Prostate

Recent studies from the National Cancer Institute on Prostate Cancer, show that men have the same rate (1 in 8) for Prostate Cancer as women have for Breast Cancer.

Our body has a vital, but little understood circulatory system which is critical to managing the elimination of toxins from our body. This system is called the lymphatic system and is the primary immune defense and waste eliminator system for the body.  When looking at the lymph system, most chronic (disease) problems occur at the junction of lymph vessels called “lymph nodes”. One can feel lymph nodes, by pressing under the arms, or in the crease between the thigh and pelvic area. When touching these areas, most people will feel small bumps and sometimes pain. The bumps and pain are symptomatic of blocked lymph nodes. Blocked lymph nodes indicate a breakdown in the “mechanical” functioning of the lymphatic system.

When sex hormone residues are not removed quickly, an imbalance occurs and the sex hormone by-products become destructive due to the high rate of lipid peroxidation they create in tissue.  In men, testosterone tends to concentrate in the genital area, including the prostate. Although testosterone is a very important male hormone, once it has completed its job, it must be removed quickly from the body! A group of lymph glands (called the inguinal lymph nodes) are primary in removing testosterone from the prostate.

In men, special attention must be given to the inguinal lymph nodes (located in the groin region) as they are responsible for helping the prostate gland stay in balance. They prevent the accumulation of excess protein and hormone metabolic by-products in the prostate.

It is very common now for men to be in roles where they are required to sit at desks for great lengths of time.  This causes a reduction of fluid movement due to the lack of activity and blocking off the lymph nodes.

Lymphatic Enhancement Therapy

LET (lymphatic drainage) assists the client by improving the lymphatic drainage of the inguinal nodes.  Along with the therapy the LET practitioner will educate the client in self care for this condition.