Acupuncture and herbs can be beneficial for supporting all of the unique and challenging changes that occur as men age.  From supporting

cardiovascular health, addressing   prostate inflammation, treating hormone imbalances, to supporting fertility, virility and sperm quality:

Chinese herbs and acupuncture are a great addition to any man’s health routine.


Primary health issues that affect men include:

Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading men’s health threat, with heart disease and stroke topping the list as the first and second leading causes

of death worldwide. Acupuncture   has been found to be particularly beneficial in lowering blood pressure, which also helps prevent

cardiovascular disease. Acupuncture stimulates the release of natural opioids in the body, which then decreases the heart’s activity and lowers

the need for excess oxygen. All of this lowers blood pressure and stress.

Prostate Health

The prostate is prone to enlargement and inflammation as men age, called prostatitis, affects about half of men in  their sixties and up to 90 percent

of men in their seventies and eighties. If  left untreated, benign prostate gland enlargement, which can cause urinary dysfunction, sexual dysfunction

and pain. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can be used to treat prostate problems to relieve the urinary symptoms and prevent more serious conditions

from occurring.


Reproductive Health

Infertility due to a male factor  accounts for 40% of couples trying to conceive. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been shown in many 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.  You can find more information o

n Acupuncture for Male Fertility here.


Low libido

It is estimated that 31% of men report issues with libido.  Anxiety, stress, hormone imbalances and anatomical problems that affect libido are all

treatable with Acupuncture and Chinese herbs. 


Aging and Andropause

Though often referred to as “male menopause”, andropause is more than the male equivalent of menopause, as it presents its own unique set of

symptoms, causes and patterns  of onset. Just as women experience hormone imbalances with age, so do men. As men age, they experience

decreasing levels of testosterone that can throws everything off.  Read more about Andropause symptoms and treatments here.


Depression and Mental Health

Men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women, reports the Men’s Health Network, which attributes part of the problem to

underdiagnosed depression in men. It is now believed that the male tendency to hide feelings of depression and to not seek professional help

has skewed previously reported numbers. Depression in men does not present solely as extreme sadness. Depression in men may present as

anger, aggression, burnout, risk-taking behavior, mid-life crisis or alcohol and substance abuse.


When people are suffering from depression, brain chemicals and stress hormones are out of balance. Sleep, appetite and energy levels are all

disturbed. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can alleviate symptoms associated with depression and mental health issues by helping to re-

balance the body’s internal systems. The growing body of research supporting the positive effects of acupuncture on depression, anxiety and

insomnia is so strong that the military now uses acupuncture to treat troops with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and combat stress syndrome.


These are just a few of the issues acupuncture can help with when it comes to men’s health. 

Call  (904) 404-1059 now to see how Acupuncture and  Oriental medicine can improve your health and well-being!