Men's Health

Male Menopause Syndrome - Andropause

June 11, 2024

Professor Guozhi Wan

The physical, mental, cognitive and other symptoms that men manifest as they change from young adults to middle-aged then elderly people are collectively known as "male menopausal syndrome" - more commonly called andropause. Modern medicine believes that andropause is caused by the degeneration of testicular function and the decline in male hormone secretion, particularly testosterone. Andropause is a series of pathological changes and clinical symptoms medically known as partial androgen deficiency of aging males (PADAM). About 40% of men will experience andropause between the ages of 40 and 70.

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Treating Blood & Jing in Male Fertility

June 10, 2024

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

graphic showing several sperm and an egg

Infertility is clinically defined in women and men who cannot achieve pregnancy after one year of having intercourse without using birth control, occurring in approximately 15% of heterosexual couples who are trying to conceive. According to the National Institutes of Health, one-third of infertility cases are caused by male reproductive factors, one-third by female reproductive issues, and one-third by both male and female reproductive issues or by indeterminate factors. This article explores customizable formulas that may support male infertility by treating blood and jing.

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Men's Health: Male Factor Infertility

June 9, 2024

William Maclean, M.Sc. Chin. Med.

The incidence of male factor infertility is believed to be increasing in the Western world. In Chinese, the word for sperm and essence is the same (jīng 精 ), that is, they have the same origin and are inextricably linked. According to Chinese medicine, the quality of sperm and its ability to fertilize an ovum is intimately linked to the health of the Kidneys and requires a number of factors to converge. 

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Kai Kit Wan: For men over 50

June 8, 2024

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

Kai Kit Wan

Kai Kit Wan is the popularized name in Hong Kong for Jiè Jié Wán (解結丸), which literally means "to untie a knot" and refers specifically to reducing swelling in the prostate. This article gives the benefits of each herb in Kai Kit Wan, combination formulas for your patient’s specific needs, and the TCM terms of an enlarged prostate.

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Men's Essentials Formulas Comparison

June 4, 2024

Yvonne Lau, Mayway President

Men's Essentials formulas Comparison

These 16 formulas are commonly prescribed to Men and are considered Men's Essentials for your herbal formula. Learn how to use each formula sorted with pin yin name, alternate name, functions, indications, typical tongue and pulse, and the ingredients so you can easily select the best formulas for your patients!

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Navigating Holiday Eating - Healing the Yi Spirit

October 30, 2023

Dr. Kim Peirano, DACM, L.Ac.

image 2 feet standing on a scale Self-healing principles are about making small changes consistently, keeping promises we make for ourselves, learning to set clear boundaries, and healing our relationship with food. The key here is small bites - these aren’t promises like hitting the gym every day; it’s small promises like making the bed every day and something we can surely follow through on. The act of doing it helps to rewire the brain and invite the Yi back to the center again because we are no longer denying our own needs.

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TCM Approaches for Elderly Men's Health

September 19, 2023

Dr. Alex Feng, OMD, PhD, LAc

photo of 3 older adults doing qi gong on a beach during sunrise

This article touches on two major health issues that arise with men as they age: cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction. Etiology and how traditional Chinese medicine can support these conditions are discussed.

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Chinese Medicine Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

June 6, 2023

William Maclean, M.Sc. Chin. Med.

Whilst not explicitly discussed in the classical Chinese medical literature, the prostate is considered part of the Kidney organ system in contemporary texts. Although the influence of the Kidneys is paramount, the prostate is also directly influenced by the Liver organ system, and indirectly by the Spleen and Lungs.

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Herbalist Corner - Yin Yang Huo, Xu Duan & Tu Si Zi

June 4, 2023

Mark Frost, MSTCM, L.Ac.

Herbalist Corner Yin Yang Huo Xu Duan Ti Si Zi video

Mark Frost from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco highlights 3 important Yang Tonic herbs often used in formulas that benefit men's health. Yin Yang Huo, Xu Duan, and Tu Si Zi are discussed including their TCM functions and how the herbs can be used for different needs.

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Infertility - Male and Female Case Study

February 9, 2023

Susan Johnson, L.Ac.

Photo of two hands making a heart shape on a pregnant stomach

This article is an excerpt from Master Tung’s Magic Points: The Clinician’s Best Friend, soon to be published by Susan Johnson and Eric Renaud. The topic of fertility treatment is more pertinent than ever, as young adults today are finding it increasingly difficult to conceive due to the effects of long-term stress, lack of sleep, EMF exposure, environmental toxins, and so many other reasons that create hormonal disruption and imbalance. This article discusses points and formulas used for infertility and discusses a case study of a man and woman and their successful pregnancy.

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Case Study: Kidney Yang Deficiency or Liver Yang Rising?

May 28, 2022

Skye Sturgeon, DAOM, Quality Assurance Manager, Mayway

Older Stressed Man

Acupuncturist Skye Sturgeon reviews a case study of a 68-year-old male whose chief complaint was cold feet, intermittent low back pain, and chronic tinnitus. Traditional Chinese medicine treatment plan is defined along with acupuncture points.

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Du Zhong, Tian qi & Oxtail Stew

May 9, 2022

Yvonne Lau, Mayway President

photo of oxtail stew

Bone loss, according to traditional Chinese medicine, is mainly caused by insufficient Kidney Qi, with symptoms such as weak back, difficulty in standing for a long time, weakness of lower extremities, dark complexion, and dry teeth. Chinese medicine believes that bone health relies on the fullness of Kidney Qi, which nourishes the bone marrow. As such, tonifying Kidney Qi and Kidney Essence is vital to minimizing the progression of osteoporosis. This soup nourishes Yin and replenishes Yang, strengthens muscles and bones, and strengthens the waist and knees.

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