What is premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation is caused when a man is unable to achieve complete sexual satisfaction for himself or his partner due to early ejaculation. This may occur in the early stages of intercourse or physical excitement. Premature ejaculation is a common problem that strikes many men however there are many factors that can affect male sexual stamina and performance. Some men may require medical intervention, while others may simply need some forethought to help control the problem.
Causes of premature ejaculation
There may not be a physical cause for premature ejaculation, however it is important to note that physical causes leading to early climax is rare. It is more likely to occur due to hyperstimulation and anxiety, but some other possible causes include:
Ayurveda for premature ejaculation
According to Ayurveda, an early discharge of semen may occur due to an excess of pitta and aggravated vata humours. Aggravated pitta can cause excess heat to accumulate in the body, which can result in the semen becoming thin and hot.
Pitta can be aggravated due to excess consumption of sour or spicy foods, going to bed late at night, excess sexual thoughts, worry, heavy or fatty foods, or sadness.
Vata can also play a role in premature ejaculation. Aggravated vata can increase excitement and lead to early ejaculation.
Premature ejaculation symptoms
The main symptom of premature ejaculation is the inability of a man to satisfy his partner due to early semen discharge after penetration. This may also occur during masturbation.
Some inherited factors may be to blame for primary premature ejaculation. This will affect a man from his first sexual experience.
Acquired or secondary premature ejaculation develops later in life, often after a successful, healthy sex life. It may occur due to increased stress, anxiety, worry, depressions, workload, or relationship problems. Some medications have premature ejaculation as a side-effect.
Natural treatments for premature ejaculation
According to Ayurveda, when taken in the right combinations some herbs may help in treating premature ejaculations, with these herbs including:
Indian liquorice contains some alkaloids, which have great medical importance and can help in reducing early discharge of semen. This occurs by the pitta and vata humours in the body being pacified. Indian liquorice may help by reducing anxiety and stress related to premature ejaculation. To combat premature ejaculation, relief can be provided for acidity, gas, excessive heat, mental ability, and sexual stamina.
Indian gooseberries contain vitamin C, which acts as a potent antioxidant to pacify pitta and improve the body’s immunity. Indian gooseberries help to reduce the excess pitta humour to improve early ejaculation. It may help to reduce the acid production in the stomach and body heat. Ayurveda states that premature ejaculation is caused by an excess of heat in the body, which needs to be counteracted by cooling herbs. The Indian gooseberry is a potent cooling herb, which helps to reduce body heat.
One of the possible causes of premature ejaculation is excess masturbation and constipation. Isabgol (psyllium seed husk) is used along with other herbal medicines to assist in treating premature ejaculation. Psyllium seed husk is also used because of its anti-pitta characteristics, which may assist in pacifying aggravated pitta humour in the body to help eliminate the cause of premature ejaculation.
Indian asparagus may assist with increasing penile strength, increasing sexual and mental excitement, all while helping slow down sex. Indian asparagus may help with general debility, food addictions, low sperm count, weakness, excessive hunger, emotional irritability, inflammatory diseases, and infertility.
Natural therapies for premature ejaculation
Shirodhara is one of the most common therapies used for reducing anxiety, stress, and depression. It may reduce the psychological causes of premature ejaculation by soothing hyperstimulated nerves during sexual intercourse.
Ayurvedic body massage
Ayurvedic body massage may help to relax the nervous system, improve blood circulation throughout the body, and improve nervous system function. It can help to reduce anxiety and stress associated with sexual acts.
Nasya is an Ayurvedic procedure that involves oil in the nose. It may work on the brain and nerves to help provide strength to the brain and combat problems related to depression. Nasya may also help improve early ejaculation by reducing performance-related stress and anxiety.
Yoga for premature ejaculation
Yoga is a non-remedial option for premature ejaculation, which may help in relieving early discharge symptoms brought on by psychosocial factors. Yoga poses that can help in reducing premature ejaculation via one of many mechanisms include:
Some lifestyle changes may help to reduce premature ejaculation, including:
Counselling to address any underlying/contributing stressors or issues
Routine shirodhara therapy
Communication with partner
Healthy changes to diet and lifestyle
Counselling may help to determine the root cause of premature ejaculation and assist in understanding any psychological factors involved. Consulting a professional counsellor and discussing your problem can help in reducing premature ejaculation in some men. An example of factors that can contribute psychologically to premature ejaculation include that some men unknowingly hurry to ejaculate, which may cause them to think they are suffering from a sexual weakness when in fact they are not.
Routine shirodhara oil therapy
Shirodhara can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Adopting shirodhara may help in reducing the psychological and other physical problems that can contribute to premature ejaculation.
Your partner may be able to assist you in understanding your body so discussing premature ejaculation with them is an important element of the treatment. Some men may feel embarrassed and avoid talking about the subject with their partner, but the discussion may be able help relieve some of the stress involved with premature ejaculation that you both feel. Premature ejaculation is an issue that couples can work together to solve, in combination with other treatments
Making healthy lifestyle choices and eating habits can help in reducing some of the physical causes of premature ejaculations. Avoiding hot and spicy foods, doing regular exercise, maintaining optimum body weight, and avoidance of drugs, smoking and alcohol can also have a positive effect.
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