MEN'S HEALTH AFTER 40 . . .
Updated: Nov 14, 2021
Chinese Medicine has emerged as the go-to medicine for many men in the past 10-15 years, and especially those approaching their 4th decade. As guys mature past their teens, 20’s and 30’s, they start to look towards the rest of their lives and recognize that their bodies and minds are changing. Chinese Medicine can help with this transition, addressing the many issues that occur in men’s lives more frequently at this stage of life.
This 3000 year-old medicine’s herb-based treatments have shown impressive long-term results treating insomnia and depression, as well as high-blood pressure related cardiovascular conditions and urogenital issues like prostate health, erectile dysfunction, and burning or cloudy urination.
Physical injuries not-withstanding, men’s mental and emotional health has also become a popular topic for discussion in the past 20 years… and with good reason. We are starting to recognize that there’s no shame in talking about our pain, and not just that perennial sprained ankle or the once-a-month low back pain that inevitably crops up. These days guys seem more willing to speak about what ails them inside and are becoming more interested in learning how to age gracefully, alongside the age-old focus of building a muscular structure that is sometimes deficient of emotional roots. Depression and anxiety, formerly hidden beneath pain medicine, alcohol consumption or just total avoidance is now being addressed and mitigated with Chinese Medicine’s powerful solutions.
Importantly, Chinese medicine therapies focus on both preventative medicine and providing healing solutions to non-surgical injuries, as it has a long-standing reputation of successfully treating musculoskeletal aches and pain. As the country shifts away from opioid medicines to a more holistic approach, this has become a great option for guys approaching 40. The small injuries that used to resolve in days, and that now drag on for weeks at a time, sometimes resulting in chronic conditions are getting resolved in Chinese medicine clinics around the world. Most times, if the patient comes in for treatment within days or even a week after an injury, we can help reduce or resolve the strains, sprains and aching muscles that typically keep a person from functioning well at work or on a sports field within just a few sessions.
Lastly, chronic digestive discomfort, reflective of the societal upheaval that has permeated the world over the past few years, has become a common complaint. As men try to “digest” where they fit in this ever-changing world, they are dealing with a very real struggle of trying to make sense of what the future will bring. At Seven Point Wellness, we discuss and implement lifestyle and nutritional adjustments along with Acupuncture and herbal prescriptions to manage this. As stress and imbalanced nutritional choices typically contribute to bloating, distention and acid reflux, Chinese Medicine can help. Our herbal formulas and acupuncture therapies will reduce the stomach acid associated with heartburn, calm your digestive fluids and work towards balancing the effects of the stressors in men’s daily lives.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a full-scope functional medicine that has been around for thousands of years. According to its principals, the goal is always to balance what has gotten out-of-balance, to bring our patients back to self-care, and develop a program that KEEPS them healthy, not wait until the patient gets sick. Chinese medicine emphasizes preventative medicine, with the belief that this approach has been found to be the most effective stop gap for patients striving to avoid long-term illness.
A Chinese proverb from the early 1900’s explains it perfectly:
“The inferior doctor treats actual sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The superior doctor prevents sickness”.
Wondering if Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine could work for you?
If you are curious and would like to know more - we are happy to answer your questions - just give us a call. (917) 210-1063
Phil Veneziano, M.S., L.Ac.
Cristina R. de La Mar, M.S., L.Ac., Doula
Seven Point Wellness is an Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Clinic located at 187 Millburn Ave., Suite #101 in Millburn, NJ, in the Trader Joe / CVS Business Complex.
We are an easy drive from Maplewood, South Orange, Short Hills, Livingston and most cities in Union, Morris and Essex County, NJ and abundant free parking. We're also an easy walk from the New Jersey Transit via bus or train.
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