For men (and women), it’s important to maintain a healthy relationship with sex and your sex drive. Sex is meant to be fun, but when it becomes frustrating, challenging, or embarassing, it can be hard to know how to conquer those different obstacles. 

Erectile dysfunction (ED) and other conditions can play a part in making sexual wellness challenging. At Senara Health and Healing Center & Spa in Peoria, we understand how difficult those struggles with intimacy can be, but we also know how ED treatment options, like GAINSWave®, can help improve performance and increase blood flow in the treatment area. Request an appointment online at our medical spa to discuss our ED treatment options.

Men and Sexual Wellness

There is a lot of frustration that can come from struggling to maintain an erection during sex or pushing past a low or lost sex drive. But just like the way you eat healthy and exercise to maintain your physical health, you can do the same to boost your sexual wellness. You can also find ED treatment options to give you more erectile support without using medications or opting for an invasive surgery. 

Establish a Balanced Diet

Maintaining a balanced diet is not only good for your body’s overall health, but it can also help improve your sexual wellness. Food provides your body with nutrition that helps with different functions. So if you’re filling your body with unhealthy food or food lacking the proper nutrients, it can start to affect other functions — like your sex drive. 

Some foods that can help boost your libido and energy include: 

  • Avocado
  • Almonds
  • Oysters
  • Black raspberries
  • Pine nuts 

At Senara, we know that finding the right balance of healthy foods and nutrients can be another hurdle in your process to sexual wellness. Functional Medicine & BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy assistance through our medical spa can help you better understand how your hormones are functioning, what treatments will help you be the most successful, and evaluate how your diet might be hindering or impacting your sexual health.  

Deal With Stress or Trauma

If you are holding stress or trauma in your body, it could be causing problems with your sexual health. We know that it’s difficult to completely avoid stress in your life, but not dealing with stress or a certain trauma can start to manifest physically.

When it comes to your sexual health, increased stress can negatively impact testosterone production in your body, causing a decline in your libido or even lead to ED problems. Watch for a correlation between the stress you’re holding in your body and your sexual health.

For natural ways to reduce your stress or cope with trauma, try incorporating holistic activities into your day-to-day routine like meditation, yoga, or practicing mindfulness. You can also take time to focus on yourself, setting aside time to read, reflect, or do an activity that helps you release your pent-up stress. Acupuncture and massage therapy at Senara can also be effective treatment options to naturally reduce stress levels.

Make Time for Exercise

Regular physical activity gets your body moving, improving muscle strength and boosting your endurance. While regular exercise is important for maintaining your overall health, exercise can also help boost and promote your sex drive. When you’re working out, your body produces more serotonin for regulating mood, improving sleep, and increasing sexual desire and function. Establishing a routine for exercising is another way you can combat or reduce any stress and tension you’re holding in your body. 

Ultimately, building strong muscles and increasing your endurance is valuable for helping with the physicality of sex and improving your sexual wellness. 

ED Treatment Options

While exercising, changing your approach and relationship with sex, and choosing healthy foods are great ways to build your sexual wellness and increase your overall health, they might not be effective as an ED treatment.  

Erectile dysfunction is a condition when the blood flow to the penis becomes impaired, making it difficult for that area to be stimulated or hold an erection. While some solutions involve taking medications or undergoing invasive surgery, our Senara team knows that those treatments are risky and come with different side effects and recovery periods. 

GAINSWave® is an ED treatment that is non-invasive, comfortable, and quick. The process involves 6–12 in-office treatments where a pulsating sound energy is used to restore blood flow and open vasculature to the treated area. This therapy — called Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (LI-ESWT) — stimulates the repair of blood vessels and stimulates growth of new stem cells, treating the source of ED instead of providing a temporary solution for maintaining an erection. 

Get Support From Senara Medical Spa

Make your sexual wellness a priority for you and your partner. If you’re ready to meet with

Senara Health and Healing Center & Spa about our GAINSWave® ED treatment, you can request an appointment online

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