Acupuncture for Prostatitis BPH Relief vs. Drug Therapy

 Acupuncture alleviates prostatitis and reduces relapse rates. Jiujiang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers compared usual pharmaceutical treatment with acupuncture. The results show that acupuncture promotes local blood circulation, improves urethra and bladder function, and alleviates overall symptoms correlated with prostatitis.

Drug therapy produced significant results and limited the relapse rate to 10%. In an important discovery, acupuncture reduced the relapse rate to 3%, significantly outperforming the drug therapy group. 

In the study, National Institutes of Health Chronic Prostatic Symptom Index (NIH-CPSI) scores, Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS) scores, white blood cell counts in the prostatic fluid during routine examinations (EPS), norepinephrine (NE) content, and recurrence rates were compared between an acupuncture group and a drug therapy group. The efficacy levels were based on a 4-level scale:

  • Recovered: symptoms disappeared, NIH-CPSI score decreased by over 90%
  • Significantly effective: symptoms significantly relieved, NIH-CPSI score decreased by 60% to 89%
  • Effective: symptoms relieved, NIH-CPSI score decreased by 30% to 59%
  • Ineffective: symptoms persisted or aggravated
The acupuncture and drug control groups received independent 30-day treatments. The drug group received 0.25 mg clarithromycin (twice daily) and 2 mg terazosin (once daily), for 30 days.

In the drug therapy group, 27 cases recovered, 15 were significantly effective, 10 were effective, and 8 were ineffective. In the acupuncture group, 44 cases recovered, 10 were significantly effective, 4 were effective, and 2 were ineffective. The results show that acupuncture significantly outperforms the prescribed drug therapy protocol.

The efficacy of acupuncture and herbal medicine within the Chinese medicine meridian system for the treatment of prostatitis is both ancient and modern. Classical texts from antiquity and modern clinical and laboratory research consistently demonstrate that acupuncture is an effective treatment protocol for the alleviation of prostatitis.

When the drug therapy didn't work for you, TCM acupuncture is always another treatment option or the first option  for the BPH treatment. 

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3 Common Acupressure Points for Tinnitus ( Ringing in the ears )

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine provide relief for patients with tinnitus. Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated Hospital researchers conclude that acupuncture plus topical herbal medicine reduces the severity of tinnitus with a total effective rate of 93.5%


Acupressure can reduce tinnitus symptoms by applying pressure to specific points on the body. The following are the commonly used acupressure points for tinnitus that you can do on your own. Some of the pressure points are hard to press with your fingers, you can use acupressure probe.

Tinggong (SI19)

Tinggong can be used to relieve excessive ear pain, irregular ear discharge and tinnitus. It is located in the hollow directly in front of the ear. Press it lightly with your forefinger and applying pressure using small circular motions for 1 to 2 minutes with your mouth open.

Ermen (SJ21)

Ermen can be used to reduce discharge of pus from the ear, earache and tinnitus ringing and buzzing. It is located directly above the Tinggong point. Press it lightly with your forefinger and applying pressure using small circular motions for 1 to 2 minutes with your mouth open.

Tinghui (GB2)

Tinghui can be used to relieve excessive itching in the ear and tinnitus. It is located directly below the Tinggong point. Press it lightly with your forefinger and applying pressure using small circular motions for 1 to 2 minutes with your mouth open.









TCM PROTECTION ADVICE FOR FLU or COVID PREVENTION

  • Balanced diet: The diet is well—cooked and has balanced nutrition. You can eat some foods classified as both herb and/or food, such as radish, asparagus, yam, dandelion, ageratum, chrysanthemum, lotus leaf, etc. Remember not to eat wild animals.
  •  Moderate exercise: Exercise moderately. You can learn to use traditional healthcare methods such as Taijiquan, Wuqinxi, Baduanjin, etc.,and choose an exercise method that suits you according to your personal conditions.
  • Positive emotions: Keep your spirits up. Don't panic, don't be irritable, don't worry. Feel comfortable, refresh your mind, maintain your rest, and feel good.
  • Acupoint healthcare: Moxibustion, massage, acupressure etc. are frequently applied to important healthcare acupoints such as Zusanli(St36), Qihai (RN6/CV6), Guanyuan (RN4/CV4), etc.; it can boost our immunity poweer or enhance the body's energy to achieve the purpose of preventing disease.

  • Daily life: Work and rest regularly to ensure adequate sleep. To adapt to climate changes, adjust the quilt and indoor temperature in time, and pay attention to cold and warm. If you sweat, take a hot bath and change clothes promptly.
  • Preventative Herbal Sachets: Ingredients: Atractylodes rhizome (Cang Zhu),Eupatorium (Pei Lan), Tsaolco fruit (Cao Guo),Patchouli (HuoXiang),Mugwort leaf (AiYe),Grassleaf sweetflag rhizome (Shi Chang Pu) etc.
How to use: Hang it indoors or in a car, or wear it on you. It has the effect of refreshing your environment and detoxifying to prevent epidemics.
However, the herbal sachet is not recommended for pregnant women and those with allergic diseases (such as asthma, rhinitis, etc.). The herbs in the sachet is for external use only. Do not consume or ingest the sachet.
  • Try to avoid places where people gather. If you must go, please wear a mask!

Acupressure points combined with custom essential oils for toothache

Toothache or swollen gum pain is an annoying issue that could happen to everybody. Acupuncture does relieve the toothache or gum pain quickly, but for people who don't like needles can also try this home remedy for quick gum pain or toothache relief. It works as quick as in 15 minutes.
Custom essential oils for toothache/gum pain by Emily

Acupressure point : LI4

Acupressure point: ST44

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