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Revitalizing Men Health: The Holistic Approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Chronic Prostatitis

The anatomical term "prostate" was not used in ancient books of traditional Chinese medicine. However, there are many records of diseases with similar symptoms of prostatitis in the books of ancient Chinese Ancient Medicine. For example, Huangdi Neijing records "pain in the lower abdomen due to fever, with white urine," "discomfort in the lower abdomen with dull pain and white urine discharged from the opening of the urethra."


According to clinical manifestations, chronic prostatitis belongs to the categories of "over-strained stranguria," "white turbidity," "turbid sperm" in TCM. The pathogenesis of the disease is a preference for smoking, alcohol, spiciness, and greasy and sweet foods, which can damage the spleen and stomach, breed dampness and heat, and cause streamer in the lower energizer.

Sexual impurity, direct exposure to toxins, retrograde of dampness, and heat toxins result in accumulating such substances in the lower energizer.

Due to social and environmental factors, media stimulation, and other factors, sexual desire cannot be released normally, frequent masturbation, improper sexual intercourse, and inability to tolerate ejaculation, thus causing recurrent congestion of the prostate, accumulation of toxins, and obstruction of the meridians.

Or emotional disorders, depression, and anger can damage the liver, causing liver stagnation and qi stagnation. Over time, the blood circulation may not be smooth, leading to stagnation of qi and blood, which in turn exacerbates the formation of dampness and heat toxins.

Because the causes of chronic prostatitis are diverse and the pathogenesis is complex, clinical practice should focus on the key factors that affect the progression of chronic prostatitis based on its pathogenesis characteristics, change the course of the disease, and achieve the goal of gradual cure. For example, the dose of herbal medicine should be prescribed with full consideration.

General TCM therapies include herbal medicine, TCM physiotherapy, and enema with herbal medicine.

1. Medication is divided into TCM patent medicines, simple preparations, and TCM decoction. Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill is the common Chinese patent medicine to clear blood circulation, promote qi circulation, relieve pain, and diuresis, dredge lymph, and diminish inflammation. TCM decoction varies from person to person. Treatments can be given based on syndrome differentiation and have strong pertinence, but herbal patent medicines and simple preparation are more convenient.

2. TCM physiotherapists are mainly aimed at treating painful chronic non-bacterial prostatitis. This type of patient has dull pain in the perineum, lower abdomen, and sacrococcygeal regions, which troubles the patient. Acupuncture and moxibustion and moxibustion acupoint therapy and local physical therapy with red light therapeutic apparatus and black light therapeutic apparatus can be considered.

3. TCM simple preparations can be administered as doe rectal enema at a warm temperature. This method of medication is relatively direct. Directly acting around the prostate can effectively alleviate various symptoms of the prostate, promote prostate recovery, and improve the local ecological environment of the prostate.

Compared to other treatment methods, TCM therapies have particular advantages, as follows:

1. Good therapeutic effects without toxic side effects: TCM treatment of this disease not only focuses on pathogenic microorganisms but also takes a holistic approach, adopts different methods based on the patient's different conditions, and achieves the goal of curing the disease through syndrome differentiation and treatment. 

Preliminary clinical studies have shown that herbal medicine effectively treats chronic prostatitis. In addition to directly inhibiting or killing pathogenic microorganisms, it can also improve the systemic and local immune function, regulate the pH of prostatic fluid, alleviate the obstruction in the prostate gland, and make the drainage smooth. It can also promote local blood circulation and restore local function. 

Overall, TCM therapy has a sound therapeutic effect, with no significant side effects after long-term medication.

2. Multiple methods to avoid disease complications: TCM treatment mainly focuses on the oral administration of herbal medicine, emphasizing the differentiation of symptoms and signs. In terms of local therapy, some effective methods have been explored, such as perineal sitz baths, which can play a good role in eliminating harmful factors, ensuring smooth local arch circulation, and improving clinical symptoms, without obvious pain or complications.

3. The ingredients of herbal medicine are safe, non-toxic, and do not have drug resistance.

Therefore, in addition to receiving routine treatment, patients with chronic prostatitis may try TCM thrapies as alternatives.

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