Many patients come to my office for sexual dysfunction (SD). SD can look like painful intercourse for women and erectile dysfunction (ED) or Peyronies for men. While there are many reasons for SD, one commonality among patients is an underlying dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. The exception is ED caused by vascular damage or induced by drugs.
Most women with chronic pain are told they need hormones, or need to be on very specific diets and do not find much improvement even with these measures. Men with Peyronies are often given painful injections and are not better after those tortuous treatments.
One of the other common symptoms I find in patients with underlying autonomic dysfunction is sleep disorder. Chronic difficulty staying or falling asleep is a sure sign the neuroendocrine system or the autonomic system is not working as it should be.
I have now treated numerous women with sexual dysfunction and men with ED and Peyronies successfully with minimal intervention. However, the intervention used is addressing the abnormalities with deep seated stress or anxiety.
Treatments consist of activating the nervous system by opening up the meridians as well as communicating thru the sympathetic chain directly with the hypothalamus of the brain.
I also use nutrition and supplementation in the cases of those who are deficient.
Phosphatidylserine and phosphorylcholine are supportive substances for cell membranes and they have been shown in numerous studies to support the stress response in ways which create improved resilience and hence less stress on the system physically and mentally.
In addition to reduced perceived stress, studies have shown reduced cortisol levels, improved brain function and improved nerve-muscle communication as well as better levels of acetylcholine, a neruotransmitter involved in many functions including sexual response.
I find after one or two SCENAR treatments, all that is needed for maintenance is nutritional support. Daily breath work or meditation is also a fabulous way to reduce the stress response and improve resilience, something we all could use a little more of.
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