Chronic prostatitis and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) or enlarged prostate respond well to homeopathy and naturopathic treatment. At this Perth clinic we also advise many other natural treatments including diet, food and herbs that can aid prostate problems.
All aspects of men’s health can be aided by our natural approach. This includes sexual issues such as low libido, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
Prostate issues are often worsened by antibiotic suppression of trivial infections of the urogenital tract, such as urethritis. Urethritis itself is easily treatable by homeopathy. When male patients present for treatment of chronic urogenital or prostate issues they have usually had long suppression of their symptoms by medication without full resolution of the condition.
This makes the homeopath’s job a little harder, as we depend on the subtle and complete symptom picture of the condition to prescribe the most accurate medicine: the colour, amount and consistency of the discharge, the nature of any pain and whether it occurs before, during, at the end or after urination.
We may have to depend on the description of symptoms as they existed before antibiotic use. However there are good poad-spectrum homeopathic remedies that often enable the patients to come off antibiotics safely. As always, we treat the constitution, which means the whole health of the individual. Together with this we also use remedies to counteract the suppression of the immune system by drugs. Then as the picture becomes clearer we may use more specific remedies to accurately target the acute symptom picture, with those medicines that suit the individual case.
Please note, however, that this clinic requires that men presenting with prostate problems are medically diagnosed first, because of the symptom similarity between benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostate cancer.
To treat the underlying tendency we may use what we call anti-miasmic remedies , depending on their indications. It is the skilful combination of acute treatment combined with specific antidotes to the effects of drugs, together with the constitutional remedy and the anti-miasmic medicines that make it relatively easy to treat urethritis and prostatitis with homeopathy, in our experience.
Naturopathic principles, a healthy lifestyle and diet are also important in the treatment of prostate problems, especially benign prostatic hypertrophy. Adequate zinc is important in the diet. A supplement may be necessary, but a traditional food medicine in the form of pumpkin seeds or pepitas has been found specifically useful in the management of prostate issues. It is rich in zinc, but it also has other prostate-specific beneficial nutrients, as does pomegranate and berries such as blueberries. The addition of bee pollen in the diet also appears to help.
There are many medicines useful in the management of benign prostatic hypertrophy. They will only be useful when prescribed to their exact indications and combined with constitutional homeopathic treatment. Also, weekly prostate massage helps, and pelvic contraction exercises like the kegel exercises recommended for women after childbirth can have a dramatic effect, in my experience, but only if practised diligently for a month or so. Many of the same medicines and treatments also aid the effect of conventional treatment for the early stages of prostate cancer and help to keep PSA levels down.
Problems with sexual libido in men as well as women can respond to homeopathy. It takes a little time, as constitutional medicines may need time to work to restore full health and vitality. Often general energy and wellbeing is restored in a matter of days, but the full effect on the hormonal response of the body can take a few months.
The same is true for impotence, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. There are certain homeopathic medicines that are traditionally indicated here; but my experience is that they need to be given together with constitutional treatment (for the person as a whole)and combined with a healthy diet and stress management. Pelvic contraction exercises also help. I find that “Om kara kriya” tantric yoga exercises that I teach are especially useful. Weight bearing exercise is also very important.
Of course, if the problem is simply due to “performance anxiety” the response to the indicated remedy can be far swifter, as mental and emotional problems respond more quickly than deep-seated physical complaints.