The majority of men never think about their prostates until disturbing symptoms occur. They do not know what the prostate is, where it is located, or what its functions are.
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located in front of the rectum, below the bladder, and wrapped around the urethra, the tube through which urine and prostate fluid pass out of the body. The prostate acts as a powerful pump that ejects semen and sperm during ejaculation. It also controls both the frequency and duration of the sexual act. In addition, it also plays an essential function with the urinal bladder in controlling the flow of urine. The prostate is considered the “second heart of man”, the nerve and emotional center of a man’s reproductive function controlling both sexual function and stress.
The prostate cooperates with, and responds to, the pituitary gland that is the control center of the hormonal system. In a healthy male, the functioning prostate sends the signal “I am working, help me”. In turn, the pituitary gland sets off the activity of other hormonal glands such as the adrenals, thyroid, and testicles to keep the man’s body strong and ready to multiply. On the other hand, the pituitary gland does not react well if the prostate is inflamed or congested. It makes the entire male’s body weak, sick, and inactive.
In the animal world, the male is designed for reproduction. If this natural urge diminishes or ceases entirely the male turns out to be overweight, weak and sick; consequently, it dies from diseases or becomes an easy target for predators. Many similarities occur with the human male. Problems with the prostate also bring about many other disorders in the man’s body.
It is known that the plexus that includes lots of autonomic nerve fibers, surround the prostate gland. These nerve fibers stimulate the prostate fluid discharge and muscle contraction within the prostate. The autonomic nerve fibers also connect the prostate gland to the central nervous system and pelvic organs such as the pelvic muscles, bladder, rectum, etc. This can explain why, in cases of chronic prostatitis, there are a variety of symptoms with urination, sex, and pains that occur in the other pelvic organs.
Experts believe that as many as 75% of all adult American males are distressed by prostate problems, with increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Prostate problems interfere with both a man’s urination and his personal image of his masculinity. Chronic prostatitis affects millions of American men these days at a rate similar to that of ischemic heart disease and diabetes.
The well-known three symptoms of chronic prostatitis are pain, reproductive dysfunction, and difficulty with urination. In decades of experience treating hundreds of men with chronic prostatitis, we rarely have seen patients without anxiety, emotional problems, depression, and insomnia. From the 1980s on, we have recognized not only the pain, difficult urination and intimacy problems seen in the past, but also a fourth symptom of chronic prostatitis: anxious behavior and anxiety.
In recent years, numerous studies by psychiatrists and psychologists have connected prostate problems with negative emotions and thought patterns. Most males that don’t perform well in bed tend to keep inside negative thoughts and emotions about their masculinity.
This stressful mental buildup then causes the prostate to get an easy target for infection, enlargement, and cancer. Another factor is that the majority of men do not want to be sick, weak, or complaining and refuse to accept the idea of medical treatment. They internalize emotions, which in the end can result in anxiety, depression, conflicts’ even suicide.
It is not easy to recognize if the symptoms of chronic prostatitis cause the stress or stress by itself negatively affects the prostate gland. Therefore, we think it beneficial to focus on all four symptoms of chronic prostatitis. This article focuses on natural, non-drug, holistic treatment of chronic prostatitis by using various methods of the alternative medicine.
Acupuncture has been widely used around the world as a non-drug treatment of prostate problems. Acupuncture can diminish pain and spasms of the pelvic muscles, improve mood and sleep, and diminish anxious behavior. The resultant increase of immunity is also beneficial for infection and inflammation.
Prostate massage has a long history of treatment in prostate problems. The removal of congested fluid from the prostate gland unlocks passages and reduces prostate congestion and infection. Prostate drainage naturally enhances reproductive function and lessens both pain and pelvic muscle spasms.
Herbs are one of the oldest treatment methods on earth. The most common treatment of the chronic prostatitis is antibiotics use. It is not always helpful and can lead to the development of antibiotic resistant infections including bacteria and Candida-yeast. Herbal formulas and herbal teas comprise different herbs; thus, bacteria and yeasts cannot develop resistance to them. Some herbs have a “yin” action, which elicits a calming effect and diminishes anxiety and pain.
Nutritional supplements such as, minerals, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids, essential fatty acids and bioflavonoids boost natural resistance, decrease inflammation and pain, and normalize sleep and sexual function. From our experience, sufferers from chronic prostatitis have a shortage of essential nutrients that often generate additional symptoms.
Healing foods have to be included in all healing programs in the treatment of chronic prostatitis. Many men suffer from allergies and both hidden and noticeable food sensitivities that can aggravate the symptoms of the chronic prostatitis.
Healing exercises can improve microcirculation in the prostate and the whole pelvic area. In turn, they can reduce pain and muscle spasms.
European whole body cleansing is used to minimize internal intoxication and prevent toxins from influencing the prostate. Many of my patients have had intensive, prolonged treatment with antibiotics and have a severe imbalance between friendly intestinal flora and opportunistic infections such as harmful bacteria, Candida-yeast and/or parasites.
Insufficient levels of beneficial intestinal bacteria lead to poor food absorption, exhaustion of the immune system and the variety of digestive symptoms such as abdominal cramps, gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, skin disorders, low mood, etc. Colon hydrotherapy and restoration of friendly intestinal flora is particularly beneficial for men with a long history of prostatitis. I see the positive results every day.
Medical hypnosis, relaxation, custom CD hypnosis for home use, and other mind-body techniques may naturally reduce anxiety, low mood, pain, and insomnia and restore the body’s natural self-healing mechanism.
Chronic prostatitis and anxiety, anxious behavior are interrelated conditions. Constant pain and discomfort, frequent urination, erectile dysfunction, and feeling fearful about the future can make life miserable. Holistic, natural, non-drug treatment with a focus on anxiety and the other symptoms of chronic prostatitis can help even those men who have undergone years of unsuccessful treatment to achieve stable remission.
The information contained here is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is not to be used to replace the services or instructions of a physician or qualified health care practitioner.