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Herbs that Cure Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile Dysfunction is the inability of males to maintain an erection long enough to perform mutually satisfactory sexual intercourse with a partner. on the other hand, impotence is the inability of a male to achieve or maintain an erection. All male impotence is erectile dysfunction, ED, while not all erectile dysfunction is impotence. Erectile dysfunction includes all male sexual performance problems like the terrible male morale killer, premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation is the erectile dysfunction where the male achieves an erection but ejaculates just before penetration or soon after penetration but before any meaningful intercourse has taken place. Premature ejaculation leaves the male ashamed and disappointed and leaves his partner frustrated and sad. what a pity.
Several herbs have been discovered by herbalists and erectile dysfunction experts for the cure of erectile dysfunction. These herbs have various degrees of potency for the cure of erectile dysfunction. Most of these herbs act naturally on the various organs of the body to stimulate, achieve and maintain erection for varying periods. some of these erectile dysfunction curative herbs have also been combined in various optimal quantities to achieve an even better cure for erectile dysfunction. The most potent of these herbs so far discovered and widely used to cure erectile dysfunction and achieve optimum male sexual performance include:
Saw Palmetto: Saw Palmetto is traditionally known for its aphrodisiac properties. it is useful in maintaining a proper hormonal balance in the prostate gland, which is vital for the best sexual function. The use of saw Palmetto to improve sexual function goes back to the ancient American Indians who observed its benefits when their livestock consumed it in the wild.
Saw Palmetto contains Sterols and Fatty acids (Caproic acid, Lauric acid and Palmitic acid) which promote efficient prostate function and inhibit inflammation. saw Palmetto improves the general health of the reproductive system and enhances sexual prowess and increases the desire for sex.
Saw Palmetto has many benefits. saw Palmetto improves the production of sperm and heightens the sexual drive. saw Palmetto improves erectile function, endurance and increases stamina. saw Palmetto helps keep the testicles healthy and alleviates ailments of the genitourinary tract. saw Palmetto also bolsters the male reproductive system and helps maintain an appropriate balance of the male sexual hormones. saw Palmetto is also the most popular herbal remedy used to alleviate conditions related to Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) – the non cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.
Ginkgo Biloba: Ginkgo Biloba has been used in Chinese medicine over centuries in easing difficulties faced by male patients as a result of ED and other related problems. Ginkgo Biloba helps by increasing the ability to achieve and maintain and erection for optimal sexual performance. other benefits derived from the consumption of Ginkgo Biloba include increased sexual stamina, regulation of peripheral vascular circulation and enhanced overall longevity.
The active components in Ginkgo Biloba act as anti-oxidants hamper the aggregation of red blood cells and platelets which, in turn, increases blood flow to the brain and throughout the vascular network in the body. Studies show that Ginkgo Biloba boosts the effectiveness of nitric oxide (which helps relax artery walls and thus advancing blood circulation to the genital areas).
Guarana Seed: Guarana Seed is another herbal aphrodisiac widely used for its extended period of effectiveness as a sexual enhancer. Its active ingredient Guaranine which, when used in combination with natural Caffeine (not from Coffee), has a longer lasting effect than Caffeine used alone. Guaranine is natural stimulant, it increases stamina, energy and endurance, it boosts libido, improves sexual performance and also helps circulation.
Epimedium (Horny Goat Weed): Epimedium leaves contain flavonoids, polysaccharides, sterols, and an alkaloid called magnoflorine. Epimedium increases nitric oxide levels, thus promoting better blood circulation and helping achieve a firm erection. Epimedium leaves also increases sexual desire and reduces fatigue. Studies indicate that Epimedium enhances the production of sperms. Epimedium has been transformed into sexual pills reputed to increase sexual desire in both men and women.
L-Phenylalanine: L-phenylalanine is an alerting amine that modulates libido and aggressive behavior. it improves mood and promotes emotional well- being.
Maca: Maca is another potent herb that acts as an aphrodisiac boosting libido, improving sperm quality and increasing virility. it is an adaptogen that regulates hormone and enzyme levels in the body.
Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 improves libido in both, males and females. it also supports the clarification of plaque in blood vessels. this improves the circulation of blood which promotes the occurrence of a harder, firmer and longer lasting penile erection.
Niacin: Niacin is essential for the proper synthesis of sex hormones in the human body. it raises levels of touch sensitivity and also improves vascular circulation. Niacin activates the release of histamines which result in the secretion of mucous in the oral and genital areas of the body.
L – Arginine: L – Arginine, a precursor of nitric oxide, is known as one of the most efficient natural supplements used to boost male libido. it also works by improving and enhancing blood flow to the penis and thereby resulting in a better erection. it also improves both, the quality and the quantity of sperm generated.
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Imagine… having the ability to heal a broken arm by massaging your nose.
Well… that’s crazily impossible, but you can certainly relieve arm pain by massaging your face, using Vietnamese reflexology!
Have you noticed, that whenever there’s a pain in the stomach, our natural inclination is to rub or massage our tummies with our hands? Or when we feel sleepy we rub our eyes to keep ourselves awake? If we have back pain we cry ‘give me a massage!‘?
Reflexology is basically a complex discipline that utilises this type of self-care and self-healing.
What is reflexology?
There are many therapeutic reflexology techniques, some are: foot; hand; iridology; thorax and abdominal; and endonasal reflexology. 
Basically, the premise is that there are points and areas on the face that are directly connected to the body’s organs, the spinal column, limbs and even the hands and feet, and stimulation of these points and areas helps to promote healing.
History of Vietnamese reflexology
Vietnamese reflexology is called Diện châm (literally “Face acupuncture/to prick”) but is also referred to as Diện chẩn (literally “Face therapy”).
In East Asia, facial reflexology had been practised for many centuries. however, it wasn’t until the 1980s that in Vietnam, a team of doctors, acupuncturists and research scientists, lead by Professor Bui Quoc Chau developed the discipline to become the complete system that it is today.
Initially named Facytherapy by the team, the discipline ‘draws from oriental medicine, in particular acupuncture, as well as from Western medicine, especically in the domain of anatomy, physiopathology, and neurology.’
Watch: Professor Bui Quoc Chau in action
Facial reflexology or acupressure is a tool, focusing on preventing health problems before they occur and treating existing ones before they become major health issues.
Unlike acupuncture where needles are used, facial reflexology can be performed by simple blunt objects like your finger or a pen.
- Bent thumb or index finger (even finger nails for certain points, e.g. point 19)
- End of a ballpoint pen.
- Chopsticks with filed ends
- Reflexology rollers
- Anything with a rounded tip
Watch: Demonstration of 12 massage techniques
How much pressure to use
Press enough to feel the pressure, but not too much that you hurt yourself.If you feel some tenderness in certain points or areas they are the areas you need to focus on.
Where to start and how long?
Start at any point and quickly run through the points or areas.If it’s sensitive then keep focusing on that area for a while. If a point or area is not sensitive don’t focus on it too much, move to the next point or area.a session can be 10 minutes to 40 minutes.
My own experience
I’ve had an excellent experience using Vietnamese facial reflexology and that is why I’m sharing it with you.My first session of self-massaging left my face feeling very tender, but in the following sessions the areas started to ‘heal up’. I was surprised at the accuracy of the points’ tenderness and the corresponding health issue(s).
The points: reflex points. using the tools outlined, either press on the points or stimulate them in the direction of the arrows.The highlighted areas: reflex (stimulation) zones. Massage around this area.
Please note: facial reflexology is very safe to use, however I’m not a medical practitioner so whatever you do with this information, it will be at your own risk – don’t blame me if you hurt yourself, ha! If symptoms persist please see your health specialist.
19, 61, 26, 0.Hangover symptoms like nausea or a dull headache. these points will give you some relief from the abuse of your body with alcohol the night or day before.Stimulation of the zones outlined will target the liver and gallbladder for faster metabolism.
19, 61, 26, 26, 41, 50, 63, 85, 113, 0.Use this if you’re consuming alcohol and want to help your liver and pancreas perform more effectively. this can also be used to reduce the chances of getting a hangover the next day.although there will be an immediate relief from the effects of alcohol, using this technique will not reduce alcohol levels – alcohol needs to be eliminated from the body for that to occur.Drink in moderation, and don’t drink and drive!
61, 50, 3, 26, 60, 74, 17, 0.Aiding digestion, this face map will help alleviate allergies that are often caused by consuming foods that contain addictives, artificial preservatives, colours and flavouring agents (which is practically in everything we eat). the reflex areas target the digestive system: the stomach, liver, pancreas, intestines and kidneys. To further assist, there is also a focus on the immune system and spinal column areas.
50, 19, 7, 3, 61, 37, 39, 0.Hayfever is a type of allergy. these points should be stimulated daily and whenever needed to help the body heal.
50, 38, 127, 39, 37, 0.Usually caused by not eating the right combination of foods, too much food, or alcohol; indigestion is also caused by a weak digestive system.these reflex points and zones target the digestive system. Use it for immediate relief, or daily if suffering from a weak digestive system.
126, 19, 0.Many perform the ‘pat on the back’ baby burping technique or perhaps they can be all ‘new age’ and do it this way! this may also be a considered a less evasive or more gentle approach than the former.
Automobiles, aircraft, boats, trains: 127, 19, 26, 103, 0.Seasickness: 63, 61, 26, 0.This can be used before embarking on a trip, or immediately as symptoms appear.
61, 26, 106, 34, 124, 0.For general headaches, try this the next time there’s one coming. There are also different face maps for specific headache origins: crown of the head; digestive; one side of the head; and temple. See below under ‘for more information’.
50, 127, 19, 3, 61, 124, 180, 0.OR124, 41, 50, 61, 51, 180, 0.Migraines are usually of a stress or digestive origin.this treats migraines and also the accompanying symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. If symptoms persist, please see your medical practitioner.
8, 26, 106, 34, 0.Useful in the treatment of twisted necks caused by prolonged immobility, such as sitting at a desk. Use several times a day or whenever needed.this map targets the neck vertebrae and spinal column.
26, 61, 3, 19, 0.These points and zones help the body eliminate toxins and wastes and increases our natural defenses. these are used for overall skin symptoms such as acne, eczema, psoriasis etc., however those specific issues also have their own set of points and zones. these points target the liver, kidneys and colon as these organs are the main causes for skin problems.
Give Vietnamese reflexology a go! If in some cases you find that it doesn’t work for you, I say it’s because you’re just doing it wrong. Go back to square one and start again!
To get more information and comprehensive diagrams on treating a wide range of health issues (including smoking, osteoporosis, ovarian cysts, gallstones, burns, depression and even shyness!), purchase Facial Reflexology by Marie-France Muller.
- Facial Reflexology: a self-care manual at Amazon.com – US$ 13.53
- Facial Reflexology: a self-care manual at the Book Depository – US$ 18.89
If you can read Vietnamese, get the books written by the founder Professor Bui Quoc Chau.
- Dien Chan
 Muller, Marie-France. Facial Reflexology. Healing Arts Press. inner Traditions International, 2006.
The therapy, which couples extensive abdominal surgery with blasts of heated chemotherapy to the abdominal cavity and its organs, was once a niche procedure used mainly against rare cancers of the appendix. Most academic medical centers shunned it.
More recently, as competition for patients and treatments intensifies, an increasing number of the nation’s leading medical centers has been offering the costly — and controversial — therapy to patients with the more common colorectal or ovarian cancers. and some hospitals are even publicizing the treatment as a hot “chemo bath.”
To critics, the therapy is merely the latest example of one that catches on with little evidence that it really works. “We’re practicing this technique that has almost no basis in science,” said Dr. David P. Ryan, clinical director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center.
But to some patients, the procedure, however grueling and invasive, represents their best hope for survival: “It’s throwing everything but the kitchen sink at cancer,” said Gloria Borges, a 29-year-old Los Angeles lawyer who had her colon cancer treated with what she called the “pick it out, pour it in” procedure.
For hours on a recent morning at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Andrew Lowy painstakingly performed the therapy on a patient.
After slicing the man’s belly wide open, he thrust his gloved hands deep inside, and examined various organs, looking for tumors. he then lifted the small intestine out of the body to sift it through his fingers.
As he found tumors, he snipped them out. “you can see how this is coming off like wallpaper,” Dr. Lowy said as he stripped out part of the lining of the man’s abdominal cavity.
After about two hours of poking and cutting, Dr. Lowy began the so-called shake and bake. The machine pumped heated chemotherapy directly into the abdominal cavity for 90 minutes while nurses gently jiggled the man’s bloated belly to disperse the drug to every nook and cranny.
The treatment is formally called cytoreductive surgery followed by hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or Hipec.
Recent converts include University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, and even Massachusetts General. The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is looking at it, according to people in the field. Advocates predict that the number of procedures could grow to 10,000 a year from about 1,500 now.
The therapy has even been featured on an episode of the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy.”
But Dr. Ryan, a gastrointestinal oncologist, suggested in an interview that the procedure was being extended to colorectal cancer because “you can’t make a living doing this procedure in appendix cancer patients.”
He debated the procedure publicly at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. while some patients did seem to live much longer than expected, he said that they had been carefully selected and might have fared well even without the therapy.
Proponents say that if cancer has spread into the abdominal cavity but not elsewhere, then lives can be prolonged by removing all the visible tumor and killing what’s missed with Hipec.
Dr. Sugarbaker, who opposed Dr. Ryan in the debate, said that it has long been known that cancerous cells are unable to withstand as much heat as healthy cells. and putting the chemotherapy on top of tumors should be more effective than systematically delivering it through the bloodstream.
One randomized trial done more than a decade ago involving 105 patients in the Netherlands did show a striking benefit. The median survival of those getting surgery and Hipec, plus intravenous chemotherapy, was 22.3 months, almost double the 12.6 months for those getting only the intravenous chemotherapy. but 8 percent who got the surgery and Hipec died from the treatment itself. and critics say that since that trial was conducted, new drugs have come to market that allow patients with metastatic colorectal cancer to live two years with intravenous chemotherapy alone.
A new trial in the United States has been temporarily suspended so that researchers can find a way to recruit patients. After nearly a year only one patient had enrolled, because people were reluctant to chance winding up in the control group, according to one of the investigators.
While proponents contend that the risk of dying from the surgery has been reduced since the Dutch trial, the procedure still lasts eight hours or more and full recovery can take three to six months. “It’s maximally invasive,” said Dr. Sugarbaker, who often removes the “spare parts” — organs a patient can live without, like the spleen, the gall bladder, the ovaries and the uterus.
The cost of the surgery and Hipec, including hospitalization, ranges from $20,000 to more than $100,000, doctors said. while Medicare and insurers generally pay for the operation, the heated treatment may not be covered. but doctors added it may be if it is described merely as chemotherapy. some patients, like Ms. Borges, who is a fitness devotee, recover well and say the procedure staved off a death sentence.
But Dr. Alan Venook, a colon cancer specialist at the University of California, San Francisco, said that a couple of patients referred by him had “died miserable deaths. One lost much of her abdominal wall to infection and just died in misery.”
Another risk is that the surgery may be done unnecessarily. CT scans cannot pick up many of the small tumors, so it is often unclear how much cancer is inside until the patient is opened.
In June, Dr. Lowy sliced open a woman and saw, to his horror, that she had more tumors than he could remove. taking out only some would not improve her chances of survival, so he closed the incision, and she is now starting intravenous chemotherapy.
Things with the male patient, Andy S., went better. a 41-year-old father of two from near San Francisco, mr. S. agreed to let a reporter observe the surgery, but asked that his full name not be published because he did not want his cancer history to surface through Web searches.
Mr. S. had abdominal pain eventually diagnosed as appendicitis. but the appendix was found to be cancerous. Such cancers typically spew mucus containing tumor cells into the abdominal cavity. so he signed up for surgery and Hipec with Dr. Lowy.
“I’ve had to say my goodbyes to everybody,” mr. S. said the day before the operation. “I had to talk to my priest. I had to do all these things I never thought I’d have to do at 41. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy, but I have to go through with it.”
Dr. Lowy explored the entire cavity from the diaphragm to the pelvis. he found mucus in several spots that he sopped up with a cloth and also tiny tumors the size of a pencil eraser that had implanted in several spots. he snipped those out and sewed up the wounds. he removed the right side of the man’s colon and the omentum, a fatty structure.
Then two Y-shaped tubes hooked to the Hipec machine were inserted into the abdominal cavity, one to deliver the chemotherapy and the other to bring the drug back to the machine to be reheated. The incision was sewn up around the tubes so the chemotherapy would not leak.
The man’s belly was filled with three liters of saline fluid and the chemotherapy, a generic drug called mitomycin C, heated to 42 degrees Celsius, or nearly 108 degrees Fahrenheit. any hotter could have caused injuries. Bloated with liquid, the man’s torso resembled a water bed.
After 90 minutes, the fluid was drained and the incision reopened for a final check before the patient was stitched up. The procedure took six hours.
“We got all of the visible disease, and he didn’t have a lot of visible disease,” Dr. Lowy said with satisfaction.
Mr. S. left the hospital eight days later, happy to have undergone the treatment. “I want to have the best chance I can have to never see this again,” he said.
What is foot reflexology? Foot reflexology is the art of applying pressure to different points on your foot. each point on your foot relates to specific organs and glands in your body. By applying pressure to these points, you are able to stimulate these organs that some believe result in better health. it has been practiced for thousands of years in countries such as India and China.
Who is it for? Foot reflexology is for anyone who is interested in his or her general well-being. Please note that reflexology may help with certain ailments but is not a cure for them. Foot reflexology can be beneficial in the following ways:
1. reduces stress 2. relieves tired feet 3. alleviates aches and pains 4. provides better sleep 5. brings peace of mind 6. aids in digestive problems 7. relief from headaches and sinuses 8. improves circulation 9. increases energy
Where do I start? To begin, look at a reflexology chart and pick an area on your foot that you would like to concentrate on first. for example, if you have aches in your back, you may want to focus on applying pressure to the pads of your feet. If you are interested in general health, start from the center of each foot and work your way out. Apply a comfortable pressure to the area with either your thumb or one of your other fingers. Applying oil or lotion is not necessary. Repeat at least once a day for maximum benefits.
What are other ways to stimulate your feet? You may not always have time or always feel like looking at a reflexology chart. If that is the case, have your partner give you a nice foot massage. If you are rushed for time, give yourself a quick foot massage without worrying about hitting pressure points. You can also take a walk barefoot in a park or on the beach. for the workplace, get one of those foot massage rollers and place it under your desk. You can also schedule a foot reflexology appointment at your local spa or salon. Another option is to purchase an electric foot massager with rotating discs. it feels amazing and the only thing you have to do is sit back and relax.
Hand reflexology benefits can help people with all kinda of ailments that need to be healed. almost everyone has some sort of ailment or physical condition that needs a little bit of TLC.
The benefits of reflexology help to reduce the levels of stress on the body. It has been found that many health problems stem from the fact that we have higher levels of stress, and as those stress levels are reduced we can in turn improve our overall health.
Our modern world is full of high levels of stress everywhere, it is very difficult to get away from the stress that we are surrounded by. because of these high levels of stress (and decreasing health levels), many people are turning to reflexology to lower their stress and solve specific problems within their body.
There are many reflexology points in our hands and feet that actually connect directly to major organs in the body. As you learn more about hand reflexology benefits, you will find that you can treat specific areas of your body by stimulating specific pressure points in your hands.
As these reflexology points are stimulated, your entire body will begin to relax, which in turn improves circulation and overall body functioning. Reflexology will release the stress and tension, and may reduce chronic pain, and improve overall health. Reflexology also promotes healthy organ functioning to keep your vitals strong.
Reflexology benefits continue to increase as you use this alternative health practice over time. It is important that you continue with a regular reflexology maintenance program in order to maintain optimum health.
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One of the best meditation techniques for opening and balancing the chakras, is the visualization meditation technique. In this technique, the color attribute of each chakra is exploited and used an instrument to stimulate and awaken that particular center.
Let’s begin first though by giving a brief overview of the chakra system and how they work. Chakras are energy vortexes that reside in the astral body and transmute energy between the 3 bodies that make up a human being. There 3 bodies are the physical body, astral body and mental body. Charka essentially move energy between these bodies, by raising or dropping the frequency of the energy as required.
Each chakra resides in a particular location along the spine from the base to the crown of the head, and the health of the center is reflected in the health of the organs and systems in that particular region. In addition, chakras are responsible for personality traits and having these centers in balance, means to have one’s physical, emotional and mental bodies in balance as well. so now that we have an understanding of chakras, let’s delve into the visualization meditation technique which can be used to open, heal and balance these important centers.
Each chakra is associated with a particular color, and by using this information along with the power of concentration and visualization one can help stimulate a particular center and assist it in opening. Below is the color chart that lists the particular color associated with each center. Each of these colors should then be used, as described in the meditation script below it.
Chakra Point Color Chart:
Third eye chakra: Indigo
To practice chakra visualization meditation technique, one should follow the step-by-step instructions below.
1. Either lie on your back, or sit up in cross legged posture with your back straight.
2. Close your eyes and take 5 deep slow breaths to help relax you and clam the mind.
3. Now begin to visualize the color red at the base of your spine as a glowing ball of red light. Feel your breath moving in and out from this center while continuing to imagine a red ball of light emanating from that location.
4. After spending a minute or two at the root chakra, move up to the sex chakra and repeat the exercise with the color orange.
5. In this fashion work through all the other chakras as well, where the navel chakra is located at the level of the solar plexus, the heart center at the level of the sternum, the throat center at the neck and the third eye chakra in the middle of the forehead.
6. once you complete the cycle, relax for a few minutes and then finish the meditation, by affirming you are healthy, balanced and at peace.
The above chakra meditation, works through the entire chakra system, but if you are interested in opening and balancing just one particular center, you can simply focus on doing the visualization meditation with the color for that specific center only. This method of chakra balancing is very effective, but one should use it judiciously, as one should be physically able to handle the increased energy flow that can occur when chakras are activated and opened.