properly functioning Yang. If there are too few kidney-yang, the bladder can not adequately control the opening and closing of the urethra, which inhibits urination. One problem with kidney yang can lead to overflow incontinence, which is beginning to have difficulty with urination, and therefore there is dribbling, he described. Other signs of yang deficiency is a sensation of cold in the body as loose stools, fatigue, slow pulse and pale tongue. Impotence and reduced libido is a sign of kidney Yang. As usual, many types of incontinence, while it is also common to both kidney yin and yang, are also damaged.
The spleen is an important organ in the metabolism of water and urinate. If the frequent urination accompanied by excessive fatigue, especially in the morning, loose stools, poor digestion and a pale tongue, swollen, is the imbalance in the spleen. When he was aggravated by stress or anger, the liver can be affected.
Another factor after prostate surgery is the stagnation of Qi and blood. Qi and blood circulate in the body naturally. Injury or trauma can lead to slow or stop, which means stagnation. This is common after elective surgery. It can also develop any other chronic disease and may occur naturally as one ages. After a prostate operation, it is often a factor in recovery and should be with acupuncture and Chinese herbs if necessary. Signs of congestion may cause pain, dark spots on the tongue, or purplish color of the tongue. Urine may also blood, and may be difficult to empty completely. Stagnation of blood usually does not occur in isolation but in conjunction with the kidneys or spleen Qi.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to correct the imbalance roots are concentrated in the body. Treatment is usually once or twice a week with acupuncture and a number of treatment sessions is 10.12 to the rule. Treatment should keep these skills in urinating, decreased more frequent urination at night, less urgency, and create a smoother flow of urine. In addition, patients can improve sexual function may be in the same period.
Acupuncture points such as Ren-4 pm to 6 a.m. the lower abdomen and the bladder, 4 and 23 have lower back tonify the kidneys. Kidney-7 can be added to increase the Yang, and kidney-2 is used when more heat Yin. Other issues, such as RM-3 and the bladder 64 directly help strengthen the bladder and urinary incontinence. If the spleen is involved, spleen 3.9 will be useful. If the liver is in disharmony, liver 5, 3 or 2 can contribute to opening channels of Qi and genitals.
Too many points in the lower back and sacrum help the qi and blood, such as the bladder, 32 and 33 SP-6 can also move Qi, blood and can be used. Moxibustion, the warming of acupuncture points with a smoldering herb request may be useful for urinary and libido. The warming of the abdomen and lower back can be very effective for this problem, since both Yang Moxibustion warms during the movement of qi and blood stagnation.
Herbs such as Liu Wei Di Huang Tang may be used for kidney yin, while BA Tang Wei Di Huang is effective for the failure Yang. If the root of imbalances in the spleen, and Wu Zhong Ling Bu San Yi Tang qi can be a very effective recipe. Stagnation of blood, herbs such as Dan Shen and Wang Bu Liu Xing can be added. On admission, Chinese herbs, is very important to be diagnosed and treated by a trained professional Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture is also very useful to help you go with chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hormonal therapy. Treatment should be modified for specific performance to increase Qi and regulate the heat.