Loss Of Penis Sensitivity And Back Problems – Are They Linked?

Penis sensitivity is of primary importance for a man’s sexual satisfaction; the proper stimulation of the nerve endings in the penis is what sends a man into bouts of ecstasy. Yet diminished penis sensitivity occurs frequently in men, for a variety of reasons – and one of them could be related to back problems. Maintaining adequate penis health, then, includes paying attention to issues affecting the back and spinal column as well as the organ itself.

Why back problems?
It seems odd that a problem with the back could have an effect on that delicious tingling sensation that men enjoy when the penis is being stimulated. It might make some sort of sense if there was a connection with, say, a guy’s posterior or his ears, which are often considered erogenous zones. While running a soft finger down the back does produce a nice sensation, the back is hardly thought of as a hotbed of sensual stimulation.

And yet there is a direct link. But to understand why, one needs to look at the brain first.

The brain
Guys may be said to think with their male members, but the brain is really the dude in charge. The brain’s responsibilities include a major role in how a person “feels” physical sensations.

How does it do this? Basically, the brain is connected to a massive network of nerve pathways that drop from the skull and run throughout the body. When a person touches a substance or when an outside source touches him, the receptors send a signal up the nerve pathways to the brain. The brain processes this information and sends a response: “Whoa, that’s hot!” “Hey, don’t stop stroking!” “Would it kill you to use a little lubricant?”

The spine
These pathways use the spine as the major “gathering route” between the brain and the nerve endings. If the nerve system is made up of pathways, the spine is like the super expressway for the nerve system. And just like on a real highway, a little incident in the spine can have major consequences.

Significant back issues, in which the spine and its collective components suffer a major injury, can cause severe damage in several areas, including the relay of nerve information. But even tiny injuries, which may seem insignificant, can cause a diminishing of feeling in an area. When that damage is in one of the neural pathways that processes information involving the penis, this can cause a loss of penis sensitivity.

Treatment
In some cases, the injury can be such that a doctor’s aid is required to assess the damage and to determine what treatments are necessary to restore the nerve system to its proper functioning. Sometimes surgery is required.

In other cases, however, much less drastic measures can be employed. For example, many men with a loss of penis sensitivity find that therapeutic exercises, healthy dietary alterations and application of specially formulated crèmes can help restore much-needed penile sensation.

The use of a high-quality penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) should be part of a restorative treatment plan. Regular application of a crème that includes acetyl L-carnitine may be beneficial. This ingredient is neuroprotective and has been proven to assist in treating peripheral nerve damage, such as may occur on the member from years of use. In addition, a crème that includes a wide range of necessary vitamins, such as A, B5, C, D and E, can help to further enable the health of the penis by enhancing the healing process and allowing the member to become more fully responsive to sensation. And a stimulated male organ is a happy male organ.

5 Incredible Facts About Medicine Of The Ancient Romes

In the ancient world, the Greeks and Romans were brothers. There was the obvious close proximity of the two countries. However, their relationship was deeper than that. In fact, their cultures were so closely linked that the Greeks and Romans shared gods with different names, but similar backgrounds! However, both groups maintained a unique history and culture. For instances, here are some of the highlights about ancient Roman medicine:

1. Doctors were vital to the Roman Empire

The Roman’s Empire’s public health system was actually quite broad. While doctors in ancient Rome could receive formal training, here are some other interesting facts about them:

• Anyone in ancient Rome could refer to himself or herself as a “doctor.”
• Doctors would often serve as surgeons in the Roman Empire’s army.
• Several female doctors existed.
• Women typically served the healthcare needs of other women.
• Doctors provided free healthcare services, to those living in impoverished towns.

2. Much of Roman medicine was Greek medicine

The Roman defeated the Greeks, in the former’s formation of the Roman Empire. Afterwards, Roman doctors then accepted many of the ideas that the Greeks had, concerning medicine. In fact, most of the doctors who were practicing in the Roman Empire–were Greek! Furthermore, the works of Hippocrates, the Greek “Father of Medicine,” served as the basis for numerous Roman doctors’ training.

3. The Romans focused on public health

Obviously, the Romans were unaware of bacteria, and the use of cheap urbane scrubs to reduce their transmission. However, the Romans placed an emphasis on public health. Improvement in personal hygiene would ultimately improve public health and reduce diseases’ occurrence.

4. Rome further developed the Greek’s theories about medicines

The Romans adhered to many of the beliefs of the Greeks, about maintaining the health of humans. For instance, they focused on the importance of cleanliness and exercise. This was due to the Romans’ borrowing theories from the Greek, Hippocrates. A second century AD Greek doctor, Galen, was instrumental in developing these theories. Galen further developed Hippocrates’ notion that human bodies contained four “humours.”

5. Galen influenced both Roman and European medicine

In addition to affecting Roman medicine, Galen also influenced European medicine for more than 15 centuries! His theories and practices focused on obtaining a balance of the four humours, which he believed were inside human bodies.

The Romans would obtain advice from their doctors, while also presenting offers to various Roman gods, such as the Roman goddess of safety–Salus. Interestingly, during the 3rd century BC, this god became linked to Hygieia–the Greek goddess related to healing. Furthermore, the Romans also used Temples of Asclepius, which had originated from the Greeks.

While the Romans were not as innovative as the Greeks were, in the study of medicine, the former certainly contributed to the development of Greek concepts related to medicine. Ultimately, the Romans improved humans’ overall understanding of hygiene and health, which is noteworthy. After conquering the Greeks, the Romans would contribute to humans’ epic war on bacteria!

Using A Massage Chair While Pregnant

When I was a full-time chiropractor, I would get asked all the time by my patients if chiropractic and massage (which we used in our clinic all the time) was safe to use on a pregnant lady. The answer is a resounding “Yes.”

I have treated many, many women over the years who were expecting, whether in their first or last trimester. Of course, when someone is 8-9 months along, the style of treatment may need to be catered to their body morphology. But, I never met a pregnant woman who couldn’t be benefited by manual therapy.

Well, now that I am in the massage chair industry, I also get asked quite often if massage chairs are OK for pregnant women to use. Again, the answer is a resounding “Yes.”

Before I go into the reasons and physiology of this therapy, I should issue this disclaimer: If you are concerned about the health of you or the baby or if you have extenuating circumstances with your health, by all means visit your primary care physician and get some peace of mind before hopping onto massage chairs.

The benefits of massage therapy during pregnancy apply to manual, hands-on massage as well as robotic massage chair therapy. The principles and benefits are the same regardless of mode of application of massage.

Pregnant women tend to endure some, if not all, of the following health issues: swelling, muscle spasm and pain, postural stress, insomnia, breathing difficulty, lack of mobility, poor circulation, back pain, neck pain and headaches. Of course, you may be suffering from many other things, but this is a pretty comprehensive list to start with.

Now, I’ll discuss how massage chairs address each of these complaints:

1.Swelling/Poor Circulation – massage chairs that have calf and foot massagers can provide a successive compression of the legs to enhance circulation of blood and lymph. This may not only reduce swelling (edema), but also help the body remove unwanted toxins that are in your system. Those toxins may also be contributing to your muscle pain.

2.Muscle Spasm, Aches, and Pains – muscles may already be compromised by the toxins that I mentioned in #1 above. The massage chair will help flush those toxins out. However, the strain on your body muscles that comes from the change in shape of a growing baby inside you can cause muscle aches and pains everywhere. Massage is the perfect therapy for relaxing those muscles and ridding you of that annoying muscle pain. It can even reduce muscle spasm, let alone muscle pain. Massage chairs also contribute to the release of endorphins into your blood stream. For your information, endorphins are the body’s natural pain killer.

3.Postural Stress – anyone who has been pregnant or has seen someone who is pregnant will understand this complaint immediately. Without a 40 pound mass protruding from your midsection, most people have a poor posture to begin with. Adding a baby to the picture doesn’t help at all and, in fact, makes the posture worse. Strained posture leads to strained muscles which, as mentioned in #2 above, can lead to muscle aches and pains. Most people feel like they are standing taller and straighter after a massage chair session. That is because the chair actually works on those postural issues.

4.Lack of Mobility – range of motion is compromised by the addition of the 40 pound baby and accompanying tissue and fluids. The joints don’t move as easily as they would without. Massage chairs add a lovely passive motion to your joints which will keep the discs and joints healthy. You could check how far you can turn your body before sitting in the chair and then check again after a session. You will be surprised at how much more you can turn.

5.Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches – the benefits that apply to muscles pain, joint mobility, and postural strain will ultimately reduce any body pain that you have, be it low back, mid back, neck, and/or headache pain.

6.Difficulty Breathing – it’s kind of hard to take a deep breath when you are pregnant, isn’t it ladies? Well, much of that disability comes from the slouching posture you develop with the addition of the 40 pound bundle of joy you are carrying in your front side. When you can have the rollers of the massage chair repeatedly roll over your mid back, you will find that your posture will be straighter and your ability to take in deep breathes will increase noticeably. This can also lead to sleeping better.

7.Sleeping Problems (Insomnia) – I can’t even begin to count the number of people, men and women alike, who told me that the biggest surprise they got with their new massage chair was how well they slept at night. Massage just tends to relax everything, like muscles and joints and posture, but also your “nerves.” I can almost assure you that you will enjoy a better night’s sleep after having a massage chair session. Now, I totally understand that sleeping with 8 months of pregnancy behind you is no easy task no matter what therapy you try. But, just maybe you’ll enjoy a little bit better sleep after you sit in your new massage chair.

Well, that just about does it for pregnancy and massage chairs. I hope this puts your mind to rest about it. The risks are extremely small, if at all.