Why am I so Hot? Heat in Chinese Medicine

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In acupuncture, one of the goals is to balance heating and cooling aspects of the body.  Now, as we move past the hottest summer on record, most of us are thankfully packing away thoughts of the heat of the summer along with it.

Not so fast for some people. Heat, in this case, refers not only to the environmental temperature but also your body.

Heat and Cooling in the Body

Our bodies possess qualities of heating and cooling. Health problems can occur if the heating and cooling goes out of balance.  That’s why some people are always hot and sweat … Read More

Acupuncture Reduces Prostate Surgery Side Effects

Prostate surgery is a successful treatment for prostate cancer but has many side effects that can impact quality of life.

Acupuncture is a safe a natural treatment for frequent urination, sexual function, as well as hot flashes that can occur after surgery.

Acupuncture Improves Frequent Urination after Prostate Surgery

Acupuncture has shown to reduce incontinence, frequent urination, and sexual dysfunction associated with prostate surgery.

To illustrate acupuncture treatment I will share a case study I published in Medical Acupuncture.

My patient was a 62-year-old man who had radical prostatectomy for a prostate cancer.  He reported frequent urination, nocturia, and … Read More

Acupuncture for Overactive Bladder

Overactive bladder is a syndrome characterized by the frequent, strong, and sudden urge to urinate. The syndrome can seriously disrupt your life by interrupting your work and make you avoid social situations.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help.  Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been treating syndromes of frequent urination for over 2000 years as well as modern clinical success.

How Acupuncture Treats Overactive Bladder

Acupuncture helps reduce the symptoms of overactive bladder by relaxing the nerves and muscles associated with the bladder.  Overactive bladder may be caused from bladder spasm creating the sudden need to urinate or a sudden feeling … Read More