Integrative Medicine Treatment in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Pilot Service Program
Integrative Medical Centre, Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, CUHK
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a physiological change that every elderly male may undergo in his life, just like the menopause of women.
Recent statistics revealed that almost every man aged 50 or above experienced different degrees of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia, for instance:
• Frequent or urgent need to urinate
• Difficulty in starting urination
• Prolonged urination time
• Weak urine stream
• Sensation of incomplete emptying of the bladder • Urinary incontinence
• Straining to pass urine
• Urine stream that stops and starts
In more severe cases, urination can become drop by drop, being unable to form a urine stream. Increased frequency of urination at night and increased difficulty in urination may occur. It may also lead to other symptoms and medical problems, such as blood in the urine, urinary tract infection, urinary retention, or even kidney failure.
These symptoms affect the quality of life and mental health significantly. Proper treatment and balanced diet will release discomfort and avoid further aggravation.
According to the theory of Chinese medicine, benign prostatic hyperplasia refers to ‘qi trangury’ (氣淋) or ‘dribbling urinary block’ (癃閉), mostly caused by kidney deficiency and inhibited bladder qi transformation. Other pathological factors include static blood, dampness-heat and phlegm turbidity. The disease location is at the essence chamber, which is closely related to the function of the bladder, kidney, spleen, liver and lung. Chinese medicine practitioners identify the disease patterns with the acquired information from the Four Examinations, and offer an individualized treatment plan to those patients. Various laboratory studies and clinical trials showed that oral intake of Chinese medicine or with external application of herbal plaster on certain acupoints could improve the symptoms of BPH.
Integrative Medical Centre (IMC) is now launching the 'Integrative Medicine Treatment in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Pilot Service Program’, providing two-month Chinese medicine treatment service for patients with BPH. Relevant western medical examinations and questionnaire would be utilized as objective indicators to monitor patient’s condition closely. Hence, better treatment results could be achieved by teaming up the strength of both Chinese and western medical systems.
During the visits of the first two months joining the program, you can enjoy the following services at promotional rates.
(including 3 doses of Chinese Medication)
|Additional Chinese Medicine for External Application||$50/ 4 Pieces|
|Date :||From present to 18 September 2021|
Shatin - 4L, 4/F, Day Treatment Block, Prince of Wales Hospital
Wan Chai - 1/F, Southorn Mansion, 1 Luard Road
|Reservation and Enquiry :|
2873 3100 (Shatin) / 2873 3053 (Wan Chai)
(Please mention “Integrative Medicine Program for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia” when you call up).
* Terms & Conditions:
• Offer only applies to the service provided by designated Chinese medicine practitioners in the Integrative Medical Centre, Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK.
• This promotional offer is applicable to new patients only.
• The 3 doses of Chinese Medicine are in concentrated granules or herbal (internal intake) only, extra or precious Chinese Medicine cost are excluded.
• Additional doses of Chinese Medicine granules /herbs at $50 per dose (original price at $70), extra or precious Chinese Medicine cost are excluded.
• This promotional offer is applicable to “Integrative Medicine Treatment in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Pilot Service Program” only. It cannot be used in conjunction with other promotional offers and discount offers.
• Person who is allergic to certain Chinese medicine shall use the external medication with caution. Please consult Chinese Medicine practitioners before use.
• Integrative Medical Centre, Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK reserves the right of final decision.