History is plagued with many false assumptions and diagnoses for any one disease. Up until about 1845 people used to believe Malaria was caused by “bad air” that blew in during the night or from the marshes. It would take a military doctor name Alphonse Laveran in 1874 to prove that Maleria was in fact a germ carried by mosquitoes.

Modern science allows us to put our 20/20 Hindsight glasses on and ask ourselves, what were they thinking to even think that.. and there is no other ailment ancient science has tried to remedy more than that of impotence. Some of the first recorded remedies of Erectile Dysfunction date as far back to 2500BC! In ancient Greece they used animals associated with potency, such as snakes, to consume or rub on the gentile areas. Below is a list of the most painful Erectile Dysfunction treatments ancient – and modern – history have used.

Starting off with the least painful method:

Chinese Potion to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

#7 This Unobtainable Potion

In 2500 BC, a textbook of traditional Chinese medicine contained an elixir of 22 ingredients that was rumored to be used by the emperor to bed 1,200 women. The ingredients are wild and a bit grotesque. Such as: ox-penis, human placenta, the tongues of a 100 peacocks and distilled rhinoceros urine.

#6 After While Crocodile

Around 1600 BC, the Egyptians believed that spells and witchcraft caused impotence. They believed a man could guard themselves against these spells with many topical remedies. An Egyptian Papyrus titled “Ebers” documented the grinding of baby crocodile hearts and wood oil rubbed on the penis would maintain a man’s sexual potency. This might be a less painful method than the drinking of human placenta; but we wonder how many hands were bitten by crocodiles to make this concoction.

Acupuncture has been used in ancient and modern times to restore the flow of Qi and treat Erectile Dysfunction

#5 A Poke and A Prod

Going back to Eastern methods – one that is still used today – is acupuncture. Studies show that acupuncture is virtually painless when administered by trained professionals. The Chinese believe that the element of Qi, a vital energy permeating the whole universe, generates from a balance of Yin and Yang. Acupuncture identifies key acupoints in the body that help regulate the flow of Qi. Old and modern documents show that there are targeted acupoints on the genital area. Anytime there is a needle insertion around this sensitive tissue, we believe there is going to be some minor pain felt.

#4 Witches and Starfish

The Middle Ages have a dark history of treating ED. It was during 1450-1750AD that the church correlated male impotence with female witchcraft. Women could be beaten, tortured or burned for causing male impotence. After some reasonable thought and the consistency of male impotence still happening after the burning of witches; they finally sought solutions through apothecary remedies. One being star fish. When consumed, this aphrodisiac surprisingly worked but at a cost. Men would often have very painful ejaculations. So painful, blood would be present when orgasming.

 #3 The Price of Inflation

A big leap forward to the 1970’s brings us – what could be called – the very first penis pump. Still used today, a man named Geddings Osbon was diagnosed with impotence and was told nothing could be done about it. His expertise in “vacuum” technology used at his small business to repair tires would become his solution. Geddings used a tire pump to create negative air pressure that vacuum sealed a cylinder cupped around the penis to bring blood flow and cause a sustained erection. He would later pioneer the technology that would eventually become FDA approved penis pumps. However, there is documentation he experienced a few painful experiments before getting it “right.

#2 History’s First Cut

Year 1873, in Italy, the first surgical treatments for erectile dysfunction were attempted. A successful treatment was one that blocked veins that drained blood away from the penis to mitigate male impotence. The procedure and side affects would be documented as painful. Present day doctors do not recommend surgery or any type of vascular transplant to treat erectile dysfunction.

Russian doctor Serge Voronoff transplanted monkey testicles into human scrotums to heal ED.

#1 Swapping Testicles

Coming in first place as the most painful remedy for erectile dysfunction is one that didn’t happen so long ago. In 1918, a Russian doctor named Serge Abrahamovitch Voronoff or later nicknamed “Monkey Gland Man” would transplant monkey testicles into human scrotums.

The results improved penile activity but only because of the “placebo” effect! After treating more than 500 men and thousands more around the world it was concluded that this painful operation never successfully showed evidence of animal organs and tissue being absorbed. A lot of the recipients would face excruciation side effects for years after their transplant.

Medical history is fascinating. There are breakthroughs we honor and failed attempts the scientific community would rather forget. The curing of Erectile Dysfunction dates as far back as the first medical records we can find. Male impotency has not been ignored throughout the ages or in modern times.

What is common about these treatments is their unproven or weak track record of success. Treating ED has been much of a guessing game; until now.

A Painless Treatment is Discovered

Paragon’s Pulse Wave therapy is a painless treatment process that uses acoustic waves to regenerate natural tissue and blood flow back to the penis. Instead of tricking the body with an injection of chemicals to excite the genital area – we’re looking at you Viagra and Cialis – the regenerative process started by our treatments is long lasting. Results of our treatment have been proven to keep men free of Erectile Dysfunction for several years!

The scientific mishaps or overpromises to treat ED have put doubt in a lot of our minds. The question is always “Will this actually work?”

Paragon’s Pulse Wave therapy does work. And, it’s painless. Read more about our procedure here! Or schedule a free medical and initial treatment with a Paragon Men’s Health location nearest to you.


A Very Common Scenario

The moment has come. Your significant other has given you all the signals that they are in the mood and hope to express their affection to you through physical intimacy. Their moment of pleasurable anticipation is suddenly your moment of dread. You haven’t refilled the Viagra medications. Or maybe you have but you haven’t timed it out and sneaking off to down a pill isn’t an option. Panic takes over and the excuse comes out of you. “I can’t right now, I need to get some stuff done”

We know Erectile Dysfunction affects those bedroom moments. We’re learning now that it affects so much more. Men with Erectile Dysfunction also face these trials.



Relationship Problems


The trails we face with Erectile Dysfunction are Bidirectional. Or they occur at the same time, feeding off each other and puts us on a continual downward spiral.

Your spiral might have begun with psychological disorders first, or maybe the first signs of impotence started it all. Regardless, Paragon’s Pulse Wave technology has helped break the cycle of impotence and disorders by treating the root cause of ED with long lasting results.



The link between erectile dysfunction and depression is clasped together in iron. 82% of men who report having Erectile Dysfunction also have symptoms of depression. That’s because sexual desire is cultivated in the brain, and sex organs rely on chemicals in the brain to promote libido as well as the changes in blood flow needed for the sexual act. When depression disrupts these brain chemicals, it can make sexual activity more difficult.

The National Library of Medicine states that, “The psychosocial distress that often accompanies erectile dysfunction might stimulate the development of depressive illness, or, as some data suggest, depression might cause erectile dysfunction.”

It’s a chicken vs the egg situation. But one that can be broken by the treatment of ED.



Anxiety can be divided into two camps. Performance Anxiety and Personal Anxiety.

Performance Anxiety

Performance Anxiety or as we call it Bedroom Anxiety is caused by stressed or anxiety when a person feels they are unable to meet a partner’s sexual expectations. Performance Anxiety is often a compounded result of a man hiding their ED, then their inability to hold an erection, which causes them to be more stressed about performing, which ultimately leads to more severe symptoms of ED. Many men can recognize when their erectile difficulties are “emotional” or “psychological” in nature, but few understand that anxiety may be the root cause of these conditions.

Personal Anxiety

Personal Anxiety is the result of being in a “panicked” mode caused by stressors such as being overworked, overly busy, financial worries, relationship struggles, and much more. These triggers initiate our flight or fight response. Both these responses make your heart pump more blood into your arms and legs in preparation to fight or flee, meaning less blood flow can be spared for sexual activity. It may seem impractical for an individual to live in a panicked mode 24/7, but research shows that Generalized  Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is very real.

Bedroom and Personal Anxiety can seep into a healthy relationship and destroy couples. Online forums such as BeyondBlue have many postings about men seeking help to control their anxiety as it’s taken control of their lives. Below is a true story of how anxiety has strained the relationship of a couple.

“We’re fighting about this on a weekly basis now. The kind of fights where we scream at each other, in floods of tears, then end up barely speaking for 2-3 days afterwards. Things get better, I try to follow through with my promises to keep up the consistent application of the tools I have to combat anxiety, but then a week or so later I bottle it, end up breaking my promise and the cycle repeats.”


Relationship Problems and Regret.

The most uttered phrase we hear from patients who have completed their treatment session is something like this, “I wish I’d done this sooner” or “If I could’ve had this treatment years ago, It would’ve saved my marriage”.

Regret is a negative emotion that involves blaming ourselves for a bad outcome. It usually causes us to “wish” we had done something different or undo a choice that we made. David Morgan, of the Institute of Psychoanalysis states “It is self-flagellation, and it can be incredibly damaging to our mental health. It is exhausting, it sucks all joy and fulfilment from our days, and it leaves us stuck, always looking backwards and unable to move forward in our lives.”

ED is major source of regret or shame for men. Close to 70% of men with ED said they feel like they are letting their partners down. These feelings of embarrassment often lead men to hide or cover up their ED. But, at some point, there will be a breaking point.

It’s really up to us as men to step forward and address our conditions. To open up to our significant others and get some help.

As some patients have said:

“It has changed my life and my relationship with my wife.”

“They made it possible for me to get my life back”

“Within a few weeks I could tell a difference and was glad I did it. I wish I hadn’t waited and been so private about it. ED is real and it effects our lives, work, marriages and relationships.”

You can put a stop to this Bidirectional Relationship, ED causes in our lives. Paragon’s Pulse Wave therapy works to treat the root causes of ED for long lasting results. Our staff honor, and respect those who make the decision to get treatment. We’re with you every step of the way as you begin your journey back to a confident man.


May 12, 2021 Shockwave Therapy

Pulse Wave Therapy

Pulse-Wave Therapy, also known as Shockwave Therapy, is the regeneration of tissue caused by acoustic waves that trigger the body’s natural biological response to heal itself.

When acoustic waves are applied to our bodies, they cause “microtraumas” in the targeted area. These microtraumas send a signal to the brain to dispatch new blood flow and tissue growth to the affected area. Don’t worry, the microtraumas are pain free.

Paragon’s revolutionary Pulse Wave treatments combine the latest in shockwave therapy technologies and research to treat the root cause of ED by restoring a man’s natural blood flow and tissue to the genitals. This new blood flow and tissue enhances penile function.

Regenerative Medicine

Pulse Wave therapy triggers the “regenerative” process in the body. Pause and think about the following. The human body has a natural ability to heal itself, such as a cut to the skin, broken bones or even organ regeneration. So why not channel our body’s natural ability to treat ED? New research and evidence into regenerative medicine is fascinating.

Paragon Men’s Health embraces the success patients are having with regenerative medicine and applies this research into our clinics. In fact,  90% of our patients are successful in their treatments based on pre and post SHIM score assessments for Erectile activity.

By applying acoustic waves to the genitals to the right areas with the proper rate and frequency, we provide pain free, long lasting treatment results for Erectile Dysfunction.

As one satisfied patient states:

“Anyone who has suffered from ED understands the secrecy, the not being able to talk to anyone about it; and the fears of the many gimmicks. So after 7 years of hiding it and having it a source on contention between my wife and me, I decided to do something about it. I did the research the comparison shopping; everything. Fortunately, I found Paragon’s website and found the courage to go in for the free consultation. Wow!! What an easy and positive experience. They truly care about their patients and the results speak for them self. I wish I would have done this, years ago…”


Let the Research Speak for Itself

Shockwave therapy has a proven 75% success rate in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Significant results in penile blood flow have been accomplished through shock-wave therapy.

Men experience no pain or any adverse effects during or after treatment.

Successful restoration of erectile functions through shockwave therapy has last for more than 2 years.

1/3 of divorces may be spurred by sexual impotence.

Paragon Men’s Health has a 4.9 out of 27 reviews on Google!


Let’s do the Math

With coupons, discount or insurance coverage, the average price for two 100mg tablets of Viagra is $164.

Assuming that you’d like to have a frequency of sex with your significant other at least once a month – you can spend upwards of $600 a month to have the little blue pill ready for the evening.

The cost of 30 tablets, a bulk year supply, is slightly above $2,500. This would allow the little blue pill to be at your bedside at a frequency of sex every 12 days.

Not only is the monetary cost expensive but so is the physical toll it takes on your body. It’s no secret that ED pills often lead to headaches, digestive problems, vision changes, dizziness… the list goes on.

Even worst! The results are temporary. Pills only mask the problem.

Paragon Men’s Health eliminates the high cost of ED treatments by offering an alternative treatment for ED with long lasting results at a lower price of the ED pills.


Embracing New Technology

Shockwave therapy hasn’t been around long. However; the results, efficacy, and almost no side effects of shockwave therapy as a treatment for ED have allowed it to recently be approved by the FDA.

Paragon Men’s Health immediately opened their doors after the FDA clearance of shockwave therapy. We have stayed at the forefront of men’s health by our acceptance into new research and treatment types for ED.

Each patient of ours receives a medical consultation from certified providers and we offer first free treatment sessions so patients can wrap their head around the concept of shockwave therapy. Our mission is to restore men’s confidence and physical ability to express intimacy. Our embracement of new technology allows our patients to embrace a new lifestyle full of confidence, spontaneity and intimacy.

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