To treat erectile dysfunction naturally, use a combination of herbs and medications, get an adequate amount of vitamins and try acupuncture, advises WebMD. Some of the more important vitamins to have in your diet or through supplements are vitamin E, vitamin C, arginine, zinc and bioflavonoids.
Other nutritional supplements that have shown positive results for erectile dysfunction are flaxseed meal and dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA, according to WebMD. DHEA is a type of hormone that some men are lacking, which then causes erectile dysfunction. Use of DHEA should be discussed with a doctor before taking it, as the safety of long-term use is not known. If side effects such as nausea, vomiting, anxiety, diarrhea or rapid heartbeat are experienced after taking these supplements, stop taking them and speak to a physician.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method that helps with many types of physical ailments, including erectile dysfunction, WebMD notes. This treatment uses hair-thin needles on certain parts of the body to balance energy. If erectile dysfunction is caused by an imbalance, this may be helpful.
Herbal remedies such as ginseng and L-arginine might be useful, reports Mayo Clinic. Ginseng does not help with the actual erectile dysfunction, but it helps treat premature ejaculation often associated with the condition. The cream is recommended for treating this issue. L-arginine may help to stimulate blood vessels and improve the condition.