Acupuncture And Moxibustion Increase Testosterone Levels in Men
Partial androgen deficiency of the aging male (PADAM) is characterised by a deficiency in serum androgen levels.
Both electric-acupuncture and mild moxibustion significantly increased serum TT and FT levels with moxibustion displaying superiority. P450scc, 17ß-HSD3 and SF-1 protein expression, and P450c17 and 3ß-HSD1 mRNA expression, were significantly increased and serum LH and FSH levels were significantly decreased.
Ren et al. (2016) Effects and mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion on reproductive endocrine function in male rats with partial androgen deficiency. Acupunct Med, 34:136-143 doi:10.1136/acupmed-2014-010734.