Are you suffering from any of the following Health Conditions?
- Chronic or Acute Pain
- Chronic Health Condition
- High Blood Pressure
- Prostate Issues
- Issues with Sleep
- Do you find that it is hard for you to relax
If you are suffering from any of these conditions and more, there is a good chance that Acupuncture can help you!!!
Since Acupuncture balances your body via the nervous system, it is important to address all the major areas of stress in your body.
As we live our lives we start having areas of tension in our bodies (Holding patterns) and our bodies tend to compensate in different way for the reduce flexibility in our tissues and joints.
Using acupuncture we can normalize different segments and organ systems in your body so your body through the brain and nervous system to function more smoothly. When this normalization is performed the patient often feels a sense of well being and relief of your symptoms.
When acupuncture is practiced in the context of Chinese Medicine, it is a Holistic approach to health. Which means that your symptoms are representing deeper issues in your body that can be helped and addressed using Acupuncture according through the rules that were described by the Chinese 2000 years ago.
When acupuncturists are looking at an injury or an issue they are able to observe the issue through a few perspectives or lenses:
1. The Local Structural Approach: We look for which local Muscles / tendons / Ligaments or bones are involved in the structure that is showing the symptoms (for example an injury to the Wrist) – and needle locally (this would be the a more western approach to acupuncture – which has its merit but many times does not resolve the root cause of the symptoms since it is more local and symptomatic).
2. The Holistic Structural Approach: We will looks at the whole body as one unit and attempt to understand the Bio-Mechanical relationship of different structures and the Neurological connections that might affect an area. Let’s say if our symptom is at the wrist, we will also look the the shoulder, the elbow, the neck and the spine as a whole and look for any stiffness, limited range of motion and tightness that may be affecting the connective tissue / muscles and bones that might be related to the Wrist injury. When treating the bio-mechanically related structures there will be a reduction and pain and an increase of range of motion even though we did not treat locally. Usually using this approach gives more lasting results than just using the local approach.
3. The Meridian Approach: we look at which meridian ‘flows’ through or is affecting the area of symptoms – and what meridians relationship do we need to use in order to affect the symptom area and the body as a whole. For example: for pain on wrist – on the area of the ‘Heart Meridian’ (which is the Ulnar aspect) we can treat the Meridian relationship with the kidney which is on the medial aspect of the Heel or Achilles tendon. – this approach is very potent and also uses the medical concept that asserts that any chronic pain is already affecting and creating changes in the spinal chord and in the brain – this type of chronic pain which had created changes in the brain and spinal chord is called ‘Neuropathic Pain’ – and therefore distal approach that is aimed to treat chronic pain conditions tends to be more effective than local approach since it has the capacity to affect neurologically the brain and the spinal chord.
4. The Chinese Organ Approach: This approach uses Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis, many times pulse diagnosis is used. I personally also use Muscle testing (taken from applied kinisiology) and also palpation different areas is the body (for example pressing on the liver organ to see if it is tight or tender) in order to discern which of the Chinese Organ systems is not in Balance. When we recognize which ‘Chinese’ organ system is out of balance we can test which acupuncture point be the most effective for use in order to balance that specific organ system. We can confirm out treatment by changes in the pulse or by relaxation of different reflex zones on the body of the patient.
A proficient practitioner should be able to use these four approaches in order to achieve good treatment results.
Other types of Practitioners which use only local needling techniques and use mostly the ‘The Local Structural Approach’ which is also called ‘Dry Needling’ are not using the full potential of the Medicine. Acupuncturist that use Acupuncture within the context of Chinese Medicine have potentially all four approaches available to them.
Here are some Conditions that research have shown that acupuncture can be effective in regards to Men’s Health:
Cardio Vascular Health, works by helping you reduce your weight, reduce your blood pressure, Improve the quality of your sleep and reducing the effects of stress on your body, creating these beneficial changes in your health acupuncture can become a very effective tool for maintaining your cardiovascular health.
Mental Health, in general men are less likely to get treated and complain about their health and when they do go to the doctor it’s for a specific reason or complaint. Research show that men are four times likely to commit suicide then women. Depression and Anxiety can be helped with Acupuncture and with the support of counselling.
Aches and pain’s, Chronic or Acute, Acupuncture is a good place to start exploring if you have any kind of Chronic or Acute pain. Injury can heal faster if your treat it with acupuncture and chronic pain can be benefited using acupuncture.
Prostate Health, a research that was done in Chine on 100 patients demonstrated that electro-Acupuncture using an acupuncture point on the sacral foramen help with Urinary Symptom such as incomplete urination bladder emptying, frequent urination and more.