Men's Health

At Whole Family Health we see men for a range of health issues, including fertility, pain, stress, headaches, low back ache, frequent urination, depression and low libido to name a few. Men’s health is a significant part of our fertility program at Whole Family Health and we understand that male fertility issues can be uncomfortable to talk about.

Although men play a key role in fertility, they do not seek out treatment as often as compared to women. The successes of fertility treatments can greatly improve in men are treated as well as women.

Our team of practitioners is empathetic to this subject providing a confidential and comfortable atmosphere to discuss concerns regarding infertility issues. Couples treatments are another option for those that what to increase their chances of conception by increasing both partners fertility.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture can help men with heart health. Heart disease is the leading men’s health threat, heart disease and stroke are the first and second leading causes of death worldwide. By integrating acupuncture and Chinese medicine into your heart healthy lifestyle, you can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease.

Acupuncture can help men with anxiety and depression. The growing body of research supporting the positive effects of acupuncture on depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain syndrome is so strong that the military now uses acupuncture to treat troops with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat stress syndrome.

Acupuncture can help men with sexual health. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are well known for improving men’s sexual performance; in fact, there have been medical textbooks devoted to the subject. Chinese Emperors took their sexual health quite seriously and would consult with a team of physicians if they experienced any difficulties in the bedroom

Acupuncture can positively affect a man’s virility by increasing sperm quality and quantity and can be seen after three months of treatment. Male infertility accounts for 35-40% of problems among couples trying to conceive. Fortunately sperm regenerate in a constant cycle occurring every 70-90 days, which means that sperm can become more viable with the proper treatment and lifestyle changes.

Acupuncture can positively affect a man’s virility by increasing sperm quality and quantity and can be seen after three months of treatment. The quality of the sperm is improved when acupuncture is administered by improving morphology or shape of the sperm. A low morphology usually means the physiological functions are poor resulting in poor embryo transplantation leading to miscarriage.

Acupuncture can help with the following areas:

Massage

When it comes to men’s health issues massage can help increase fertility by decreasing stress. Trying to conceive can put a lot of strain on a person causing excess stress and anxiety. Studies have shown that there is a link between infertility and stress because stress can disrupt the hormonal system affecting sperm count and quality.

Massage is also known to aid in the body’s detoxification process by stimulating the lymphatic system to drain and filter impurities from the body. Having less waste in the body positively affects sperm cellular function by increasing circulation and improving immune function.

Massage has been known to help men’s health by:

  • Lowering stress hormones
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving organ function
  • Eliminating toxins
  • Sperm count and motility
  • Sexual dysfunction

If you are planning to conceive, weekly fertility massage treatments on both partners is highly recommended and should continue for three months.

Nutrition

Most of the time a healthy lifestyle equals healthy sperm and this is because sperm, like other cells in the body, receive the same nutrients and toxins that are ingested. When a man is taking care of himself by eating properly he is providing proper nutrients making his sperm virile. When a man has an partakes in unhealthy life style choices such as excessively drinking alcohol, smoking, or doing drugs this has a negative impact on his virility making him infertile. However making changes by quitting bad habits and incorporating healthier foods into the diet can positively impact a man’s fertility.

Making healthier choices maybe all a man needs to do to change his fertility status. This is because as stated earlier sperm is regenerated every 70-90 days allowing newer healthier sperm to take the place of unhealthy sperm. One way to improve the health of your sperm is by switching to organic food this will decrease the amounts of toxins and hormonal additives that have no business being in your food.

Other nutrients that improve a male’s fertility include:

Vitamin A: Green leafy vegetables, carrots, bananas, eggs
Vitamin B6: green leafy vegetables, whole grains, brown rice, nuts, seeds, legumes
Vitamin B12: eggs, beef, turkey, lamb, salmon, sardines
Folic acid: green leafy vegetables, broccoli, root vegetables, whole grains, salmon
Vitamin C: citrus fruits, strawberries, mangoes, kiwi, tomato, sweet peppers, spinach
Vitamin E: cold pressed oils, eggs, avocado, sweet potatoes, nuts, seeds
Selenium: bran, whole grains, sesame seeds, tuna, herring
Manganese: green leafy vegetables, broccoli, carrots, whole grains, nuts, legumes