January 1, 2011 Newsletter
Please look at the bottom of this newsletter for information about a double discount for your January order with PDI.
Happy New Year to one and all in 2011!
The following is a long response I recently sent out to a very long and rambling email I received. It came from a fellow who was trying to treat his PD with just vitamin E. In his email he asked many questions and made several strong negative statements in regard to treating his PD – that sounded like he had read a lot of medical material saying that all was doom and gloom in the PD world. One of his most pressing concerns was for me to give him some “inside information” about the best therapy that “really worked so I would not have to take all the other stuff.”
I thought I would simply present my response to him, since his disconnected email had many misspellings and no punctuation that make it difficult to read.
Sorry to hear of your problem with Peyronie’s disease.
Yes, you are correct that some of the information on the PDI website has been there for a while without an update. The reason is simple: the information and ideas you see are fundamentally correct and they get results in those cases when it is applied aggressively and faithfully. All the new research reports and studies you find on the medical sites are indeed updated often – but all they tell you is the same thing over and over again about the new drugs that do not help PD. Personally, I think PDI is on the correct therapeutic pathway with PD, and our past and present effort is to fine-tune and improve our basic approach as we learn more and more about what actually works in the real world.
I am not much interested in groundbreaking theory and research – what we are doing right now seems to work pretty well, and my effort for the last few years is only to make it better with small modifications and occasional additions to the basic format of care.
The PDI website is updated and amplified here and there as new information appears that warrants any change. My interest is not in what is new, but in what works. My readers are tired of trying all of the heavily researched drugs and submitting to surgery, that are supposed to help – but somehow do not do what they are supposed to do. They come to PDI looking for something different, something they can understand, something that makes sense to them, that they can be in control of, to actually make a difference in their lives. Those who go about it the right way, often do just that. I get at least 10-12 positive reports of success for every one report of failure or lack of satisfactory success. That is a pretty good statistic that the medical profession cannot report. For this reason I will, at least for the time being, just continue doing what I am doing and let the medical profession catch up to PDI. Many of the therapies we advocate – like vitamin E – are almost always used incorrectly. We attempt to correct the methodology and application for their use against the problem of PD.
You tell me that vitamin E did not help you. Please do not condemn the use of vitamin E if you did not use it correctly. Your MD did not know enough about the subject to tell you how to use it effectively – there is no problem with vitamin E. Vitamin E is effective. It is the fault of the doctor who pushed you out his office without giving you the information we have available here for you. For this reason I would simply suggest that you avail yourself to this information and learn more about vitamin E and other effective therapies directly at Peyronies Disease Help.
All individual alternative and complementary therapies that have been selected for use in our wide arsenal display favorable, but limited, success in treating PD, and all have their scientific merit explained fully on the website. Not any one of these therapies, or any other drug or surgical treatments for that matter, are effective in all cases to a sufficient degree to justify being called a “cure.” However, the PDI theory is that the combined use of these same therapies when correctly used together have a synergistic effect that none can achieve alone. PD is an extremely difficult and tenacious problem to treat, and for this reason PDI suggests that you apply the concept of “synergy” in any therapy plan you utilize. All of this is explained in depth on the PDI website.
There is no easy, simple or direct treatment of PD. From our experience it requires that the individual takes the time and effort to treat and improve his ability to heal and repair a dysfunctional immune system to achieve maximal ability to correct the PD scar. If you thoughtfully read the various essays found on the PDI website, I am sure you are aware of this concept and know that this approach is logical and direct to the problem you are confronted with.
If you are interested in a suggestion for increasing your ability to heal and repair your Peyronie’s scar, allow me to offer for your consideration:
The book, “Peyronie’s Disease Handbook” is a good starting point. Easy, practical, logical things to do to avoid continual re-injury, and to improve your diet, and attitude about a lot of things. All information in this book is unique and approaches the question of living and dealing with PD from an entirely different perspective than that covered on the PDI website; the two are completely different. It is the only book written about PD to address the subject from the perspective of successfully living with and understanding the variability of the scar tissue that is central to the disease process. You can secure a copy for yourself on the website, and download it immediately. This is the most important thing to start with, but you need internal and external therapies to build yourself up for healing.
Recently I completed the “PDI Manual Penis Stretching Method” CD that is a vast improvement over the brutal mechanical penis stretchers. Please check this out on the PDI website. I think this is the most important addition to the treatment of PD that I have made in the last five years. 80% of men have responded to this self-administered stretching therapy in a positive way. In the first six weeks it was available I have received nothing but positive comments, because it is safe, effective, direct to the problem, easily performed and economical.
Any of the plans, Small, Medium, Large, will give you organization and broad coverage to your effort to strengthen you immune response, but you must actually use whatever plan you select. Diligence and tenacity are key. I would offer that the Medium plan is very good and offers a great balance of internal/external therapies, and includes the video instruction CD which itself offers another level of therapy that is unique and very good. The best treatment plan is the Large plan because it includes the Genesen acupuncture system (that I use daily in my office with patients). This is a very user-friendly little piece of high tech that you can use to add muscle to your effort. It takes time but is most important if you really want to get aggressive with your plan.
Additional things not in the Large plan, of good science and value, are Quercetin-Bromelain and PABA, the Japanese herbs are very popular. Any would make a reasonable addition to your plan.
When you ask for “what really works” you show that you have not read any of the information on the PDI website. Not any one product works by itself; they all work together – this is called synergy. I suggest that you go to Peyronies Synergy and spend some valuable time reading about what you want to do to help yourself.
Try not to obsess about your PD. Attempt to harness your dread and angst, and all your worry, into a positive effort to do something positive or therapeutic for yourself. You are churning and stirring yourself inside for no good purpose, and probably weakening your personal resolve with thoughts of hopelessness and despair. Guard the thoughts you present to yourself. Slow down and put things in perspective. Turn all this fretful thought and energy from a negative direction toward the positive.
Perhaps one of the most negative aspects of Peyronie’s disease is the erectile dysfunction or ED that is often a part of the problem. For this reason we recently added the valuable and effective product, the Erektor to the PDI lineup of therapies. Detailed information is available by clicking the following link: Erektor. This is not one of those dangerous penis stretchers; this is a clever and simple device that holds the penis gently so a man an engage in intercourse with or without an erection.
There is a lot you can do to help yourself recover from PD. There are no secrets or special ways to get it done; just study, patience and determination to be more stubborn than your PD problem.
Don’t procrastinate. If you are serious about taking control of your life, you will get going. It will make you feel better by just not feeling like a victim any longer.
Please keep in touch with me and good luck to you.
Theodore R. Herazy, DC, LAc
Hope that is helpful to all you warriors. As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Theodore R. Herazy, DC, LAc
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Happy New Year to us all.