Being a quite sensitive topic, few people are aware that the problem of premature ejaculation (PE) is the most commonly reported sexual complaint of men and couples.   The origin of PE is still undetermined.  PE usually is a complaint of younger inexperienced males but it can also be associated with causes such as the use of certain drugs and medications that affect male virility and sexual performance.  Other experts also think that its cause maybe mostly psychological and triggered by strong emotions such as stress, guilt, or fear.   Several treatment approaches are available for PE; however if one wants a natural 100% safe and affective approach, acupuncture is the treatment for you.  Acupuncture Bellmore is a very effective therapy for PE.  It has been used as treatment for a number of male sexual dysfunction cases and PE is one of them.

Ancient Chinese texts have discussed the equality and harmony of the sexual relationship between men and women – intercourse between a man and a woman pertains to the equal exchange of yin and yang.  These texts emphasize moderation in sex since excessive intercourse can exhaust these creatures of their resources.  The text describes the methods wherein each partner can satisfy each other optimally emotionally and intimately.   Desire is the barometer of strong sexual health and a low libido can be seen as an aggregation of negative extreme emotions.  For patients who are not satisfied with conventional therapies or who want to try an exotic approach, acupuncture could offer excellent therapeutic options.  Upon consultation, the acupuncturist performs an exhaustive evaluation of the patient, including assessment of the patient’s spirit and where the specific acupuncture points are located on the patient’s body for treatment.

Most acupuncturists use electro acupuncture for their patients suffering PE.  Electro acupuncture is a very potent tool for this disorder.  The aim of this treatment is to minimize pain and balance the patient’s chi.  During the course of the treatment, the patient feels relaxed and comfortable.  A treatment session usually lasts between 30 and 60 minutes.  Many patients report an improvement in their PE after three or four treatments.   Acupuncture can be complemented by herbal medicine, Qi Gong, massage and cupping.  Another technique that is quite effective for PE is the Aung Conjoint Sexual Alignment Therapy.  This therapy is truly holistic in its approach as it involves the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of an individual.  If the patient has a partner, she is encouraged   to participate in the treatment since her participation makes the therapy more effective.  This approach involves the couple lying next to each other with palms touching to allow electrical currents to pass between them.  They are both wired and connected to a machine that emits low-intensity electrical current and with that current flowing through each other, they balance their energy for sexual satisfaction.

Acupuncture Treatment for Urticaria

Mainstream treatment (antihistamines or a corticosteroid drug) for hives is focused in relieving the distressing and itchy symptoms. With acupuncture, many people are realizing it to be a treatment not only for symptomatic relief but also for a solution to the underlying imbalances that caused this condition and to stop recurrent outbreaks for the last time.Hives or urticaria are inflamed red bumps or welts on the skin that appear suddenly. It has an itchy sensation and some people may even report stinging or burning sensations. Hives can occur in the hands, face, including lips, tongue, ears and in the throat.Hives are an allergic reaction to a number of things.Some of these are allergy to certain foods and food additives, extreme emotions, sunlight and medications.Hives can last for just a few minutes, a few hours or they can persist for several weeks. Hives are rarely a cause for emergency attention but they can be distressful like causing shock and breathing difficulties. Treatment of hives is focused on the easing of symptoms, particularly, itching. Medications such as over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines are commonly used. When antihistamines fail, corticosteroids may be prescribed.In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), hives are seen as wind invading the skin and the energy pathways, causing itching and inflammation. When the skin disorders are red, it is a sign of wind and heat involvement. When the skin disorders are pale pink or white it means that wind-cold factors influences the skin. The diagnosis will determine the acupuncture points to be treated with needles, the herbs to be used and the lifestyle recommendations to be followed.

Acupuncture treatment always aims to treat the root cause and the symptoms of urticaria by giving prompt relief from the symptoms (itching and inflammation) while normalizing the imbalances and triggers that are causing the problem.

While many different acupuncture points can be potentially treated, the sites chosen are contingent on the manifested symptoms and the state of one’s health. Below are some sites commonly used to treat hives:

Spleen 10 (SP 10) – This point is one of the key sites in the body for skin problems such as eczema and hives.

Large Intestine 11 (LI 11) – This point has meridians that aid in removing wind and heat from the body and minimizing swelling.

A study done at the Isfahan University in Iran observed how acupuncture effectively treats chronic urticaria. Forty students of which half were given genuine acupuncture treatment while the other half were given sham acupuncture treatments for 3 weeks showed that acupuncture reduced the frequency and duration of urticaria by 25% as opposed to those given sham acupuncture. Majority of the acupuncture treated patients experienced partial relief of symptoms. The researchers also saw that upon the third week the optimal effect of the treatment was realized.