Prostatitis (Prostadynia) is a male urological problem which is characterised by infection of the prostate gland resulting in inflammation, discomfort, urinary pain, nocturia (night time urination), reduced urinary output, lower back pain, impotence, painful ejaculation and urinary frequency.

Prostatitis may present as an acute or chronic problem and if it is appropriately addressed the complications can be minimal, however if left can result in further ill health and complications.


  • Elevated Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
  • Staphylococcus infecton
  • Bacterial or viral infection
  • E. coli
  • Sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia


  • Reduce acidic foods in the diet and increase alkaline foods
  • Begin the day with a glass of warm water with lemon juice squeezed into it. Lemon juice changes the pH of the blood and urinary tract so that opportunistic bacteria is not able to proliferate
  • Reduce saturated fatty acids, alcohol, yeast, dairy and sugar consumption as these place an extra burden on the immune system
  • Eat plenty of foods high in anti-oxidants such as blueberries, grapes and cranberries
  • Alkalise the blood: vegetable juices, barley grass, lemon juice, miso soup and plenty of water
  • Drink at least 2 litres of filtered water daily to encourage elimination of wastes including detrimental bacteria from the urogentiary system


  • Sitz baths promote circulation to the urogenitary system and reproductive organs
  • In Chinese Medicine it is recommended to support Kidney function as it underpins healthy reproductive energy and vitality
  • Reduce alcohol, recreational drugs and stress as these reduce Kidney function and reproductive health
  • Address any underlying causes of prostatitis – bacterial infection, Kidney deficiency, inflammation or sexually transmitted diseases


  • Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory herbs such as Garlic, Golden Seal, Marshmallow, Echinacea, Andrographis and Licorice
  • Herbal supplements for the general health of the prostate gland include Pygeum, Saw Palmetto, Horsetail, Uva Ursi and Epilobium
  • Probiotic will help to ensure healthy immune system bacteria and reduce the chances of a weakened immune system
  • Quercetin, Vitamin c and bioflavinoids help to rebuild the immune system, decrease inflammation and address infections
  • Zinc supplementation is an important mineral for the health of the immune sysetm, it is also a powerful anti-oxidant for male reproductive health
  • Increase your antioxidant status by increasing foods which contain Vitamins A, C, E, Zinc, Betacarotene and Selenium, or take a supplement which contains these nutrients
  • Homeopathic prescribing to address prostatitis recommend the following remedies – Thuja, Nux Vomica, Arnica, Sabel Serrolata or Pulsatilla
  • Cranberry juice is also another fluid intake good for the bladder and can help in cleansing it from bacteria