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 is a passionate, influential doctor and educator of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She comes from a long line of TCM doctors in her family, having practiced in China and Canada. She graduated in Guangzhou TCM University, got Bachelor’s Medicine in China, she has a stellar reputation amongst students and patients.

Ghada Khodr (R. Ac; BA, Bsc.)

Registered Acupuncturist

Ghada has been a health practitioner since she graduated from the Health Sciences department of the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She then worked for the Red Cross Blood Transfusion Center for nine years. Living in eight different countries afterwards, she was presented the opportunity to study and become licensed in many different fields such as aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, EFT (emotional freedom technique), Shiatsu and other holistic approaches to health.

Daniel Wu R.TCM.P B.Sc.

Registered TCM Practitioner

Daniel Wu Jun is currently a Registered TCM pracitioner with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia. He graduated from the ICTCMV in Vancouver. After finishing his Doctor of TCM Program, Daniel did his TCM internship in Chengdu, China. At the Provincial TCM Hospital of Chengdu University of TCM, he completed the advanced training program on common diseases treated by TCM, including acupuncture-moxibostion and Tuina (massage) therapies. Daniel has a passion for wellness and health. He feels extremely rewarded seeing patients suffer less after his treatments. Being very active in sports, he has a particular interest in musculoskeletal disorders and pain management.

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

Collen Bodez (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).