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:
- Fatigue and overwork
- Performance anxiety
- Smoking and alcohol
- Medication side-effects
- Being overweight
- 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
- Lifestyle and dietary advice