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Andropause (Male menopause)

Not only women suffer from the aging process. Thus, the aging changes in men also contribute to the effects which are negative for a man’s body. When men get older, androgen deficiency develops. And it’s called andropause. Of course, testosterone is the most significant male hormone the levels of which, unfortunately, also drop with age. A man can lose up to 14% of his testosterone for each decade he lives, which contributes to an imbalance. As a result, men start experiencing decrease in muscle mass, poor muscle tone, depression, apathism, impairment of sexual function, and many others. No wonder that men don’t want to accept a situation and try to find the way out.

Signs and symptoms of andropause:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Anxiety, Stress, Depression
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart palpitation
  • Weight gain (especially around the waistline for men)
  • Constipation or increased bowel movements
  • More

If you suspect that you have a low testosterone level, get blood work done to determine your levels. Western doctors may recommend Androgen replacement therapy (ART). Although, treating low testosterone with hormone replacement therapy is controversial. Testosterone replacement therapy might increase the risk of prostate cancer or other health problems. Utilizing Chinese medicine and acupuncture has proven to be very effective for men going through these natural changes.

How dose acupuncture work for male menopause (andropause)?

Acupuncture treatment is very effective for male menopause. Acupuncture balances hormone, brain chemistries, Yin and Yang levels to significant alleviate or get rid of issues caused by androgens decline; increases energy; increase sex drive; improve Erectile dysfunction; improve sleep and memory; regulate heart beat and release stress and calms the mood; and help weight loss. Chinese medical practitioners can also prescribe specific herbs and supplements to help balance hormone levels and reduce symptoms. Acupuncture and herbs treatment not only work for the symptoms that menopause causes but also slows down the aging process.

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs for Andropause Benefit:

  • Hormone balance.
  • Happier moods, relaxing mind, reduce Stress, Anxiety, depression.
  • Increase sex drive
  • Increase blood circulation in the sex organs (improve Erectile dysfunction)
  • Increase Energy, improve Fatigue.
  • Regulate heart beat
  • Weight loss (reduce waistline)
  • Improve sleep and memory
  • Greater self-confidence.
  • Helps men regain that vim and vigor of their youth.

Lifestyle and diet

Keeping a clean diet is very important to improve testosterone and help regulating andropause.

  • Eliminate process food and refined sugars
  • Eliminate trans and artificial fats to incorporate healthy natural fats (for example increasing the consumption of nuts and avocado)
  • Increase red meat intake (grass fed to reduce hormone intake to minimum levels)
  • Reduce caffeine intake
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • Regular exercise

Course of treatment

There are 10-16 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.


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