How effective is Prostate exercises
by Bonner Martin
Hi, I am 76. At age 25 I was in hospital with an inflamed prostate gland. The doctor who treated me was an Indian doctor from India, who told me to do the prostate gland exercises for the rest of my life. so for nearly 52 years I have done each day the exercises he taught me. They are;
(1) pull the pelvic floor up and hold for 10 sec X 20
(2) roll the pelvic floor in a forward direction x 20
(3) roll the pelvic floor in a backward direction x 20
(4) roll the pelvic floor sideways in a clockwise direction x 20
(5) roll the pelvic floor sideways in an anticlockwise direction x 20
Repeat 4 times a day.
In addition to this I have learnt to roll the prostate gland in a figure of eight movement.
So far I have been without major problem. But do have to get up once each night for a toilet stop.
I had a major stroke 5 years ago down the RHS, and I lost the ability to work my lower pelvic floor muscles. I also became inept with the stroke. It took over 4 years before I got control of my lower pelvic floor muscles again. I do the about exercises today 4 times a day
I can lay on my stomach on the ground and push the pelvic floor forward so forcefully that I can feel the weight on my hips where they press on the ground, reduce.
It is very hard to find anything on prostate exercises on the web
Sure looks to me like the prostate exercises have been very helpful to you over the years. Getting up once a night at your age is quite good since many men will be up more often than that.
Would be great if you could describe exactly how you do some of those exercises because it is not clear from your descriptions how they are done. Other readers may like to see them.
One well-known practitioner of Taoist prostate methods suggests doing 300 squeezes (prostate exercises or kegel exercises) per day for good prostate health.
Any muscle that is exercised will get stronger with use.