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Homeopathy and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

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Nikunj Trivedi
Written by Nikunj Trivedi

A brief discussion of homeopathy in Erectile Dysfunction.

erectile-dysfunctionErectile Dysfunction is most commonly a psycho-somatic (Psoric in Origin) problem with males, where the person is unable to get or maintain an erection sufficient for  satisfactory Intercourse. Erectile dysfunction refers to the inability to achieve orgasm with adequate stimulation resulting in either delayed ejaculation or no ejaculation. ED is however different from impotence.

Impotence:

The Latin term “impotentiacoeundi” describes the inability to insert the penis into the vagina. Mostly, such conditions are due to psychological causes. It is a sexual dysfunction in males that involves an inability to achieve or maintain an erection, sufficient to perform sexual intercourse. The cause may be physiological or psychological. Among the most common causes are anxiety, stress and emotional conflicts.

 

Causes of erectile dysfunction:

 

Physical:

  • Neurogenic: Neuropathy due to Diabetes
  • Spinal cord Injury
  • Pelvic Injury or Trauma
  • Surgery or Radiation: Prostate or Bladder surgery or Radiation for Cancer treatment
  • Caveronosal Cause-i.e. Pyronie Disease.
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Circulation or Arterial Disorders-Peripheral vascular disease.
  • Cardio Vascular Causes: Hypertension

 

Psychological Causes:

  • Psychological conditions like nervousness and panic disorders
  • Apprehension and Anticipation etc.
  • Anxiety Neurosis

 

Iatrogenic

  • Anti-Hypertensive Treatment
  • SSRI (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
  • Post Surgical or Reconstructive Surgery
  • Age  It usually takes place with advancing age
  • Use of recreational drugs, tobacco, smoking etc. causing arterial narrowing and vaso-spasm

 

All these factors are predisposing causes in both sexes; hence it leads to sexual dysfunction. (PSORA)

 

Classification of dysfunction: (Root cause is Psora)

  1. Lifelong: The dysfunction has always been present.
  2. Acquired: At some point the person is able to function without dysfunction.
    1. Situational or Conditional: The dysfunction occurs only in some situations and not in others.
    2. Generalized: The dysfunction occurs regardless of the situation.

After understanding the above stated causes, we apply the knowledge of Homeopathy to the disease condition of the patient.

 

Role of Homeopathy in Erectile Dysfunction

Based on the law of similar, Homeopathy is entirely different in approach from most medical systems. In every case the Homeopath looks at everything that is going on in the patient’s life and prescribes based upon a “totality of symptoms”.

I often begin with administering Nux vomica, to patients who need to overcome the bad-effects of coffee, tobacco, alcoholic stimulants, highly spiced or seasoned food, over-eating, long continued mental over exertion, stress and sedentary life style, loss of sleep etc.

M.M. of Nux According to Boericke:  Mild: Very Irritable, Sensitive to all impression, ugly malicious, cannot bare or tolerate noises, odors, light etc.

According to Nash:

Very particular, careful, zealous persons, inclined to get excited and angry or of a spiteful, malicious disposition.

 

For conditions like Azospermia and Oligospermia the following medicines must be thought of :

Remedies useful for sperm-related conditions:

AgnusCastus: By relieving mental depression, it corrects the desire and improves the functional impotence

AnacardiumOrientalis: Dual personality, Lack of self-confidence with severe depression associated with impaired memory

Argentum Nitricum: Very Apprehensive from the first night of marriage, fearful and nervous, leading to premature ejaculations.”Erection fails when coition attempted”.

CaladiumExcellent for smokers & tobacco chewers. Increases the sperm count rapidly in smokers and tobacco chewers.

Conium MacTesticular injury Hydrocele, Varicocele, orchitis effects of suppressed sexual appetite.

Dioscoria: Suited very well to tea drinkers.

Phosphoric AcidGives excellent results in Oligo-asthenospermia.

 

It increases the motility of sperm.

Titanium: Too early ejaculation

TribulusTerrestris: A very good medicine for patients in their mid- 40’s having partial impotence caused by overindulgence or advancing age.

LycopodiumIt has proved its great value in sexual dysfunction. (acquired and situational).Very effective in premature ejaculation!

TinosporaCardifolia(2X): This medicine proves its great value in anti-sperm antibody positive cases.

Orchitinum: Azoospermia

Mangifera: Varicocele

PotasXanthae: Impotence

 

It should be appreciated that well selected constitutional remedies are an answer to infertility only, and not other male sexual disorders.

Factors affecting Fertility:

 

MATERIALSPRODUCTSEFFECTS ON SPERMCLINICAL RESULT
Lead Pipes, lead paint Decrease countinfertility
Alcohol Liquor, beer, winesIncrease abnormal shapesImpotence
Cadmium CigarettesDecrease countInfertility 
ChloropreneIndustry,chemicalsNo dataImpotence,decreased libido 
DBCP  PesticideDecrease countInfertility
MercuryThermometers,bad seafoodDecrease countLibido affected  
Tobacco smokeTobaccoDecrease count, increase abnormal shapes Infertility
Vinyl chloridePlastics, vinylSerious derangement in Sperm Morphology.Miscarriage,decreased libido 
CocaineDrugsDecrease count,Decrease motility,Increase abnormal shapes Infertility
MarijuanaDrugsDecrease count,Increase abnormal shapes Infertility
ChromiumWeldingDecrease countInfertility,TesticularAtrophy 
EthylenedibromideFumigantDecrease count, motility & viability Infertility
Ethylene glycol ethersPaints, thinners,inks Decrease count, high abnormal shapes Infertility
EstrogensDES, PCB, DDT, phyto estrogensDecrease count & motility, high abnormal shapes Infertility
Heat 30mins,43-47C, 12daysHot weather, sauna, ceramics Decrease countInfertility
Microwaves-high frequencyElectronicsDecrease count & motility, high abnormal shapesInfertility

 

About the author

Nikunj Trivedi

Nikunj Trivedi

DR. NIKUNJ TRIVEDI began his carrier as a medically qualified Homeopath, ranked first in University, and has been practising Homeopathy since 1980 in India and from 2004 in the UK. He is currently based in Leicester-UK, from where he runs his very busy clinical practice with his wife- Amita.
Dr. Trivedi has been involved in treating infertility and chronic cases with modern medical investigations, combined with homeopathic totality. He has treated a wide spectrum of patients from all over the world. He has given numerous lectures and his articles are regularly published in Homeopathy journals. Nikunj specialises in treating fertility problems and chronic diseases, and has authored four books on the subject.
Nikunj is a member of the Homeopathic Medical Association of India (HMAI) and GHMA-India. He is currently serving as a HMA Council Officer (HMA) (UK). Nikunj has held several charity clinics and regularly participates in the Homeopathic Awareness Week. He also runs free sitting-in clinics and clinical training sessions for students and homeopaths.
Nikunj is also UK representative for www.Similima.com. More information about Nikunj could be found on www.articlinic.com

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