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Acupuncture for men sexual dysfunction

Updated: Wednesday, Aug 26,2009, 11:29:16 AM
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A fifteen year medical study conducted in China in the 1970s and 1980s, involving one hundred men between the ages of twenty four and fifty three who suffered from ED, found that acupuncture treatment helped sixty three of them to have normal sexual intercourse twice a week. Ten other men were able to have intercourse once a week, while there was no improvement in the remaining thirteen men who completed the study.

Long known and trusted in Chinese traditional medicine, acupuncture has only recently begun to gain acceptance in the American medical community. This method of treating disorders is based on the theory of energy paths, called meridians that connect to various parts of the body. By placing tiny needles in the right spots, the theory is that an acupuncturist can release blocked energy and restore proper function to the organ. According to people who have undergone acupuncture, there is little or no pain. In some cases, several treatments are needed before relief is obtained. Of course, acupuncture will not work for all ailments. Does it work for erection problems?

While these results sound promising, the question is, what was the cause of these men's erectile difficulties? Was it psychological or organic or both? Unfortunately, we do not have this information, so we are unable to draw any conclusions regarding acupuncture's effectiveness relating to cause. If you suffer from ED and would like to try acupuncture, be sure to consult your doctor first. And be certain to check out the training and experience of any acupuncturist you visit.


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