Men’s Health

Conditions & Treatments

Men's Health

Chinese society has historically been dominated by men throughout the ages. As a consequence of this, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has placed a large emphasis on the treatment of male conditions and has lead to a focus of medical knowledge on treating men’s health and longevity. Many classical texts were devoted to increasing male vigour as well as maintaining male health in general.

As male life expectancy has increased, more and more men are battling with various male disorders, such as conditions affecting urination, the prostate, the testicles as well as male sexual health in general.

Chinese Medicine is successful in treating a variety of male disorders. At the core of the treatment of many male disorders is the strengthening of Kidney function. Although other organ systems may also be involved, the Kidneys, which in Chinese Medicine are also energetically associated with the testicles, are usually at the core. One of the major functions of the Kidneys according to Chinese Medicine is storing of the vital substance Jing. Jing or as it’s sometimes translated “Kidney Essence” is understood to be the “sap of life”, the irreducible essence that contains all the critical ingredients needed to make new life that shares characteristics with its source. This concept of Jing, though thousands of years old, bears some theoretical resemblance to what modern medicine calls DNA. As Jing has a direct connection with sperm in men, you can begin to see why premature ejaculation and other sexual disorders are considered vitally important to treat in Chinese Medicine.

Jing is seen as a finite constitutional energy which naturally depletes as men grow older. Men experience their own kind of menopause as they age and although this is very different to that experienced by women, this is still a time that brings many imbalances, as oestrogen becomes a more dominant hormone in the male body.

Here in brief is a list of some Male Health issues that Acupuncture and TCM has a long established tradition of treating:

  • Premature Ejaculation, Impotence, Low Sperm Count, Diminished Sperm Mobility
  • Testicular Pain, Prostatitis, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • Male Climacteric (Male menopause)

Dr. Jennifer Gao, a CTCMA registrant since 2005, brings to the profession more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice in both China and Canada. She comes from a long line of TCM doctors and, inheriting that passion, has been a TCM educator for 13 of those years, teaching at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Tzu Chi International College of TCM in Vancouver.

Dr. Jacqueline Chan

Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Jacqueline is currently a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a TCM instructor at the PCU College of Holistic Medicine.  She is confident, compassionate, and diligent. Clients seek her help with a variety of conditions especially regarding pain management of the hips / knees / lower back, emotion & sleep disorders, skin conditions, fertility / gynecological disorders, and digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome

Colleen Boddez (RMT)

Registered Massage Therapist

Colleen is passionate about massage therapy, studying the brain, cooking and eating healthy organic food, exercising and going for walks in nature. Colleen tailors her treatment to each individual. This is done by tuning into the client’s body rhythm and asking his or her body which therapy that Colleen offers is best for the individual at that time. Colleen’s intuitive and palpation skills are highly developed. She is able to feel the movement of fluid, bones, and organs, as well as muscle tension and restrictions in the connective tissue(fascia).