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 treat these imbalances
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.
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.
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.
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.