WHICH SYMPTOMS DO YOU HAVE WITH ED?

Choose the closest type which you suffer from the symptoms

SYMPTOM GROUP A

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  • Fatigue
  • Experiencing cravings to view porn or to have sex
  • Compulsive masturbation
  • Hair loss
  • Dizziness
  • Cloudy urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Seminal emission
  • Weight loss

SYMPTOM GROUP B

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  • History of traumatic experience
  • Startled and frightened easily
  • Fear of scary, horror movies
  • Doesn't like being alone
  • Developed sleep problem after certain incidents
  • Frequent sighs and chest tightness
  • Often experiences palpitation
  • Dry lips and mouth

SYMPTOM GROUP C

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  • Extroverted, active, expressive and talkative
  • Strongly competitive with high self-esteem
  • Easily irritated and angry
  • Face gets red often when stressed or in an argument
  • Strongly competitive with high self-esteem
  • Hard to fall asleep
  • Sensitive skin
  • Heartburn or bloating after strongly flavored and spicy food.
  • Chest tightness and frequent palpitation.

SYMPTOM GROUP D

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  • Pain on the pubic bone
  • Weakness or atrophy of lower limbs
  • Hot, swollen knees and feet
  • Hot, swollen genital
  • Getting up frequently at night to urinate
  • Scanty/ painful /urgent urination
  • Painful erection
  • Low libido

Due to Excessive Intercourse and Masturbation.

It is considered to be over-masturbation if you ejaculate several times a day. The definition of over-masturbation varies, where some doctors say men's ejaculation frequency should be a few to several a week depending on the age. Compulsive and frequent masturbation and sex addiction are a mental problem that leads to physical symptoms. Continuous sexual excitements from pornography, media, and environment stimulate parasympathetic nervous functions, which results in the overproduction of the sex hormones acetylcholine, dopamine, and serotonin. Eventually, the hormonal imbalance and loss of protein through frequent ejaculation lead to fatigue, hair loss, premature ejaculation, blurry vision, and memory problem. Thus, the treatment focuses on eliminating the sexual addiction and regaining mental and physical health.

Vancouver ED Sympom A Figure
  • Fatigue
  • Experiencing cravings to view porn or to have sex
  • Compulsive masturbation
  • Hair loss
  • Dizziness
  • Cloudy urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Seminal emission
  • Weight loss

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Due to Fear and Anxiety

Overactivation of the amygdala is another reason to cause ED by exciting the SNS. Amygdala is known to be responsible for the emotions associated with fear and avoidance. Amygdala detects fear and associates it with emotions that trigger sexual arousal. Conversely speaking, it can also inhibit an erection by associating with a traumatic incident. Feeling of anxiety, depression, worry, guilt, and pressure lead to performance problem for men. When the amygdala is activated, it sends a danger signal to the hypothalamus, and the sympathetic nerves in the affected area are excited, accelerating the heart rate (palpitations) and breathing rate because of the extra oxygen needed to allow'fight or flight' After a prolonged stimulation of the amygdala, it gets difficult for out body to stabilize the SNS on its own.

Vancouver ED Sympom B Figure
  • History of traumatic experience
  • Startled and frightened easily
  • Fear of scary, horror movies
  • Doesn't like being alone
  • Developed sleep problem after certain incidents
  • Frequent sighs and chest tightness
  • Often experiences palpitation
  • Dry lips and mouth

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Due to Excessive Stress, Lassitude and Sleep Disorder

This is a typical case of SNS hyperactivity. Sympathetic hyperactivity is easy to understand when we imagine confronting a bear in the woods. To fight or flight, we require a large amount of blood supply to the muscle tissues, and our heart rate goes up to pump more blood. Increased blood flow to the muscle tissues naturally reduces blood supply to the gastrointestinal and **reproductive system**, because digesting food and **reproducing** matters very little when we are in a life or death situation. Immediate judgment continues to be asked where to run. There is be no time for sleep. In real life, when the SNS is triggered by stress for a prolonged time, there will be confusion within the body for PSNS to adjust SNS back to normal. Consequently, erectile dysfunction arises altogether with sleep and digestive issues from being very alert to changes in our surroundings.

Vancouver ED Sympom C Figure
  • Extroverted, active, expressive and talkative
  • Strongly competitive with high self-esteem
  • Easily irritated and angry
  • Face gets red often when stressed or in an argument
  • Strongly competitive with high self-esteem
  • Hard to fall asleep
  • Sensitive skin
  • Heartburn or bloating after strongly flavored and spicy food.
  • Chest tightness and frequent palpitation.

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Due to Prostate, Genital and Pelvic Inflammation

In general, inflammation in our body lowers nitric oxide availability needed for an erection. When inflammation becomes chronic, endothelium, the lining of your arteries and blood vessels, covering the erectile tissues gets damaged due to decrease supply of nitric oxide. Medical conditions such as arthritis, UTI and prostatitis can negatively impact endothelial health that is crucial for a normal erection. Naturally, the patient suffers ED and low libido due to the physical aches and pain. This type of patients are mostly in the older age groups and have chronic and recurring inflammation. Even if their chief complaint is ED, the treatment focuses on clearing up their inflammatory disorder.

Vancouver ED Sympom D Figure
  • Pain on the pubic bone
  • Weakness or atrophy of lower limbs
  • Hot, swollen knees and feet
  • Hot, swollen genital
  • Getting up frequently at night to urinate
  • Scanty/ painful /urgent urination
  • Painful erection
  • Low libido

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WHICH SYMPTOMS DO YOU HAVE WITH ED?

Choose the closest type which you suffer from symptoms

SYMPTOM GROUP A

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Due to Excessive Intercourse and Masturbation.

  • Fatigue
  • Experiencing cravings to view porn or to have sex
  • Compulsive masturbation
  • Hair loss
  • Dizziness
  • Cloudy urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Seminal emission
  • Weight loss

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It is considered to be over-masturbation if you ejaculate several times a day. The definition of over-masturbation varies, where some doctors say men's ejaculation frequency should be a few to several a week depending on the age. Compulsive and frequent masturbation and sex addiction are a mental problem that leads to physical symptoms. Continuous sexual excitements from pornography, media, and environment stimulate parasympathetic nervous functions, which results in the overproduction of the sex hormones acetylcholine, dopamine, and serotonin. Eventually, the hormonal imbalance and loss of protein through frequent ejaculation lead to fatigue, hair loss, premature ejaculation, blurry vision, and memory problem. Thus, the treatment focuses on eliminating the sexual addiction and regaining mental and physical health.

Vancouver ED Sympom A Figure

SYMPTOM GROUP B

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Due to Fear and Anxiety

  • History of traumatic experience
  • Startled and frightened easily
  • Fear of scary, horror movies
  • Doesn't like being alone
  • Developed sleep problem after certain incidents
  • Frequent sighs and chest tightness
  • Often experiences palpitation
  • Dry lips and mouth

Read More

Overactivation of the amygdala is another reason to cause ED by exciting the SNS. Amygdala is known to be responsible for the emotions associated with fear and avoidance. Amygdala detects fear and associates it with emotions that trigger sexual arousal. Conversely speaking, it can also inhibit an erection by associating with a traumatic incident. Feeling of anxiety, depression, worry, guilt, and pressure lead to performance problem for men. When the amygdala is activated, it sends a danger signal to the hypothalamus, and the sympathetic nerves in the affected area are excited, accelerating the heart rate (palpitations) and breathing rate because of the extra oxygen needed to allow'fight or flight' After a prolonged stimulation of the amygdala, it gets difficult for out body to stabilize the SNS on its own.

Vancouver Anxiety Sympom B Figure

SYMPTOM GROUP C

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Due to Excessive Stress, Lassitude and Sleep Disorder

  • Extroverted, active, expressive and talkative
  • Strongly competitive with high self-esteem
  • Easily irritated and angry
  • Face gets red often when stressed or in an argument
  • Strongly competitive with high self-esteem
  • Hard to fall asleep
  • Sensitive skin
  • Heartburn or bloating after strongly flavored and spicy food.
  • Chest tightness and frequent palpitation.

Read More

This is a typical case of SNS hyperactivity. Sympathetic hyperactivity is easy to understand when we imagine confronting a bear in the woods. To fight or flight, we require a large amount of blood supply to the muscle tissues, and our heart rate goes up to pump more blood. Increased blood flow to the muscle tissues naturally reduces blood supply to the gastrointestinal and **reproductive system**, because digesting food and **reproducing** matters very little when we are in a life or death situation. Immediate judgment continues to be asked where to run. There is be no time for sleep. In real life, when the SNS is triggered by stress for a prolonged time, there will be confusion within the body for PSNS to adjust SNS back to normal. Consequently, erectile dysfunction arises altogether with sleep and digestive issues from being very alert to changes in our surroundings.

Vancouver ED Sympom C Figure

SYMPTOM GROUP D

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Due to Prostate, Genital and Pelvic Inflammation

  • Pain on the pubic bone
  • Weakness or atrophy of lower limbs
  • Hot, swollen knees and feet
  • Hot, swollen genital
  • Getting up frequently at night to urinate
  • Scanty/ painful /urgent urination
  • Painful erection
  • Low libido

Read More

In general, inflammation in our body lowers nitric oxide availability needed for an erection. When inflammation becomes chronic, endothelium, the lining of your arteries and blood vessels, covering the erectile tissues gets damaged due to decrease supply of nitric oxide. Medical conditions such as arthritis, UTI and prostatitis can negatively impact endothelial health that is crucial for a normal erection. Naturally, the patient suffers ED and low libido due to the physical aches and pain. This type of patients are mostly in the older age groups and have chronic and recurring inflammation. Even if their chief complaint is ED, the treatment focuses on clearing up their inflammatory disorder.

Vancouver ED Sympom D Figure

Diagnosis of Erectile Dysfunction

The cause of ED can be broken into two main categories: physical causes and mental causes. Nocturnal Penile Tumescence (NPT) Test is commonly done to differentiate the two categories. Each night during deep sleep, a man normally has three to five erections. If you have erections during the test, it shows that you are physically able to have an erection and that the root of your ED is more likely a psychological or emotional issue. If you do not have an erection during the test, your ED is more likely due to a physical cause.
The physical cause of ED is often associated with various medical conditions, such as diabetes mellitus, heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, multiple sclerosis, inflammation/ injuries in the pelvic area or spinal cord, and hormonal disorders. Therefore, your doctor may conduct a variety of laboratory tests to determine the cause of your ED.

For patients who seek eastern medicine for ED, mental causes dominate most ED diagnosis. Stress, trauma, and sex addiction intervene on erectile function. Some cases require psychological counseling, but many cases exhibit clear mental and physical manifestations.

Common misconception about treating ED with acupuncture

"Do I have to receive acupuncture directly on my genitalia?"

Absolutely not. It is certainly the most frequently asked question by patients with erectile dysfunction. Suppose it is natural to imagine receiving acupuncture on the problematic area, and it is easy to scare the potential patients seeking eastern treatment methods. Acupuncture will be applied accordingly to treat the cause of your ED and location of points will mainly be in the extremities. Some patients will require a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine depending on the diagnosis.

WHY CHOOSE GREENLEAF CLINIC?

GreanLeaf strenuously sought out ways to treat the types of ED that seemed to show little effect through western medicine. Numerous cases have been examined to better understand ED and have successfully diagnosed and helped out whos lifestyle has been negatively impacted by ED. Eastern medicine is definitely not the expeditious method of treatment when it comes to results and the treatment requires a minimum of three months of continuous treatments. However, the long-term benefits of the treatments are highly recognized by the patients in their lifestyle, relationship and overall satisfaction.

The infamous point for ED

"Li Gou," - an acupuncture point located on the medial surface of the leg, 5/15th superior to the medial malleolus, immediately behind the tibia -

is one of the most effective points used in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction(ED.) The human body is held up by the fascia that allows space for nerves, blood vessels, and the lymphatic system to function. We found a link between the response on the surface of the body and changes in internal organs and applied it to the treatment. Patients with ED mostly expressed pain in the pubic bone area upon pressure. After the insertion of a needle on Li Gou, the same area on the pubic bone was palpated once again to check the pain, and it was evident that the pain was noticeably reduced. Stimulation of Li Gou seems to release the fascia (thus increase lymphatic, vascular and nervous activity) of the lower abdominal cavity, but further clinical research is necessary.