Some men might not consider acupuncture as a first resort when wanting a health reset, but acupuncture can be a great way to deal with some of the issues that come with getting older. There are certainly more than four, but here are the top four ways acupuncture can improve men’s health.
- Reducing Stress
It is well known that a variety of lifestyle factors can affect stress levels. What many may not understand is how effective acupuncture can be at helping to reduce stress and anxiety levels. Acupuncturists can stimulate specific points on the body to trigger a release of endorphins that produce a calming effect on the nervous system.
- Reducing Chronic Pain
A study published in the journal Pain Medicine showed that acupuncture was found to decrease pain intensity and frequency for people suffering from chronic low-back pain. This reduction in pain was seen after just one treatment session. Most patients experience relief with multiple sessions over several weeks, depending on the severity of the pain condition.
Studies have shown that acupuncture reduces inflammation, increases strength, improves range of motion and flexibility, and can stimulate tissue repair.
- Improving Sleep Quality
Sleep is an essential component to good health because it allows our bodies to recover and heal. Men can struggle with achieving good sleep patterns due to high testosterone levels. Regular acupuncture treatment addresses the underlying causes of poor sleep and can help men get a better night’s rest for up to six months post-treatment in some cases.
- Improving Fertility
Fertility issues in women tend to be talked about more, but they also occur in men. Research shows that as many as one in six male-female couples have trouble conceiving and up to half of infertility issues are attributed to the male partner. Acupuncture can play a major role in helping to boost sperm quality, quantity, motility, and vitality. Acupuncture can also address low testosterone levels which can help with semen production, sex drive, and erectile dysfunction.
Acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners also have an understanding of the importance of the kidneys in sexual function and fertility issues. A kidney imbalance can contribute to a variety of issues, and regular acupuncture treatments can be a great benefit to men.
These are not the only four benefits acupuncture can bring to improve men’s health, but they are the most frequent reasons men seek out acupuncture. Make sure you share any additional health concerns with your acupuncturist, as they can address a variety of issues including nutrition, allergies, blood pressure, and prostate issues, just to name a few. Make your appointment today and get a thorough health intake to address your concerns and get back on the road to health and wellness!
Disclaimer: This article contains general information about health topics and it is for educational purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. If you have any questions related to your condition, you should contact your doctor or healthcare provider. If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention.