Purpose of the Study
purpose of this study was to investigate changes in health-related
conditions among patients who received acupuncture treatment.
Specifically, this study sought to examine whether perceived quality of
life among patients with a prostate-related illness improved after
receiving acupuncture treatment.
Participants were eight male patients, ages 55 to 64. Patients have a
prostate-related illness. Participants were patients of the College of
Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
Hmmm. As I typed the word "andropause," my computer's spell-check program immediately underlined the word in red. Only in the last decade or so have health professionals given more serious attention to andropause, rather than the flip and sexist term "male menopause."
Recently I taught a unique shiatsu CEU workshop combining men's and women's health, with a Five Element close-up on menopause/andropause.
It was so balancing to highlight some of the similarities (hormonal changes, urinary problems, osteoporosis, insomnia, depression, and changes in libido.