Treating the Lungs = Treating Prostatic Hyperplasia (No Surgery Needed)
In normal circumstances, as the bladder is full, the nervous system conveys a message and makes the muscle in the urethra connected to the bladder relax. In the meanwhile, the bladder will contract, that is urination. But at the outer part of male genitals, there is another important glandular organ known as the prostate gland. Due to different reasons it would proliferate and bloat, it hence blocks the urethra and makes urination hard. With prolonged pressure and blockage, the blood circulation of the muscles of the urethra would not be smooth and it would lose its elasticity. It becomes stiff and connot open or close. Together with the narrowed urethra, urine fails to flow out smoothly. Catheter is inserted into the bladder to guide the flow of urine out of the body, the urine must also pass through the narrowed urethra and affect the proliferated glands. Hence it hurts that much every time he urinates.
Many people thought that prostatic hyperplasia is a sick found only in the elderly. You are wrong! Actually due to the change of working style and lifestyle of people in these years, prostatic hyperplasia occured in younger males. Data showed that in men, 9.6% of patients that are under 50 years old. Patients within 45 to 50 years old have shown 17% occurrence, this phenomenon is alarming. If prostatic hyperplasia is not cured in time, complication may be induced urinary retention is one of them.
The traditional Chinese medicine believed that 'the lungs are responsible of the upward and downward movement of body fluids and water channel in the human body'. It means lungs are the upper reservori of body fluids. On one hand, the lungs respondsible of the upward movements, they distribute saliva and water throughout the body, and adjust the excretion via sweat. On the other hand, the lungs responsible of the downward movements it transports body fluids to the lower parts of the body. Through the evaporation in kidneys and bladder, urine is made and excreted. It was said in an ancient book that 'All Qi came from the lungs, Qi can be circulated if the lungs are clear, Qi cannot be circulated if the lungs are blocked, urination is thus prevented.' It means when the lungs are weak, they will malfunction and cause problem in metabolite. The most important aspect is the failure in urination. For traditional Chinese medicine, colds are classified as exogenous evils and lungs are the delicate organ. The exogenous evils would first attack lungs and cause a disturbance towards the production of metabolites. Modern medicine also believes that inflammation caused by colds would cause swelling of the prostate gland. It would further worsen the scenario and cause urinary retention. So these kinds of diseases reach their peak during autumns and winters. We use ephedra, it can promote sweat, drive away coldness, strengthen the lungs, ease breathing, promote urination and reduce swelling.
Prescription besides medicine of treating prostatic hyperplasia: 10 grams of Almond, 5 grams of Ephedra, 10 grams of Campanulaceae
Almond and ephedra have similar effects, the two can help strengthen the lungs. Campanulaceae, it can help excreting toxic substances, deforming phlegm and clearing lungs. So the medicine aimed at restoring the movement of body fluid in the lungs. The prescription seemed so different but it uprooted the problem.
If Qi can circulate well in the lungs, body fluids can circulate well in the body. This could really solve the problem. Actually, this method was invented by a doctor in Yuan Dynasty named Zhu Danxi. He was inspired by an analogy. Zhu described people as a big teapot and lung is the lid of the teapot with the spout as the urethra. If the lungs malfunctioned, the downward movement of body fluid cannot be achieved, the cirulation of Qi would not be smooth. It is similar to the scene if the hole on the lid was blocked. The spout cannot deliver water smoothly. Therefore, this treatment is also known as the "opening of lid" (Ti Hu Jie Gai) method. It is also a practice of traditional Chinese medicine that says "cure the upper parts to cure the lower parts".
For the patients of prostatic hyperplasia, here are some preliminary advices. Elderly who have prostatic hyperplasia should be aware of a healthy lifestyle. Prevent drinking and smoking. Also avoid sitting to long. They should move a little from time to time. After they went out, especially in the winter, they are more vulnerable to the disease. At that time, remember to wear enough clothes and keep warm.