ACUPUNCTURE FOR MEN’S HEALTH
Acupuncture and herbs can be beneficial for supporting all of the unique challenges and changes that occur in men’s health. From supporting fertility, virility and sperm quality to addressing prostate inflammation and hormone balance: Chinese herbs and acupuncture are a great addition to any man’s health routine.
It is estimated that 31% of men report issues with libido. Anxiety, stress, hormonal imbalances and anatomical problems can all contribute and most are treatable with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. You can also find more information of reviving libido here.
Chinese herbs and acupuncture can help correct some types of sexual dysfunction including low desire, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and delayed orgasm.
MALE FACTOR INFERTILITY
Male factor infertility accounts for 40% of couples struggling to conceive. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been shown in recent studies to help improve sperm count, motility, and morphology, as well as correcting some immune factors such as anti-sperm antibodies that can interfere with conception.
Inflammation of the prostate gland in men (called prostatitis) 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. It can also help manage and reduce symptoms of an inflamed prostate that is only under observation by your doctor and not in need of medical intervention.
BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY
As men age, the prostate gland can swell and cause discomfort and urinary symptoms. Most cases do not require medical intervention, but can still cause symptoms. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can be used as a way to manage symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy and slow the progression over time.
Quick healing time is crucial for an athlete with an injury. Adding acupuncture to your healing plan can increase recovery time, getting these patient back in the game faster. Acupuncture can also be used to strengthen and prevent repeat injuries when patients are asymptomatic. Many professional sports teams keep an acupuncturist on staff, but our team at the YinOva Center has experience treating injuries from a variety of different athletes from professional football, basketball, and baseball players to Broadway performers and ballet dancers.
Some men experience hormonal fluctuations with age as levels of testosterone decrease including hot flashes, abnormal sweating, fatigue, anxiety, decreased libido and depression. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help manage these symptoms and regulate the hormones through this transition.