Sunday, 5 October 2014

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Homeopathy can be a big help in living with chronic fatigue. There are usually many secondary symptoms of chronic fatigue. What I have experienced at different points of time in the last 20 years, are the following:
Anorexia
Heart palpitations
Nervousness
Fear - indefinable
Low-grade fever
Anxiety
Headache
Hot scalp
Heat from the eyes
Sore throat
Visual blurring
Dim vision
Nausea
Dizziness
Dry eyes
Dry mouth
Bad taste
Extreme hunger
Cough
Tough phlegm
Toothache
Back pain
Pain in the heel
Body pain
Weak legs
Lack of will power
Over estimation of one’s physical ability


For most of these problems there is no real solution in Allopathic treatment. One may be able to take pain killers for toothache and headache and some temporary medication for a few other issues. However, such medication, in the long run will only add to your problems, because of side-affects. Homeopathic treatment however, provides a good alternative. I have used it and can say with confidence, that I am alive today because of it.

Unlike Allopathic treatment which treats the disease, Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. What this means is that when selecting a medicine (called remedy) in Homeopathy we need to take into consideration the personality of the patient, mental symptoms, total symptoms other than the main issue at hand and a lot more. So if I am looking for a remedy for headache, I may need to consider, what time of the day I usually have it, the exact location, the type of pain, whether it is more under any specific conditions.

Initially the most striking problem I used to face was anorexia. This made me feel that my tiredness was because of lack of proper food intake. I used Nux Vomica 30c, Ferrum metallicum 30c, calcarea carbonica 30c, and a few other remedies. It took me nearly 10 years to get rid of anorexia. I was also a smoker. During this period I also gave up smoking. I also completely gave up consuming alcohol in any form. For heart palpitations and nervousness I used Passiflora mother tincture. Other remedies I used during this period were over one hundred. Most of them are listed here:

All were used in 30c potency unless mentioned otherwise. Aconite 30c and 200c, Actea Racemosa (Cimicifuga), Anacardium, Argentum Metallicum, Arnica Montana, Arsnicum Album 30c and 200c, Asarum, Aurum Metallicum, Avena Sative Θ (mother tincture), Baryta Carb., Belladonna, Bismuth, Bryonia, Buforana, Cactus, Calcarea Carb., Calcarea Phos., Capsicum, Carbo Animalis, Carbo Veg., Carduus Marianus,  Carduus Marianus Θ (mother tincture), Causticum, Ceonathus Americanus Θ (mother tincture),  Ceonathus Americanus, Chamomilla, Chelidonium Majus, China Officinalis, Coffea Cruda, Conium Maculatum, Copiva, Digitalis, Drosera 30c and 200c, Dulcamara, Euphrasia, Ferrum Metallicum, Ferrum Phos, Fluric Acid, Gelsemium, Hepar Sulphuris, Ignatia, Ipecacuanha, Iris Versicolor, Kali Carbonicum, Kali Iodatum, Kali Phosphoricum 3x, Ledum, Lycopodium, Mezereum, Myrica Cerifera, Natrum Mur. 3x and 30c, Natrum Phos. 3x, Natrum Sulph. 3x, Nux Moschata, Nux Vomica, Passiflora Θ (mother tincture), Phosphoric Acid 30c and 200c, Phosphorus, Physostigma, Picric Acid, Plantigo Major, Plantigo Major Θ (mother tincture), Platinum, Plumbum Metallicum, Psorinum, Pulsatilla, Rhus Tox, Rumex, Sabadilla, Secale Cornutum, Selenium, Sepia, Silicea, Spigelia, Stannum, Staphisagria, Stramonium, Tabacum, Thuja Occidentalis, Thyroidinum 3x and 30c, Tuberculinum 1000c (1m), Veratrum Viride Θ (mother tincture), Zincum Metallicum.

I am giving below relief I got from each of these remedies, to the best of my recollection.

Aconite 30c and 200c – Running nose, fear, hay fever, anxiety
Actea Racemosa (Cimicifuga) –
Anacardium – Indigestion, constipation, excessive hunger
Argentum Metallicum – Increased heart rate, anxiety
Arnica Montana – Dyspepsia, constipation
Arsnicum Album 30c and 200c –
Asarum – Nervousness, over sensitivity to outside impressions (noise etc.)
Aurum Metallicum – Suicidal tendencies, want to end life there seems no future
Avena Sative Θ (mother tincture) – Nerve tonic
Baryta Carb. –
Belladonna – 
Bismuth – 
Bryonia – 
Buforana – Over-come bad effects of pre-pubic masturbation
Cactus – Hypertension
Calcarea Carb. – Heart palpitations
Calcarea Phos. –
Capsicum –
Carbo Animalis –
Carbo Veg. – Flatulence, debility
Carduus Marianus – Liver function, SGOT SGPT levels high
Carduus Marianus Θ (mother tincture) – Liver function, SGOT SGPT levels high
Causticum – Joint pains, indigestion, constipation
Ceonathus Americanus Θ (mother tincture) – Palpitations due to enlarged spleen
Ceonathus Americanus –
Chamomilla –
Chelidonium Majus – Liver function
China Officinalis – Bad effects of over indulgence in sex, onanism and masturbation, backache
Coffea Cruda –
Conium Maculatum – Bad effects of unsatisfied sexual craving
Copiva – Enlarged prostate, Difficulty in urinating, split stream when urinating
Digitalis – Strengthening the heart function
Drosera 30c and 200c – Bad taste, disgust for food due to phlegm
Dulcamara –
Euphrasia – Improvement of vision
Euphrasia Θ (mother tincture) – watering eyes
Ferrum Metallicum – Anaemia, backache
Ferrum Phos – Anaemia
Fluric Acid – Dryness of skin, dryness of mouth
Gelsemium – Dull vision
Hepar Sulphuris – dramatic effect on tooth absess, Morning constipation
Ignatia – Aversion to meeting people or going out even for a walk
Ipecacuanha – Vomiting
Iris Versicolor –
Kali Carbonicum –
Kali Iodatum –
Kali Phosphoricum 3x – Nervousness and jumpiness due to sudden sounds, undefined fear
Ledum –
Lycopodium – Indigestion, flatulence, want to pick a fight for no reason
Mezereum – Swelling of the gums
Myrica Cerifera – Liver function
Natrum Mur. 3x and 30c – Debility, improve digestion
Natrum Phos. 3x –
Natrum Sulph. 3x – Relieve tough expectoration
Nux Moschata – Debility, flatulence, pain around the navel
Nux Vomica – Sluggish digestion due to lack of exercise
Passiflora Θ (mother tincture) – Support to give up alcohol
Phosphoric Acid 30c and 200c – Bad effects of long term self abuse
Phosphorus –
Physostigma – Improvement of vision
Picric Acid – Debility with backache
Plantigo Major – Toothache
Plantigo Major Θ (mother tincture) – Toothache
Platinum – Bad effects of onanism (ejaculating outside the vagina), feeling of grandeur
Plumbum Metallicum –
Psorinum –
Pulsatilla – Over sensitiveness, constipation
Rhus Tox – Joint pains especially in wet weather
Rumex –
Sabadilla –
Secale Cornutum – Over heated head with blurred vision
Selenium –
Sepia –
Silicea – To relieve tough expectoration
Spigelia –
Stannum – Suicidal tendencies with chest symptoms
Staphisagria – Bad effects of over indulgence in sexual activity
Stramonium –
Tabacum – Backache and blurred vision due to smoking
Thuja Occidentalis – Bad effects of childhood vaccination
Thyroidinum 3x and 30c – Hypothyroidism
Tuberculinum 1000c (1m) – Threatened tuberculosis, after effects of T.B, Loose stools
Veratrum Viride Θ (mother tincture) – Fast pulse, uneasiness of the heart
Zincum Metallicum – bad effects of suppressed disease or eruption like measles

*This is not a symptoms guide but my personal experience with homeopathic medication over the years.

A you can see above that the advantage of using Homeopathic treatment is that one does not need to know what the disease is, but simply analyse the symptoms at any given point of time and select a remedy according. If you are a person with common sense and a slight analytical mind you will be able to develop the skill to select the correct remedy.

I personally have not only treated myself but also my mother who has many issues including arthritis. At one point she had peptic ulcers which have been completely cured by the use of Bismuth 30c. At another time she was vomiting day and night and arsnicum 30c was used to treat her. For combating joint pains I gave her arnica, causticum, Rumex, and Rhus Tox, at different times depending on symptoms. Recently my maid who is expecting, could not eat for days and was throwing up anything she ate, Tabacum 30c is helping her.  She is 2 months into her pregnancy and has started coming to work once again.

Coming back to the subject of Chronic Fatigue, I have found some very peculate things that happen. My energy levels go up often when the sky is clear and there is no reason for it to rain, but in a few hours it rains. Usually my energy levels are up on Sundays and often other holidays. Also, I found that acupressure helps. If I press the Pancreas point, which is about one inch below the little figure for about 1 to 2 minutes in the morning, my energy levels remain higher. Massaging the navel, by placing all the fingers in the cavity and rotating 40 times clockwise and 40 times anticlockwise also helps. Massaging the penis with oil also helps. It is a massage not masturbation. Although the movements are the same it is important not to ejaculate. Loss of this vital fluid can be counter-productive.

There is a small forest like area near my house. Whenever, I can I go for a 1 to 2 hour walk in that forest and my energy levels remain higher through the day. Whenever I do not exercise my energy levels drop. So, I try to do 2 hours of yoga every day. 

Ayurveda believes in something called the “Dharan”. This is a pulse you will find at the centre of the navel, if you lie down flat on your back and place three fingers and press gently down. If you find this has shifted left, right, up, or down, you may face complex medical issues.  In my case it remains slightly to the left. There are some exercises that can bring the “Dharan” back to the centre. Whenever my “Dharan” is in the centre my energy levels are higher.

Two exercises for centring the “Dharan” are: One lie down on your back and lift both legs about 12 inches. Hold up with your breath held in for as long as you can. Repeat as long as the “Dharan does not return to the centre. Second, lie on your back hold your foot and try to touch your nose to the thumb of your foot. Repeat with the other foot. Now hold both feet and try to bring them as close to the nose as possible. Check the “Dharan” and repeat as long as needed.

Role of exercise in chronic fatigue: It is important to exercise in chronic fatigue, as it is in any other disease. However, it is important to find a balance. People suffering from CFS often overestimate their physical ability. Thus, they over exert themselves and then go under for days altogether. I have done so in the past, and still make the mistake sometimes.

CFS – a result of vaccination: There is a lot talked about in Homeopathic texts about the bad effects of vaccination on some individuals. Modern scientists may believe that vaccination is the best way to save people from disease. However, there are many long term problems that can develop in many subjects, and they may suffer for the rest of their lives. There is no scientific proof that ties vaccination with any medical condition in general, but there may be a possibility that conditions like Chronic Fatigue are the result of vaccination.

However the biggest issue faced by a patient of chronic fatigue is inability to work a proper job and have a career. Thus lack of income, combined with lack of understanding by people around you are the biggest challenges you will face. Even your doctor usually will not understand the problem let alone diagnose it properly or guide you.





Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Qi Gong / Male Deer Exercise


Sexual Qigong or male deer exercise does not talk about sexual abstention whereas yoga and pranayama practitioners recommend sexual abstention (or brahmachrya) especially for men.  Women have started practicing yogic exercises and pranayama in modern times, however ancient Hindu scriptures only give examples of techniques used by men.

The male Deer exercise should be practiced in the morning, preferably with morning wood (erection). However, the bladder should be empty. In my experience, I lose the erection when emptying the bladder. So what I recommend is that you stimulate (do not ejaculate), and bring the penis to erection. What I do, however is, I use Kapal Bhati (see my previous post for details). 5 minutes of Kapal Bhati gives me an erection similar to a morning erection. Let me add that even if you are unable to have an erection you may practice Sexual Qigong without an erection. Even without an erection you will benefit from it.

 To start with look for a private space. You can use a room or practice out in the open. The space should not be to hot or cold. Remove all your clothes. Sit on the edge of a chair, a bed, a step…. Rub your hands together and cup your testicles with one hand, placing your thumb where the penis joins the lower abdomen. With the other hand massage the area between the navel and the root of the penis 81 times going from top to bottom, in a circular motion. Then change hands and repeat the process again. Next sit with your hands clenched into a fist, with your fingers around your thumb. Place the fists lightly on your lap. Concentrate on the area between your anus and testicles and pull this area (the perineum) upwards. An easy way to isolate this muscle is to think of the muscle used to stop urination mid-stream. This pulls the sexual energy upwards starting at the base of the spine. If you started with an erection, it will reduce during the massage and should completely subside when pulling the perineum upward. If you practice this daily in about a month you should start feeling more energetic. I suggest you do not waste this energy indulging in excessive sexual intercourse or masturbation. Let the energy work on your body. This energy can help you get rid of any medical conditions you may have or simply make your body healthier. 

On how to perform Sexual Qigong Exercise watch video (censored version) below

If you want I will send you an uncensored version showing exactly how to hold the penis and scrotum.
  
 




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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Female Deer exercise – Sexual Qigong for women V2


Female Deer exercise is a simple but very beneficial exercise. It helps increase DHEA and Oxytocin levels, which in turn help improve fertility, regulate mood swings, and regulate levels of Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone in the body. Correct DHEA levels in the body will help you deal with stress and depression and will keep you more energetic and sexually more active. It will further help you achieve orgasm more easily and even increase fertility. Increase in Oxytocin levels help you relax and increase sexual desire. Breasts are important, if not the most important part of a woman’s sexual play. Stimulation of the breasts is more important for women during intercourse than even the stimulation of the clitoris and vaginal penetration and stimulation. Most women can have an orgasm simply by proper manipulation of the breasts. Thus we focus on the breasts in Female Deer whereas the Male Deer is performed with the massage of the penis and the lower abdomen.

How to perform the Female Deer exercise
The exercise should ideally be performed in the morning before eating anything. Find a well-ventilated private space; sit naked on the floor on a mat or the bed with a firm mattress. Place your left heel between the anus and the vaginal opening. If you find this difficult place the heel anywhere touching your body, preferably below the Clitoris as close to or behind the vagina. Even if this is difficult use a small ball like a tennis ball to press near the vagina with the heel of the left foot. Place the right foot above the left leg between the thigh and calf muscle with the heel touching the pubis. If you find this difficult simply place the right leg in front, on the floor or mat. If you get the position of both heels touching the body, try to push the heels back, to exert a slight pressure. The left heel presses the perineum or the vagina while the right heel presses the pubis above the clitoris.

Close your eyes and take deep breaths - at least 25 times or up to 5 minutes. Now, rub your hands to warm them. Place both hands on your breasts, left hand on the left breast and right on the right breast. Now gently massage in circular motion, going inside up and outside down. You may even do it the other way around, going inside down and outside up. However the best would be doing one day in one direction and the other day in the other direction. Further, depending on your breast size and sensitivity do it the way that feels most comfortable. Remember however, that you are skimming the skin and not holding the breast while doing the exercise. Breathe in going up and breathe out going down. Continue doing this 81 times without stopping. Do it slowly with eyes closed enjoying every stroke. Continue longer if you wish to. At the end you will feel relaxed and more energetic. Smaller breasts are usually more sensitive, so you may need a little more firmness if you are a larger size. You need to find the correct pressure so the massage is pleasurable.

Finally clench your hands around your thumb and place them in your lap. Pull the perineum muscle and hold as long as you comfortably can. Do this once. This is not the same as the Kegel (pelvic floor exercise) exercise. Here we are trying to isolate the muscle that would stop urine mid-stream, excluding the vaginal and anal muscles. You may try this while urinating to isolate the muscle(s). You will find more details in my post “How to isolate the Perineum muscles”.

You need to make the Female Deer a part of your life and do it regularly. Although the Female Deer Exercise is a solo exercise and you need to massage your breasts on your own, you may find it pleasurable and relaxing to let a willing partner, male or female, do the massage for you occasionally. This is not really a part of the Female Deer or Sexual Qigong practice. You need to look at it as a prolonged relaxing massage done as and when you can. For this breast massage use natural edible grade oil, and extend the sessions for long periods of time, the goal being to achieve orgasm or extreme relaxation almost to the level of intoxication thru massage of the breasts alone. The oils I use are Almond oil or Coconut oil. I have not yet tried Sesame seed Oil or Olive oil. I would advise against using mustard oil because it may give you an uncomfortable burning sensation.  The orgasm if reached should be thru massage of the breasts alone. The idea here is not to use the massage as foreplay, and to have enough control not to use clitoral or vaginal stimulation of any kind. The partner may massage the breasts in both directions and occasionally pinch the nipples if you find it comfortable. Be imaginative and try using different ways of stimulation and find what works best for you. It is important to let the partner know what feels good. Good communication is an important part of achieving the results. Your partner must understand that the massage is for your pleasure and benefit, not an opportunity to play with your breasts. Start the massage in a sitting position with the partner behind you. Once you are reasonably relaxed you can continue the massage lying down with the partner massaging you from the sides or above your head or sitting across your waist. A male partner will inevitable get aroused but make sure not to end up making love.

A combined video demo of the MALE and FEMALE Deer exercise is available at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh5clvvvrO4 

A good video demonstration of the MALE Deer exercise is available at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvkzMhVTsmE

Kapalbhati can treat libido and orgasm issues in women

Sex and orgasm for women is a much more complex issue compared to men. For most men sex is penis centric whereas for women it is a full body experience or at least it inevitably involves the breasts and genitalia. In men the shaft of the penis and the “glans penis” are combined whereas in women the vaginal opening and the “glans clitoridis”, are two separate organs. Women also need breast stimulation which results in release of oxytocin and induces arousal and relaxation. Thus in men once penetration takes place the glans which is the most sensitive part of the organ gets the desired stimulation whereas in women even after penetration the glans may remain un-stimulated, thereby making it difficult for a woman to climax. If the man has deposited sperm before the woman has an orgasm, the orgasm of the woman helps movement of sperm increasing chances of fertilization taking place. Women usually cannot climax without clitoral stimulation; simple vaginal penetration is not stimulation enough. Some sex positions provide the stimulation naturally whereas in others you need to make a conscious effort to help a woman achieve orgasm thru clitoral stimulation. Stimulation of the glans clitoridis is sufficient through the clitoral hood. Unlike men the glans in most women is too sensitive to be stimulated with direct contact. When performing “Orgasmic Meditation” the glans clitoridis is always stimulated thru the hood the top left being the most sensitive. The clitoris is the female equivalent of the penis without the external length of the organ. Women do have the erectile tissue which remains inside the body and surrounds the vaginal opening. The clitoris and the erectile tissue become erect or engorged with blood as sexual excitement builds up, just like the penis. In some women, with a large clitoris, it is more easily detectable than in others. The hood of the clitoris may not be easy to move to reveal the clitoris, unlike the foreskin in men. In addition to increased blood flow to the clitoris and pelvis during sexual activity, there is spontaneous increase of blood flow to the breasts as a result of which the nipples become erect. Let me add here that a large number of women can achieve orgasm simply with breast stimulation alone, so the breasts are a very important part of the overall act of sexual intercourse.

Libido issues in women can be a result of improper blood flow to the pelvic area, clitoral insensitivity and hormonal imbalance, especially low Oxytocin levels. Anemia is one major cause for lack of libido in women. A low sex drive may also be the result of medication for other ailments like hypertension diabetes etc., and due to taking birth control pills which inevitably affect the hormonal balance. In addition it may be the result of psychological or physical stress. While some of the issues will resolve themselves without any action in other cases you may need to use techniques like Sexual Qigong also called Female Deer Exercise, Breast massage and Kapalbhati. Lastly, it is important to highlight that some women have a low sex drive for no apparent reason. Many women enjoy sex but will not or are unable to initiate sex, and often feel inadequate or guilty. In a majority of women sexual excitement is triggered only after foreplay, especially involving breast and in other cases the excitement and need may come on even after penetration has taken place. However, once they get into the act, most women are able to enjoy sex and climax successfully. Many women may feel that they need to feel excited and initiate sex and that can be resolved, with regular practice of Sexual Qigong, breast massage and Kapalbhati. You can read about Sexual Qigong in my post on “How to perform the Female Deer exercise”. Very often, if no major medical issues are involved, the problem of sexual excitement and climaxing can be resolved with better blood flow to the pelvic region and regular breast massage. Kapalbhati is a yoga pranayama or breathing exercise which helps increase blood flow through the body, especially to the pelvic area. In addition to increasing blood flow kapalbhati also stimulates the abdominal and reproductive organs due to the movement of the lower and upper abdominal areas during the exercise. A healthy man will usually get an erection after about 5 or 10 minutes of Kapalbhati. Similarly a woman will get better blood flow to the pelvis including better flow to the clitoris and a ‘tingle’ in the groin. In addition to Kapalbhati, Orgasmic Meditation may be a good idea for women; I will discuss it in another post.

A word of caution here; before you start practicing Kapalbhati please consult your doctor. Kapalbhati can raise blood pressure and may not be right in some medical conditions like if you have hernia. It should not be practiced if you are pregnant. Also take care not to do it too rapidly or with too much force. Do not practice it when you are menstruating or if there is discomfort before or after the menstrual cycle is complete. As you start doing Kapalbhati regularly, taking the precautions listed here you will find a decline in the Pre and Post Menstrual issues you may be facing. It may be a good idea to practice deep breathing for 5 to 10 minutes during times when you are not supposed to do Kapalbhati.

Kapalbhati is a fairly simple rapid breathing exercise. However, it has far reaching benefits which include hormonal changes if practiced regularly and for a substantial period of time. The immediate benefit is that it increases blood flow and oxygen supply throughout the body, starting with the pelvic area or the “Mooladhar Chakra”. Better blood flow to the “Mooladhar” will not only affect sexual desire and potential of orgasm but will also cure many other problems of the reproductive, urinary and digestive systems. In addition it can help manage diabetes, high cholesterol level, induce weight loss and promote general health. It is important to understand here that sexual health has a direct relation to overall health. Kapalbhati will also reduce your need to take excessive stimulants like alcohol, cigarettes, coffee etc.

Let us see how to perform this simple but valuable exercise. Do consult your doctor before you start practicing it. It should be done in the morning on an empty stomach or any time with a 5 hour gap after eating. Drink a glass or 2 of water when you wake up, freshen up and then start. You may do it sitting in a chair with your legs on the floor, on a bed, on the floor in any sitting posture. The best however is if you sit on the floor in fresh open air with your legs crossed, as explained here: Place your left leg with the heel pressing the perineum (refer to my post “How to isolate the perineum muscles” if you need to), as close to the anus as possible or the vagina and the right leg above the left, with the toe of the right between the thigh and calf muscle of the left leg. If you find this difficult place a tennis ball (or a similar object) behind your left heel to press the vagina and place the right leg in any manner comfortable to you. Sit straight and you are ready to start Kapalbhati also spelled Kapalabhati.

Breathe deeply for 2 to 3 minutes. Clear your throat and nose. Check that both your nostrils are open by closing one at a time and breathing through the other. If a nostril is constricted press the index or pointing finger of the hand on that side and breathe normally till it opens. If you do not succeed you can still start Kapalabhati, but expect fewer results and be ready to practice for a longer period of time to see tangible results.

Kapalabhati: Place your wrist on your knees with the palms facing upward. Join the tip of the thumb with the index figure of both hands. Breathe in normally and quickly force the air out from both nostrils as if you were coughing or clearing your nose. The breath in is normal and natural whereas the breath out is a short burst. You simply need to concentrate on the quick exhale and try to do about 60 repetitions a minute. Initially if you do less than 60 it is okay. Do not worry about the abdominal movement you may see in the videos on youtube. The abdominal movement is a result of the proper breathing so concentrate on the breathing. Make sure you are not moving your shoulders too much. Your objective is to do kapalbhati for 15 minutes at a stretch with one stroke every second. Start with 1 or 2 minutes and slowly increase the number of sets and the duration of each set. It may take you 2 to 3 months of practice to do Kapalbhati for 15 minutes at a stretch. Make sure you do not strain yourself. If you feel any discomfort stop and rest. Do only as much as you can comfortably take. Before you end breathe out and pull your abdomen in while contracting your vaginal muscles and pulling up your perineum muscles, hold as long as possible. You may repeat it 2 to 5 times. Once you finish lay down flat on your back close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. Breathe normally but a little deeper than usual.  At the end of your session you should feel more energetic and your energy levels should remain higher through the day after a few days of regular practice. If this is not happening there is something wrong. So you should either stop or reduce the duration or number of sets. Also check if you are following the steps correctly. As you keep practicing Kapalbhati regularly your desire to indulge in and initiate sexual activity will increase, you will be able to have orgasms more readily and will generally feel healthier. Your fertility level will also increase so take necessary precautions if you are not intending to get pregnant. I recommend including a breast massage or the Female Deer exercise for even better results.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

How to isolate the Perineum muscles (Kegel Muscles)

In this post I discuss how to isolate the perineum muscle in men and in women. Perineum muscles are often referred to as the Kegel muscles and sometimes as the perineal muscles. Considering that the sexual system and genitalia in males and females is quite different, the perineum muscles work differently in the two sexes. It is important to know exactly which muscle(s) to isolate, to correctly perform the following exercises:

Kegel exercises for men
Kegel exercises for women
Male Deer exercise or Sexual Qi gong for men (a form of Tai Chi)
Female Deer exercise or Sexual Qi gong for Women - Breast massage with pelvic crunch


In each case the isolation of the muscle(s) is a little different, let us see how:
 

Kegel exercise for men or Pelvic floor exercise for men
In the Kegel exercise for men we are trying to isolate the muscles which form the pelvic floor, starting at the anus to the scrotum (testicles) or the root of the penis. When performing the Pelvic floor exercise you contract the muscle that would stop urine flow midstream, the muscle between the scrotum and the anus where a woman’s vagina would be and the anal muscles. Thus you should try to visualize all three areas then contracting the muscles. In my personal opinion the muscle at the penis end is the most important and also the most difficult to work. Do not do the exercise regularly while urinating. Stopping urine flow to identify the muscles is quite okay.

The Kegel when performed correctly helps cure premature ejaculation and over time makes the erections stronger and healthier. I would however, recommend the Male Deer exercise over Kegel for men.


Kegel exercise for women or Pelvic floor exercise for women
In the Kegel exercise for women we are trying to isolate the muscles which form the pelvic floor, starting at the anus, including the vaginal muscles, up to the urethra. When performing the Pelvic floor exercise you contract the muscle that would stop urine flow midstream, the muscles of the vagina as you would around the penis during sexual intercourse and the muscles of the anus. The muscles that help stop urine flow and the vaginal muscles are more important to be exercised in women. Do not do the exercise regularly while urinating. Stopping urine flow to identify the muscles is quite okay.

Male Deer exercise or Sexual Qigong for men
In the Male Deer exercise for men we are trying to isolate the muscle which would stop urine flow midstream. Here we try as much as possible to keep the muscle between the scrotum and the anus as well as the anal muscles as relaxed as possible while working the penis muscle, that would help stop urine flow. This muscle is easier to find in men as compared to women. When you pull or contract this muscle with an erection while standing, the penis will lift slightly. If you are lying down you will still see and feel slight movement in a direction depending on your body position. Do not do the exercise regularly while urinating. Stopping urine flow to identify the muscles is quite okay. The Male Deer for men when performed correctly will help combat premature ejaculation, Impotence, erectile dysfunction and help achieve better erections. In the long term the exercise brings about changes and balances testosterone levels, DHEA and other hormones, improving overall sexual health and performance. A link to how to perform the exercise is given at the end of this post.  


Female Deer exercise or Sexual Qigong for Women
In the Female Deer exercise we are trying to isolate the muscle which would stop urine flow midstream. Here we try to contract only the muscle that would stop urine flow midstream. We try not to work the vaginal and anal muscles. Initially you may find it difficult but with practice it will become easier. Initially if you use all three muscles as a group, there is no harm, but for better results try to isolate the urethral muscle(s). For women the exercise helps improve vaginal lubrication and reduces vaginal stress. Over time it brings about changes in levels of DHEA, Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone, thus balancing the hormones and helps you enjoy and relax during sexual activity. It also prepares the ground for multiple and full body orgasms.


A good video demonstration of the FEMALE Deer exercise is available at:
A good video demonstration of the MALE Deer exercise is available at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvkzMhVTsmE watch later

 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

How to perform the Female Deer exercise - Breast massage


Female Deer exercise is a simple but very beneficial exercise. It is Self Breast Massage with a pelvic crunch. It helps increase DHEA and Oxytocin levels, which in turn help improve fertility, regulate mood swings, and regulate levels of Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone in the body. Correct DHEA levels in the body will help you deal with stress and depression and will keep you more energetic and sexually more active.

How to perform the Female Deer exercise
The exercise should ideally be performed in the morning before eating anything. Find a well-ventilated private space; sit naked on the floor on a mat or the bed with a firm mattress. Place your left heel between the anus and the vaginal opening. If you find this difficult place the heel anywhere touching your body, preferably below the Clitoris as close to or behind the vagina. Even if this is difficult use a small ball like a tennis ball to press near the vagina with the heel of the left foot. Place the right foot above the left leg between the thigh and calf muscle with the heel touching the pubis. If you find this difficult simply place the right leg in front, on the floor or mat. If you get the position of both heels touching the body, try to push the heels back, to exert a slight pressure.

Close your eyes and take deep breaths - at least 25 times or up to 5 minutes. Now, rub your hands to warm them. Place both hands on your breasts, left hand on the left breast and right on the right breast. Now gently massage in circular motion, going inside up and outside down. Breathe in going up and breathe out going down. Continue doing this 81 times without stopping. Do it slowly with eyes closed enjoying every stroke. Continue longer if you wish to. At the end you will feel relaxed and more energetic.

Finally clench your hands around your thumb and place them in your lap. Pull the perineum muscle and hold as long as you comfortably can. Do this once. This is not the same as the Kegel (pelvic floor exercise) exercise. Here we are trying to isolate the muscle that would stop urine mid-stream, excluding the vaginal and anal muscles. Never do the exercise while urinating; it may lead to retention of urine or weakening of the muscle.
 

A combined video demonstration of the MALE and FEMALE Deer exercise is available at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh5clvvvrO4

 A good video demonstration of the MALE Deer exercise is available at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvkzMhVTsmE

A good video demonstration of the FEMALE Deer exercise is available at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdAES4C9zNw

Thursday, 27 June 2013

How to milk Prostate - Prostate massage

Prostate milking is helpful in treatment of prostatitis and reducing the size of the gland. Enlargement of the prostate gland is a common problem and males above the age of 35 usually have an enlarged prostate. This enlargement may be benign or could be the starting of cancer. Prostate milking, also called Prostate Massage, may be used as alternative treatment for Prostatitis or could purely be done for sexual pleasure. Prostate milking is different from masturbation, because a prostate massage results in a male losing more prostatic fluid. Prostate milking is fairly simple, but one needs to be careful because the prostate has to be reached thru the anal canal, and there are chances of injury or infection if one is careless. The prostate is positioned directly above the perineum; this is the area between the anus and the testicles in a male.

Preparing for prostate milking
Whether you do the milking for pleasure or for treatment, you need to make sure that the person performing the task cleans her hands thoroughly and the nails are cut and of course you need to remove any jewellery; rings etc. The Prostate needs to be reached thru the anus and there is grave threat of infection and injury. Please also make sure that there are no cuts, wounds or infections on the hands. Use an organic lubricant. It is best to use edible grade oil or pure almond oil, NEVER use mustard oil. Using a latex glove is a good option but not really necessary.

The prostate milking process
It may be a good idea to start the massage from the penis and testicles and including the perineum and anus. The idea is to relax and excite, to make for easy access. If you are doing it yourself; lay down on the floor with your feet raised and resting on the bed with your legs spread. Lubricate your anus and the middle finger; insert the middle finger a little over an inch into the anus and curl it towards the root of the penis. Move it gently left, right, forward until you feel a small mound like structure. This is the prostate gland. Now rub it gently by moving your finger left, right, forward and back or in a manner that feels best. You will need to continue for a fair period of time, before the semen flows. Initially if you find it difficult to start a flow include the perineum, testicles and the penis in the massage. If you feel dryness re-apply oil on the finger and anus and continue.

If you have help of a partner find the best position for easy and comfortable access. Be sure to communicate to the partner what feels right. Many couples find it a good addition to their sex life. Some heterosexual men are hesitant, but most enjoy it once they try it.

How to milk the prostate is easy to practice. It not only reduces the risk of prostate cancer but is a good addition to a couples’ sex life.