Jun 16

At our downtown Edmonton clinic, we specialize in reproductive health and acupuncture for fertility, so while we do often talk about women’s health here on the blog, that doesn’t mean that we don’t believe there are so many benefits for men too. While most people associate acupuncture with general well-being, the truth is that there are many SPECIFIC benefits to acupuncture too. In honor of Men’s Health Month, we are going to highlight four of them today. Let’s dive in!

1. Improved Semen Motility

One of the most exciting benefits of acupuncture for men is its positive impact on semen motility (we may be biased as an acupuncture clinic that specializes in fertility). But the truth is, there have been many studies that have shown that acupuncture can enhance sperm quality, making it an effective treatment for male infertility. By regulating hormone secretion, reducing inflammation, and improving semen parameters, acupuncture offers a natural alternative for those looking to boost their reproductive health.

Here’s another example (for those of you who like to do your research). A recent study conducted by Turkish researchers showed that acupuncture can help improve sperm parameters in infertile men with varicocele. In this study, they compare results to varicocelectomy (a common surgical treatment). The study involved 30 men with primary infertility and varicocele, divided into two groups. One undergoing varicocelectomy, and the other receiving acupuncture twice a week for two months. Six months post-treatment, both groups exhibited significant improvements in sperm concentration and motility. Even more impressive, the increase in sperm concentration was higher in the acupuncture group. Even more impressive, both groups reported a 33% pregnancy rate after an average follow-up of 42 months.

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2. Reduced Stress

If fertility isn’t on your mind, stress is another common issue that affects millions of men worldwide. By targeting specific points, acupuncture helps to regulate the nervous system, reduce cortisol levels, and enhance the body’s ability to manage stress. This ancient practice not only alleviates immediate symptoms of stress, such as tension and anxiety, but also supports long-term emotional well-being. At our clinic, we try our best to make sure that each treatment is tailored to address individual concerns. But we do this while still keeping your holistic health top-of-mind. You can book your free consultation here if you want to hear more about how we work!

3. Improved Pelvic Floor Health

Next, acupuncture is great for improving pelvic floor health for men. In simple terms, this means we can address a range of issues from chronic pelvic pain to urinary incontinence. By stimulating specific points in the body, we can enhance circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote muscle relaxation around the pelvic region. By targeting these areas, acupuncture helps to alleviate tension and improve the overall function of the pelvic floor muscles.

Speaking of pelvic floor health, one of the most important ways men can benefit from regular acupuncture is through its ability to manage chronic pelvic pain, a condition often characterized by persistent discomfort in the lower abdomen and pelvis. Research has shown that acupuncture can effectively reduce pain levels and improve quality of life for men suffering from this condition. 

Moreover, acupuncture has been found to be beneficial for men experiencing urinary incontinence, particularly those with overactive bladder or post-prostatectomy incontinence. By increasing neural control and optimizing the function of the bladder and urethra, acupuncture aids in restoring normal urinary function. Studies indicate that regular acupuncture sessions can lead to significant improvements in symptoms, offering a non-invasive alternative to traditional treatments.

4. Pain Relief

Last but not least, let’s talk about pain relief. Acupuncture offers a natural solution for pain management. By targeting specific points on the body, acupuncture can relieve pain from conditions such as back pain, arthritis, and migraines. This holistic approach not only alleviates symptoms (which is what Western medicine usually focuses on) but also addresses underlying issues, promoting long-term health and well-being. If you’re interested in how men can benefit from acupuncture regarding pain relief, head here.

men can benefit from acupuncture for pain relief

There are so many ways men can benefit from acupuncture

At the end of the day, there are so many ways that men can benefit from acupuncture. These 4? They are just the tip of the iceberg. Regular acupuncture offers a range of benefits for men. If you’re interested in learning more and exploring how acupuncture can enhance your overall well-being, or for addressing specific concerns, we would love to chat with you. Book an initial consultation with our downtown Edmonton acupuncture clinic here. We can’t wait to support you!