Acupuncture can provide effective symptom relief for men with urinary symptoms from BPH.
Acupuncture treatment for BPH has been shown to reduce feelings of urinary urgency, decrease urinary frequency, and improve flow. Studies have also demonstrated that acupuncture treatments can significantly decrease the size of the prostate.
- Most men who have acupuncture treatment for BPH symptoms report that they are better able to urinate in the following weeks and have reduced frequency and urgency.
- Acupuncture can relieve tension in several myofascial layers that protect and encase blood flow and nervous supply to the prostate and pelvic floor.
- Selected insertion points can relieve the tension and compression on blood vessels and nerves, allowing them to function more normally, counteracting the degenerative processes that affect blood flow and nervous function around the prostate.
- This results in better delivery of nutrients and oxygen to pelvic floor structures, decreases venous congestion, and improves nervous influence and control of pelvic floor structures which will affect urination.