Why Acupuncture can be Used to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction has been treated by acupuncture and Chinese herbs for thousands of years in China. An article published in Transl Androl Urol. 2017, explained why acupuncture can be used to treat erectile dysfunction. One of the mechanisms is that acupuncture may increase cyclic adenosine monophosphate expression, elevate testosterone level, and reducing the oxidative stress. Acupuncture is especially effective for erectile dysfunction caused by psychological factors such as high stress and lack of confidence. Cui et al published an article named acupuncture for erectile dysfunction: a systematic review in BioMed Research International in 2016. The article cited some studies indicating that acupuncture provides 68.4% effective rate in the treatment group with erectile dysfunction, the success rate is significantly high than the placebo group. In conclusion, acupuncture can modulate the endocrine, nervous and circulatory system to improve the erectile dysfunction. Men with heart problems, anxiety, allergies and panic attack can benefit much more from acupuncture treatment for erectile dysfunction then Viagra because acupuncture can calm down their nervous system and improve their heart function.