What do patients say about us?
Gary came to us 2 months ago. He could only erect for 1 minute or so. Penetration was a problem and he often did not ejaculate. After two months of treatment and in his third consultation with us, he said,
‘I can now maintain erection for more than 10 minutes and ejaculate inside’.
Gary from London 2017
’I always feel tired and have not been interested in sex. I am much more energetic now and my libido has come back’.
Paul from London 2016
’My problem has been maintaining erection long enough to ejaculate inside my partner. I just could not do it. After a few months of treatment, I can last long enough to do so’.
Peter from Essex 2015
What Is Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very common condition, particularly in older men. It is estimated that half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70 will have it to some degree.
ED is commonly called “impotence.” It’s a condition in which a man cannot achieve or maintain an erection during sexual performance. Symptoms may also include reduced sexual desire or libido.
ED is not exactly the same as poor sperm count and quality although they may be related. If your problem is about or also about poor sperm count and/or quality, please go to treatment for sperm issues.
What are the causes of ED?
These kinds of issues can happen at any time and to any man. Causes are varied but may include:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Performance anxiety
- Alcohol consumption
How is ED diagnosed?
Your doctor is likely to diagnose you with ED if the condition lasts for more than a few weeks or months.
What are the conventional treatments?
Standard treatments include pharmaceutical medications, vacuum pumps, implants, and surgery, but many men prefer natural options since most conventional treatment shave side effects, some of which are considered serious by doctors and patients alike.
What is Premature Ejaculation (PE)?
Premature ejaculation (PE) means coming too quickly, and it’s one of the most common male sexual problems.
PE can be a cause of real distress to the man. Also, partners of men with premature ejaculation can become extremely frustrated. This condition can be a major factor in the break-up of marriages.
How common is it?
A large survey in the UK involving several thousand British males showed that approximately 10 per cent of them said that they often or sometimes had this trouble.
In addition, a 2004 survey in Europe showed that many middle-aged men still have this problem. Fortunately, good treatments are available for all age groups.
Definitions of PE
It’s almost impossible to get an accurate definition of premature ejaculation: what some couples consider a satisfactory length of intercourse would be very inadequate for others.
A US report presented to the 2006 Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine stated that:
- the average lasting time of men with PE was 1.8 minutes
- ‘normal’ men lasted an average of 7.3 minutes.
At the same Congress, Professor Waldinger reported that 2.5 per cent of men couldn’t last 90 seconds inside the vagina. Those males undoubtedly have PE.
Another study looking at 500 couples from five different countries found the average time taken to ejaculate during intercourse was around five-and-a-half minutes
Who should consider treatment?
Since perceptions of PE vary widely, doctors usually try to pin down the exact time patient can last before ejaculation. The common advice to patients is that if you can’t ‘last’ for five minutes, you should at least consider the possibility of getting some treatment.
As a working definition, if either you or your partner feels that orgasm is happening much too soon, there probably is some degree of PE.
What are the common conventional medical treatments?
Common conventional medical treatment available in the NHS fall into three classes
- Advice and training to change behaviour
- Medication which are some form of anti-depressants
How do we treat Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation?
We use tailor made Chinese herbs to treat low libido, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and impotence issues. It is well known that some Chinese herbs and plant-derived herbal medications contain natural substances, which can be effective in treating these conditions.
What does the treatment programme consist of?
The treatment programme usually consists of special herbs and plant-derived remedy prescribed on a monthly basis following a monthly consultation to check progress. For men, it is likely to consist of 24 days of herbal medication taken over a period of 4 weeks with 1 day ’rest’ in each week. During the treatment programme, and on the days you should be taking the herbal medication, you will need to do so twice a day.
How often do I need a consultation and why do I have to come back?
Consultation is usually once a month in order to ensure that the herbal medication prescribed is tailor-made for you each month. Monthly consultation is required in order to gauge your response to the medication that will inform any diagnostic and prescribing adjustments for the following month.
How long is the treatment programme?
The treatment programme usually lasts for 3 to 9 months, averaging about 6 months.
How much are the fees?
The all inclusive fees are about £400 a month. The first phase of treatment is for 3 months. Most see significant improvements. Detailed fees’ list will be forwarded on request.
How do I know whether the treatment is working?
Most patients are asked to have erectile dysfunction test carried out prior to treatment. You will be asked to have it carried out again about half way through the treatment programme i.e. after 3 or 4 months, to ascertain if they are responding well to our treatment.
In addition, with ED and PE, you will of course also feel the difference when you are with your partner. Over 80% of our patients see significant improvements and they move onto phase 2 of the programme to consolidate their results. Patients that respond to our treatment well also report more energy and being more positive in attitude to life.
How safe is the treatment?
We only use herbal remedy approved by the UK government’s Medicines Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. Taken as prescribed, they are therefore very safe.
Acupuncture is also generally considered to be a safe treatment. Needless to say, our clinician is extremely well qualified and experienced in using herbs and acupuncture.
Can the Clinic help women as well?
Since our inception in March 2000, we have helped women as well as men to resolve low libido issues. Our treatment is particularly effective is dealing with low energy and hormonal imbalance which are major causes for low libido. Click here to go to treatment for hormonal imbalance for women.