Men’s Reproductive Health
Approximately 40% of infertility is due to male fertility problems. At Elements of Health Centre, we have experience and expertise in treating men’s health concerns. We take a comprehensive approach and work to improve your overall health as well as to address any fertility issues.
Sperm production and maturation takes approximately three months, during which time the sperm are susceptible to many factors that can alter their shape and structure. These alterations may affect how well the sperm swim and their ability to penetrate the outer lining of the egg.
In addition to the physical attributes of the sperm, the DNA within the sperm is also vulnerable to damage. Every time a cell divides the DNA is copied so that each cell replicated is identical to that “parent cell”. The more times a cell divides and replicates, the greater the chances are for an error to occur (mutation).
As men age, the number of mutations that affect fertility and pregnancy and can potentially impact the health of offspring increases dramatically. These mutations can affect the sperm’s ability to fertilize the egg, as well as the development of the embryo. This can result in an increased risk of complications during pregnancy, such as miscarriage, smaller birth weight, and cleft palate. In addition, changes may manifest later in life in conditions such as mental health disorders, academic and learning difficulties, or fertility challenges for the offspring.
The good news is that these negative changes can be reduced and prevented. Your individual pre-conception treatment program may positively influence epigenetic changes within the sperm to improve the chances of conception as well as the viability of a pregnancy and the health of your child.
Your treatment may include:
- Herbal medicine
- Dietary and lifestyle suggestions
- Vitamin supplements
- Mindfulness technique
- Physical exercise recommendations
Treatment outcomes may include:
- Improved sperm motility and morphology
- Increased level of intimacy
- Better ability to respond to and recover from stress
- More consistent energy levels
- Reduced lower back pain
- Consistent quality of erections
- Ejaculation control
*results and treatment may vary with each case
(Most extended medical plans offer coverage for our services. Please check with your insurer.)
Getting and maintaining an erection, as well as the ability to ejaculate, are complex physiological reactions that involve the precise coordination of muscles, nerves, vessels, hormones and body fluids. Usually sexual dysfunction involves both emotional and physical symptoms.
At EOHC we create an individual treatment plan that includes stress management, lifestyle changes, supplements, acupuncture, and herbal treatment.
Acupuncture has been shown to effectively treat sexual dysfunction by addressing both the physical and emotional conditions that are underlying the condition.
- Increase blood flow by dilating the blood vessels within and leading to the penis
- Relaxing surrounding muscles that may be constricting blood flow into the penis
- Reducing the effects of stress by regulating autonomic response and providing overall relaxation
Chinese herbal medicine and dietary suggestions are often combined with acupuncture treatments to further promote blood flow, improve hormone communication, generate body fluids, and address other physical, emotional or mental health issues that may be affecting sexual function.
***Clinical results may vary; each individual case is unique in its treatment and outcome.