The patient has suffered with prostate inflammation for over half a year, for which he has taken numerous western medications, and results have been less than ideal.
Current signs and symptoms: lumbar pain, occasional lower abdominal pain, which was sometimes accompanied by sagging, distension and pain in the testicles, occasional painful urination, sticky, milky white colored discharge exuding from the urethra, frequent and scanty urination with a reddish-yellow color, a dry mouth with a desire to drink, a white tongue coating with a slimy root, and a wiry-slippery pulse.
This is a pattern of damp stasis and obstruction, for which treatment should involve disinhibiting dampness, and transforming stasis. Zhū Líng Tāng (Polyporus Decoction) with Shēng Yǐ Rén and Dà Huáng was prescribed.
Zhū Líng 3 qián
Zé Xiè 4 qián
Huá Shí 5 qián
Shēng Yǐ Rén 1 liǎng
Shēng Ē Jiāo 3 qián
Dà Huáng 1 qián
Results: After taking only two packages of the formula, his symptoms were greatly reduced. Because the lumbar pain was still present, Chái Hú Guì Zhī Gān Jiāng Tāng (Bupleurum, Cinnamon Bark, and Dried Ginger Decoction) was added to the above formula.
After a half a month on the formula, all his symptoms were basically gone.