Natural Treatments for Impotence (ED)
Herbal Aphrodisiacs A-K
For millennia now, folks around the globe have been knowledgeable about herbs, plants, roots, remedies and treatments, for the purpose of enhancing sexual gratification. These natural aphrodisiacs relax the smaller blood vessels of the penis, thereby allowing the penis to have greater blood flow. This results in better sexual functioning.
Not only do these aids help with impotence, they also greatly increase libido and semen production. They increase sexual energy and stamina, vitality and virility.
Note; there are three main biochemicals that already exist in the body acting as testosterone precursors; acetylcholine, dopamine and nitric oxide. All of which can be enhanced by natural remedies or diet and particularly exercise. A point I will exercise further.
A-Z contemporary list of natural remedies that are known to enhance sexual functioning;
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Acupuncture is all about balancing the body’s subtle energy systems; getting your Chi or energy in harmony. Their original idea is balance the whole so the part comes on board naturally. One study in electro acupuncture showed a thirty percept rise in sexual interest and a fifteen percent rise in erection quality. While another study showed a fifty percent increase across the board. Much better than the statistics for psychotherapy I might add. My experience of Acupuncture is that you should be prepared to take a course of ten sessions before you begin. Acupuncture does not work overnight.
B3 VITAMIN (niacin)
Niacin has always been known as a great blood thinner. Any improvement in arterial or blood flow, automatically translates to a healthier libido and sexual functioning. Vitamin B3 also is valuable for how it breaks down carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
Be aware of the red flush Niacin creates about 10-20 minutes after intake, this is simply the niacin opening the blood capillaries. It feels hot and prickly but it’s not a bad thing. The niacin flush will only last about 20 minutes. Start with 25-50 mgs at first and work up to 100 mgs.
B6 VITAMIN (pyridoxine)
B6 is responsible for jump starting the erection process. One of the ways that it does this is by enhancing levels of testosterone in the body. It is also know for processing the amino acids which create some hormones and neurotransmitters that help with mood and enrich sexual stimulation.
CARDIO (vascular exercise)
If you don’t know about exercise for strength and stamina by now, you should. Exercise that gets your heart pumping for 15 to 20 minutes 4 or 5 times a week is mandatory for good physical health. Raising all the right chemicals into balance for a great sex life. Exercise is the quickest treatment going because it gets your CIRCULATION. A note that I hope you will take humor fully throughout this article. Circulation is everything when it comes to impotence.
CINNAMON CLOVES AND GINGER
All these spices literally heat the body up, naturally improving your circulation. At this point it should be clear that’s a good thing. Improved circulation means better health. This ancient remedy should include a gram of each, three times a day.
CNIDIUM MONNIERI (She Chuang Zi)
Once again this herb is known to relax the muscles in the penis area resulting in the penis’s ability to take in more blood for a healthier sustainable erection. There are also the usual testimonials that it will also make you stronger, more fertile, increases hormone levels, improves impotence, disinfects, and even helps women with yeast infections.
This immune booster of a vitamin is found naturally in small amounts in the body, but decreases with age. A well being amplifier that in turn increase a feeling of health and a stronger libido. Co-Q10′s strength is really in its ability to balance blood sugar levels in diabetics, prevents heart disease and is a powerful antioxidant.
The American Natives have used Elk Horn and Deer Velvet for thousands of years. Used to strengthen male virility, increase reproductive function and overcome impotence.
You can understand if I just use DHEA for short. This is an over the counter supplement that enhances or improves hormone levels. It is also found in a number of herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction
I could write a whole article just on diet and Power Foods alone. However, to keep it short, start making these suggestions important to you. We need foods that are high in calcium, magnesium and potassium. They are fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Again you want to avoid sugars, dairy products and refined foods of any kind.
Start learning about what fats are good for you and which one’s aren’t. Best just to stick with extra virgin olive oil or flax seed oil. Then you know you’re OK. Forget the fried foods as well. Stay away from trans fats and saturated fats. These are normally man made of animal products. Try nuts, flax or sunflower seeds, soya beans and cold water fish or lamb instead.
DAMIANA (Turnera diffusa).
Another traditional remedy that has been around for a long time and still has no clinical trials to back it up. I wouldn’t be put off by the lack of scientific investigation pertaining to any herb. The drug companies are doing the testing, and they don’t make money validating a time honored herb. Try it and see.
EURYCOMA LONGIFOLIA (Tongkat Ali)
This long standing herb has been touted to be the most potent aphrodisiac since the beginning of time. Producing high arousal sexually, while expanding motivation and frequency of intercourse by elevating testosterone levels. By reducing stress and anxiety, thereby improving circulation, it beefs up energy and greatly improves bodily stamina and strength. Some men find value in this herbs ability to advance growth in the seminal and prostate vesicles.
Flaxseeds have recently made their way into the lexicon of healing herbs for men. Particularly prostate cancer. Aside from the seed containing alpha-linolenic acid which makes up a group of omega three fatty acids, that are really important to maintaining a health body. Flaxseeds also contain lignans that have a huge antioxidant value that is established to help prevent cancer, not just prostate cancer.
Anything to do with lowering your blood pressure is a good thing for many reasons. Go to your health food store and get some good quality garlic and start including this in your daily diet regimen. Even better, eat it at every chance that you can. There are actually garlic’s out there that have been developed that don’t smell. This is one of the more popular herbs around.
From the leaves of one of the oldest trees in the world comes Gingko Biloba. Well known for its ability to supply oxygen to the brain. Gingko Biloba is known for counteracting the aging process, increasing metabolism efficiency, sexual organs, treats lungs, asthma and respiratory illnesses, lifts depression, helps ears and eyes function better, relieves tension and is used to control allergic inflammation. Increases in mental clarity, especially in the aging population are still being talked about. A lot of folks swear that alertness and memory retention through the expanded flow of blood to the brain continue to serve them well.
Gingko Biloba is more widely known to enhance blood circulation to the penis, and has a beneficial effect on the central nervous system. As a result, increased flow makes the body able to dilate the blood vessels in the penis and produce an erection. Try 240 mg a day of this herbal extract for good results.
Ginseng is one of the Chinese Herbal Remedy standards for centuries now. Known for it’s phytochemicals which lessen fatigue and increase stamina and overall well being is an understatement. Try having one of those little vials of ginseng with you the next time you’re putting in a 12 hour day, and see if you can’t easily flog that tired old horse for another few hours. The ginsenocides have been documented by the British Pharmacology Journal as a known booster of nitric oxcide that increases blood flow which helps with your erection. Ginseng is widely known as The King of Testosterone Precursors.
ASIAN GINSENG (Panax Ginseng)
Asian ginseng has stood the test of a couple of trials that attest to increasing male potency and improved libido if you take 1,800 mg. of Asian Ginseng three times a day that your erection should return within three months. Another said that you could use 900 mg. three times a day and have your results in 8 weeks.
TIBETAN WILD GINSENG
Backed up also by western medical science, Tibetan Wild Ginseng is noted for its immediately powerful effect and uptake into the body. Instantly countering difficulties assailing the immune system. It also reduces fever, strengthens muscles, and jump starts the central nervous system to the degree that mental clarity is fostered. What is unique about Tibetan Ginseng is that one of its chemicals, Saponin is known to enhance the secretion of a sexual hormone.
Hellerwork is an 11 session physical and psychological treatment process, which goes throughout your body that releases and realigns it structurally. Hellerwork is also known as Rolfing the Second Generation, or The Art of Being. Combining both the physical and psychological balances of the body to transform the whole. In the process, your ability to breathe more fully is exampled in the very first session called inspiration. Inspirate is the Christian term for spirit. More oxygen circulating in the body immediately equals greater strength and stamina and a great kick start for the healing process. (Not that circulation word AGAIN!) I personally recommend this one highly.
Another of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) many herbs is Horny Goat Weed. Fun name.
You don’t want to grow this Horny Goat Weedb though, it has the nastiest pokey seed pods ever!
It’s also called Herba Epimedii or Epimedium Sagittatum. One of the primary ingredients in Horny Goat Weed extract however is Bulgarian, tribulus terrestris. This is well documented to increase the levels of testosterone and thyroid hormones to their appropriate balances, and has strong vasodilatory agents. Again, increased circulation counts. There are also claims that is is well used for decreasing toxicity in the liver and kidneys, and beneficially used as an anti-stress and anti-fatiguing remedy.
-Stephanie Waymen (Rolfe) CNC