At The American Center for Biological Medicine, we are wearing blue to celebrate Men’s Health Month! This month we want to dig a little deeper into naturopathic medicine and how it can benefit men’s health.
We consulted again with our go-to expert in men’s health–resident Naturopathic Doctor Michael Major about what sets naturopathic medicine apart and how naturopathic treatment options can better serve and benefit men’s health.
How do naturopathic physicians treat the whole body?
Dr. Major says that it is important to keep in mind that the term “naturopath” is a subjective description added to the doctor qualification. He continues saying that all medical schools provide similar curriculum for the first two years of school. The first year involves learning anatomy and physiology and the second year involves general medical pathologies. So first-year students learn how the body works and second-year students learn everything that can go wrong.
Allopathic physicians are geared heavily toward emergency protocols that involve pharmaceutical interventions and surgeries. Naturopathic physicians are encouraged to recall how the body works whenever working with a patient. By taking this approach, a physician will be less likely to focus solely on stopping signs or symptoms of the body’s dysfunction and more likely to predominantly address the causes of dysfunction.
Dr. Major says, “The human body has developed natural physiological laws that allow for it to thrive. By embracing those natural laws, the body can take care of itself better than any modern medical intervention.”
What are some recommended treatments specifically geared toward men that are beneficial to men’s health?
Dr. Major says that physically active men that have aging-related concerns such as decreased energy, declining libido, disrupted sleep, and non-resolving aches and pains can benefit from the following therapies offered at The American Center for Biological Medicine:
Hormone optimization with bioidentical hormones
- Dextrose prolotherapy
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) regenerative injection
- Stem cell injection
- HVLA – chiropractic manual adjustment
Let us be part of your life-changing experience!
About Dr. Michael Major, NMD
Dr. Michael Major is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD). Following a decade-long career as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Major was diagnosed with epilepsy by neurologists at the renowned Johns Hopkins Medical Hospital. His diagnosis came after having seizure number two of what would end up being more than twenty seizures over the next nine months. After Dr. Major became unsatisfied with pharmaceutical intervention that turned his brain off, he researched and found a physiological cause of seizures, applied what he learned, and stopped his seizures from happening overnight. His personal experience drove him to naturopathic medical school and into a profession he was always meant to be a part of. As a NMD, Dr. Major has empathetically chosen to gear his practice toward health optimization through regenerative medicine while focusing on endocrine protocols and regenerative injection therapies. His primary areas of focus include: hormone and endocrine health, regenerative injection therapy, sports medicine and orthopedics, and therapeutic drainage. Dr. Major has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics from Baker University Kansas, a Master of Science (MS) degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology Ohio, and graduated as a NMD from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Arizona.