As many men get older, they begin to experience a problem with impotence. The clinical term is erectile dysfunction (ED) and it refers to the inability to get an erection, or maintain it long enough to complete sexual intercourse. The problem can be chronic or intermittent; sometimes a man can obtain an erection but not sustain it until ejaculation.
No matter the specifics, ED often causes emotional stress on top of the underlying physical issues causing it to occur. It is estimated that one in 10 men in the UK suffer from this condition and one in seven men in the US do.
Why Does ED Occur?
The cause of ED in older men is usually related to illness, injury, or a side effect from certain drugs. The nerves and blood flow in the penis are affected. Erections occur as the result of brain and nerve impulses in reaction to stimulation. Blood flow into the chambers running the length of the penis, the corpora cavernosa, allows expansion, or an erection. Blood trapped in the corpora cavernosa keeps the penis erect. As the muscles here relax, so does the erection.
Alternative ED Treatment – Aculife
Although ED is a common problem in aging males, it need not be debilitating. Many doctors now prescribe the new drugs targeting impotence, such as sildenafil citrate (Viagra), but some men prefer a naturopathic treatment. The good news is that there are non-pharmaceutical options, including use of the Aculife Magnetic Wave Therapist — an electronic acupuncture device.
Acupressure via the Aculife’s magnetic waves on the corresponding points of the hand, fingers, and wrist unblocks the flow of blood to the chambers and strength hens the ability to maintain an erection. Regular acupoint stimulation is often very effective treatment for ED. It is easily accomplished and does not require the use of drugs, which may cause side effects. It is recommended that you consult your GP to find out the cause of ED but rest assured that the use of the Aculife Magnetic Wave Therapist can provide a form of alternative treatment that can be done in the privacy of your own home and is usually very effective.