Traditional Chinese Medicine and Mens Health
Many Men Suffer Unnecessarily Because They Are Embarrassed About Their Health Problems!
Are You Among Them?
No Need to Feel Embarrassed!
The truth is, your practitioners have seen it all… and we’ve usually heard similar stories from other clients, and we’ve been able to alleviate or cure their problem. So what’s stopping you from becoming another success story?
Common Mens Health Issues
Here are some of the most common problems men seek treatment for: –
- Urinary incontinence and leaking
- Frequent urination or urgency
- Prostatitis (enlarged prostate)
- Low libido and premature ejaculation
- Lower back or knee pain…
I bet this list sounds fairly familiar to you… what might not be so familiar is the fact that they are all linked to kidney deficiency and in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that relates not merely to the organ, but to your fundamental energy system which influences your genitals, memory and brain function, bone and teeth density, maturity and growth, as well as your hair and nail health. What is even more important is that your kidney energy supports every other system in the body, so when it is low your other organs start to malfunction resulting in heart disease, cancer, stroke, depression etc.
Your Kidney Energy: Essence, Yin, and Yang
The kidney is the only TCM function which has both yin (nourishing) and yang (active) properties. It also has another aspect: essence. You are born with a certain measure of kidney essence to support you during your life and when it’s all used up, you die. However, if you keep your yin and yang energy at the peak, by eating properly, sleeping enough, and don’t dissipate it with too much sex, drugs and alcohol then you can enjoy a long, healthy life, and preserve your youthful energy and appearance.
Supporting Your Kidney Energy…
Adequate sleep is essential, along with Chinese herbs and acupuncture to nourish you from the inside. Beyond that, some of the foods which will boost your kidney yin and yang include: – oysters, clams, cuttlefish, and seaweed; mung beans, chestnuts, goji berries, black beans, black-boned chicken, blueberries, blackberries and button mushrooms…
A Tale of Two Men
Tom is born with a full glass of kidney essence and is a bundle of life and energy. In his teens he starts staying up late and rising early and doesn’t notice any loss of focus or effectiveness. He eats poorly (lots of junk food), and over-indulges in alcohol as well as playing around with drugs. By the time he is 50, Tom is worn out and looks far older than his years, his kidney essence has been depleted and his mind and body are worn out.
Jim is born with just half a glass of kidney essence, so he realises he needs to look after himself. He quickly learns that pulling all-nighters to finish assignments and eating poorly affect his performance and sense of well-being so he takes care of himself. He usually gets a good night’s sleep, only drinks alcohol in moderation, and at 50 Jim still has as much energy and doesn’t look much older than he did at 30.
The big difference…Jim has learned the secret of nurturing his kidney energy. Tom hasn’t!
TCM practitioners follow the same strict code of confidentiality as your GP or medical specialist does. What is discussed in the treatment room goes no further, so why let short-term embarrassment stop you from getting help?
Actual Client Stories
Theo was in his mid 70s and had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He came to the clinic for some herbs in the hope that TCM could help him avoid surgery. We treated him weekly for 6 months nourishing his kidney energy with herbs. At the start of his treatment he was reluctant to try acupuncture, but after a 4 or 5 visits he decided to give it a try. He was amazed at how relaxing his acupuncture sessions were and how they enhanced the effects of the herbs.
During the treatment period the size of his prostate began to decrease, so he felt more comfortable and everything was beginning to feel more normal.
Tony came into the clinic because he had been diagnosed with male infertility. He and his wife had moved to Melbourne from overseas, and he was feeling lonely and inadequate in the new environment, so he was particularly keen for his wife to fall pregnant. When he learned that their inability to have a child was his problem he felt terrible and decided to see what was possible.
We used herbs and acupuncture to boost his energy and help him release his emotional blocks, and also talked about the things he could do at home to improve the quality of his sperm. He improved his diet, eating more healthy, naturally-salty foods like oysters, clams, and seaweed, and cultivated healthier sleep patterns. He also reduced the amount of intercourse he had with his wife to give his sperm count a chance to increase as well as improving its quality. When he had his sperm tested again after 3 months of treatment there was a measurable improvement in both the quality and quantity of sperm and after 5 months his wife became pregnant.