Impotence - Symptoms, Treatment, Homeopathic Remedies
Using Homeopathy for Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction
There are a number of sex-related health issues that bedevil people in our society. The explosion in rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is a prime topic for millions. And a perennial problem for men is impotence, which is perhaps even more prevalent in modern times due to the widespread use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) - anti-depressants- from which a common side effect is erectile dysfunction (ED). We will look at some of the sex-health issues from a homeopathic perspective.
Conventional Treatment Treats the Symptoms Not the Cause
Impotence and Erectile Dysfunction - Homeopathic Treatment and Medicines
Perhaps the most highly publicized pharmaceuticals in the world are the three medications given to men for erectile dysfunction: Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis, and Levitra. While the meds work well for a large percentage of men so afflicted, it is necessary to take a dose every time one wants to engage in intercourse. The advantage of homeopathic treatment is that once it works, it continues working, without any further medication.
Homeopathy Matches Your Individual Symptoms to a Homeopathic Remedy So You Feel Better Right Away
There is also a vast array of natural, alternative, holistic, and integrative "cures" for erectile dysfunction, with widely varying reports about their efficacy and very few scientifically sound studies performed on any of them. The treatments include the following: L-Arginine, Propionyl-L-Carnitine, Gingko, Zinc, Ashwagandha, Ginseng, DHEA, pomegranate juice, Pine Bark Extract, Yohimbe (considered dangerous), Tongkat Ali, Tribulus terrestris, Maca, Muira Palma, Damiana, Fo-Ti, and Horny Goat Weed.
Some of the homeopathic medicines that are commonly selected to treat male impotence include Agnus-castus, Argentum nit, China, Conium, Lycopodium, Acid phos, Picric acid, Sabal serr., Selenium, Strychninum, Yohibinum, Kali brom, Arnica, Baryta carb, and Nux vomica.
A skilled homeopath will evaluate all aspects of the patient's disposition and constitution, including psychological temperament. The homeopath will try to determine what exactly went wrong, when, and why, to enable the selection of an effective remedy.
Female Frigidity - Homeopathic Treatment and Medicines
To treat a lack of sexual responsiveness in females, two homeopathic remedies that have proven effective are Ignatia Amara and Kali Phosphoricum.
Genital warts - Homeopathic Treatment and Medicines
Genital warts is a sexually transmitted disease called by the human papillomavirus (HPV) without a conventional medicinal cure. The growths or bumps - which can be raised or flat, small or large, or clustered together in a small cauliflower shape - appear in or around the sexual areas (including the cervix), thighs, or anus. The warts have been linked to changes in the cervix that can lead to cancer, and also appear to increase the risk of cancer of the penis and anus in males.
In homeopathic treatment, the whole person is taken into consideration, not just the immediate symptoms. A skilled homeopath will assess in great detail the patient's health and characteristics, and will then select a remedy that will alleviate the symptoms' severity and frequency while also addressing any underlying imbalances that helped cause the symptoms to be expressed.
In choosing an effective homeopathic remedy, considerations include the exact location and nature of the warts themselves - whether, for example, they ulcerate easily, are very painful (they often are not painful at all), are hot or cold to the touch, are exuding any substance or odors, itch, bleed easily, etc. Also, other symptoms are considered, such as digestive or emotional problems, as well as constitutional factors such as the person's weight, skin tone, propensity to perspire, and much more. Some of the homeopathic remedies that are used for genital warts include Lyco, Calcarea Carbonica, Argentum Nitricum, Staphysagria, Belladona, Graphites, Millefolium, Nitricum Acidum, Thuja, Phosphoricum Acidum, Psorinum, and Sepia.
Genital Herpes - Homeopathic Treatment and Medicines
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease called by the herpes simplex virus 1 or 2. For more detailed information, see our article on cold sores.
Homeopathic treatment has had great success in curing genital herpes, employing such remedies as the following: Natrum mur, Petroleum Causticum, Crot-t, Dulcamara, Graphites, Hepar-sulph, Medorrhinum, Merc-sol, Sepia, Tellurium, Thuja, Anancardium, Aur-met, Calcarea, Crot-h, Jug-r, Nit-ac, Ph-ac, Sars, Sil, Ter, Rhus-tox.
Syphilis - Homeopathic Treatment and Medicines
Most people who contract syphilis - through sexual contact with someone infected - opt to use antibiotics to treat the disease, which is readily done during the illness's early stages. If that window of opportunity is missed, then the situation becomes more complicated - and this is worsened by the fact that the symptoms of syphilis are fairly subtle at first.
In addressing the needs for a patient with syphilis, the choice of homeopathic remedy will be influenced by a multitude of factors, including the stage of the disease, the precise nature of the sores that appear (if any), discharges, and other symptoms.
Among the more effective homeopathic remedies for treating syphilis are the following: Mezereum [Mez], Arsenicum [Ars], Mercurius dulcis [Merc-d], Nitric acid [Nit-ac], Hepar sulphur [Hep], Aurum [Aur], Cinnabaris [Cinnb], Kali-iodatum [Kali-i], Mercurius [Merc], Mercurius corrosivus [Merc-c], Carbo animalis [Carb-an], and Thuja [Thuj].
Gonorrhea - Homeopathic Treatment and Medicines
Again, the majority of people who contract this sexually transmitted disease choose to use antibiotics - particularly penicillin, with this malady - for treatment. But homeopathy has been successfully treating gonorrhea from long before the advent of antibiotics.
An experienced homeopath will select a homeopathic remedy that alleviates the severity and frequency of the symptoms associated with gonorrhea while also addressing any underlying imbalances in the vital force. Some of the homeopathic remedies that have proved useful in treating gonorrhea include Sulphur, Copaiba, Pulsatilla, Aconite, Sepia, Mercurius, Cannabis Sativa, Cantharis, and Thuja.