Erectile dysfunction is an extremely common health issue among men of any age. In fact, ED affects about 52% of men at age 40, with that number only increasing as a man gets older. This is a real medical condition that can be resolved by many methods. While most men choose to go for a quick fix like taking Viagra or Cialis, others can’t take these pills due to side effects and still others want to resolve their ED permanently. This is where holistic treatments come in.
Common Causes of ED
The cause of erectile dysfunction has been overly simplified by advertisers attempting to sell drugs to men who simply want their sex life to go back to normal. However, several health concerns can cause ED. These include:
- High blood pressure
- Kidney disease
- Prostate cancer
- Liver dysfunction
- Some medications
- And more
Treating the root cause of ED is the only way to resolve this health concern for good.
The idea of holistic health is to work with the whole person. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “Holistic” means Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease. This is precisely what we do when we treat erectile dysfunction with acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques like herbalism and nutrition.
In acupuncture, we will address the root issue causing your erectile dysfunction. It may be due to a known disease or mental condition – or you may not be sure why ED is happening to you. Part of the process is working out the appropriate treatment for you and assisting you as you heal.
Another part of the holistic erectile dysfunction treatment we provide at Attunement Acupuncture is finding the proper herbal supplement to build Qi. These supplements usually include plants like reishi mushrooms, Cordyceps, and goji berries.
Utilizing nutritional supplements alongside acupuncture helps to speed your ED treatment as we get Qi in three different ways: inherited from our parents, through breathing, and absorbed from foods we eat. Acupuncture can help increase the flow of your natural Qi and nutrition can enable you to increase your levels of Qi. Both of these treatments combined assist your overall wellness journey and help your body heal.
Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction? At Attunement Acupuncture, we provide holistic remedies for ED. Make your first appointment today.