Testosterone is a very important hormone required for male development. After age 30, most men begin to experience a gradual decline in testosterone which is normal. However, a rapid decrease in testosterone, especially when younger, is an indication of an underlining health issue.
A man’s normal total testosterone range is about 12 nmol/L, below 6.9 nmol/L is diagnostic of hypogonadism, and 6.9–11.1 nmol/L is equivocal.
Low Testosterone Causes:
Injury to the testicles
Testicular cancer or treatment for testicular cancer
Chronic liver or kidney disease
Type 2 diabetes
Low Testosterone Symptoms & Signs:
Often low testosterone symptoms & signs are very subtle, but it varies from man to man. Symptoms and signs can include:
Sudden decreased sex drive (which affects the confidence level)
Hormonal and mood changes
lack of focus/concentration
Body fat increase
Low semen volume
Loss of muscle mass
Bone mass decrease
Low Testosterone Treatment with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Here at AcuNatural Health Brisbane, Jane Ma, uses acupuncture to relieve the stress, fatigue and emotional toll that comes with hormonal issues caused by low testosterone and stimulation to improve blood circulation which has an effect on sperm production and quality. Acupuncture is also used to balance the hormonal system and restore virility in men.
In conjunction with acupuncture Jane also uses Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbals. Usually low testosterone in Chinese medicine is associated with the Kidney channel system (Foot-Shao Yin) which is responsible for the circulation of Kidney qi and essence. Essence is a term that includes hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone. It promotes the reproductive function and the circulation of body fluids.
Further more, the Kidney system is in charge of the adrenals, sex hormones, vitality, bone development etc. Generally, this system can either be over stimulated (Kidney Yin deficiency) or truly weak (Kidney Yang deficiency). As far as low testosterone symptoms can be the same in both cases but in one it is from the body drawing from its resources too much and from the other it has either already tapped them or there is something more functional happening causing lack of production.
therefore, here at AcuNatural Health Brisbane our treatment focus is to restore natural functioning levels of testosterone, by fortifying the Kidney yang and nourishing all other organs that are depleted. Jane Ma achieves this by using acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments.
The following patient was treated by Jane Ma at AcuNatural Health Brisbane for low testosterone. James and his wife wanted to get pregnant for a long time, but they were unable to do so due to Jame’s testosterone issues. Below you can read Jane Ma report about James and his low testosterone treatment:
“26 years old young gentleman, is a busy health practitioner, working long hours and include every Saturday. He felt tired, his body ached everywhere, he was not sleeping well, his Tongue was very red with yellow greasy coating and his Pulse was tight. James and his wife had been trying to conceive for 12 months without any success. Both of them went to see a Dr. and Jame’s Blood test showed low Testosterone level at 10 nmol/l , morphology of sperms showed to be in the normal range. James under went pre-conceive treatment with acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment. We started acupuncture, and put him on the detox program, for six weeks, he had acupuncture every 2nd week. In the 2nd month of the treatment he started taking Chinese herbs for 4 weeks, then had another blood test, his Testosterone up to 14 nmol/l which is in the normal range. In Nov 2015, after 4 months of treatment, James’s wife fell pregnant and she is now 18 weeks along with a very health baby”
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