Erectile Dysfunction

Acupuncture is a natural alternative to treating erectile dysfunction in men of any age or medical condition.

Often other health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease, anxiety, or depression can contribute to erectile dysfunction. Many of these conditions can make it dangerous for men to take ED drugs. Additionally, erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra or Cialis are not effective for everyone, even if the person using them has no other health problems.

To understand why a natural approach to resolving erectile dysfunction may be the right solution for you, it’s important to comprehend how the Western approach to this condition works.

You may have heart or other health problems that prohibit adequate blood flow to your genitals. In traditional Chinese medicine, we look at the body holistically, unblocking stagnant Qi, no matter where it is in the body.  In other words, stagnant Qi in your liver can block the flow of blood to your penis. When treating erectile dysfunction, we often address the liver as this channel wraps around the genitals.  Additionally, when coupled with dietary changes and herbal remedies, you can solve many health complaints with acupuncture that were not being treated effectively with medication – including erectile dysfunction!

ED drugs like Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra are all PDE-5 inhibitors. They block the enzyme that breaks down the chemical in your body which causes erections and produces more of the chemical that makes the penis relax. A relaxed penis should allow blood to flow freely, causing an erection. That, while also inhibiting the enzyme PDE-5, generally makes these drugs effective in treating ED.

You can expect to see a change in your erections after 3 to 4 treatments, with long-term improvement occurring at the 6 to 8 treatment mark. However, treatments must be undergone on schedule, as acupuncture works best when building off the last treatment. Waiting too long between sessions can mean that we have to begin treatment from scratch.

Additionally, taking other medications can mean that you will require more sessions of acupuncture before you see improvement. This is because medication often masks the root problem that we are treating holistically with Traditional Chinese Medicine. However, even if you are on medication, we can work with you to treat your ED – as well as improve your overall health.

Acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments can help resolve erectile dysfunction. 

If you are considering taking the natural or holistic route in your treatment, schedule an appointment with Danielle today. Or call for a free 20 min consult 503-206-0300.

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