Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, refers to the inability to achieve erection or to maintain it during sexual activity. Although most men, at any age, are occasionally affected, erectile dysfunction can in some cases become a chronic problem.

Signs & Symptoms

The main symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Trouble getting an erection
  • Difficulty maintaining an erection during sexual activity
  • Persistent symptoms that happen often, for several months or more


Some of our patients also report back pain, reduced sexual desire and premature or delayed ejaculation in combination with the previous symptoms.


In our experience, the causes of erectile dysfunction may include:

  • Stress
  • Fatigue and overwork
  • Performance anxiety
  • Smoking and alcohol
  • Medication side-effects
  • Being overweight
  • Injuries
  • Relationship issues


In some cases, sexual dysfunction can be a sign of other underlying conditions such as diabetes, heart conditions or hormone imbalances.

How We Treat It

In our experience, Traditional Chinese medicine offers a very safe, effective alternative to modern pharmaceutical drugs that may not always be effective, or bring with them a number of unwanted side-effects. At the Nei Jing center of Chinese medicine in Jerusalem, after assessing the exact causes of your symptoms, we will build an individualized treatment plan that may combine:

  • Acupuncture and laser acupuncture
  • Chinese herbs
  • Tuina massage and cupping
  • Reflexology
  • Lifestyle and dietary advice

For a consultation meeting please call


Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

I went to Nei Jing two months ago, with a diagnosed hormonal imbalance and no concrete proposed solution to my problem. It was just difficult to get an erection at all, and even when I did I could only maintain it for a minute or so. It was very frustrating, and I stopped trying to have sex altogether. Two months later now, it’s a lot easier - I even did the same tests again, and they showed that my imbalance was very much reduced.
Uri N.

People Say

Having an erection problem was extremely humiliating for me, and even though my wife was patient and never once blamed me, it was difficult to convince her beyond doubt that it was not her fault. What happened I think was that I had an increased workload at my job, made up for it by doing longer hours and bringing work home, and experienced a lot of stress as a result. After three months of treatment, I could really feel my energy coming back, and I can now keep an erection for much longer as well.
Avi C.