As we get into a discussion about testosterone deficiency and homeopathic treatment, it would help to define homeopathic medicine. According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of homeopathy is:
A system of medical practice that treats a disease especially by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in larger amounts produce in healthy persons symptoms similar to those of the disease.
That definition would make it virtually impossible to provide an exact homeopathic treatment for testosterone deficiency. The symptoms of testosterone deficiency include:
- Weight gain
- Muscle loss
- Memory decline
- Cognitive impairment
- Reduced red blood cell production
- Decreased bone density
- Joint pains
- High cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Low sex drive
- Reduced sperm count
- Erectile dysfunction
- Increased stress or anxiety
- Hair loss
Many people consider over-the-counter supplements to be the same as homeopathic treatment. Testosterone deficiency can sometimes be helped by a variety of natural herbs, vitamins, and supplements. However, for men or women with extremely low testosterone levels, bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) provides the safest, fastest results.
Many homeopathic medicines are tinctures that you administer in the form of drops under the tongue. There, they can be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. The goal of a homeopathic remedy is to go to the root of the issue to change its action. When used to treat Low T, homeopathic medications work to reverse a specific symptom rather than to increase testosterone levels.
For example, if you are dealing with erectile dysfunction, then you need a homeopathic medication that will treat that symptom. However, that does not necessarily correct the problem if you have Low T. The homeopathic treatment may not impact testosterone production. Some people spend far more on homeopathic remedies that are symptom-specific than they would on TRT. Not to mention the fact that they would get much better results with testosterone therapy.
What Types of Homeopathic Treatments Boost Testosterone Levels?
The list of testosterone homeopathic treatment options is quite extensive. Again, as you will see, each remedy focuses on specific symptoms. Not one states that its purpose is to increase testosterone production in the testes (or ovaries for women).
What does that mean if you have Low T with general symptoms?
Essentially it means to think twice before spending your paycheck on a cart-full of homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic treatment of low testosterone is a good option to try if you have only one symptom of Low T. In that case, you are targeting the treatment to the issue.
For example, if you have a low sex drive, then you would want to consider the following homeopathic remedies:
- Agnus Castus – helps reverse lack of sexual desire
- Nuphar Luteum – top option for complete lack of sex drive
- Sabal Serrulata – works for low sex drive with testicular atrophy
If erectile dysfunction is your concern, then the following homeopathic treatment options may work:
- Agnus Castus – for flaccid genitals along with low sex drive
- Caladium – treats absent or weak erections in people with a healthy sexual desire
When your concern is fatigue, and lack of energy, these types of homeopathic medicines may help:
- Avena Sativa – enhances energy in people with exhaustion
- Kali Phos – helps when extreme fatigue, depression, and decreased cognitive functions are present
Hair loss associated with Low T may benefit from the following homeopathic treatments:
- Acid Phos – treats hair loss from face and genitals
- Baryta Carb – benefits hair loss from mustache as well as erectile dysfunction
- Selenium – helps with both of the above
Other homeopathic treatment options include:
- Argentum Nitricum – inability to reach an erection, nervousness, food cravings
- Chaste Tree – flaccid or cold genitals, poor focus, forgetfulness
- Lycopodium – physical weakness, impotence, insecurity
What is the Difference between Homeopathic Treatment and Testosterone Therapy?
When looking into testosterone treatment in homeopathic medicine, remember that each remedy focuses on a specific symptom. This is the opposite of what you see with testosterone replacement therapy. The key word here is – replacement.
Hormone replacement therapy of any type does just what it says – it replaces what nature has removed. As we age, some hormone levels decline. In National HRT we provide the missing hormone in either a biologically identical (bioidentical) or synthetic manner. Synthetic hormones are not exact replicas of those produced by the body. Therefore, they must undergo some form of conversion once in the body before they can be properly utilized. Bioidentical hormones have the same chemical structure as the naturally secreted hormones. The body immediately recognizes and accepts them for use. Bioidentical hormones carry very slight risks of side effects when used under doctor supervision. Synthetic hormones have a higher risk of side effects.
When comparing TRT and homeopathic treatment, testosterone therapy directly helps all symptoms of Low T. Homeopathic remedies do not directly increase the level of testosterone in the body. However, certain supplements, herbs, and vitamins may help stimulate testosterone production.
How Do You Decide between Testosterone Therapy and Homeopathic Treatment?
The decision as to whether to use low testosterone homeopathic treatment or TRT should be made with a hormone doctor. You never want to begin any homeopathic remedy or other treatment without seeking the appropriate medical guidance.
On the whole, homeopathic remedies are generally safe to use. However, there may be underlying medical conditions that could be harmed by the use of these treatments. You may not even know there is an issue. That is why speaking first with a hormone specialist is the best option. Blood analysis can provide answers to issues you are unaware of that could be the cause of your symptoms. A physical examination will also yield a plethora of crucial information.
Your doctor may determine that you need testosterone replacement therapy if you have extremely low levels of testosterone. Homeopathic medicines will not help with increasing testosterone levels to reverse that condition.