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Can acupuncture help if you have erectile dysfunction (ED)?

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Acupuncture may help some men with ED, but most studies aren't certain about how effective it is. But acupuncture is safe, and if you want to give it a try, you should.

SOURCES:

National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Mayo Clinic: “Herbal supplements: What to know before you buy.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Acupuncture for ED?”

University of Michigan Health System: “DHEA.”

Journal of Sexual Medicine: “Vitamin D and Erectile Dysfunction.”

Nutrition: “Zinc status and serum testosterone levels of healthy adults.”

Cassidy, Aedín, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2008.

Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy: “Treatment of erectile dysfunction with pycnogenol and L-arginine.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 5, 2018

SOURCES:

National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Mayo Clinic: “Herbal supplements: What to know before you buy.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Acupuncture for ED?”

University of Michigan Health System: “DHEA.”

Journal of Sexual Medicine: “Vitamin D and Erectile Dysfunction.”

Nutrition: “Zinc status and serum testosterone levels of healthy adults.”

Cassidy, Aedín, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2008.

Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy: “Treatment of erectile dysfunction with pycnogenol and L-arginine.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 5, 2018

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