Homeopathy is often dismissed by those who refuse to believe that a remedy diluted so extensively can treat or cure a disease. The contention of protagonists of homeopathy, however, is that if an infinitesimally small reduction (in proportion to the fluids present in the body) of essential minerals can cause a disease, the same can also cure it. However, the best evidence of the efficacy of homeopathy can be provided by those who have benefited from it.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed after obtaining a deep insight into the overall personality and symptoms of the patient. This information is then matched with the vast storehouse of remedies and the symptoms they produce in an undiluted form.
Homeopathy offers specific treatments for male conditions like prostate enlargement or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). The prostate is a male gland which starts growing during puberty and almost doubles it size. Some men are lucky and the growth stops before it starts affecting urine flow by strangulating the urethral canal through which urine is expelled from the bladder. However, a vast majority of men develop signs of BPH around the age of forty. The enlargement does not pose a major problem until the age of 50, and by the time men reach 80 nearly 85% of men show one or more symptoms of BPH.
The primary symptoms of BPH appear as a weak urine stream and an inability to empty the bladder completely. This is caused by the pressure applied by an enlarged prostate on the urethra. Urine is retained in the bladder, which invariably gives rise to an urge to urinate and therefore disturbs sleep. Sometimes the pressure causes incontinence, the inability to control urine. The symptoms aggravate as urine retention increases and remains in the bladder as a pool, giving an invitation to bacteria to cause an infection. The accumulated urine may also move back and infect the kidneys as well. BPH is also one of the major causes of erectile dysfunction.
Conventional prostate medicine attempts to increase the flow of the urine, but the main focus is an invasive treatment called Trans Urethral Resection Procedure. Homeopathic treatment is essentially based on the symptoms that are treated as extremely important in finding the right remedy. A homeopath prescribes a homeopathic remedy based on the typical symptoms of each patient. The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States recognizes the following homeopathic remedies for effective management and control of prostate enlargement:
Homeopathy and other traditional therapies are still termed as ‘alternative’ therapies in many parts of the world. Given that the conventional medicine developed after these alternative ones, maybe the arrangement should have been the other way around. Traditional ancient therapies had advanced to a large extent and a fair amount was known about complicated diseases and their treatments at a very early stage. More than 200 years ago Samuel Hahnemann could uncover the remedial affects of diluted natural products. And centuries before that, Ayurveda could understand the fact of prostate enlargement, its causes and suggest herbs for treating prostate enlargement.