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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118-122
Efficacy of certain yogic and naturopathic procedures in premature ejaculation: A pilot study

Ajeevan Swasthya Samvardhan Ayurveda Mahavidyalay, Arogyadham, Deendayal Research Institute, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Arogyadham, Deendayal Research Institute, Chitrakoot, Satna District, Madhya Pradesh
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Source of Support: Maharshi Patanjali Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy Education and Research (M.P.I.Y.N.E.R), Gujarat Ayurved University Campus, Jamnagar, Gujarat.,, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-6131.113408

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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.

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