The pattern of conditions ProstateSure™ deals with falls under the category of Lin Zheng or Lin Syndrome from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Lin means to dribble or drip, and is associated with frequent short voidings of urine. When the prostate gland is enlarged, Chinese medicine often views the condition as one of frequent, short voidings of urine with associated Kidney Qi deficiency. Qian Lie Shu Pian is appropriate for most presentations of prostate enlargement with frequent urination, as well as chronic prostatitis.
Qian Lie Shu Pian powerfully tonifies and enriches the Kidneys, clears deficiency heat, drains dampness and promotes urination. Qian Lie Shu Wan is an essential formula for the treatment of many urinary and prostatic disorders with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Clinical researches have been conducted to show the effect of Qian Lie Shu Wan in relieving the symptoms of chronic prostatitis. In one study, 344 patients took the formula over a course of 1-2 months, and were compared to a control group that did not take the formula. The treatment group had dramatic improvements in chronic prostatitis, with symptoms reduced in 90% of the cases and clinical resolution in approximately 58% of the cases. Another study of 480 patients used TCM pattern differentiation, and noted improvement in 89% of the cases that were ascribed to Kidney Yang deficiency, and 82% improvement in cases ascribed to Kidney Yin deficiency patterns. A follow-up study on patients that used the formula long-term found no damage to the liver, kidneys, heart, or circulatory system.1,2
Qian Lie Tong is based on the classical formula Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan, which is composed of 8 herbs that can be divided into two classes of action. The first group of herbs is composed of Shu Di Huang (Rehmannia root), Shan Zhu Yu(Cornus fruit) and Shan Yao (Chinese Yam). Together these herbs tonify the Kidney Yin, enrich and stabilize essence and improve the function of the Spleen. The second group of herbs is composed of Ze Xie (Oriental water plantain),Mu Dan Pi (Peony bark) and Fu Ling (poria). These are draining herbs which clear deficiency heat and drain dampness. This action is assisted by Gui Zhi (Cinnamon twig) and Fu Zi (processed Aconite root), which help promote the transformation of water to eliminate dampness and to restore Kidney Yang’s function of governing water and urination.
Qian Lie Shu Wan has the addition of Yi Yi Ren (Job’ Tears), Dong Gua Zi (Winter melon seed), Tao Ren (Peach seed) and Cang Zhu (Atractylodes). The addition of this group of herbs to the base formula powerfully increases this formula’ emphasis on draining heat and dampness, which encumber the Urinary Bladder and/or prostate resulting in urinary difficulty, prostatic enlargement and pain. Yi Yi Ren and Dong Gua Zi strongly promote urination, clear heat and expel phlegm and pus. Tao Ren and Yi Yi Ren are both useful herbs for conditions involving pelvic pain. Cang Zhu has a warm nature and a damp-drying effect, which supports the Spleen and balances the cold nature of the other herbs in the formula.
Finally, the formula has the additional herbs Yin Yang Huo (Horny goat weed) and Jiu Cai Zi (Chinese chive seed), which powerfully supplement Yang and strengthen the Kidney. This helps treat the root problem of insufficient Kidney Yang which fails to promote the proper transformation of water and the normal urination. Treating the root problem by supplementing the body’ Yang helps to stem frequent urination and troublesome symptoms such as nighttime urination (nocturia).
These modifications result in a formula which is well balanced and highly effective for a wide variety of urinary disorders.
The doctor recommend: 2 tablets, 2 times a day, before/after meal (half hour)