Acupuncture and herbs can be beneficial for supporting all of the unique challenges and changes that occur as men age. From improving fertility, virility and sperm quality to reducing prostate inflammation and balancing hormone productions, Chinese herbs and acupuncture are a great addition to any man’s health routine.
It is estimated that 31% of men report low libidos. Anxiety, stress, hormonal imbalances and anatomical issues are all treatable with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
Acupuncture can help to correct some types of sexual dysfunction including low desire, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and delayed orgasm by balancing hormone productions.
MALE FACTOR INFERTILITY
Male factor infertility accounts for 40% of couples struggling to conceive. Many research studies have shown that acupuncture can help to improve sperm count, motility and morphology of the sperms, as well as correct some immunologic factors, such as anti-sperm antibodies, that can interfere with conception. Treatments that affect sperm quality in both Chinese medicine and acupuncture can take a minimum of three months, so it is best to start treatment as soon as possible.
Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate gland that can cause urinary dysfunction, sexual dysfunction and pain. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be used as an adjunct treatment for acute bacterial prostatitis as well as some chronic types of prostatitis. It can also help manage and reduce symptoms of an inflamed prostate that is under observation by your doctor.
BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY
The prostrate gland can go through abnormal changes as men age, which may cause discomfort and urinary complications. Most cases do not require medical intervention, but symptoms may decrease the quality of life. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be used as a way to manage benign prostatic hypertrophy and slow the progression over time.
Acupuncture is very effective for treating sprains and strains of the joints and any other kinds of soft-tissue injuries; also, acupuncture can be used to speed up bone fracture healing. Rapid healing is crucial for an athlete with an injury. Adding acupuncture to your treatment plan can decrease recovery time, getting you back in the game faster. Acupuncture can also be used to strengthen and prevent repeat injuries when patients are asymptomatic. Many professional sports teams and performing artists keep an acupuncturist on staff to treat injuries linked to a variety of different activities, such as football, basketball, baseball and even ballet.
Some men experience hormonal fluctuations with age as their levels of testosterone decrease. These can include hot flashes, abnormal sweating, fatigue, anxiety, decreased libido and depression. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help manage these symptoms through the regulation of the body’s hormones.