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Alternative Healthcare (Traditional Chinese medicine) since 2013

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Premature Ejaculation (PE) is a common sexual dysfunction that affects men of all ages, causing distress and impacting intimate relationships.

PE is defined as persistent or recurrent ejaculation that happens within approximately one minute of penetration, often leaving both partners dissatisfied. While occasional instances of rapid ejaculation are normal, PE becomes a concern when it happens consistently and causes distress.

The exact cause of PE is not always clear but may involve psychological factors such as anxiety, stress, or relationship issues, as well as biological factors like hormonal imbalances or hypersensitivity of the reproductive organ.

 

How Acupuncture Works

According to TCM theory, PE may result from imbalances in the body’s Qi (vital energy) and blood flow, which acupuncture aims to address.

By targeting specific acupuncture points associated with sexual function, such as those along the governing vessel and kidney meridians, acupuncture can help:

  • regulate the body’s energy flow,
  • reduce stress,
  • and improve blood circulation to the genital area.

This holistic approach addresses both the physical and psychological aspects of PE, offering a comprehensive treatment strategy.

 

Evidence Supporting Acupuncture for PE

Research studies investigating the effectiveness of acupuncture for PE have shown promising results. A systematic review published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine concluded that acupuncture may be a viable treatment option for PE, with significant improvements observed in both intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT) and self-reported measures of sexual satisfaction.

Additionally, acupuncture has been found to have fewer side effects compared to some pharmacological treatments for PE, making it a safer alternative for men seeking non-invasive options for managing their condition.

 

Incorporating Acupuncture into Treatment Plans

During an acupuncture session, the practitioner should conduct a thorough assessment to identify underlying imbalances and tailor the treatment plan to address the individual’s unique needs.

While some individuals may experience improvements after just a few sessions, others may require ongoing treatment to achieve optimal results.

 

Conclusion

Acupuncture offers a holistic approach to manage PE by addressing underlying imbalances and promoting sexual health and well-being. With its minimal side effects and promising results, acupuncture stands as a valuable therapeutic option for men seeking relief from PE and improved sexual satisfaction.

Consult Us:

Anthony Wong
Chengdu University of TCM, China
Mak Wai Lam
International Medical University

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