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Acupuncture & Natural Health Solutions Newsletter   Providing Natural Health Care for the Entire Family
Issue #2015-09a
Acupuncture and Prostate Health

  Whether you are looking to reduce your risk of prostate disease or treat an existing condition, acupuncture may be able to help. Because of its holistic approach, acupuncture can help relieve symptoms associated with prostate problems like frequent and painful urination.

A report titled Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Prostate Health published by Pacific College found TCM to be effective in the treatment of prostatitis, urinary tract infections, and symptoms associated with prostate cancer supportive care. 

There have been multiple studies that have proven acupuncture helpful. A Chinese study published in 2008 found that electroacupuncture, a form of acupuncture, had a 96.4 percent rate of effectiveness for treatment.

In modern practice of acupuncture, each patient is assessed and given a treatment plan to reduce their symptoms. Acupuncture accomplishes this by addressing the body as a whole and using acupuncture points to stimulate meridians that then return the body to balance and natural flow. 

The principle behind this practice is that our bodies have a natural energy flowing through them at all times. When our body's energies become stuck or stagnant, our bodies are susceptible to disease and illness, including prostate cancer and prostatitis.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among men in the United States with around 290,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you are at risk or currently dealing with prostate cancer or prostatitis, you are not alone. 

Consider acupuncture as an alternative, safe treatment to reduce symptoms associated with prostate problems and restore your body to better health. 

Give me a call today to give your body the treatment it deserves. 

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  3 Tips for Prostate Health 

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among men in the United States with around 290,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you are at risk or currently dealing with prostate cancer or prostatitis, you are not alone. 

Consider acupuncture as an alternative, safe treatment to reduce symptoms associated with prostate problems and restore your body to better health. 

Give me a call today to give your body the treatment it deserves.

Prostate cancer is considered the most common form of cancer in U.S. men. It is important to know if prostate cancer runs in your family and if you are at risk, especially if you are a man over 40. Below are three tips for a healthy prostate and for better health.

1  Diet and Exercise

Certain foods are known to help prostate health and prevent cancer. These include nuts, seeds, pumpkin, mushrooms and berries. Foods that contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene can be very effective. Some of foods high in lycopene include: watermelon, pink grapefruit, guava, papaya, apricot and tomatoes. 

Focusing on a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and avoiding processed foods and meat high in fat is a part of a healthy diet for maintenance and preventive care. Reducing stress and regular exercise can also decrease your risk of cancer.

2  Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Prostate cancer and decreased prostate health are associated with a heat and kidney deficiency in TCM. 

Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat and improve prostate function as well as energy flow in this area and throughout the body. As you get older, the kidney function starts to decrease, which can lead to other issues including decreased prostate health. Acupuncture focuses on the kidney meridian to help improve the body's circulation. 

3  Stop Smoking

According to the American Cancer Society, smokers are more likely to have a more severe form of prostate cancer. 

A patient who smokes also has a higher rate of recurrence. Consider quitting smoking to better your overall health and reduce your risk of prostate cancer. Patients who quit smoking for over 10 years reduced their mortality risk by an amount comparable to those who had never smoked. 

Contact me if you think you are at risk or are currently managing prostate cancer and are looking for an alternative, safe treatment option.

Recipe Corner  


Need some help making some healthy eating choices? 

Each month Chef Beth Ginsberg provides healthy eating tips and recipes available on the Prostate Cancer Foundation website. 

The link is here: Prostate Cancer Foundation

Use spaghetti squash in place of spaghetti in any dish. It tastes delicious with Bolognese, marinara, stuffed in ravioli or manicotti or simply with parsley and tomato and chilies

  • 1 each spaghetti squash
  • 2 each tomatoes (diced and seeded)
  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (chiffonade)
  • to taste sea salt and black pepper
  • to taste crushed red chilies (optional)
For the Squash:
  1. Place spaghetti squash on a sheet pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees about 1 hour until soft. (Be careful not to overcook or the squash will be mushy.)
  3. Cool squash and cut in half lengthwise. Take out seeds. Using a fork, scrape out squash. It will come out like spaghetti; hence the name.
For the Tomato Basil:
  1. Place olive oil in a pan. Heat lightly.
  2. Add garlic for 30 seconds.
  3. Add tomatoes and toss for 30 seconds.
  4. Remove from heat. Add basil.
  5. Season to your taste.
  1. Spray a pan with olive oil spray or use 1 tsp olive oil.
  2. Toss spaghetti squash until hot.
  3. Place in a dish and top with tomato basil.
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The information contained within the  newsletter is only used to educate and inform. This newsletter is  not a substitute for the advice of a licensed and registered health  care provider. Seek prompt attention for emergencies. Consult  a health care provider for specific health concerns, and before  starting a diet, cleanse or exercise routine.
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Acupuncture Physician, 
is the  featured acupuncture columnist in the popular SW Florida's Health & Wellness Magazine.
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Acupressure points

Rubbing acupuncture
points with your finger for  30 - 60 seconds can stimulate and promote the circulation of Qi within your own body,  restoring health and well-being. 

Kidney 3 (KD 3)
English Name:  
Great Ravine
Pinyin Name:  
Chinese Character:  

Level with the tip of the inner ankle bone, in the depression between the ankle and tendon. 

Reinforces the Kidneys, clears heat, strengthens the low back and knees, rectifies the uterus, helps with anxiety, insomnia and chronic low back pain.

Kidney 10 (KD 10)
English Name:  
Yin Valley
Pinyin Name:  
Chinese Character:  


On the medial side of the knee joint between the tendons of semitendinosis and semimembranosus.

Clears damp or damp-heat in the lower warmer - urgent/difficult urination, genital pain/itching, leukorrhea, uterine bleeding.
Bladder 62 (BL 62) 

English Name: 
Extending Vessel
Pinyin Name: 
Shen Mai
Chinese Character: 

On the lateral side of the foot, in the depression below the lateral malleolus and posterior to the peroneal tendons.

For headache, vertigo; manic depressive disorders, epilepsy, insomnia; aching pain in the lower back and legs.

Conception Vessel 3 (CV 3)

English Name: Central Pole 
Pinyin Name: 
Zhong ji
Chinese Character:

It is the alarm point of the Bladder. Location On the midline of the lower abdomen, 4 cun below

Strengthens the bladder, kidney and Jing-essence functions. Drains Damp and Damp Heat from the lower abdomen. Regulates the Uterus and the menses. Moves stagnation in the lower abdomen

Research Update:
Acup & Prostate Health
Evidence of Acupuncture 
Relieving Prostate Disorders

Symptoms of an enlarged prostate affect about 40 percent of men in their 50s and 90 percent in their 80s, this common problem can be frustrating and painful to experience.   

According to a clinical trial published in PLOS ONE, electro-acupuncture, a form
of acupuncture, improved International Prostate Symptom Scores (IPSS) 
on patients. 

The trial measured improvements in symptoms such as frequent urination, strain and other bladder related complications.

The trial found that acupuncture treatment improved these symptoms in patients suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate. 

If you or someone you know is dealing with these symptoms, see an acupuncturist for an alternative treatment option.


Reference Books


#2 The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet





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