Within prostatism, mild disorders affecting the prostate can be treated with homeopathy. Homeopathy can act upon minor adenomas and prostatism caused by congestive and spasmodic phenomena.
Homeopathy can be used as a complementary therapy for urinary tract infections with fever. This will avoid prostate flare-ups.
Urinary disorders that originate in the prostate are usually accompanied by other complaints such as hypertension, high blood cholesterol, gout, arteriosclerosis or rheumatism.
The homeopath needs to prescribe a treatment that encompasses all the conditions suffered by the patient.
Homeopathy never replaces conventional prostate treatment if there is an infection of the urinary tract with fever, if the prostatic adenoma is enlarged or if there is a possibility of cancer.
However, an appropriate, medically-conducted homeopathic treatment can be used as a supplement and can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life.
Homeopathic treatment for prostatism aims to:
- Improve symptoms, regulate urination and reduce pain. Homeopathy can avoid recurrent urinary infections in prostatitis, and is used in conjunction with conventional medicine.
- Treat the patient’s ailments holistically
Homeopathic remedies for the prostate
If the prostate is enlarged and constricts the urethra, obstructing the passage of urine, there are several homeopathic remedies to choose from. Two base medications are Thuya occidentalis 15C – from five granules a day to one weekly dose and Medorrhinum 15C – one monthly dose.
Sabal serrulata 5C
This is the key medication for the treatment of prostatism. The patient finds passing urine difficult and painful. Urinary frequency increases at night. His levels of prostatic fluid level are depleted and he has sexual impotence.
If prostatitis or inflammation is accompanied by depression, hypertension with tachycardia or extrasystole, we will prescribe Aurum muriaticum.
Causticum is prescribed when the patient has a constant need to urinate but urination is unsuccessful. He will pass urine involuntarily, when he coughs, laughs…
Chimaphila umbellate 5C
This is prescribed for urinary retention. Urine is sparse, thick and mucous with traces of blood. The patient’s perineum feels swollen. He constantly needs to urinate but finds it difficult to begin urinating.
Conium maculatum 9C
Conium maculatum is appropriate when the patient urinates increasingly frequently and the stream of urine is intermittent and weak. The patient suffers from vertigo.
Pareira brava 5C
The patient has constant need to urinate and makes forceful efforts to do so. Only small drops are released, and cause intense burning pain. The urine is bloody and mucous and the urethra is painful.
Populus tremuloides 5C
This is a medication that has tropism for the urinary tract and is very effective for treating cystitis causing pain upon urination and urinary retention.
Sulphur (Sulfur) is a good medication to use when the size of the prostate is enlarged, when the patient feels a weight in the perineum and anal area or lower back pain. The patient has urinary urgency and a burning pain in the meatus during urination.
Sabal serrulata compose
This is a commercially available medication that is comprised of a combination of homeopathic remedies. It is used to treat disorders caused by a benign prostatic hypertrophy. 5 granules should be dissolved under the tongue, 3 times a day. Available in pharmacies.
Homeopathy has many effective remedies for infections of the urinary tract. Some of those on offer are: anticolibacillaire serum, Cantharis, Mercurius corrosivus, Equisetum hiemale or Staphisagria. Staphysagria is prescribed for cystitis following a urethral catheterisation.
The recommended dose for these homeopathic remedies for prostatism is of 5 granules to be taken twice a day.
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