While men and women often suffer from the same conditions, there are some health conditions that only affect men. Treatments for many of these conditions have been a successful part of Acupuncture and Chinese and Western herbal medicine for hundreds of years. The following is a list of some of the conditions that are treated.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or Enlargement of the Prostate
Erectile Dysfunction – usually refers to the inability to obtain an adequate erection for satisfactory sexual activity (impotence). characterized by the consistent inability to develop and sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse or the inability to achieve ejaculation, or both. Impotence can vary. It can involve a total inability to achieve an erection or ejaculation, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only very brief erections. Erectile dysfunction is also called impotence.
There are specific steps that are taken place to produce and sustain an erection:
The first step is sexual arousal, which men obtain from the senses of sight, touch, hearing and smell, and from thoughts.
Nervous system response
The brain communicates the sexual excitation to the body's nervous system, which activates increased blood flow to the penis.
Blood vessel response
A relaxing action occurs in the blood vessels that supply the penis, allowing more blood to flow into the shafts that produce the erection.
If something affects any of these factors or the delicate balance among them, erectile dysfunction can result.
Nonphysical causes may account for erectile dysfunction. They may include:
The most common nonphysical causes are stress, anxiety and fatigue. Impotence is also an occasional side effect of psychological problems such as depression.
Feelings that you express toward your sexual partner — or that are expressed by your sexual partner — such as resentment, hostility or lack of interest also can be a factor in erectile dysfunction.
Because the cause of each condition can vary greatly from one man to another, it is important to have a proper diagnosis and effective individualized treatments. In my practice, I combine Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Physiological Regulating Medicine, and Functional Medicine to give each patient the most comprehensive treatment.
If you are experiencing any of the above conditions Natural medicine and acupuncture and Visceral Manipulation can help.
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