By the age of 60, 80% of men experience an enlargement of the prostate gland and some squeezing of the urinary tract causing a block to the flow of urine as it exits the body. Stress and anxiety have been closely tied to this condition.
Meditation is now considered an alternative treatment for Prostatitis by the medical community. It is the only treatment that comes without any negative side effects.
I will make no promises here or claims. Only what I have written above. I also suggest you discuss this with your physician.
If you wish to explore this treatment possibility I would suggest two steps;
- Research articles about meditation and Prostatitis, BPH, Prostate cancer and enlarged Prostate. There are many informative articles available on the internet.
- Practice meditation regularly. Especially deep physical relaxation meditation such as a Progressive Relaxation exercise. This must become a lifestyle practice, not just for a few days. It may take a bit of time to learn to relax your body, especially in the area of the Prostate, but you will learn how to do it. One tip, be sure you empty your bladder before practicing deep relaxation of this area of your body.
I have created a number of Progressive Relaxation exercises over the years including for John’s Hopkins Biofeedback Department in the early 80’s. They are all available as downloadable mp3 files at, http://jonshore.net/stress_reduction.htm.
Of course the deep relaxation produced by working with the Progressive Relaxation exercise has numerous benefits as I have discussed here many times. Consistent practice is essential for success though. Every day at least once a day and preferably twice a day. Only you can decide how important this is to you. Only you can make it a priority in your life.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about meditation or post your question below.
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