June Is Men's Health Awareness Month!

It comes just in time for the launch of Men's Health Acupuncture! A focused practice on our, Denise and I's, specialization in treating all the health concerns men face. Educating and treating men is what this site and we, are all about!

First, let's talk about the purpose of Men's Health Month. It is to raise awareness about the preventable health problems men and boys face, to encourage early detection and treatment of disease, and to educate everyone about the options in treatment out there for various health concerns men and boys may have.

Men's health is no longer a national concern but a global one, gaining attention in the furthest reaches of this planet! We consider this a great shift as too many men, too often ignore their health! There's a number of reasons for this from embarrassment to a lack of understanding what health issues guys do face to denial of a problem. But guys are starting to take action to become healthy and we want to facilitate that journey!

Now, let's look at some of the biggest health concerns men face:

  • Heart/Cardiovascular
  • Lung/Respiratory
  • Diabetes
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Prostate Issues - Cancer/BPH
  • Liver Disease
  • Excess Alcohol Consumption
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Depression/Suicide
  • Unintentional Accidents

Unfortunately guys, the rate that men are passing away due to the above issues is much higher than it is for women. You can search online yourselves and see the staggering numbers men are suffering these conditions and issues. You must also know that for the most part, the above among other health problems, ARE PREVENTABLE!

You may not want to hear it but changing to and maintaining a healthy lifestyle including clean eating, exercise and stress management are all proven to lower your risk and in many cases, prevent the above issues. Now, we realize that such things as ED is not a "disease" or that unintentional accidents are just that, accidents but that doesn't mean you can't take steps to prevent or minimize your risks of falling victim to them! Also, none of us can avoid aging but we can do things daily that encourage healthy aging. 

We also can't do it all on our own! That's ok! You can ask for help guys! The assistance of acupuncturists, massage therapist, personal trainers, therapists, etc. can be paramount to improving your health! We are valuable professionals who have the expertise to help get and keep you healthy and enjoy yourself along the way! As Denise and I (Lisa) are acupuncturists and Master's of Oriental medicine, we use these modalities, as well as others, to facilitate wellness and manage disease, aiming to cure and prevent illness.

The 50 Best Foods to Eat for Your Sexual Health!
1. Spinach
2. Coffee
3. Bananas
4. Tomatoes
5. Watermelon
6. Ginger
7. Pomegranate
8. Green Tea
9. Dark Chocolate
10. Hot Sauce
11. Oats
12. Pine Nuts
13. Cherries
14. Wine
15. Catuaba
16. Salmon
17. Brazil Nuts
18. Potatoes
19. Maca
20. Carrots
21. Serrano Chiles
22. Pumpkin Seeds
23. .Chicken Breast
24. Celery
25. Liver
26. Eggs
27. Honey
28. Shiitake Mushrooms
29. .Grass-Fed Beef
30. Muira Puama
31. White Fish
32. Clams
33. Turkey Breast
34. Herring
35. Blue Mussels
36. Walnuts
37. Oysters
38. Fortified Cereals
39. Damiana Leaf
40. Greek Yogurt
41. Goji Berries
42. Yohimbe Bark Extract
43. Peanuts
44. Teff
45. Garlic
46. Broccoli
47. Peanut Butter
48. Avocados
49. Strawberries
50. Chili Peppers

Now, remember guys, there is such a thing as "too much of a good thing"! Everything in moderationis Key! Too much of any of the above can cause problems too! Plus, diet and allergy restrictions always apply!

To check out the details of why these foods are good for you, visit: http://www.eatthis.com/best-foods-for-your-penis

Side note to the ladies!These foods are good for your sexual and hormone health too!

Don't forget! Sharing what you learn could help someone find the healing they need or it could even save someone's life! This goes for you too ladies! Help the men in your lives you care deeply for!

Stay tuned our blog or sign-up for our newsletter to learn more about health concerns guys face and other health related issues! 

We also love to hear back from the community! Email us at: http://menshealthacupuncture@gmail.com or leave questions and comments! 

Or go right ahead and contact us to make an appointment! We have 3 offices around the Austin area, North, Southeast and Oak Hill! Hit up the locations page!

Please everyone, share the knowledge! You never know who's life you could improve!