Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

What Is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

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Erectile Dysfunction (ED) - Basics

Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man is completely unable to have an erection, inconsistently is able to achieve an erection, or is unable to sustain an erection beyond short periods of time. There are several causes of ED, including certain medications, damage to the nerves and tissue (commonly due to disease), smoking, physical inactivity, emotional or psychological stress, and injury to the penis, bladder, prostate, pelvis or spinal cord.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Erectile Dysfunction.

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Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan (Kidney Qi Pill from the Golden Cabinet)

Clinical Usages

  • Lethargy, low libedo, frequent urination with possible incontinence resulting from kidney yang deficiency.
  • Sensation of cold, especially in the lower half.

    Clinical Categorization

    Cautions

    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Avoid during a cold or flu, use nothing, or yin qiao / gan mao ling instead.
    • Avoid with patients that present with yin deficiency.

      Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia)

      Clinical Usages

      • Dizziness, tinnitus, possibly vertigo as a result of kidney and liver yin deficiency.
      • Insomnia especially with night sweats, hot flashes, irritibility.
      • Spontaneous/nocturnal emissions. 

        Clinical Categorization

        Cautions

          • Use with caution in patients that present with spleen qi deficiency.

            Ren Shen Shou Wu Wan (Ginseng Fo-Ti Pills)

            Clinical Usages

            • Hair loss, dry hair, greying hair as a result of dimished jing/essence.
            • Low sperm count, low libedo, and infertility.

              Clinical Categorization

              You Gui Wan (Restore the Right Kidney Pill)

              Clinical Usages

              • Cold extremities, fatigue, weak/aching low back, knees, waist, aversion to cold, loose stools - due to kindney yang deficiency.
              • Impotence, infertility, low libedo, low sperm count, abnormal sperm morphology.
              • Incontinence or other urinary issues (frequent, difficult to restrain), enlarged prostate.

                Clinical Categorization

                Cautions

                  • Use with caution with patients that present with damp signs.

                    Zhuang Yang Wan (Strengthen Kidney Yang And Preserve Power Pill)

                    Clinical Usages

                    • Tonifies the kidney yang and astringe the jing (essence), primarily for sexual dysfunction in older males - symptoms may include impotence, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and other signs of kidney yang deficiency including weak/sore low back and/or knees, weakness in the limbs, cold sensation, aversion to cold, and fatigue. 

                      Clinical Categorization

                      Cautions

                        • Avoid in cases of kidney yin deficiency – dry mouth, strong thirst, night sweats, dry stools.  In those cases, Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, or Zuo Gui Wan are likely more appropriate.

                          Zuo Gui Wan (Right Returning Pills)

                          Clinical Usages

                          • Infertility, low libedo, impotence due to kidney yin deficiency.
                          • Low sperm count, abnormal sperm morphology resulting from jing deficiency.
                          • Irregular menstruation, vaginal dryness.

                            Clinical Categorization

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