Homeopathy and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

A Brief Discussion of Homeopathy in Erectile Dysfunction.

Erectile 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 NitricumVery Apprehensive from the first night of marriage, fearful and nervous, leading to premature ejaculations.”Erection fails when coition attempted”.

Caladium:  Excellent for smokers & tobacco chewers. Increases the sperm count rapidly in smokers and tobacco chewers.

Conium Mac:  Testicular injury Hydrocele, Varicocele, orchitis effects of suppressed sexual appetite.

DioscoriaSuited very well to tea drinkers.

Phosphoric Acid:  Gives excellent results in Oligo-asthenospermia.

 

It increases the motility of sperm.

TitaniumToo early ejaculation

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

Lycopodium:  It 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.

OrchitinumAzoospermia

MangiferaVaricocele

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:

MATERIALS PRODUCTS EFFECTS ON SPERM CLINICAL RESULT
Lead Pipes, lead paint Decrease count infertility
Alcohol Liquor, beer, wines Increase abnormal shapes Impotence
Cadmium Cigarettes Decrease count Infertility
Chloroprene Industry,chemicals No data Impotence,decreased libido
DBCP Pesticide Decrease count Infertility
Mercury Thermometers,bad seafood Decrease count Libido affected
Tobacco smoke Tobacco Decrease count, increase abnormal shapes Infertility
Vinyl chloride Plastics, vinyl Serious derangement in Sperm Morphology. Miscarriage,decreased libido
Cocaine Drugs Decrease count,Decrease motility,Increase abnormal shapes Infertility
Marijuana Drugs Decrease count,Increase abnormal shapes Infertility
Chromium Welding Decrease count Infertility,TesticularAtrophy
Ethylenedibromide Fumigant Decrease count, motility & viability Infertility
Ethylene glycol ethers Paints, thinners,inks Decrease count, high abnormal shapes Infertility
Estrogens DES, PCB, DDT, phyto estrogens Decrease count & motility, high abnormal shapes Infertility
Heat 30mins,43-47C, 12days Hot weather, sauna, ceramics Decrease count Infertility
Microwaves-high frequency Electronics Decrease count & motility, high abnormal shapes Infertility

 

This article was originally published on hpathy.com

Nikunj Trivedi PG-Hom

Dr. Nikunj Trivedi PG-Hom (London), DHMS (Gold Medalist), FHMA (UK), FBHI (UK), FRSPH (UK)

Dr. Nikunj Trivedi has practiced homeopathy since August 1980 with full-fledged Homeopathic Indoor Hospital until 2004. He was affiliated with various homeopathic colleges in Gujarat, India. With his vast clinical experience in gynecology and obstetrics, he continues to focus his practice on infertility, covering both male and female problems.

Dr. Nikunj Trivedi began his carrier as a medically-qualified homeopath, ranked first in university and has been practicing homeopathy since 1980 in India and from 2004 in UK. He is currently based in Leicester, UK, from where he runs his very busy clinical practice with his wife, Dr. Amita.

Nikunj has been involved in treating Infertility and chronic cases with his wide experience of modern medical investigations, combining with Homeopathic totality to prove the effectiveness to restore the abnormal pathology to normal physiology.

In his career of nearly four decades, Nikunj has treated a wide spectrum of patients from all over the world and given numerous lectures at various institutes. In addition to this, Nikunj`s articles are regularly published in various homeopathy journals. Nikunj specializes in treating fertility problems and chronic diseases and has authored several books on the subject: Repertory of Infertility, Materia Medica of Sexual Disorders, Sperm Disorders and Homeopathy, Mind at Menopause, and Power of “H.”

When he was in India, he invented a technique to open a blocked fallopian tube with intra-uterine use of homeopathic remedies. He opened significant number of blocked tubes successfully. He also worked with Sperm abnormalities. He potentized L-arginine to correct the sperm abnormalities, which has helped many patients to improve their sperm count and acrosomal activity of the sperms. Also, he is working on oxidative stress in semen. It is the underlying cause of sperm DNA damage and impairs basic parameters of semen affecting fertility seriously. He also worked on eosinophilia, considering the real obstacles to cure in many clinical conditions.

Nikunj migrated to UK in 2004 and established very huge clinical practice in Leicester. He completed his Post-Graduation Study and obtained PG-Hom (London) in 2012. Nikunj has been awarded three fellowships successively: FHMA, FRSH, FBIH in UK from 2004 to 2015. He holds lifetime membership of the Homeopathic Medical Association of India (HMAI) and GHMA (India). He joined the Homeopathic Medical Association (HMA) (UK) in 2004 and has since then been actively involved and currently serving as an HMA Council Officer and General Secretary.

He regularly teaches clinical homeopathy to UK students from various colleges and institutes affiliated with The College of Homeopathy-Birmingham, Faculty at Hahnemann College of Homeopathy-London. He is also former faculty at Sophia School of Homeopathy (London). Nikunj runs regular “sitting in” clinics for Homeopathic students in UK along with frequent Charity Clinics. He completed his graduation with Gold Medal and PG-Hom (London) with honors.

Nikunj’s aim of promoting and raising awareness about homeopathy are in parallel with the HMA’s aims. 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.

For the *first* time in the homeopathic world, Nikunj`s work on infertility, both his Repertory of Infertility and Materia Medica of Sexual Disorders have been integrated into RadarOpus, the world`s leading homeopathic software.