Holistic approach for treating erectile dysfunction

Nina Ross
Certified Naturopathic Doctor
November 12, 2023

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can be a frustrating and embarrassing condition for men to deal with. While the blue pill may provide temporary relief, it doesn't address the root causes of ED. A holistic approach to managing ED can help address the underlying issues and improve sexual function.

Addressing Underlying Health Conditions

One of the key aspects of managing ED is addressing any underlying health conditions that may be contributing to the problem. Conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease can all impact erectile function. Managing these conditions with medication, lifestyle changes, and natural supplements can help improve sexual function.

Stress Management Techniques

Stress can also impact erectile function. Finding ways to manage stress, like practicing meditation, deep breathing, or yoga can greatly improve outcomes. Additionally, getting enough sleep and engaging in relaxing activities like reading or taking a bath can help reduce stress levels.

Pelvic Floor Exercises

Pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegel exercises, can be helpful in improving erectile function. These exercises help strengthen the muscles that control urination and can also improve blood flow to the penis. To perform these exercises, squeeze the muscles used to stop urination and hold for several seconds before releasing.


Acupuncture can also be helpful for managing ED. This traditional Chinese medicine technique involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body to improve blood flow and reduce stress. Several studies have shown that acupuncture can improve erectile function in men with ED.


Psychological factors like depression, anxiety, and stress can also contribute to ED. Psychotherapy can be helpful in addressing these underlying issues and improving sexual function. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, in particular, can help men identify negative thought patterns and develop coping strategies to manage stress and anxiety.

Working with a Healthcare Provider

It is important to work with a healthcare provider to develop a personalized treatment plan for managing ED. This may include medication, natural supplements, lifestyle changes, and monitoring of important health markers like blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Regular check-ups and blood tests can also help monitor the progression of ED and adjust treatment plans as needed.

At Nina Ross Functional Medicine, we believe in taking a comprehensive approach to managing ED that addresses underlying health conditions, stress management, and personalized treatment plans. Our team of functional medicine practitioners can work with you to develop a personalized plan that helps you manage your ED and improve your overall health and well-being.

Call to Action

If you're struggling with ED, contact Nina Ross Functional Medicine to schedule a consultation with one of our functional medicine practitioners. Together, we can develop a personalized treatment plan that helps you manage your ED, improve your overall health and well-being, and regain confidence in your sexual health.

Nina Ross
Certified Naturopathic Doctor

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