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Prostate Disorders

Why You Want to Treat Prostate Disorders with Noninvasive Acupuncture and East-West Medicine

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common prostate disorder affecting up to 50% of all men over the age of 25. It can lead to painful orgasms, erectile dysfunction, impotence, urinary incontinence, and painful, difficult urination that can deteriorate your quality of life. The most common causes of BPH are hormonal imbalances, poor circulation, and poor lymphatic drainage.

As we age and deal with the stresses of modern living, our central nervous system becomes overburdened and fails to effectively balance hormones, maintain circulation, and drain toxic cellular waste from the reproductive region. This results in uncontrolled tissue growth of the prostate gland, inflammation, bacterial growth and associated problems that can interfere with a normal lifestyle.

The most common treatments are pharmaceuticals and surgery which can lead to further complications leaving many men frustrated and hopeless.  However, it does not have to be that way. Recent clinical studies have proven that Acupuncture and East-West Medicine with Traditional Chinese Herbal Formulas can be much more effective in treating BPH and related symptoms.

Acupuncture and East-West Medicine has been proven to be a most superior method of naturally balancing hormones that can lead to hyperplasia of the prostate and increase circulation and lymphatic drainage of the pelvic region.  Additionally traditional Chinese herbs have proven to naturally resolve abnormal tissue growth in the urinary bladder and reproductive area.

Treating Benign Prostate Hyperplasia and related Prostate Disorders with East-West Functional Medicine means state of the art treatments that take advantage of both Western Scientific Advances and the Safe, Effective, Natural, and Self-Sustaining, Functional Approach of Eastern Medicine.  Eastern Functional Medicine includes Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and is the only medicine in the world backed by 2,000 years of Written, Empirical Clinical Evidence on the subject.  Recent clinical trials demonstrate East-West Medicine to be to 96.9%% effective in treating symptoms of BPH.

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Clinical Trials

Acupuncture 94.9% effective in Restoring Urine Flow with Enlarged Prostate
In patients diagnosed with Urinary Retention Due to Prostatic Hyperplasia Acupuncture alone was 94.9% effective in restoring urine flow and Acupuncture plus herbs were 96.9% effective.  References: Liu YL, et al.  Therapeutic Effect of Electroacupuncture on Urinary Retention Due to Prostatic Hyperplasia. Shanghai Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 2017(11):1318-1320.

Acupuncture 87.5% effective (40% More Effective than Drugs) For Chronic Prostatitis Pain Relief
Acupuncture proved 87.5% effective while drugs were only 62.5% effective in relieving chronic perineal and lumbosacral pain and abnormal urination with enlarged prostate glands. References: 1. Zhang J, et al. Clinical Effect of Electroacupuncture on Chronic Prostatitis and Detection of Urethral Sphincter EMG. Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion, 2010,30(1):13-17. 2. Qu CY, et al. Anal Sphincter Electromyogram for Dysfunction of Lower Urinary Tract and Pelvic Floor. 2017. 3. Chang, Shyang, et al. “Studies of detrusor-sphincter synergia and dyssynergia during micturition in rats via fractional Brownian motion.” IEEE transactions on biomedical engineering 47, no. 8 (2000): 1066-1073.

Acupuncture Relaxes Overactive Bladder After Prostate Surgery
Reference: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012 May;32(5):404-8. Overactive bladder after transurethral resection of prostate treated with electroacupuncture therapy and medication. Shen YZ, Lin X, Lin Q.

Acupuncture Relieves Hot Flashes in Prostate Cancer Patients
Acupuncture increases central β-endorphins to stabilize thermoregulation via cortical pathways in the hypothalamus. References: 1. Frisk, Jessica W., et al. “How long do the effects of acupuncture on hot flashes persist in cancer patients?.” Supportive Care in Cancer (2014): 1-7. 13.  2. Frisk J,  et al . Two modes of acupuncture as a treatment for hot flashes in men with prostate cancer-A prospective multicenter study with long-term follow-up. Eur Urol (2009) 55:156–163.

Acupuncture 89.4% Effective Relieving chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) from Prostatitis.
Pain types included pain of the pelvis, perineum, post-ejaculatory pain, painful urination, back pain, abdominal pain, muscle aches, rectal pain and pain in the penis. The study noted acupuncture produced a direct decrease of Cytokine levels such as Interleukin-8 (IL-8), Interleukin-10 (IL-10) and Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in prostate fluid with decreases of pain. References: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2011 Jan;31(1):11-4. Acupuncture for chronic pelvic pain syndromes (CPPS) and its effect on cytokines in prostatic fluid. Yuan SY, et al. Male Department of Zhuhai Branch of Guangdong Provincial TCM Hospital, Zhuhai, China.

New Scientifically Proven Acupuncture Treatment Protocols Defined
Researchers publish clinical strategies for acupuncture to effectively treat nonbacterial prostatitis. Reference: 1. Meng YB, Wu XF. Clinical and experimental research advance in acupuncture treatment of chronic prostatitis[J]. Zhongguo Zhong Yi Ji Chu Yi Xue Za Zhi, 2009, 15(3) : 240-241.  2. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2012 Mar;10(3):293-7. Study strategies for acupuncture treatment of chronic nonbacterial prostatitis. Yang ZX, Chen PD, Yu HB, Pi M, Luo WS, Zhuo YY.

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Dr. Barrett's Comprehensive Functional Approach

Being a Primary Care Physician with over 20 years clinical experience, having trained in China and the U.S., and over 15 years on staff at Cedars Sinai, Dr. Barrett specializes in complex medical conditions.  With his Comprehensive Functional Approach to East-West Medicine that is supported by over 2,000 years of empirical, clinical evidence in writing and the advantages of modern scientific research, he is prepared to provide you with state-of-the-art treatments that are safe, natural, and self-sustaining.  Dr. Barrett will dedicate as much time as necessary to review with you, face to face, your complete medical history, all current medical concerns, a comprehensive treatment plan in terms of both Eastern and Western Medicine, and a self-sustainable Wellness Track™.

Dr Barrett’s Comprehensive Functional Approach to East-West Medicine treats your condition and the factors that caused your condition.  One advantage to Dr. Barrett’s approach is his skill developed in Traditional Diagnostic Methods based on Observation, Inquiry, and Palpation that many times can provide more clinical data than weeks of lab testing.  This allows same day diagnosis and treatments that can at times provide cures before lab data can be obtained.  Dr. Barrett offers comprehensive Acupuncture treatments with a functional medical approach for increased effectiveness. Dr. Barrett may offer you a custom herbal formula based on the wisdom and 2,000 years of written clinical evidence of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Dr. Barrett will discuss Diet & Nutrition and how to use food as medicine.  Based on his recently published book, Caveman Bodies in a Corporate Jungle, he will mentor you on managing the demands of your career, family life, lifestyle, workstyle, and how to maintain a positive attitude.  If necessary, he will discuss the benefits of genome medicine and Western forms of functional medicine.

Dr. Barrett performs annual physicals, orders blood tests, lab tests, DNA profiles, ultrasounds, x-rays, and MRIs.  With his office in the Century City Medical Plaza and being on staff at Cedars Sinai, his referral network includes some of the best physicians in Los Angeles.  Dr. Barrett understands western pharmaceuticals and their compatibility with herbal medicines. He can explain the nature of your disease through the eyes of both Western Medicine and Eastern Medicine. Whether you suffer from a serious disease, pain, or are simply trying to become pregnant, he can help. Seeing Dr. John Barrett means state of the art treatments and a most comprehensive functional approach to East-West Medicine.

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Your Sustainable Wellness Track™

Even the best and the brightest can use guidance in achieving and maintaining new levels of wellness.  After treating your high priority health issues, Dr. Barrett recommends staying well with a personalized Wellness Track™ to address other health conditions.  This could mean improving digestion, sleep, relaxation, skin, vision, weight-loss, etc.

A Wellness Track™ carves out time for self-nourishment and time management to address your health and wellness.  A Wellness Track™ with Dr. Barrett will tap into the wisdom of his 35 years of global corporate and medical experience for mentoring. coaching, and motivating for lifestyle and work-style improvements.  Given Dr. Barrett’s unique background, you can be sure his words of advice are from real life experiences and not a training manual or theoretical concepts.

A Wellness Track™ means a better quality life with longevity.  A Wellness Track can be as simple as one office visit a month for a health check, wellness goal setting, bench marking achievements, self-care instructions to achieve goals, and an optional wellness treatment or wellness herb formula.  A Wellness Track™ means staying on top of your game and achieving the most in life.

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Have a Specific Question About Your Prostate Disorder?

Dr. Barrett specializes in difficult cases.  If you have any questions regarding your specific condition, use the links below to take advantage of Dr. Barrett’s FREE telephone consultaion.  He will be happy to answer any questions and help guide you to the best care possible.

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