Erectile Dysfunction or ED is a kind of sexual dysfunction that is characterized by a person’s inability to develop or keep his penis erect for enough time during sexual activity. This may sabotage your joy and greatly affect your marital relationship. Some of the common causes of erectile dysfunction (ED) are: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, low testosterone, neurological problems, and side the effects of drugs such as high blood pressure medications, anti-depression medication and sleeping pills.

Besides this, other causes like ageing, too much alcohol, neuropathy, kidney failure, anxiety, spinal injury and depression at times lead many people to suffer from erectile dysfunction. When you visit your acupuncturist, he/she will test your testosterone level and go through your medical history to find out what causes your erectile dysfunction. Your urologist may help you get the treatment for ED in the form of traditional or alternative medicine therapies that includes herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, counseling and talk therapy or acupuncture.

As Acupuncture is a popular alternative medicine therapy that aims to balance energy flow in the body and does not produce any side effects, many people prefer consulting an experienced acupuncturist for ED treatment. Combined with herbal or nutritional supplements, the treatment will revitalize your sexual power and let you feel energetic, bringing smiles to your face and confidence to your mind. Especially in Boston and Wellesley area, the high stress can increase your cortisol level and lower your testosterone level, leading to ED even you have no other medical problems.

If you want to get the best ED treatment, you should seek a qualified and licensed acupuncturist in your area. It is better if you first consult your doctor and find out the cause of your ED before consulting any experienced acupuncturists. Your doctor will check all the details, diagnose and assess your health condition and will let you know whether illness, medications (antidepressants, painkillers, blood pressure drugs), emotional problems like anger, anxiety or depression have caused ED.
Based on the cause and severity of the problem, your doctor will prescribe treatment and medications that would help you get relief from ED. Patients who have suffered from ED due to emotional or psychological causes such as depression, anger, stress and anxiety have gained the maximum benefits from this ancient Chinese medicine or Acupuncture treatment.

Treatment Methods for ED

Doctors usually prescribe medications or pills and suggest ED patients take them before sexual intercourse. The pills like Sildenafil (Viagra), Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn), Tadalafil (Cialis) and Avanafil (Stendra) work wonders and help people get a normal erection, but if you cannot address root causes, the medications might stop working after a short period of time. Furthermore, long term usage of those medications can cause other medical issues.
Besides pills, other treatment methods like self-injected medications, suppositories, vacuum inflation tools, testosterone replacement therapy, and penile implants surgery can be done to say goodbye to an erectile dysfunction problem.

An experienced acupuncturist would stimulate acupuncture point such as CV4, CV3 and UB32 manually by inserting fine needles from 50-60mm. Based on the cause and severity of the problem, getting sufficient acupuncture treatment from a qualified acupuncturist along with making lifestyle changes will go a long way to improve the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

Author's Bio: 

Li Zheng is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a graduate of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with 11 years of formal training, including 6 years of residency. She holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the US and is a Harvard Medical School-trained researcher and a professor at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her two practices are located in Needham, MA and Boca Raton, FL. She has 26 years of clinical experience. Here she is sharing the information about
Acupuncture Treatment for ED.