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Prostate massage treatment – a massage or let your partner do it

[23 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | | Author: ]
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There have been some very interesting observations regarding of prostate enlargement, a natural process where the male gland grows in size and causes urinary problems. The incidence and severity of prostate enlargement is much lower in Brazil, especially in the regions where saw palmetto is grown. This led to an understanding that saw palmetto is one of the most effective herbs for inhibiting prostate enlargement.

Similarly, Asian men have a much lower rate of prostate enlargement and cancer than American men. There are a lot of reasons attributed to this peculiar situation. It is a fact that traditional and ancient therapies have used various herbs and concoctions to alleviate the symptoms caused by this male condition since ages.

There is a mention of prostate enlargement and inflammation in ancient Indian texts, the basis of traditional Indian therapy – Ayurveda. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has an effective therapy known as acupressure for treating numerous ailments including prostate problems. And in Japanese traditional families wives often perform prostate massage to help their husbands to maintain prostate health.

That prostate enlargement and prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) can be treated with a prostate massage is now fast catching the fancy of modern therapies. A prostate massage can deliver the benefits of acupressure and treat prostatitis. Acupressure is a technique through which pressure is applied to important meridians. According to TCM disease is caused by blocking of vital energy force. Pressure on the meridian points releases this vital energy force.

A prostate massage is similar to the massage that takes affect during a Trans-Rectal Ultra Sound. In this technique, the radiologist inserts a device in the rectum to take digital pictures of the prostate and in the process the gland is massaged. Your partner too can give you this massage by learning how to. All it requires a pair of sterile latex gloves and some water based lubricants.

The prostate, a small bulb tissue the size of a walnut, can be felt by inserting fingers about 3 cm into the anus. A gentle massage around its sides for some time should be enough. Care, however, has to taken not to press hard on the center of the gland as that is where the sensitive nerves are located. Also there should not be any fingernails.

A recent addition is a prostate gland massager. It is a device that can be inserted in the anus on your own. Inside the rectum the anus sphincter pushes it towards the prostate and the external arm of the massager pushes against the perineum.

A prostate massage is known to give some positive results in treatment of prostatits as a stand alone procedure or in conjunction with prostate medicines like antibiotics. Massage is a safer option than antibiotics but it is not sure how it works. It can be any thing: may be it is acupressure at work, draining of trapped fluids or the massage of deep muscles near the bladder.

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