Chakras and Energy Imbalances in Patients with Urinary Incontinence and Sexual Dysfunction after Prostate Cancer Surgery

Author(s): Huang Wei Ling

Statement of the Problem: Urinary incontinence, or the loss of the ability to control urination, is common in men who have had surgery or radiation for prostate cancer. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction are caused by Kidney energy deficiency.

Purpose: To demonstrate which are the energy imbalances linked to urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction after prostate cancer surgery and how can we treat it clinically.

Methods: One case report. 68-year-old male patient. Started treatment for urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction, after being submitted to a prostatectomy due to prostate cancer. He was also using medications for control the prostate cancer (anti masculine hormones). The patient had to use special diapers on the penis to contain urine. As the patient was not satisfied with the standard treatment he was receiving in Western Medicine, he searched for a TCM based treatment. He was diagnosed with Kidney-Yang deficiency.