Recipes of Chinese herbs for impotence

In traditional Chinese medicine, though the position of impotence is the penis, the syndrome is related to the liver, the kidneys, the heart and the spleen. The syndrome may be caused by the stagnation of Qi, hot dampness, cold dampness, phlegm, or the stasis of blood. The deficiency of internal organs and the retention of pathogenic factors often happen at the same time. For removing the retention of pathogenic factors, the main method is to treat the liver. And for improving the deficiency of internal organs, the main method is to treat the involved internal organs. In the early stage of impotence, the syndrome that is caused simply by the weakness of kidney Yang is rare. Therefore, be sure not to misuse medicinal raw materials that strengthen kidney Yang.

Syndrome caused by the stagnation of liver Qi

When impotence is caused by the stagnation of liver Qi, there are the following symptoms: the penis is not able to be erect during sexual intercourse, but it may have an erection during sleep, or the penis may stand up but is not able to be stiff; the person may feel depressed, and the chest and the hypochondria feel the pain of distending; the person may often belch, feels discomfort in the stomach, lacks appetite, and has loose stool; the tongue is pale, and the covering of the tongue is thin and white; the pulse is taut like a string, and sometimes it is also thin.

The treatment method is to unblock the liver for releasing the stagnation of Qi, and make Qi move for raising the penis. The representative recipe for the treatment is Chai Hu Shu Gan San, which contains Chai Hu (6 g), Xiang Fu (4.5 g), Zhi Ke (4.5 g), Chuan Xiong (4.5 g), Bai Shao (4.5 g), Chen Pi (6 g), and Zhi Gan Cao (1.5 g).

If the person feels impatient and irritable, and feels dryness and a bitter taste in his mouth, and his eyes are red, and his urine is yellow, the recipe may add Mu Dan Pi, Zhi Zi, and Long Dan Cao.

If there is the stasis of blood, the recipe may add Dan Shen, Dang Gui, and Ji Xue Teng. If the stasis of blood is severe, Wu Gong can also be added.

If the lower back feels uncomfortable and the limbs feel weakness, the recipe may add Sha Yuan Zi, Gou Qi Zi, and Xian Ling Pi.

If the person lacks appetite and has loose stool, the recipe can add Bai Zhu, Shan Yao, Yi Yi Ren, and Mu Xiang.

If the person suffers from insomnia and heavy stress, the recipe may add Suan Zao Ren, Wu Wei Zi, He Huan Pi, Shi Chang Pu, and Yu Jin.

Syndrome caused by hot dampness

When impotence is caused by hot dampness, there are the following symptoms: the penis is not able to be erect, and it is flabby and long; testes have a heavy feeling and a swelling pain, and the scrotum is itchy or wet with sweats; the person feels nausea, and the mouth has a bitter taste and a sticky feeling; the hypochondria have a distending feeling, the abdomen feels discomfort, and the body is tired; urine is yellow or orange, and urination is not smooth while feeling pain like burning; defecation is not smooth, and there is always a feeling that stool is not completely gotten rid of; the tongue is red, and the covering of the tongue is yellow and looks like a layer of lard; the pulse is slippery like a pearl rolling on a plate, and is rapid.

The treatment method is to get rid of hot dampness through urination and defecation. The representative recipe is Long Dan Xie Gan Tang, which contains Long Dan Cao (6 g), Sheng Di Huang (9 g), Mu Tong (6 g), Ze Xie (12 g), Che Qian Zi (9 g), Dang Gui (3 g), Chai Hu (6 g), Zhi Zi (9 g), Huang Qin (9 g), and Sheng Gan Cao (6 g).

In the case of wet and itchy scrotum, the recipe can add Di Fu Zi, Huang Bo, Ku Shen, and She Chuang Zi.

If the lower abdomen feels the pain of distending, the recipe may add Yan Hu Suo and Chuan Lian Zi.

If semen has some blood, the recipe may add Da Ji, Xiao Ji, Qian Cao, and Xian He Cao.

If heat is not severe, and turbid dampness blocks the Qi that carries clear Yang which always moves upwards, the recipe can add Hou Po, Cang Zhu, Chen Pi, and Sha Ren.

Syndrome caused by the weakness of kidney Yang

As kidney Yang is called kidney fire and kidneys may also be called Ming Men which literally means the gate of life, the weakness of kidney Yang is also called the weakness of the fire of Ming Men. When impotence is caused by the weakness of kidney Yang, there are the following symptoms: the penis is not able to erect, and the sexual desire is hypoactive, or the penis can stand up but is not able to be stiff; semen is not much, and it is clear and cold; the person feels tired and listless, and fears coldness, while limbs are cold; the face is pale, and dizziness and tinnitus happen; the lower back and knees feel uncomfortable and weak; in the night there is much urine which is clear; between 3 o’clock and 5 o’clock in the morning there is diarrhea, while the penis is cold and shrinks; the tongue is pale and larger than normal, and the covering of the tongue is thin and white; the pulse is sunken and slow, and sometimes the pulse may be thin.

The treatment method is to warm the kidneys and nourish kidney Jing, and to strengthen kidney Yang and raise the penis. The representative recipe for treatment is Zan Yu Dan, which contains Shu Di Huang, Dang Gui, Du Zhong, Ba Ji Tian, Rou Cong Rong, Ying Yang Huo, She Chuang Zi, Rou Gui, Bai Zhu, Gou Qi Zi, Xian Mao, Shan Zhu Yu, Jiu Cai Zi, Fu Zi, Ren Shen, and Lu Rong.

If the deficiency of kidney Yang is not severe, but kidney Jing and blood are deficient, the recipe can be changed to Zuo Gui Wan or Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan with necessary modification. The recipe Zuo Gui Wan contains Shu Di Huang (24 g), Shan Yao (12 g), Gou Qi Zi (12 g), Shan Zhu Yu (12 g), Chuan Niu Xi (9 g), Tu Si Zi (12 g), Lu Jiao (12 g), and Gui Jiao (12 g). The recipe Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan contains Shu Di Huang (24 g), Shan Yao (12 g), Shan Zhu Yu (12 g), Ze Xie (9 g), Fu Ling (9 g), Mu Dan Pi (9 g), Gui Zhi (3 g), and Fu Zi (3 g).

If nocturnal emission frequently happens, and semen is cold and is not much, the recipe can add Fu Pen Zi, Jin Ying Zi, and Yi Zhi Ren for nourishing kidneys and holding kidney Jing.

Syndrome caused by the deficiency of the heart and the spleen

When impotence is caused by the deficiency of the heart and the spleen, there are the following symptoms: the penis is not able to be erect, and the symptom becomes severe after overworking; the person suffers from palpitations, insomnia, and a lot of dreams during sleep; the persons feels tired and lacks strength; the face is sallow, the appetite is lacking, the abdomen feels distending, and the stool is loose; the tongue is pale, the edge of the tongue has the marks of teeth, and the covering of the tongue is thin and white; the pulse is thin and weak.

The treatment method is to invigorate the spleen and nourish the heart, and to strengthen Qi and raise the penis. The representative recipe for treatment is Gui Pi Tang, which contains Ren Shen (9 g), Bai Zhu (18 g), Huang Qi (18 g), Zhi Gan Cao (6 g), Yuan Zhi (3 g), Suan Zao Ren (18 g), Fu Shen (18 g), Long Yan Rou (18 g), Dang Gui (3 g), Mu Xiang (9 g), Da Zao (1, number), and Sheng Jiang (5 pieces).
If there is the stagnation of liver Qi, the recipe can combine with the recipe Chai Hu Shu Gan San.

If there is the deficiency of spleen Yang and kidney Yang, the recipe can add Xian Ling Pi, Bu Gu Zhi, Jiu Xiang Chong, and Yang Qi Shi.

If the person is obese, the recipe can add Ze Xie, He Ye, Yi Yi Ren, Cang Zhu, and Chen Pi.

Syndrome caused by the harm of frightened emotion to the kidneys

In Chinese medicine, fear is related to the kidneys. However, when a person is very frightened, fear may hurt the kidneys. In this case, there are the following symptoms: the penis is not able to be erect during sexual intercourse, but it may often have an erection when staying alone; the person is timid and nervous, and he is shy to speak and his voice is low; he suffers from palpitations with the feeling of fear, and he has a lot of dreams during sleep; the tongue is pale, and the covering of the tongue is white; the pulse is taut like a string, and is thin.

The treatment method is to nourish the kidneys, calm the mind, and raise the courage. The representative recipe for treatment is Qi Yang Yu Xin Dan, which contains Ren Shen, Yuan Zhi, Fu Shen, Shi Chang Pu, Gan Cao, Ju Hong, Sha Ren, Chai Hu, Tu Si Zi, Bai Zhu, Suan Zao Ren, Dang Gui, Bai Shao, Shan Yao, and Shen Qu.

If the person feels very frightened and restless, the recipe can add Long Chi and Ci Shi.

In the case of insomnia and a lot of dreams during sleep, the recipe can add Wu Wei Zi, Hu Po, and He Huan Pi.

In the case of the deficiency of kidney Yin and the hyperactivity of heart Yang, the recipe can add Huang Lian and Rou Gui.

If the lower back and knees feel uncomfortable and weak, the recipe can add Du Zhong, Rou Cong Rong, Hai Ma, and Suo Yang.

In the case of blood stasis blocking meridians, the recipe can add Wu Gong, Feng Fang, Dan Shen, and Chuan Xiong.

REFERENCES:

1. Zhang, Boli, & Wu, Mianhua. (2017). Internal Medicine of TCM. China Press of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

2. Li, Ji, & Lian, Jianwei. (2016). Recipes of Traditional Chinese Medicine. China Press of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

NOTICE:

Some medicinal materials are not allowed to use in the EU. The knowledge of the article is based on the conditions of China. The actual use of medicinal materials in the EU complies with the regulations of the EU.

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