We are inundated these days with commercials for prescription medicines designed to help men with erectile dysfunction. These products may be beneficial, but can have serious side effects for some. There are many natural remedies, based on traditional Chinese medicine, that can also help with the problem of erectile dysfunction.
Gingko biloba extract has been used for many centuries to treat a variety of ailments. This Chinese herbal medicine has been popular in the United States for a couple of decades. Its main action is to increase blood circulation which helps improve concentration, focus, and memory. According to the Mayo Clinic, this can be very beneficial to men who are impotent because it also helps relax blood vessels while improving circulation to the sexual organs. This is a common supplement that can be found at most drug stores, supermarkets, and health food stores.
Reflexology is a more indirect way of helping men overcome impotence. It uses the principle of applying pressure to targeted reflex points around the feet and ankles. These points correspond to reproductive areas, stimulating blood circulation, and increasing the likelihood of an erection. It also stimulates nerve pathways to the brain which helps to decrease the breathing rate and lower stress. Stress can be a contributing factor in decreased blood supply to the penis, resulting in erectile dysfunction issues. Once circulation is amplified, there is an increased possibility of an erection.
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that operates under the theory of opening energy pathways in the body. Extremely thin needles are placed on the acupuncture points of the body, which are believed to correspond to various organs. It is very important that you find a trained acupuncturist to perform this method of treatment. Most often, multiple sessions are required to see full results.
Chinese remedies are a popular form of treatment for impotence used all over the world. Consult your doctor before beginning an herbal treatment regimen as some may have adverse reactions. Also, depending on the severity of the impotence, more stringent medical intervention may be necessary.