Testosterone isn’t just for men. Women need certain amounts of testosterone, which is generally known as a "male" hormone, for good health. Testosterone is responsible for the development of male sexual characteristics in men; in women, it is associated with regulation of muscle mass, fat dissemination and sex drive.
Highs and lows in libido can coincide with the beginning or ending of a relationship, and with major life changes such as pregnancy, menopause or illness and can greatly affect the quality of life.
creating a rollercoaster of emotions for the women who suffer from them, if you are one of these people, there are some simple changes that you can make to ease the emotional teeter-totter caused by fluctuating hormones.
Great news! Acupuncture can help you ease into the menopause and reduce many of the uncomfortable symptoms woman often experience around the ages of 45-55. If you would like to avoid hormone replacement therapy or if you are already on hormone replacement therapy but still experiencing symptoms, the gentle 5,000-year-old techniques of Acupuncture can really help.
Men are not immune to midlife changes. They too experience the so-called change of life as a result of declining hormones, specifically low testosterone, which is commonly seen beginning in the fourth decade of life. This is often associated with symptoms of aging in males referred to as "Andropause", named after the androgens, the medical name for male hormones. This is the counterpart to menopause in women when ovarian production of estrogens and progesterone begin to decline. But for men, it is a more gradual process than the rollercoaster many women experience during menopause.