The most common prostate problems are an enlarged
prostate, also known as BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy),
an inflamed prostate (prostatitis) and prostate
cancer. The symptoms of all three conditions overlap
considerably. Further prostatitis can lead to BPH so in some
cases it is difficult to distinguish if one or both exist.
Even beyond this is the condition know as Pelvic Pain
Syndrome wherein there is long-term pain in or around the
prostate gland caused by non-bacterial inflammation. Stress
and psychological factors may contribute to this condition.
The American Urological
Association reports that by the age of 60, over fifty
percent of men will have BPH and by age 85 ninety percent of
men will have this condition. Since the urethra goes
prostate gland as it leaves the bladder (see diagram) the
enlargement will affect urine flow. Increased pressure
from the bladder is required for urinary flow as the
prostate enlarges and restricts flow. This will result
in a variety of symptoms such as difficulty in starting
urination, more frequent need to urinate (since the bladder
does not empty completely), dribbling after urination, etc.
Cancer that develops in the prostate is usually confined
to the prostate gland and in the majority of cases is not an
aggressive (fast growing) cancer. (Although in about 1
of 3 cases there can be an aggressive type of cancer.)
The former is the most common type of male cancer and
because of the slow growth and minimal symptoms it may go
undetected. Symptoms, as experienced, can be similar
to BPH as the prostate enlarges with the tumor growth.
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Citrus BlissC, CloveC, FrankincenseC, LavenderC, Myrrh,
Essential oils based
Clary Sage, CypressC,
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
Essential Oils users have reported positive results for
prostate problems. The following protocol was reported as
successful for someone dealing with the symptoms of an
enlarged prostate. Prepare a 00 capsule with 10 -13 drops of the following
blend and take orally 2-3 times daily.
5 parts Frankincense
3 parts Thyme
3 parts Clove
3 parts Lavender
5 parts Citrus Bliss
Some suggest other blends and to use rectal retention.
(see Experiences &Testimonials above.
For prostate cancer consider the cancer protocol
described on this website on the Suggested Protocols tab on the page
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Vickie - About 2
years ago my husband had prostate cancer and treated using
brachy therapy. He now has to get up 3-4 times a night
to go to the bathroom and has to go very frequently during
the day also. Do you know of anything that will help?
Julie Ann - I have an older gentleman
who was having prostate trouble. I told him that I would
apply Frankincense to the privates externally and take it
under the tongue, a few drops daily. He told me that his
frequency problem has stopped and he can get a good nights
rest now. It will be interesting to see what
others wade in and say.
Rosemary - My friend has prostate
cancer, it is very enlarged and his PSA numbers are high.
He has taken the following formula for two weeks and came
back for more. He said the incontinence has improved;
it is easier to urinate and is not painful. I got this
formula from my doTerra associate who received it from Dr.
Fill one veggie capsule with:
5 drops Frankincense,
3 drops Thyme,
3 drops Clove,
3 drops Lavender,
5 drops Citrus Bliss.
You can fill one capsule at a time or I premix the oils
in one bottle using the proportions above and then put 19
drops of the blend in a capsule. A 15ml bottle holds enough
oil for 16 dosages. I figured it costs around $39.
Vickie - Thank you for this information. How often does
he take the formula?
Rosemary - He is supposed to be doing it 2 to 3 times a
day at the first. He always does it once, but tries to
do it at least morning and night.
Catherine -- My
husband has been misdiagnosed apparently he is not suffering
with urinary infection but prostate enlargement, that's why
he had difficulty passing water! Any good recipe and
essential oils to use for that?
Kirsten - Thank you for raising the
issue of men's health, particularly prostate health. It's a
sad thing that so many men feel embarrassed about seeking
help for this problem.
An enlarged prostate can be very unsettling for men,
uncomfortable and worrying especially when it leads to
urinary discomfort and difficulty. If my partner were
affected this way I would be telling him to start the LLW.
Fennel could also be helpful coupled with Fractionated
Coconut Oil rubbed over the lower back. If there is pain
and inflammation, Cypress, Thyme and Lavender might also be
helpful. I would also consider Balance on the bottom of the
feet. Incidentally, my associate has a wonderful testimonial
about how the LLW has assisted her partner reduce his PSA
Rex - A friend is using FloMax because of an enlarged
prostate. Is there an alternative that someone has found to
restore normal urinary functioning?
Pat - About 8 months ago
I suggested the cancer protocol for a gentleman suffering
from prostate cancer, enlarged prostate, and cancer that had
spread to the genitilia and the spine. He stayed on the
protocol faithfully and the second month he commented that
he no longer had frequent urination and that it was like
when he was young. I truly feel that the topical application
of the daily protocol was what helped that situation. He
rubbed the oil daily on the genital area. He was in his mid
seventies and used the Frankincense and Sandalwood along
with Clove for three days then while always stay on the
Frankincense and Sandalwood, changed the Clove to
Lavender for three days, then changed to Wild Orange, then
Thyme and lastly Lemon, each for three days. Then start over
with the Clove. He continued this procedure for the whole 4
months, but that was for the cancer treatment also.
Pat – I need information on prostate problems.
Debbie - The overwhelming statistics are that half of all
men after age 50 will contract prostrate cancer though most
don't ever die of it. I'm sure my dad had it and he lived
to be 92, but he was very miserable from the problem. I
don't know the oils, but pumpkin seeds and Saw Palmetto are
often used for prostate health.
Jan - I've seen suggested that you can use a rectal
retention consisting of 10 drops Frankincense, 15 drops
Myrrh and 3 drops Oregano mixed with 1 tbsp. extra virgin
coconut oil. (see previous protocol) I would also
consider applying a blend of Frankincense, Rosemary and
Clary Sage topically on the area between the rectum and
scrotum and to the lower third quarter of the foot as a
Pat - I know a gentleman just diagnosed with prostate
cancer. Does anyone know of someone using oils for
Kathy - I would use rectal retention and a blend
consisting of 10 drops Frankincense, 15 drops Myrrh and 3
drops Oregano mixed with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin
coconut oil. I would use this 3 times/week for 6 weeks. Of
course, eat healthy and take the wellness pack daily.
Even using alternative methods, he should remain under the
care of his physician.
What is rectal retention? Rectal retention is the use of
a syringe enema or capsule implant or other enema devise
followed by a retention devise. Quite simply an anal plug.
They are intrusive and not pleasant to look forward to, but
for the ailing, it can be welcome relief. You
can get what you need at some Rx stores or on line.