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.