Acupuncture for Erectile Dysfunction, Houston,TX

More than 10% of men worldwide suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), which is defined as the inability to maintain or achieve an erection during sexual performance. ED is the most common form of sexual dysfunction in men and primarily affects men older than 50. Younger men may also experience ED if they have diabetes, anxiety, a history of sexual trauma, or other psychological disorders.

Contact Us Now About Acupuncture for Erectile-DysfunctionED can lead to trouble for men in long-term relationships. They may reject their partner’s sexual advances, which could lead to decreased communication. ED treatment is important to maintain both the physical and emotional health of a sexually active man and his partner.

ED is not only caused by the natural aging process. Conditions that may cause or exacerbate ED include:

  • Age
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological disorders
  • Vascular disease
  • Cancer
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Other prescription drugs
  • Tobacco, alcohol, and drug use

In addition, ED is linked to:

  • Traumatic injury

Depression, which may cause ED, may be treated with antidepressants, but may lower libido and decrease sexual function. Treatments for the underlying disorders listed above vary widely and carry a multitude of potential dangers and side effects. Cancer treatments, for example, may involve chemotherapy that could further damage nerves and increase the likelihood of impotence.

The most well-known, independent drug for ED is Viagra. This medication, which was initially developed as a heart medication, carries the risk for serious complications. Men who have existing heart conditions can develop potentially fatal illnesses from Viagra.

Implant surgery is generally recommended for those who have experienced severe trauma, or who do not respond to other interventions. Acupuncture, however, may provide a solution for those who cannot be helped by these traditional methods.

Studies suggest that acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for men who can’t be helped by Western practices. Two-thirds of men treated with acupuncture in a recent Austrian study experienced stronger, longer-lasting erections. Acupuncture has been shown to change the production of important hormones in the brain, including serotonin and a compound known as naloxone, which increases sexual desire. Acupuncturists are also trained to address many of the causes such as depression and diabetes that may contribute to erectile dysfunction. Best of all, acupuncture can treat both psychological and physiological causes of ED without side effects.

If you’d like more information on how Acupuncture can help with Erectile Dysfunction, or to set up an appointment please contact us below. We are here to help!