It may be thought to be fairly common (affecting one in 100 men), but few people have heard of Peyronie’s disease.
It usually appears in middle age but younger and older men can also develop it. In Peyronie’s, a plaque, or hard lump, forms on the upper or lower side of the penis in the layers containing erectile tissue. It begins as a localised inflammation and can develop into a hardened scar. It isn’t isn’t cancerous.
Usually the plaque which forms does so on the top of the shaft, making the penis bend upward. But if the plaque is on the underside, it will bend downward. In some cases, the plaque develops on both top and bottom, leading to indentation and shortening of the penis.
In the worst cases, the hardened plaque reduces flexibility and causes so much pain, bending and emotional distress that sex becomes impossible for the sufferer.
The cause of Peyronie’s disease still isn’t certain, but there is a link to fibrosis or scarring of other tissues in the body such as a condition known as Dupuytren’s contracture of the hand. There’s also a mild family tendency to the disease.
Many researchers now think the plaque or lump in Peyronie’s disease develops following trauma, such as hitting or bending that causes localised bleeding inside the penis. This leads to injury of the elastic lining of chambers inside the penis.
Ageing increases the risk as a general reduction in elasticity of the body’s tissues increases the chances of injury. If the damaged area heals slowly, the plaque undergoes fibrosis, or formation of tough fibrous tissue, and even calcification (formation of calcium deposits) resulting in a long-term problem.
However, this particular theory does not explain the cases which develop slowly, or why similar conditions such as Dupuytren’s contracture don’t seem to result from severe trauma.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here
Avoid positions during sexual intercourse which are painful. Curvature that causes pain and difficulty with intercourse is a problem. Rarely, some patients with greater distortion are unable to have satisfactory sexual intercourse.
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
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Following good, general nutritional advice may be the best option where Peyronie’s disease is concerned. Try to eat as much fresh, unrefined, and unprocessed food as you can.
The Peyronie’s penis plaque begins as a localized inflammation and develops into a hardened scar. Try anti-inflammatory food and drinks like wild-caught salmon, turmeric, shitake mushrooms and green tea.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400 The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
Vitamin E supplementation has been studied for decades, and some success has been reported in older trials, but those successes have not been reliably repeated in larger, newer studies.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
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- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here.
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Ayurveda offers a range of herbal medicines which are being used to treat the curvature in penis and also to increase the size of penis and are very effective. Datura Thailam, Gunja Thailam or Kupolu Thailam feature the useful extracts of many rare herbs. It is to be applied on the male sexual organ regularly for desired results. It helps in providing proper shape and size to penile tissue. It treats the bending of penis or curvatures in the shaft of penis safely.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here.
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) classifies Peyronie’s disease under the category of liver qi stagnation. This can in sequence because blood stagnation and finally transform into systemic phlegm stagnation characterized by lumps and nodules. Another category for some manifestations might be damp cold syndrome caused by spleen/kidney deficiency that descends to the penis where phlegm nodules are formed.
You could try any of the following treatments, which are known to help relieve symptoms:
1. Salvia Disperse Peyronie’s Nodule Decoction (Danshen Sanjie Tang) warms the kidneys, disperses cold, tonifies the spleen, transforms damp, moves blood and opens the collaterals: Salvia 12g, scrophularia 12, sinapis 10, dang gui 10, dioscorea 10, luffa fiber 10, citrus seed 10, raw Rehmannia 10, cooked Rehmannia 10, zedoaria 10 cinnamon bark 6, milletia 20, lonicera stem 30.
For advanced age, impotence, premature ejaculation, add dipsacus, loranthus, cornus, cibotium curculigo; for abdominal distention and persistent desire to urinate, add lindera, akebia and succinum; for diarrhea, aversion to cold, swollen tongue with tooth marks, add atractylodes and poria; for obvious swelling and pain in the penis, add corydalis and melia; for stubborn hardening that does not respond to treatment (usually with a purplish tongue), add sparganum, prunella, persica and carthamus.
90 cases reported, 15 cured, 34 markedly improved, 13 improved, 9 without results (for 19 cases no data was obtained), overall effectiveness was assessed at 69% (The Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, May, 1985.
2. Formula for removing cold, blood and qi stagnation, and softening hardness.
Zedoary (E-Zhu) ‘“ pungent, bitter, warm enters liver and spleen channels, invigorates blood circulation, and removes stasis and pain, 9gm.
Brassica seed (Bai jie zi) ‘“ pungent, warm, enters the lung and stomach, resolves phlegm and lumps and circulates qi, 9gms (crushed)
Litchi seed (Li zhi he) -regulates qi, disperses qi and cold stagnation in the liver channel – 15g (crushed)
Vacaria seed (Wang bu liu xing) pungent, sweet, neutral enters liver and stomach, invigorates blood, 9gms (crushed)
Persica seed (Tao ren) ‘“ sweet, bitter, neutral, enters, lung, liver and large intestine channels, moves blood, 9 gms
Bombyx (Jiang Can) ‘“ pungent, salty, neutral- enters lung and liver channel, subdues internal wind (antispasmodic), relives pain and resolves phlegm and nodulation ‘“ 10gms
Spargani (San leng) is pungent, bitter, neutral/cold, enters the liver and spleen, relives blood stagnation, invigorates qi and relieves pain. 9gms
Angelica sinensis tails (Dang gui) is sweet, pungent and warm, enters the liver, heart and spleen channels, moves blood, and relieves pain, 9gms.
Salvia miltiorrhiza (Dang shen) is bitter, slightly cool, enters the heart and liver channels. It invigorates blood, removes stasis and relieves pain.
Sargassum (Hai zao) is bitter, salty and cold, enters the lung, spleen and kidney, it softens lumps and hardenings ‘“ 15gms
Pteropus (Wu ling zhi) is salty, bitter and warm, and enters the liver and spleen, it eliminates blood stagnation and relieves pain ‘“ 9gms
Cat-tail pollen (Pu huang) is sweet, neutral and enters the heart and liver. It invigorates blood circulation, relieves stasis and pain. ‘“ 9gms
Make a decoction of lobelia, pteropus (Wu ling zhi), myrrh, frankincense, Brassica seed and prickly ash. Simmer one ounce in a pint of water 30 minutes, cool and strain. Wrap a cloth saturated with the tea around the penis twice daily for 30 minutes.
Following this one should directly apply an oil of vitamin E, castor and DMSO twice daily.
Use 4 drops of essential oil per 25ml of carrier oil.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Try this aromatherapy blend for stress and anxiety which may accompany Peyronie’s disease:
Aromatherapy is a potentially relaxing and therapeutic remedy, and has proven to be especially helpful in alleviating stress and anxiety, which may accompany Peyronie’s disease.
Essential Oil Blends for Stress
This blend will help you to relax the mind and forget about things for a while. Add the following to 100ml of carrier oil (carrier oil is needed to dilute pure essential oils – you can use vegetable oil such as almond, olive or canola):
10 drops of bergamot oil
20 drops geranium oil
10 drops ylang ylang oil
5 drops frankincense oil
5 drops cedarwood oil
It is important to consult a qualified and trained aromatherapist as some essential oils are so concentrated that they have the potential to be harmful, and can burn the skin. They may also be harmful if swallowed.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy (link to full description of what it is) it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription. Find your closest Homeopath here
The following homeopathic treatments have been known to be beneficial in the relief of symptoms of Peyronie’s disease:
After considering all the information given above these following homeopathic medicines seemed to be useful for Peyronie’s (Bent penis) disease:
4. Rhus Tox.
8. Flouric Acid.
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
In his book “Plant Medicine in Practice,” naturopathic physician and expert herbalist William A. Mitchell Jr. notes that Oregon grape root and meadow saffron are two herbs that have historically been used in treating Peyronie’s disease.
Oregon grape root is one of the most frequently prescribed herbal supplements in the treatment of Peyronie’s disease. Sharol Tilgner, a naturopathic doctor and author of “Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth,” says that Oregon grape root possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action, and is considered a vulnerary, or a substance that has the potential to heal your wounds and tissue irritation. Other conditions that may benefit from Oregon grape root include psoriasis, congested liver and intestinal infections.
Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.
Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.
Qigong –Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body. See article section for more information about the art of qigong.
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters/
Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf
Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/squeaky_clean.php
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Try this home remedy to treat feels of anxiety as a result of Peyronie’s disease www.homeveda.com/mental-and-neurological/natural-ayurvedic-home-remedies-for-anxiety.html
EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
Further Information (links and books)
Aromatherapy for stress and anxiety www.naturaltherapypages.co.uk/article/Aromatherapy_for_Stress_and_Anxiety
Chinese herbs for Peyronie’s disease
Plant Medicine in Practice by William A Mitchell Jr
Herbal supplements and Peyronie’s disease www.livestrong.com/article/408242-herbal-supplements-peyronies-disease/
Diet and Peyronie’s disease www.mypeyronies.com/diet-and-peyronies-disease.html
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
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