Ayurveda remedies for Erectile dysfunctionWritten by Dr.SavithaSuri
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Over exertion - physically and mentally : Working for long hours in office, mental stress at office and home, short temperedness ,insufficient sleep cause erectile dysfunction. These causes are explained in ayurveda as "shoka chintaa, bhaya, traasaat .... " which means that erectile dysfunction or Impotence occurs due to grief, fear, anxiety and terror. Strained relationship with sexual partner: Erectile dysfunction also occurs when there is a disliking towards sexual partner. Ayurveda describes this as "naarinaamarasamjnatwaat..." means disliking for women. Diseases that cause Erectile dysfunction: Neurological disorders, hypothyroidism, Parkinson's disease, anemia, depression, arthritis, endocrine disorders,diabetes, diseases related to cardiovascular system also become reasons for erectile dysfunction.. According to ayurveda diseases which cause erectile dysfunction are "Hritpaandurogatamakakaamalashrama..." - Heart diseases , anemia , asthma , liver disorders , tiredness .Apart from these imbalance in tridoshas also cause impotence or erectile dysfunction. Consumption of medicines, drugs and tobacco: Using antidepressants, tranquilizers and antihypertensive medicines for a long time, addiction to tobacco especially smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol, addiction to cocaine, heroin and marijuana cause erectile dysfunction. In ayurveda texts these causes have been said in brief as "rukshamannapaanam tathoushadham" - "dry food , drinks and medicines" cause impotence or erectile dysfunction. Trauma to pelvic region: accidental injury to pelvic region and surgeries for conditions of prostate, bladder, colon, or rectal area may lead to erectile dysfunction. These causes are mentioned as abhighata (trauma), shastradantanakhakshataha (injury from weapons, teeth and nail.) in ayurveda. Other reasons: Obesity, prolonged bicycle riding, past history of sexual abuse and old age also cause Erectile dysfunction. Ayurveda describes cause of impotence or erectile dysfunction due to old age as follows. " diminution of - tissue elements, strength, energy, span of life, inability to take nourishing food, physical and mental fatigue lead to impotence" Remedies for ED ED is treatable at any age. The total treatment in for impotence is called as " Vajikarana therapy" in ayurveda. As this therapy increases strength of a man to perform sexual act, like a horse, it is called 'Vaajikarana'. ( ' Vaaji'=Horse.) Vaajikarana therapy leads to •Happiness. •Good strength. •Potency to produce healthy offspring. •Increased span of erection. Eligibility for vajikarana therapy. 1.The vajikarana therapy should be administered to persons who are between 18 to 70 years of age. 2.These therapies should be administered only to a self controlled person. If this therapy is administered to a person who does not have self control, he becomes nuisance to society through his illegitimate sex acts. Psychotherapy Decreasing anxiety associated with intercourse, with psychologically based treatment helps to cure ED. The patient's partner can help with techniques, which include gradual development of intimacy and stimulation. Such techniques also can help relieve anxiety when ED from physical causes is being treated. Same treatment is illustrated in ayurveda. It has been said "A woman who understands a man and is liked by him, along with erotic environment act as best aphrodisiac. " Drug Therapy Numerous herbal preparations are mentioned in Ayurveda to treat ED or impotence. It has been said that people who have strong sexual urge, who want to enjoy sex regularly have to consume these preparations regularly to replenish energy, vigor, stamina and strength. These preparations also supply nutrients which are necessary for production of semen. Ayurveda tips to overcome ED 1.Consuming herbal preparations to rejuvenate reproductive organs. 2.Massaging body with a herbal oil which gives a relief from physical exertion and also acts as aphrodisiac. 3.Practicing Yoga and Meditation to overcome mental exertion and to cope up with stress. 4.Sleep at least for 8 hours a day. 5.Avoiding consumption of alcohol, tobacco, heroin etc. 6.Exercise regularly. 7.Avoid hot, spicy and bitter foods. 8.Favor sweets, milk products, nuts and urad dal. 9.Add little ghee in your diet. 10.Give a gap of four days between two consecutive intercourses
Dr.SavithaSuri has been an Ayurvedic Practitioner since 1989.After getting a graduation degree in ayurveda in 1988 from University of Mysore,India,she started practising ayurveda.Her articles about ayurveda have been published in news papers and websites. She is a regular health columnist to a regional news paper. http://www.ayurhelp.com
Another 10 Tips for Avoiding Back Pain Written by Kim Standerline
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Avoid soft squishy armchairs, they may look comfortable and inviting, but in reality they are not. They hold your back in a rounded position with no support which can after a short period of time cause severe back pain, aching and stiffness.
Check your shoes; women who suffer back pain should never wear high heels as they tip lower part of their body forward. They then arch upper part of their body to compensate which adds stress to their back. Cushioned soles and heels or shock absorbing insoles are good as they reduce shock to spine when walking or running.
Driving your car can be a real pain in back especially if you drive for long periods of time. Seats are very often poorly designed and don't hold spine in a natural position. Some sports cars for instance are super to look at, but a real pain to drive.
Learn to lift properly. Many back problems develop over a period of time and are due to incorrect lifting techniques. They frequently arise when lifting loads is combined with bending forwards and twisting spine.
Keep as fit as you can. Many cases of back pain are caused by unhealthy lifestyles led by many people. Try walking or swimming, take a class in Pilates (Excellent for strengthening your back). Making a determined effort to improve your fitness levels can work wonders for your health and reduce your back pain.
Kim Standerline is a Registered Nurse and Back Care Advisor living and working in the UK. Please visit http://www.nursing-hints.com/ and http://www.backpain-free.com/ for further information Please feel free to use this article on your website or ezine, but ensure this resource box is left intact