Caring for your health and well-being is important for all of your life. While it can sometimes be difficult to talk with someone about issues such as prostate conditions, erectile dysfunction or infertility, it is important to be open and honest. After all, these concerns can have a major impact on your overall health as well as your sex life, your relationships and your emotional health.
Acupuncture and Traditional Eastern Medicine (TEM) offer powerful tools to help you feel your best. They have been used for thousands of years to treat men’s health concerns.
How Acupuncture can help Men’s Health?
Acupuncture is a complex system of care used to maintain health, relieve symptoms and improve well-being. At the core of this ancient medicine is the concept of Qi, or vital energy, which protects the body from illness, pain and disease. This energy flows through the body in pathways called Meridians that are connected to specific organs and glands. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi. If it is out of balance or restricted, it can cause illnesses and symptoms such as prostate problems or infertility.
If you are experiencing symptoms of frequent urination, hesitancy, dribbling, pain with urination or getting up to urinate during the night, acupuncture and Eastern Medicine provides a systematic approach to the overall body constitution and the underlying causes of your symptoms. Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate that can cause urinary symptoms and pelvic pain. The most common type is chronic non-bacterial prostatitis. Symptoms may include a frequent and urgent need to urinate, pain or a burning sensation when urinating or pain in the pelvic area, lower back and genital area.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
The prostate naturally grows larger as men age. If the prostate compresses the urethra, it can cause a range of urinary symptoms. This condition, known as BPH, is the most common prostate concern, affecting about 50% of men over 60. Symptoms can include slowness or dribbling of the urinary stream, hesitancy or difficulty starting to urinate, frequent urination and the need to get up at night to urinate. Acupuncture can help with re-balancing and providing overall support to the health of the urinary system.
Prostate cancer affects about one in six men in the United States. When caught early, it can respond very well to treatment, so it is recommended that all men over the age of 50 get yearly prostate cancer screenings. Symptoms can include urinary problems, pain in the lower back or hips and blood in the urine or semen. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with prostate cancer, acupuncture and Traditional Eastern Medicine can be helpful in relieving the side effects of treatment and boosting overall health.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
ED is the inability to sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse at least 25% of the time. It is a common condition that happens to most men at sometime during their lives, but ongoing problems could indicate a more serious issue. ED can be caused by conditions such as heart disease, clogged blood vessels, atherosclerosis or diabetes. Other possible causes include medications, stress, depression and anxiety. There are many treatments available, ranging from medications and mechanical devices to surgery. Acupuncture can be helpful in boosting and supporting sexual stamina.
Most cases of male infertility are related to a low concentration, poor quality or poor movement of sperm. Acupuncture can improve sperm production and quality, as well as help increase the chances of success when used in conjunction with Western reproductive technology. Acupuncture and TEM can also help both partners deal with the emotional aspects of struggling to conceive.
As men age, there becomes a decline in the production of testosterone, the male hormone. When this happens, symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, depression, mood changes and sexual problems may appear. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can support men as they age and eliminate symptoms and signs related to MM.
What to expect during Acupuncture treatment
We will create a treatment plan designed to relieve your symptoms and help your body regain its natural balance.
During treatment, fine, sterile needles will be inserted at specific points to restore the balance and flow of Qi. It is important to note that needles will not be used in any sensitive areas, and your treatment will be painless.
In addition, we may offer herbal medicine designed to help bolster your health and relieve your symptoms.
Together with us and other health care providers, you can address your health concerns and take control of your own well-being for a long, happy and vigorous life.
Acupuncture is recognized by leading national and international health organizations to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.
Below that acupuncture can help with :
- Adverse reactions to chemotherapy
- Abdominal pain
- Allergic rhinitis
- Bell’s palsy
- Cancer pain
- Chronic gastritis
- Morning sickness
- Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
- Facial pain
- Facial spasm
- Female infertility
- Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
- Hepatitis B virus carrier status
- Herpes Zoster
- Induction of labor
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
- Malposition of fetus
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neck pain
- Pain in dentistry
- Peptic ulcer
- Periarthritis of shoulder
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Postoperative pain
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Raynaud syndrome
- Renal colic
- Retention of urine, traumatic
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sore throat
- Spine pain, acute
- Stiff neck
- TMJ dysfunction
- Tennis elbow
- Ulcerative colitis, chronic