November 13, 2015 at 12:41 pm #45245
I have an 81-year-old male client who’s recently met a new lady and would like to have intercourse. However, he’s been impotent for the last couple of years. My sense is that it’s a kidney weakness.
I’ve treated him with acupuncture and bodywork which has helped in the sense that he feels a greater sense of arousal when he’s with his new lady. But he’s no nearer to getting an erection.
I’ve been wondering whether herbs might help and, from a Healing Tao perspective, I’m guessing the obvious two are He Shou Wu capsules and Goji juice? I’m sure my client would be willing to try some simple chi kung/breathing exercises and would appreciate any suggestions.
However, even with herbs and qigong/breathing, perhaps at 81 there’s no way back to potency?November 13, 2015 at 5:09 pm #45246
First, I’d rule out the big three: heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
If a person gets one of these, it shuts the penis down.
In particular, usually the easiest indicator that the arteries around the heart are getting clogged, is that the penis loses its ability to get an erection (because likewise the blood vessels going to the penis are getting clogged). High blood pressure is basically one indicator of clogged arteries. Diabetes is another one that destroys erection ability . . . the high blood sugar weakens blood circulation, as well as damages blood vessels.
A buddy of mine, a year younger than me, already has impotence problems, and he has both high blood pressure and diabetes. All due to being overweight and out-of-shape, for a long period of time. Sidebar: BEFORE he got diagnosed, he shared with me that he decided to go to an asian massage parlor (aka it’s a front to prostitution actually, but hidden in plain sight), and as fate would have it, he couldn’t get very erect, and in the story he relayed to me, the girl actually said to him, “what wrong, do you have diabetes?” After having a good shared laugh at his fumbled adventure, I told him he should get checked out; that I’m sure they’ve seen enough impotent men that have some idea. In any case, some time later, he did go to the doctor, and sure enough, he did have diabetes. High pressure too. But, anyway, I digress. Just a real world example of how I know these things are related.
In any case, as you know, people who are elderly often do have some degree of heart disease and/or blood sugar issues, even if it hasn’t been diagnosed. So all of the usual recommendations for treating those conditions are typically beneficial for impotence . . . namely losing weight, getting blood sugar under control, decreasing blood pressure, improving diet (decreasing refined sugar, red meat, saturated fat), and doing some basic exercise. The IDEAL exercise would be brisk walking for 30 mins a day (build up to that).
That, in itself, would make a huge change.
Building the kidneys would be a start, because as you know, it’s the battery for sexual energy. Goji juice and He Shou Wu would be a great addition. I would say get him on these immediately. Goji is considered the happy, horny juice for a reason. You do get more erections if you are drinking it than if not. Speaking from experience, if I drink too much of it, I get “crazy horny”.
Beyond that, improving liver health is also beneficial. It’s not enough to increase sexual energy, one needs to be able to *express* it . . . this is what the liver does. It is the LIVER that controls the ability to make an erection, not the kidneys. So its no surprise that the Goji is good for the liver as well. Ironically, the liver is also responsible for cholesterol, and the clogging of arteries. The best way to help the liver here is to “get healthy” by reversing heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, so it doesn’t need to exhaust all its energy in detoxifying a sick body. So this is where the diet and exercise comes into play. Ironically, the single best way to improve liver health is through brisk walking; brisk walking activates the liver. Tai Chi is another one, for the effectively the same reason.
So, to sum up:
1. Get heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes under control. Then implement diet/exercise routines that reverse the conditions that lead to these health conditions to begin with. Brisk walking is most beneficial.
2. Goji juice and He Shou Wu daily.
3. Brisk walking 30 min per day, get him enrolled in a Tai Chi class nearby, whether a regular one or one “for seniors”.
That said, if blood vessels, circulation, etc. are damaged near and in the penis from long-standing health issues, the repair of this may not be easy or quick if someone is elderly. It all depends on how much of a radical shift in lifestyle habits the person is willing to employ, and how patient they are.
StevenNovember 13, 2015 at 5:43 pm #45248
If he is a smoker, he needs to quit.
Smoking puts the liver to sleep and causes impotence.
You need to have wood to get wood. (pun intended)
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