Prostates in men, especially elder men, need more testosterone and less estrogen, and that is because androgens such as testosterone keep the prostate functioning normally while estrogens cause prostate enlargement.
To accomplish the support of prostate health, use Aeon, Silent Nights, and SP6C patches to reconfigure hormone patterns, and Glutathione (GSH) patches to reduce inflammation and pain. The X39 patch also increases GSH, reducing inflammation and pain. Aeon increases DHEA, the mother hormone to the sex hormones. Silent Nights increases melatonin, known to prevent the conversion of testosterone to estrogen that occurs in middle-aged and elderly men, and the SP6C patch acts on the satisfaction/ reward system to curb craving, theoretically thru the endorphins, which regulate hypothalamic and pituitary hormone release. The Alavida patch regulates epithalamin release from the pineal, which in turn influences the Limbic System and balances endocrine hormones via Limbic regulation of the hypothalamus and pituitary. In order to support the prostate, the objective in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is to tonify the K qi, since K qi becomes deficient as we age, and the K qi regulates the Marrow or nervous system including the endocrine hormones.
Good acupuncture points for this are K 3, K 6, B 23, GB 25, CV 4, and GV 4. Swelling of the prostate is viewed as an accumulation of Damp due to weak Sp qi in Asian medicine. Good acupuncture points to drain Damp and tonify Sp is Sp 6, Sp 9, and St 40.
During this Ask The Doctors Radio Show, Dr. Dennis and I will be discussing how to patch particular acupuncture points of interest to tonify Kidney and drain Damp conditions, including examples such as those acupuncture points and patches described above for prostate support.