9 Alternative Treatments for Your Prostate

Alternative and natural treatments can boost immunity, promote prostate health, and help the body better fight diseases that can affect the prostate, as well as complement conventional therapies. Here are nine natural treatments for your prostate that have demonstrated effectiveness.

Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic healing is an ancient system based on the concept that disease is caused by an imbalance in the body and/or karmic disturbances such as having poor relationships or failing to fulfill your life’s purpose.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is not supported by a lot of scientific data, however it has been used for several hundred years. Homeopathic treatments for prostate disorders include Sabal serrulat (also known as saw palmetto), Thuja, Bayta-carb, caladium, and carbonica.

Prostate Massage

Prostate massage is used to treat prostatitis, BPH, male infertility, and other prostate disorders, as well as sexual problems.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient traditional Chinese medicine practice based on the theory that life energy (qi, or chi) flows through the body through invisible channels called meridians. In a study conducted at the University of Science in Malaysia, men who received acupuncture treatment were 2.4 times more likely to enjoy sustained prostatitis relief than those in the control group.

Reflexology

The ancient healing art of reflexology is based on the concept that the body is divided into various zones, and that when pressure is applied to one area of a zone it is possible to relieve pain and other symptoms elsewhere in the same zone.

Stress Management

Most conventional physicians now recognize that stress has a significant impact on health and therefore, stress management or stress reduction techniques can play a critical role in disease prevention and treatment.

Meditation

Numerous studies have been done to evaluate the effectiveness of meditation on stress in various populations.

Yoga

Yoga has been shown to be effective for relieving anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, and back pain, and in helping cancer patients and children who have asthma.

Tai Chi

Tai chi is a graceful form of exercise that reduces stress and tension and helps various other health conditions.

Reference

Lee SW et al. Acupuncture versus sham acupuncture for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain. American Journal of Medicine 2008 Jan; 121(1): 79.e1-7