Low Testosterone

How to Naturally Increase Testosterone

We focus on how to boost testosterone and rebalance your entire system naturally.

A Natural Boost

Testosterone is an important hormone responsible not only for the production of sperm, but also for muscle building, bone mass, and helping the body develop during puberty. Although testosterone levels naturally begin to decrease after age thirty, there are a number of other factors that can contribute to low levels of this important hormone. This issue can become especially troublesome if you are trying to conceive. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that helps address low testosterone levels naturally.

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Our Holistic Treatments for Low Testosterone

Low testosterone levels can lead to a decreased sex drive, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, and depression—all of which can directly or indirectly affect fertility. This condition is important to treat holistically because of the many contributing factors and the wide effects low testosterone levels can have on an individual, both physical and mental. We are here to help put you at ease while addressing any and all of your concerns while we work toward achieving your goals.

How to Increase Testosterone Naturally

There are a number of ways to increase testosterone levels, including testosterone replacement therapy and lifestyle changes. Because replacement therapy causes the body to stop producing its own testosterone, which hurts fertility, we focus on how to boost testosterone naturally. Both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine work to rebalance your entire system and address the root causes of low testosterone levels.

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Acupuncture

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Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture for Low Testosterone in Men

Our bodies are happy and function normally when our energy is flowing freely and is in balance. In Chinese medicine, an imbalance in the Kidneys is seen as the cause of fertility and genital related issues, including low testosterone levels. Acupuncture treatments improve testosterone production by balancing hormones and increasing blood flow to the groin and testes. The benefits of righting this imbalance have a multitude of positive effects on fertility, including help with semen production, sex drive, erectile dysfunction, increased libido, quality and quantity of sperm. Other benefits include improved energy levels, better sleep, and lower levels of anxiety.

During treatment, patients can expect to have acupuncture needles placed on the lower abdomen above the pubic symphysis/genitals, legs, ankles, feet, wrists, and sometimes elsewhere, such as the head. Results can vary based on a number of factors, however, most patients may begin to experience results after 3-6 months of weekly treatments.

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Low Testosterone

Chinese herbs and herbal formulas are a completely customized medicine that is developed for each individual patient. Chinese herbs address the imbalance of energy rooted in the Kidneys and can improve testosterone levels. Herbs work to improve blood flow, blood production, and restore energetic harmony to the Kidneys. Our patients also report having an improved sex drive, better erections, improved energy levels, better sleep, and lower levels of anxiety.

Results can vary based on a number of factors, however, most patients may begin to experience results after 6 months of weekly treatments. A minimum of 12 months is recommended if seeking improvement of seminal fluid analysis conducted to determine fertility. After discussing your health history, we may recommend combining this therapy with acupuncture. We see better outcomes with improved results when these treatments are paired together for fertility treatments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Testosterone?

Testosterone is a male sex hormone made in the testes. This hormone fosters the production of red blood cells, boosts mood, keeps bones strong, and aids thinking ability. During puberty, it also helps in the development of body and facial hair, deepens the voice, and aids muscle development. Testosterone is also naturally present in women, produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands.

What Does Testosterone Do?

In males, testosterone is a sex hormone that helps in the development of the penis and testes, deepens voice during puberty, produces sperm, contributes to sex drive, helps define muscles, and contributes to bone growth and strength.

Do Women Have Testosterone?

Yes, women naturally produce testosterone in their ovaries and adrenal glands. It affects ovary function and bone strength.

What Causes Low Testosterone?

Low testosterone levels can be caused by genetic conditions, cancer treatments, trauma to or loss of testes, aging, and a number of lifestyle factors. Excessive exercise, high alcohol consumption, high stress levels, smoking, obesity, and exposure of testes to high temperatures are all possible lifestyle factors of low testosterone.

What Is Considered Low Testosterone?

Men are considered to have low testosterone if testing shows less than 300 nanograms per deciliter of blood. A doctor may have to perform several blood tests to diagnose low testosterone as levels naturally fluctuate throughout the day.

How Do I Know If I Have Low Testosterone?

Your doctor will have to perform a blood test for a formal diagnosis, but some symptoms of low testosterone can include low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, depression, and reduced lean muscle mass.

What Are the Symptoms of Low Testosterone?

Symptoms of low testosterone can include low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, depression, and reduced lean muscle mass. It is also possible to have low testosterone and not show symptoms.

Is Testosterone a Steroid?

No, testosterone is not a steroid. Anabolic steroids are taken to increase the production of testosterone to increase muscle mass and strength.

Does Testosterone Make You Taller?

Testosterone production during puberty does play a role in bone growth and development, however, growth stops once puberty is over.

Does Masturbating Reduce Testosterone?

No, masturbating is not shown to decrease testosterone levels.

Does Masturbation Increase Testosterone?

No, masturbation is not shown to have much of an effect on testosterone levels.

Can Low Testosterone Cause ED?

Low testosterone may cause erectile dysfunction. Low testosterone levels can also impact other aspects of sex life, such as decreased sex drive, fatigue, depression, and loss of lean muscle mass, leading to a negative self-image.

Can Too Much Testosterone Cause ED?

High testosterone levels have been linked to erectile dysfunction, however, having high testosterone levels is an uncommon condition.

Can Low Testosterone Cause Depression?

Yes, low testosterone levels have been linked to depression.

Does Soy Lower Testosterone?

There is not currently a scientific link between soy consumption and testosterone levels.

Does Weed Lower Testosterone?

The effects of cannabis, cannabinoid oil, and THC on testosterone levels are inconclusive at this time.

Should I Take Testosterone?

Increasing testosterone levels through testosterone replacement therapy is an option, however, this therapy can have negative effects on fertility. Replacement therapy hinders the body’s ability to naturally produce testosterone, therefore making conception more difficult.

Does Low Testosterone Affect Fertility?

Low testosterone can have a negative effect on fertility. Low testosterone levels can contribute to low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and depression, all of which can have an impact on sexual relations and the ability to conceive.

Can I Get Pregnant If My Husband Has Low Testosterone?

Yes, you can still get pregnant if your husband has low testosterone. If he is experiencing one or more symptoms of low testosterone (low sex drive, fatigue, or erectile dysfunction) there might be less desire or opportunity to conceive.

How to Get Pregnant with High Testosterone Levels

High testosterone levels are not as common as low testosterone levels, so it is important to get one or more blood tests to confirm this diagnosis. If you have high testosterone levels, we can work with you to help bring balance to your hormones through acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbal formulas.

Can Acupuncture Help Raise Testosterone Levels?

Acupuncture is an effective way to balance hormone levels throughout the body. Treatments also address factors that may be contributing to low testosterone levels such as stress or high heat.

Are There Any Herbal Remedies for Low Testosterone?

Chinese herbal formulas are tailored to the individual. After we take a medical history and discuss your lifestyle and goals, we’ll design a treatment plan to address your condition.

How to Raise Testosterone Naturally with Herbs

Chinese herbs and formulas are a completely customized medicine that is developed for each individual patient. The formulas are most typically used to promote the movement of qi and blood and balance the yin and yang, providing the body with necessary nutrients and rebalancing hormonal levels. We may recommend herbs after your intake during your first visit with us.

What To Expect

You can expect to find a partner in your health journey.

At Transformational Acupuncture, we strive to provide a welcoming environment to each and every patient. We understand traditional healthcare can make some wary of seeking help, even if it’s for the betterment of their health. That’s why we take a holistic approach when treating each person. You will be listened to, treated with respect, and be seen as a true partner in your own health journey.

At the beginning of your treatment you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we’ll discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we’ll create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve.

Your Patient Journey

At the beginning of your treatment, you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we will discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we will create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve. 

Learn more about your complete patient journey.

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