The Raleigh Acupuncture erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment is safe and effective. Unfortunately, ED is more common than you may realize. It affects men in their 40s, 50s, and 60s quite frequently, as well as men in their 70s and 80s.
We do not need to use acupoints near the genitals. The most effective points for treating erectile dysfunction are on the feet, ankles, and lower legs. Our treatments safely restore your body’s natural balance, with no adverse side effects.
Raleigh Acupuncture Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
This video explains how acupuncture treats ED.
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction is when men have difficulty getting or maintaining an erection. It is a common condition that occurs from age 40 and older. Western medicines help men with ED, but these only treat the symptoms, and you must keep using the medication each time. However, acupuncture treatment for erectile dysfunction treats the condition’s root cause and helps restore your body to its original state.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, as many as 52 percent of men experience erectile dysfunction, affecting 40 percent of men age 40 and 70 percent of men age 70. In addition, men with heart disease or diabetes taking certain medications have higher risks of experiencing erectile dysfunction.
Ancient Treatment, Modern Benefits
In Chinese medicine, sexual function issues involve the Kidneys. This assessment does not mean that having erectile dysfunction reflects kidney disease. When we talk about organ function in Chinese medicine, there is often no correlation between the Chinese medicine pattern diagnosis and the anatomical organ with the same name.
That’s because Chinese medicine developed thousands of years ago before we had modern knowledge about organ function. Ancient practitioners associated health conditions with organs based on a combination of observation and intuition – sexual function with the kidneys, anxiety with the heart, irritability with the liver, etc.
So, while erectile dysfunction indicates Kidney deficiency in Chinese medicine terms, most likely, there is nothing wrong with your actual kidneys. Yet, while there is nothing wrong with your anatomical kidneys, ED does reflect deficiency with your “Chinese medicine” kidneys. And that is what acupuncture will correct when you come in for treatment.
Why Some Men Have Kidney Weakness
Kidney function declines naturally with age. So if you have had normal sexual function your whole life, and in your late seventies you start having erectile dysfunction, that’s most likely a result of the aging process.
However, if you are in your forties or fifties and start having erectile dysfunction, this decline in Kidney function is not typical, and intervention is appropriate. There are three primary reasons why this happens.
Stress Causes ED
The first reason is stress. A traumatic event or ongoing emotional pressure can damage your Kidney function. In this situation, acupuncture reduces the tension in your body while nourishing the kidneys.
When we treat stress, our focus is to alter how your body responds to the stressor. Unfortunately, we have no control over the source of stress – it comes from the people and circumstances around you. However, we can address how your body responds to stress, enabling you to handle stress without taking a toll on your body. At the same time, we need to strengthen your kidneys to reverse any damage caused by the stress. The result is improvement in erectile dysfunction.
Constitution and Erectile Dysfunction
The second cause of erectile dysfunction has to do with our constitution. If we inherit insufficient kidney function from our parents, we may have weaker kidneys ourselves. Inherited organ function in Chinese medicine is similar to inherited DNA in Western medical terms.
In this case, acupuncture for erectile dysfunction focuses on boosting your Kidney function – we call it “nourishing” the kidneys. While we cannot change DNA, we can influence the Kidney function that sustains us on a day-to-day basis. A combination of our constitution (DNA) and daily lifestyle determines our health. A proper diet, regular exercise, healthy lifestyle choices, and acupuncture can all help to maximize kidney function and improve ED.
Drugs and Alcohol Tax the Kidneys
The third common reason for erectile dysfunction is if the patient used excessive drugs or alcohol in their twenties and thirties. The heavy partying life rapidly depletes kidney essence, the part of kidney function inherited from our parents. This situation is more challenging to treat than the first two, as the damage done to the kidneys is deeper. However, there are cases where acupuncture can restore some sexual function despite the previous injury.
A man in his fifties came to our clinic complaining of ED and described that getting sober after thirty years had saved his life, but he could not restore normal sexual function. A course of twelve acupuncture treatments improved his condition by thirty percent, something he was grateful for, even though we could not help him restore full function.
Acupuncture Improves Erectile Dysfunction
All needles are sterile, single-use, and hair-thin. The treatments themselves are relaxing – many patients fall asleep during their sessions. Afterward, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
Results are long-lasting. That’s because we treat at the root level, making substantial changes to the body and how it functions.
If you have started to develop symptoms of ED, or if you have had it for years, you owe it to yourself to come in for the Raleigh Acupuncture erectile dysfunction treatment. It can help you regain your sexual function. There are no drugs involved and no invasive procedures. Acupuncture is gentle and has no adverse side effects.
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What our Clients are Saying
I’m 56 years old, a recent new dad. So I was surprised when I started having trouble with ED. When I mentioned it to my acupuncturist he said it could be treated with acupuncture. I let him go at it. He asked if I was getting less sleep with the new baby. I said, like hardly no sleep for the past 12 months. He asked if my hair was getting grayer recently. I said, just look and see for yourself. He said my sudden ED was from the stress on my body from lack of sleep and still having to work my full time job, and all the other things associated with having a new baby. My 56 year old body was not cut out to take this on without giving me a little trouble!
So he treated me to make my kidneys stronger, and it really worked. My ED slowly improved over the next three months. I felt stronger too. I’m very grateful to Raleigh Acupuncture for helping me. I’m too young to deal with this.
I had just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. When I got home I was not able to get an erection. I’m in my mid-thirties, happily married. This had never happened to me before. However, my last tour was hell, and I had been having nightmares. My wife suggested I try acupuncture. The doctor at Raleigh Acupuncture said my ED was caused by the stress of my last tour. He gave me three treatments and I was good as new. What a relief! And the nightmares stopped as well. I had no idea stress could have that effect on my body. Thank you for your professionalism and good work.