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IMPOTENCE

Description:

Impotence, erectile dysfunction, is an ongoing problem which presents as the inability to produce or sustain an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. Reduced sexual desire may also be associated with impotence.

Causes:

Male sexual arousal involves the brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. A problem with any of these systems can lead to impotence. Physical causes of impotence may include heart disease, hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, some prescription medications, tobacco, alcoholism, enlarged prostate, and surgeries that effect the spinal cord and the pelvic area. Psychological causes of erectile dysfunction may include stress, anxiety and depression.

Sometimes cased by structural blockage and other organic issues but mostly a functional disorder (and most people coming to Imagine Laserworks Treatments would fall into this category) – caused by trauma, stress, emotional and psychological problems, drugs; and, for the Chinese, very much due to excess sex and masturbation (still referred to as a disease in some recent papers).

Western medicine

The reproductive organs are innervated by sympathetic, parasympathetic and somatic nerves. An erection requires the sympathetic and parasympathetic working together (even though they have opposing functions) and dysfunction of the balance may lead to impotence.

Functional impotence usually involves a dysfunction of the hypothalamus-hypophysis-testes axis, i.e. hormonal disturbance – lower testosterone and higher oestradiol in the serum of sufferers.

TCM

The kidneys store ‘essence’ and dominate reproduction – hence weak kidneys are believed to be at the root of most diminished sexual functioning. The liver is also often implicated as it shares the same root with the kidneys. A number of other patterns may be treated but the kidneys and liver are the main focus for male urogenital disorders.

How Imagine Laserworks for Impotence – We alter levels of sex hormones via the hypothalamus-hypophysis-testes.

There is quite a lot of evidence that such hormonal systems in general can be affected by (LASER) acupuncture.

By regulating the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which may be at the base of most funtional impotence. 

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