While Father’s Day makes us think about how much we love the men in
our lives, recent studies show that men’s health has been steadily
declining. Acupuncture, however, may help many of the common ailments
that men face.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 190,000 more men are diagnosed
with a cancer than women each year, and the National Center for
Health Statistics estimates that 29,000 more men died of cancer in
1992 than women.
Furthermore, according to the American Heart Association, 6 percent
of Americans who experience heart attacks are men, with men between
the ages 29-44 having a 41 times higher chance of having a heart
attack than women. Other ailments that are common to men include high
blood pressure, prostate disorders, diabetes, smoking, and obesity.
Acupuncture has been cited by the World Health Organization to treat
over 43 conditions, including those previously mentioned. Using
acupuncture to treat health problems of concern to men has been
growing in popularity; a Kaiser study conducted in 1996 found that
57.2 percent of primary care physicians in Northern California used
or recommended acupuncture in the previous year. And according to the
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental
Medicine, nearly one out of every 10 adults in the United States has
For more information on the benefits of acupuncture in men’s health
care, please call (800) 729-0941. http://www.PacificCollege.edu