We are pleased to be rated one of the best acupuncture centers in Vermont that benefit men’s health. Our practice accommodates a range of men’s health conditions, we can help your body achieve balance at our office in Montpelier and Williston, Vermont.
Prostate issues are a prominent concern for men. From enlarged prostates to prostate cancer, this area of the body gets a lot of attention from healthcare practitioners. One of the most common problems facing men is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or what is commonly called an enlarged prostate. An enlarged prostate often leads to bladder, kidney and urinary problems, especially urinary retention. This is very effectively controlled with acupuncture and herbs because the combination of the two help to alleviate the inflammation of the prostate allowing the urine to flow freely.
Heart disease is another big concern for men and it is the leading health threat to men. Acupuncture has been found to be particularly beneficial in lowering blood pressure, which often helps prevent cardiovascular disease. Acupuncture stimulates the release of natural opioids in the body, which then decreases the heart’s activity and lowers the need for excess oxygen. All of this lowers blood pressure.
Mental Health and Depression
Another area where men need more help is dealing with mental health issues and depression. Men are much less likely to discuss their feelings and emotions, which can frequently lead to depression and even thoughts of suicide. In fact, men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women. Acupuncture helps balance the chemicals released by the brain and the hormones released by the endocrine system. All of these imbalanced chemicals can lead to mental health issues that manifest over time.
Most cases of male infertility can be treated. Conventional medicine has come a long way in treating these issues, but the downside is it usually requires hormone replacement therapy that can be quite costly. There is also the possibility of needing surgical procedures that always have risks involved. This is where Traditional Chinese Medicine, and specifically acupuncture, can be very beneficial and may help without adverse side effects.
Insomnia and sleep-related disorders are another major concern for men. Acupuncture has been shown to be beneficial at restoring balance and allowing the body to relax and rejuvenate. Using TCM, our treatments stimulate the release of endorphins, serotonin and dopamine in our brains. This has a positive effect on both sleep and anxiety type conditions. In fact, acupuncture often outperforms many prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids.
Men tend to suffer from pain more than women, once reason may be because their jobs can be more physical. It is statistically shown that men are less likely to seek out help when they experience pain, as they don’t want to appear weak. This is where something like acupuncture can be a great asset for men. Regular acupuncture treatments as preventive medicine can help keep them in top shape, thus avoiding aches, pains, strains and pulls.