Reflexology for Men
Many scientists have observed that cells from male and female organisms differ in ways that result not from hormones, but from foundation stones such as chromosomes. This means that all the organs and parts of the body have the potential to respond differently between the sexes. Reflexology for men should not focus solely on male diseases such as those affecting the reproductive organs-impotence, enlarged prostate, prostatitis and infertility-but also on the way that many diseases express themselves differently in men.
The China Reflexology Association found that reflexology is an excellent therapy for treating men with sexual dysfunction, including impotence, premature ejaculation and ejaculation deficiencies, Its 1996 China Reflexology Symposium Report described a study on 37 men who were treated with reflexology; it was 87.5% effective for impotence and 100% effective for other conditions.
Impotence is characterized by an inability to achieve or maintain an erection adequate for sexual intercourse,. Around 2.3 million men in the UK and 30 million men in the US suffer from erection problems, and around one in three men over 60 is affected by a degree of impotence.
Erections result from a combination of brain stimuli, blood vessel and hormonal actions and nerve functions. Some diseases and factors that can contribute to impotence include atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), high blood pressure, diabetes, alcohol, cigarettes and a history of sexually transmitted disease. Impotence may also be a side effect of certain medications, such as antidepressants, antihistamines and ulcer medication.