There are seemingly countless “western” treatments for Erectile Dysfunction, those developed by physicians in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and other western countries. But, Erectile Dysfunction affects adult males in every part of the world. So, it should not surprise you that a culture that has existed for thousands of years – the Indian culture – has developed treatments and cures for Erectile Dysfunction, as well.
Call it the “eastern” treatment. Or, better still call it by its actual name – Ayurveda. Currently being made available by only a few medical practices throughout the United States, it is being recommended by Dr. Vasant Lad, the Director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
His initial suggestion to patients who visit his Institute is as follows:
Mix one cup of fresh grape juice with one teaspoon of onion juice and another teaspoon of honey. Drink this concoction every day about one hour before going to bed … for a full forty-five (45) days. After the month-and-a-half has passed, according to Dr. Lad, “you will enjoy increased sexual energy and sperm count.”
That, however, is merely “the tip of the Ayurveda iceberg.” There is much, much more involved in this “eastern” treatment. In fact, its core idea is that the fundamental or basic energy that powers all life is centered in – and expresses itself – through the three doshas. These are: vata, pitta and kapha.
Indian lore states that each of us –every person – has a different mixture of doshas. In most cases, one dosha is dominant while another dosha is secondary and less important. The doshas must be balanced and, according to Ayurveda, the best way to create balance is through proper diet. The lack of a proper diet will lead to imbalance of your personal doshas … something you want to avoid.
If you are a male with a kapha constitution, you need to add a pinch of trikatu (an Indian herbal preparation), according to Dr. Lad. Your prominent dosha means that you are sensuous, strong, calm, soft-spoken and forgiving. Happily, for you, your body is probably well-developed. Your bones are big, but they are not prominent. You have lots of hair and it tends to be dark and wavy or curly. You also are likely to have an oily complexion and large, soulful eyes. On the negative side, you tend to have a weight problem. All in all, however, you cut a very fine figure.
If you are, instead, a vata male, you are probably very creative, quick-witted and extremely resourceful. You know how to get things done. You are also very active, alert and always on the move … a true go-getter. You also have another side, proving you can be a bit complex. It is this: you tend to be softhearted and very romantic. And that’s good news for you … and for your partner.
What are you like if you are a pitta male? To begin, you are nothing like the males whose dominant doshas differ from yours. In fact, you are fiery… determined … strong-willed … tough-minded … very, very passionate … enthusiastic … ambitious – driven to be successful. You are an achiever and work well under pressure, are often courageous in times of emergencies … but, when out of balance – you can be scary. You frighten other people.
As I mentioned earlier, there are only a few properly-trained Ayurvedic practitioners in the United
States; Dr. Lad of New Mexico is, of course, one of them. However, as Americans discover Ayurveda and learn more about it, interest in it is growing.
It’s important to note that Ayurvedic practitioners are not licensed as physicians. The only thing they can do for you is provide consultation. If you are interested in delving more deeply into Ayurvedic therapies, it makes good sense for you to find a practitioner who deftly combines western medical training with a complete knowledge and understanding of Ayurveda.
He will be able to coordinate his consultations on your behalf with your regular physician to make sure you get the best possible treatment.
Here’s something else you need to know. According to Scott Gerson, M.D., a New York City Interneist who has studied Ayurveda in India and is an Ayurveda consultant, “western medicine works best when surgery or some other acute intervention is necessary.” He further believes that Ayurveda functions best as a kind of preventive medicine that can be used to treat some chronic conditions.
The reason behind this thinking is simple: Ayurveda treats the causes of health problems while surgery treats the symptoms.
What chronic conditions can Ayurveda treat effectively? There are many of them, including dizziness …
fatigue … digestive problems … tension headaches … and, of course, Erectile Dysfunction.
Finally … here are two of the most commonly-used Ayurveda treatments.
(1) Tribulus Terristris is an all-natural treatment for Erectile Dysfunction. Prominent in Indian culture, it is an Ayurveda practice that has had dual uses – as a tonic and also as an aphrodisiac. Its name in Sanskrit is gokshura which, loosely translated, means flowering plant. It is also useful as a way to boost testosterone levels … for building muscle mass … and for increasing sex drive.
(2) Macuna is another Ayurveda remedy for Erectile Dysfunction. Also known as “velvet bean,” it is derived from a climbing shrub and when used properly, increases tissue resiliency and improves coordination. More importantly, it supports healthy testosterone levels in the body, a fact that leads to increased muscle mass, greater strength and heightened sex drive.