Dr. Mindy Boxer – Acupuncture for a Healthy Prostate

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Prostate health might not be at the top of every guy’s health checklist but it’s important for men to get checked and get checked early if they have a family history of issues or cancer. And while it isn’t talked about very much, there is some promising research showing acupuncture is an effective treatment option for prostate health issues. 

What the Research Says

2018 review of three published studies found that Acupuncture has the potential to reduce Prostatitis symptoms without the side effects associated with pharmaceutical drugs. Prostatitis might not sound familiar but it is actually a common Inflammatory condition. According to Harvard Health, “more than 90% of the time, prostatitis symptoms (which can include painful urination and ejaculation, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction) have no obvious cause.” Treatment options vary and most doctors start with antibiotics or anti-inflammatory painkillers.

A clinical trial published in August of 2021 in the Annals of Internal Medicine actually shows Acupuncture was successful at reducing symptoms and the results were long-lasting. The study assigned 440 men with Prostatitis to receive 20 sessions across eight weeks of either real acupuncture or a control sham procedure. Results showed that by week eight, approximately 60% of men in the acupuncture group were reporting significant symptom improvements compared to 37% of the sham control group. And perhaps most encouraging, by week 32 these differences were little changed, suggesting the benefits of the acupuncture treatments were holding steady months later.

Another common prostate issue for men is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. Men can begin to show signs of this in their 40’s and it is estimated that by the age of 80, as many as 80% of men report some type of issue related to their prostate.

2017 study involving 661 men with BPH compared Acupuncture with a sham-acupuncture treatment and found that in the short term (4-6 weeks), Acupuncture significantly improved symptoms, concluding “Statistically significant changes were observed in favor of Acupuncture in moderate to severe BPH with respect to short-term follow-up endpoints.”

Acupuncture is known to treat and improve prostate function as well as energy flow throughout the body. As men age, Kidney function can decrease which can then lead to other issues including diminishing Prostate health. Acupuncture focuses on the Kidney meridian to help improve the body’s circulation.

If you or someone you love is having Prostate issues, don’t just write it off as a sign of getting older. Make sure you get yourself checked so an issue doesn’t lead to something more serious like prostate cancer. I  will take a detailed health history and answer any questions you might have about how Acupuncture can work to improve your Prostate health, as well as your overall health and wellness. The body is connected and if one area isn’t functioning optimally, it will begin to impact other areas as well.

Don’t wait, call and make an appointment today if you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above.  310. 450. 9711.   info@drmindyboxer.com


Call me to schedule Acupuncture ~ to keep you physically healthy, emotionally balanced, and mentally strong!

info@drmindyboxer.com

310. 450. 9711

Dr. Mindy Boxer is a holistic practitioner who has grown into her specialties in an organic way. Understanding a range of disciplines allows her to integrate the wisdom of Ancient healing in combination with the most recent innovations in Scientific research. This dynamic blend has enabled Dr. Boxer to help patients in the prevention and treatment of disease for over 25 years.
At age 15, Dr. Boxer began her lifelong practice of Yoga & Meditation, read many Nutrition books, began Juicing her Vegetables, and explored and all Raw Diet.  Recognizing the importance of Nutrition in overall health, she earned her Ph.D. in 1986 in Nutrition and Human Behavior, providing her with a solid foundation to counsel and educate patients on how to attain health and vitality.
Her informative Lectures and appetizing Cooking Classes were the perfect forum to educate the community about the effects of food on Mood and Behavior, as well as in innovative ways to balance Body Chemistry in order to achieve overall well being.
Sensing a need to expand her training and understanding of the human body as a whole system, Dr. Boxer continued her studies in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine,  and in 1993 earned a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the Medical Board of the State of California in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is also licensed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.
These diverse disciplines give Dr. Boxer a unique view of the human body and how to keep it functioning in an optimal manner. Her practice of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Functional Nutrition have a profound effect on Hormonal balance, Rejuvenation, and Immune system enhancement.

Dr. Boxer has a particularly keen understanding of Women’s Health issues including Gynecological irregularity, PMS, Fertility, IUI & UVF support, Healthy Pregnancy & Delivery, and Menopausal issues. Her interest in the human body as a dynamic system has given her the understanding to deal with such problems as improper Digestion and elimination, Cancer Support, Allergies, back pain, tight neck and shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome, respiratory distress, chronic fatigue, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
She has also studied the art and science of Homeopathy, earning her Diplomate in Homeopathy from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in 1995. This allows her to treat the whole person — physically, mentally, emotionally.

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