At East West Fertility we treat many women’s and men’s health disorders that can occur throughout life. We use acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional therapies to regulate male and female hormones and allow the body to correct imbalance. According to traditional theory and promising research, Chinese Medicine is a safe and effective therapy for women’s health and men’s health.
It’s a fact that men frequently overlook their health. The warning signs that a serious illness could develop are often ignored due to the low priority men place on their health because of entrenched cultural attitudes. The incidence of major health concerns such as infertility, obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer, prostate problems, diabetes and sleep/mood disorders in the male population is steadily rising.
For example, recent studies show that 63% of males in Australia are overweight or obese. This staggering figure means that over half of the Australian adult male population are at risk of dying from heart disease, developing diabetes and/or colon cancer, experiencing impotence, being diagnosed as infertile or sub-fertile and suffering from insomnia. These statistics stress the importance of men taking charge of their health to prevent major health consequences. We create an individualised CM program for men specifically tailored to promote their health and wellbeing.
There are three basic programs:
The Preventative Program: for men who experience intermittent health niggles such as occasional insomnia. The program aims to maximise male health to prevent more serious illnesses developing.
The Strengthening Program: for men who have an existing mild to moderate chronic illness such as an inflammatory bowel condition. The program supports the body’s systems and boosts immunity with the aim of reducing both the signs and symptoms of the illness and its impact to enable a man to function at his best.
The Supportive Program: for men with a serious debilitating illness such as cancer. The program is an adjunct therapy which aims to provide support and some relief from the illness and the side-effects of powerful drugs. It is based on the integrative treatment approach used in China for many cancers which combines Western medicine and Chinese medicine. According to an expert panel of American oncologists there is strong evidence that acupuncture has an adjunct role to play in reducing malignant pain and thereby potentially decreasing the amount of pain medication required. There is also evidence that acupuncture reduces side-effects of cancer drugs, such as nausea / vomiting and improves cancer related fatigue and mood disorders. Other pain related illnesses have also been shown to benefit from acupuncture and Chinese herbs such as arthritis, low back pain and headaches.