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MENS HEALTH

There are health concerns unique to men

Men have unique, gender-specific health concerns that they should know about.  Certainly, there are plenty of similarities between the functioning of a man’s body and a woman’s,  but there are enough differences to consider this its own field of health and wellness.

Additionally, being a guy means you have an increased risks for certain diseases, so seeing a healthcare practitioner who can keep an eye out is key.  Every practitioner needs to keep a man’s heart health, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and presence of risk factors for certain cancers and stroke in mind.

Acupuncture treats men’s health issues

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine effectively treat a number of men’s health concerns. The goal of all treatments is to restore the inherent health of the human body, so you won’t require treatment or medication (in this case, herbal medicine) for the rest of your life. My goal is to fix you up and send you on your way rather than have you become dependent on receiving treatment or taking herbs for the rest of your life.

Men’s health in Oriental Medicine (OM) – that’s the umbrella term for acupuncture and herbal medicine together – is called andrology. The most ancient scholarly texts of this medicine discuss men’s health.  Men have needed specialized treatment for maintaining health since at least 700 years before the common era.  In short, we have a lot of experience.  It’s comforting to know that men have been having the same health problems for a long time.  We’re not alone, and we’re certainly not the first ones to experience these issues.

Modern Chinese medicine and acupuncture, combine this wealth of knowledge from long ago, with Western science and medicine to take an integrative approach to men’s health.

How does Acupuncture treat these conditions?

For more detailed information, I encourage you to visit the condition-specific pages listed.  Generally speaking, acupuncture and herbal medicine are used to restore balance – or homeostasis, from a more Western scientific understanding – to the body. When the natural rhythms, ebbs and flows, and cycles of life are out of sync, disease arises. I use acupuncture and herbal medicine to help put things right again.

What are the major aspects of men’s health?

We always need to keep our eyes on how healthy the heart and cardiovascular system are.  We also need to make sure blood pressure stays in the normal range.

After this, of course, the major concerns I see from men in the clinic revolve around their sexual health and infertility.  This can be a difficult thing to discuss with loved ones or a health professional, but many men will encounter a condition that can affect sex drive, sexual function and fertility in their lifetime.   The only way to deal with these issues is by speaking frankly about them.  I offer a safe environment in which to discuss your concerns.  You can believe me . . . what ever you have to say, it won’t be the first time I’ve heard it.

Many of the issues men have about their sexual health can be resolved through treatment with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  I see patients with these concerns routinely, and also see remarkable changes that last.

  • Erectile dysfunction: The symptoms of erectile dysfunction include difficulty getting and maintaining an erection and lowered sexual desire. I also treat the emotional component involved in erectile dysfunction.  More . . .

  • Low libido: Low libido (low sex drive) is a decreased desire to have sex.  More . . .

  • Premature ejaculation: Premature ejaculation means early ejaculation or ejaculating before it is desired.  More . . .

  • Male Factor Infertility: Male factor infertility is the umbrella category for any cause of infertility due to the male partner. There are many causes of male factor infertility. The symptoms are the changes in sperm mentioned below.  More . . .

  • Low sperm count: Low sperm count is classified as having fewer than 20 million sperm per milliliter of semen. This is a common cause of infertility in men.  More . . .

  • Poor sperm morphology: This means that the sperm have an abnormal shape. This can negatively affect fertility, and make it difficult to conceive a child.  More . . . 

  • Urinary Dribbling: This is sometimes referred to urinary incontinence. Urinary dribbling is an involuntary dripping or leakage of urine from the bladder. It is the result of loss of bladder control, and can affect men of any age.  More . . .

  • Prostatitis : The symptoms of prostatitis include painful or difficult urination and pain in the lower body.  More . . .

  • Enlarged Prostate / BPH: Less than half of men who have this will display any symptoms at all.  More . . .