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Impotence and Chinese Medicine

The process of sexual arousal is such a complex and delicate operation in men, and so fundamental to their self-image, that it is not surprising so many things can go wrong.

An erection results when blood pumps into the spongy tissues of the penis, causing them to swell and stiffen. Hormonal activity, a response in the central nervous system, the emotions and the thought processes are all involved. With so many physical, psychological, neurological and chemical factors triggering a response, problems can easily arise. Often it is a temporary phase, following illness, stress or overwork, but many other subtle psychological factors may be involved. Occasionally, too. impotence can be a side-effect of drug therapy.

Chinese Medicine has several preparations which can treat the problem. In young people, it is considered to be a weakness of the kidneys and the liver. Too much anxiety and stress can bring about liver Qi stagnation, which weakens the kidneys and can occasionally cause impotence. No single treatment will help all cases, since the causes vary considerably, but in general a prescription call Sextone, and also cibot root, wild yam and Chinese ginseng, can help.

Most people today know smoking and eating fatty foods lead to the production of plaques that clog arteries and block the flow of blood to the heart. These plaques also can block the arteries leading to the genitals, interfering with the ablity to attain all erection. I have always recommended£şEat a healthy, well-balanced diet; take Vitamin E, and Zinc; Avoid consume animal fats, alcohol, smoke, and stress. If you suspect impotence may be related to a drug you are raking, discuss this with your physician. There may be satisfactory alternatives that will not cause this problem.

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