Many Asian traditional medicine systems have developed treatments for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). In this article, we’re going to take a look at what the Thai Traditional Healing Arts offer when it comes to treating ED.
Erectile Dysfunction, also referred to as impotence, is the incapacity to get or to keep an erection solid enough to have sexual intercourse. When this happens now and again, it isn’t necessarily a problem, but when it becomes a structural issue it can cause stress, affect self-confidence, inhibit procreation, and/or yield pressure on relationships.
The reasons for ED can be many – often hard to identify exactly – and can have one or more underlying psychological, emotional and/or physical causes. Some causes recognized are certain lifestyles, stress, anxiety, older age, relationship problems, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, alcohol use, injuries, overweight, to name a few.
Thai Traditional Treatments
In Thailand, there are – like in many other countries – several approaches to resolving or diminishing ED, such as certain diets and natural remedies (Ginseng, Yohimbe, animal products, etc), chemical medication (Viagra, Cialis, etc), lifestyle changes (Exercise, Stress Reduction, etc), Acupuncture (TCM), Counseling, Psychoanalysis, Pelvic floor muscle exercises, certain devices (Pump, Ring, etc), and a variety of massages and other bodywork, to name a few common treatments.
Below now, we take a look at the various traditional genital massage treatments offered in Thailand that address resolving ED. These traditional treatments tend to address both emotional issues and physical issues.
Emotional traumas tend may create tensions and contractions in cell tissue and organs, which hinders them to function optimally. Physical issues may cause toxins and obstructions in veins and arteries inhibiting free flow of blood to the genital organs, or may cause general blood circulation system problems.
Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal Detox Massage
Chi Nei Tsang or Thai Abdominal Chi and Internal Organs Massage is a traditional healing massage treatment that combines Chinese, Thai Massage and meditation techniques while focusing predominantly on the abdominal area.
The name “Abdominal Detox Massage” is somewhat limiting because the treatment is not about the abdomen only, but affects internal organs (including the genital organs) in the abdominal, pelvic and thoracic region. One of the important assumptions made in Chi Nei Tsang is the belief that unresolved emotional issues are stored in the digestive system and that poor “emotional digestion” is one of the main reasons for ill health.
Treatments can be found across Thailand, but most particularly in the Chiang Mai region.
Karsai Nei Tsang Genital Detox Massage
Karsai Nei Tsang is a traditional therapeutic genital healing and detox massage (also called sexual organs detox massage) originating and exercised in Thailand for both men and women. In fact, Karsai Nei Tsang is a specialization of Chi Nei Tsang but with a more precise focus on the genital organs.
In general, Karsai Nei Tsang aims at health issues associated with the sexual organs and sexuality, frequent and difficult urination, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, fertility problems, prostate problems, menopause, ovarian cysts, impotency, painful menstruation or painful intercourse, and low sexual libido, to name the most commonly addressed problems.
Like with Chi Nei Tsang, Karsai treatments can be found across Thailand, but mostly in the Chiang Mai region.
Jabkasai Testicles Massage
Jabkasai (also named Jap Kasai) has clear similarities with Karsai Nei Tsang Genital Detox Massage. The basic idea behind Jabkasai is to stimulate the reproductive function and internal organs. Its primary focus is on stimulating blood supply in the genital region, resolving impotency and erection dysfunctions, relieving painful testicles and prostate problems, frequent urination, premature ejaculation, and fertility problems.
Jabkasai treatment offerings are rather scarce, serious healing treatment services are basically only available in Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
Prostate Massage (sometimes called Prostatic Massage)
Prostate Massage can be an integral part of the traditional treatments mentioned above, or could be offered as a separate massage modality. In fact, all traditional therapeutic genital massages, and to some extent also the abdominal massage treatments, work on the prostate also.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Although technically TCM is of Chinese origin, we mention it because Thailand has an important Chinese population – notably in Bangkok – with a variety of TCM treatment offerings. Most used TCM treatment options for ED include Acupuncture, the application of Chinese herbs (herbal medicine), but also Qigong (Chi Kung) and Tai Chi exercises.