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Impotence and Frigidity Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy

Impotence

Impotence is the inability of a man to achieve an erection sufficient to achieve sexual intercourse. Like any symptom impotence is, figuratively speaking, the tip of an iceberg. Western culture is now addicted the idea of a simple, quick fix. Have a headache? Don’t bother to find out why, just take some Phenoquazo-Fix. And now we have Viagra which, within a few weeks of its introduction had killed several dozen men. The FDA still considers it a "safe" drug and it remains on the market. A vitamin which produced one death would be immediately removed from the market and the makers prosecuted. But that is another subject in the realm of Politics in Medicine.

Meanwhile, the natural remedies for impotence have been swept under the rug. In natural medicine we prefer to use natural remedies. This discussion should begin with the recognition that in our present culture a love relationship with less than semi-weekly sex is thought of as somehow abnormal. People who buy this paradigm are unaccepting of themselves and tend to invalidate themselves and/or their partners unless it involves frantic sex. One way to combat this unconscious assumption is to listen up to this: When you’re hot, you’re hot. When you’re not, you’re not.

It is important to remember that from nature’s point of view the purpose of sex is reproduction. We are not designed to be hot every minute of every day, or even every week of every month. Despite all this, many people experience sexual dysfunction despite having a mature attitude about the subject. In many people this involves the usual effects of aging and is best dealt with by doctors who practice anti-aging medicine. While psychological factors may play a role, if the hormones are not present at sufficient levels, sexual function will not return with the best of psychotherapy. Nevertheless, psychological complexes may have to be cleared to allow normal biology to function without excess censorship from the cerebral cortex.

The two hormones which have the most to do with libido are human growth hormone (HGH) and testosterone. Testosterone therapy in the sexual realm has more to do with the function of erectile tissue and HGH has more to do with the inner flame of desire. For hormone therapy to work to its potential requires an overall condition of health. This is achieved through the tenets of nutritional medicine.

In older people the condition of the vascular system often plays an important part in sexual dysfunction. Blood supply to the penis and vagina must be intact for optimal functioning. The best way to achieve this end is through chelation therapy. Circulation can also be helped through chiropractic and there are herbal medicines which can be of great benefit.

The causes of impotence and frigidity are so varied and the interaction so complex, you are best advised to find a doctor who is experience in a broad range of treatments and is not married to any one approach. I advise you against the quick fix solutions such as Viagra. If you spend the time and effort necessary to find the real cause of sexual dysfunction and find a solution from that level, you will necessarily improve your overall health and well being. And you can have a great sex life.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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