When I talk about the health of human sexuality, I can’t help but think of one of the most legendary rogue doctors who ever lived in America, Dr. John Brinkley. He made millions of dollars during the Great Depression era selling goat testicles to man with erectile dysfunction. You may think, “What have goat testicles got to do with erectile dysfunction?” Probably nothing, except for the fact that goats were associated with strong masculinity and sexual vitality. That’s it. But with his uncanny ability to persuade through skillful nationwide marketing campaign, Dr. Brinkley was able to successfully attract hundreds of men to his clinic and convince them that goat testicles were the cure they had been looking for. But, he didn’t sell them for consumption. He actually sold “Goat Testicle Transplant Treatment” to men who desperately needed the cure. As strange as it sounds, many man were happy to pay outrageous amount of money to replace their own testicles with the ones from goats. And he was only one who could provide hope to men with this crazy idea. Not to mention, he is now regarded as one of the biggest and longest running medical frauds in US history.
It is true that tens of thousands of men suffer from erectile dysfunction. And many of them would do anything to regain the control over the ability to satisfy the nature of human sexuality. In other words, their desire to have sex, which is the most fundamental human instinct to reproduce has to be fulfilled at any cost. But, erectile dysfunction makes it almost impossible to perform such a task. This is why Viagra has become the one of the most popular drugs among men as well as women (their partner) who indirectly benefit from the sudden, but temporary improvement of men’s sexual performance. Is it safe? I don’t know the answer, but I can say it with certainty that it is against the nature of human body to artificially stimulate to produce erection that may or may not last “More than 4 hours”. But, heck, who cares about men’s long-term health, right? Male species are happy as long as they can satisfy the sexual needs of female counterpart. Take a look at the world of the praying mantis and some species of spiders. A male will gladly offer himself to be devoured by female after the mating. I am truly grateful for the fact that my wife is not a mantis.
As I mentioned, a fear of not being able to perform (erectile dysfunction) or desire to have sex derived from the human instinct to reproduce. How about women? What could be women’s fear based on the same assumption and logic? I must say it is the fear of not being able to conceive – infertility. Unless you’ve been trying to conceive for several years without success, you may never notice, but infertility treatment has become a thriving business in recent years. People are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars for the hope of having a baby before woman’s body becomes too old to conceive. Again human instinct to reproduce is definitely the main force behind this movement. It explains why the cost of treatment is no longer an issue for those who are desperate to conceive. At Hen Sen Herbs, Juliana has also noticed that more and more people are seeking help for their problems with reproductive system.
So why are so many women having infertility problems? And why are so many men afflicted with erectile dysfunction? Oversimplified answer would be this: Their level of overall health has deteriorated to the point where individual organs and the system can no longer be able to perform the proper functions. In other words, people have become noticeably unhealthy for whatever the reasons. Without a doubt, years of abuse, including smoking, drinking, bad diet and lifestyle for example, can definitely affect human health negatively for both men and women. For women, the use of birth control pills is the prime suspect for damaging reproductive system. Use of powerful medication can also override the function of healthy organs and weaken the ability to perform its functions. Or a hazardous environment may have played a role in causing extensive damages to your body. Continuous severe stress can block the flow energy necessary for the body function properly. There are unlimited number of possible reasons for people to be ill. Bottom line is that you must regain optimal level of health before you can achieve desired outcomes – being pregnant (for women), being able to get erection (for men) without the use of Viagra. So it is Juiana’s (the herbalist) job to approach it holistically and prescribe herbs that would cleanse and strengthen the damaged part of the body and ultimately bring the perfect harmonious balance between organs and the systems. A man might get tempted to use the substance (whether it is natural or synthetic) that might temporarily fix the problem by overstimulating the system. Or a infertility treatment might be able to forcefully help you conceive whether or not your body is strong enough to conceive. But without healthy organs and the system functioning harmoniously within the body, the effect can be short lived if not damaging.
Having said that, if I were to pick one single organ that is the most responsible for the reproductive sexual functions, it would be the kidneys. The most commonly known function of the kidneys is to regulate water metabolism. Everyday, the kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste and water which are then sent down to to bladder as urine. Another less known but one of the most important functions of the kidneys in Traditional Chinese Medicine is “Storing essence and controlling human reproduction.” This essence is called Kidney “qi” which is the foundation of human body and greatly influence the ability of reproduction, growth and development. Basically the level of abundance of Kidney “qi” determines how strong your sexual energy is. Woman’s menstruation begins and becomes regular in her early teen when this energy becomes abundant. And then menopause begins when the “qi” begins to deplete. And she is no longer able to conceive. For a man, kidney “qi” becomes replete in his mid teens. He becomes full of semen and capable of causing conception during intercourse with a woman. Naturally his “qi” becomes exhausted in his mid 50’s and rest of his body start to grows old.
Issues related to reproductive system are the possible symptoms of kidney imbalance, though other factors other than kidney may have influenced it. In general, premature aging, greying of the hair or hair loss, urinary problems, water retention, hearing loss or ringing in the ears are also the signs of debilitated kidneys.
Do you know what the most reliable indicator of weak or imbalanced kidneys? Juliana taught me to pay attention to the area just below the eyes. If you see the big bags under the eyes. It is very likely the kidneys are exhausted. So if you see the bags under eyes along with some of the symptoms listed above, it is definitely time for you to start taking care of your kidneys. How? At Hen Sen Herbs, Juliana recommends ‘DTF – Kidney Support and Cleanse’ to those who wants maintain strong and healthy kidneys. Oh, one more thing, if you notice “swollen feet or ankles” or are experiencing severe health imbalance like diabetes (which is also strongly related to the health of the kidneys), please consult Juliana for advice. Phone: (206) 328-2828 or Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.