UCLA urology program combines Eastern, Western medicine

September 7, 2006

UCLA has launched a new Integrative Urology Program, which combines Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and the latest nutritional advice.

UCLA has launched a new Integrative Urology Program, which combines Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and the latest nutritional advice. Designed for men over the age of 35 years, the program is designed to help men lower prostate cancer risk or recurrence and prevent or treat sexual dysfunction, urinary dysfunction, and low testosterone levels.

“After seeing many patients confused by the multitude of herbal and alternative therapies available for men’s health-many not proven-we decided to develop a program offering complementary therapies and solid nutritional advice that would be delivered synergistically with Western medical counseling,” said Christopher Saigal, MD, the program’s director.

Patients receive a medical examination and consultation with a urologist, a nutrition strategy with a dietician, and a consultation with a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine for acupuncture and herbal supplements.