Efficacy of Certain Yogic and Naturopathic Procedures in Premature Ejaculation: A Pilot Study

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Efficacy of Certain Yogic and Naturopathic Procedures in Premature Ejaculation: A Pilot Study


Mamidi, Prasad, Gupta, Kshama, International Journal of Yoga


Byline: Prasad. Mamidi, Kshama. Gupta

Context: Premature ejaculation (PE) is the most common sexual disorder of young males. Even though there are number of treatment options available for PE, patient's satisfaction and drug side effects remain to be a problem. Non-pharmacological treatment options like Yoga and Naturopathy have been implicated in sexual fulfillment, pleasure and efficacy of some of these approaches has been established in previous studies. Aim: To assess the efficacy of certain yogic and naturopathic procedures in the management of PE. Materials and Methods: A total of 12 patients with PE satisfying the DSM IV TR diagnostic criteria were selected and allotted into two groups, Yoga group and Naturopathic group by following the randomization method. In the Yoga group, various asanas, mudra, bandha and pranayama were practiced 1 hour daily for 21 days. In the Naturopathy group, lower abdomen massage and steam bath, hip bath and lingasnana, mud pack on lower abdomen, and acupressure were done 1 hour daily for 21 days. Criteria of assessment were based on the scoring of Premature Ejaculation Severity Index (PESI). Statistical analysis was done by using paired and unpaired " t" tests. Results: In the Yoga group ( n = 6), 7.3% relief was observed ( P < 0.01) and in the Naturopathy group ( n = 6), 2.4% of relief was observed ( P > 0.05) on the total score of PESI. There was no significant difference ( P > 0.05) found in between the two groups. Conclusion: Both Yoga and Naturopathic procedures didn't provide relief (<25%) on total score of PESI.

Introduction

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common sexual complaint of men and it is an important source of distress to the man and his partner. [sup][1] PE is characterized by persistent or recurrent ejaculation with minimal sexual stimulation before, on, or shortly after penetration and before the person wishes it. [sup][2] About 10% and 1% of male patients attending psychiatry and medical out-patient departments, respectively, seek consultation for psycho-sexual dysfunctions. [sup][3] Prevalence rates of 20-30% have been reported. [sup][4]

Even though there are number of treatment options available for PE, patient's satisfaction and drug side effects remain to be a problem. New treatments are therefore desirable. Non pharmacological treatment options like Yoga and Naturopathy have been implicated in sexual fulfillment and pleasure and efficacy of some of these approaches has been established in empirical studies. More recently, Yoga has been found effective for improving ejaculatory control among men with PE. [sup][5] Based on these facts, the present study was planned to evaluate the efficacy of certain Yogic and Naturopathic procedures in the management of PE.

Aims and objectives

*To evaluate the efficacy of certain Yogic and Naturopathic procedures individually in the management of PE. *To compare the efficacy between Yogic and Naturopathic procedures in the management of PE.Materials and Methods

Participants

All the patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected irrespective of caste, religion, and economic status with their written consent.

Sample size

A total of 12 patients were selected and allotted them into two groups, i.e., the Yoga group and the Naturopathy group, with 6 patients in each group.

Age range

Patients belonging to the age group between 20 and 60 years were selected.

Source of the patients

Patients were selected from the OPD of MPIYNER (Maharshi Patanjali Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy Education and Research), Gujarat Ayurved University campus, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India.

Inclusion criteria

*Patients who are fulfilling the DSM - IV TR diagnostic criteria of PE (302.75). [sup][6] *Belonging to the age group between 20 and 60 years. Exclusion criteria

*Substance induced PE. …

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