Spermatorrhoea means involuntary loss of semen, which generally
takes place during sleep or under various conditions (during urination
or at stool) at other times. It is often associated with irritability
and debility of the generative organs. It os commonly called Nocturnal
Emissions or Wet Dreams.
Homeopathic Remedies & Homeopathy Treatment for
Nocturnal Emission or Wet Dreams
#Phosphoric acid. [Ph-ac]
This remedy corresponds to the chronic effects of loss of seminal
fluid, while Cinchona is more suitable for the acute effects, such
as emissions on three or four consecutive nights, weakening the
patient greatly. Under Phosphoric acid the whole system is weakened;
the legs are weak, and there is burning in the spine worse at night,
the genitals are relaxed, the scrotum and testicles are flabby,
the penis has no power of erection, or the erection are imperfect
and the semen escapes too soon during coitus. Formication or a sensation
of crawling on the scrotum is also sometimes present. Impotence
when the sensibility of the part is excessive, and the semen is
discharged shortly after or even before erection. There is a sudden
relaxation of the penis during coitus due to exhaustion rather than
to spasmodic action, as under Nux vomica. Hughes regards Phosphoric
acid as probably the most useful remedy for spermatorrhoea in the
materia medica, but much depends on the potency used, as the lower
ones often fail. There is dragging in the testicles, and above all
the mental condition is important; the patient is distressed on
account of the culpability of his acts, and is anxious about the
future of his health or else perfect indifference is present. It
is never to be used when general irritability is present,and probably
many failures are owing to its misuse in this particular. Phosphorus
has impotence preceded by over-excitation of the genital organs.
It also has discharge of prostatic juice during a hard stool and
frequently involuntary seminal emissions. Picric acid has disturbed
sleep from erections and too frequent seminal emissions. Spermatorrhoea,
with great desire, followed by great prostration. King, in his work
on spermatorrhoea, advises the higher potencies as the lower ones
are apt to aggravate.
Characteristic of Gelsemium are frequent involuntary emissions at
night (Nocturnal Emissions or Wet Dreams), with relaxation of the
organs; the whole system is relaxed and emissions occur from the
slightest exertion or excitation. There are no lascivious dreams,
and it is particularly the remedy in cases arising from masturbation.
Dioscorea has atonic seminal emissions; there is a passive state,
and the patient will have two or three dreams a night, with emission
of semen and the day following will feel very weak about the knees.
Farrington advises it first in the 12th and then in the 30th potency.
Eryngium aquaticum. General debility, seminal emissions without
erections. Digitalis has also involuntary emissions during sleep,
without dreams, followed with great weakness. Baehr recommends Digitalis
3rd trituration in spermatorrhoea and claims that it usually suffices.
It should be given early in the morning. Dickinson claims better
results from this remedy than from any other.
#Calcarea carbonica. [Calc]
When night sweats follow every emission, and when coitus is followed
by weakness in mind and body, calcarea is the remedy. It is especially
useful in shattered constitutions where the patient sweats from
any exertion. The sexual desire is excessive and the nocturnal emissions
occurs about three in the morning or later. The erection are weak
and excitable, there is sensitiveness of the urethra and irritable
impotence. There is tendency to cold clammy sweat on the hands after
emissions, there is pain in the back and head and trembling of the
legs. Great weakness follows all indulgence. Calcarea suits these
conditions in young people who grow too rapidly. Caladium. Here,
after masturbation, the penis is a flabby as a rag, the prepuce
when withdrawn behind the glands does not have sufficient contractility
to replace itself. Nocturnal emissions (Wet Dreams) occur with or
without dreams. It is indicated in the advanced stages when there
are no erections . Emissions occurring without any sexual excitement
whatever is a good indication for Caladium. Feeling of coldness
and cold perspiration about the genitals is also a useful symptom
for the remedy.
Staphisagria is the remedy for the bad effects of masturbation where
there is great emaciation with dark rings under the eyes, sallow
face, peevishness and shyness. The patient is hypochondriacal and
permits the mind to dwell too long on sexual subjects ; the boy
becomes uneasy about the state of his health. There may also be
irritability of the prostatic portion of the urethra. In the female,
Staphisagria is the remedy when the organs are in a state of irritability.
It is the remedy for the advanced stages and in cases of long standing.
It is the best remedy in anxious and imaginary persons who are uneasy
about the state of the health.
#Agnus castus. [Agn]
This remedy is suitable to old men who have spent most of their
lives in excessive venery. These so called "old sinners"
are just as excitable in their sexual passions at 60 as at 18, and
yet they are physically impotent. It is also useful in paralytic
impotence, where there is loss of both sexual desire and erection,
and there is coldness of the sexual organs. This condition oftentimes
comes from gonorrhoea and gleet. Nuphar lutea has absence
of sexual desire; voluptuous thoughts do not cause erections. There
are losses of semen during sleep. Atonic spermatorrhoea occurring
from weakness of the sexual organs. Agnus castus is also a remedy
in sexual melancholia and simple impotence.
#Nux vomica. [Nux-v]
For the bad effects of early masturbation, Nux is an important remedy.
It should be given when the patient suffers from headache, frequent
involuntary emissions at night, especially toward morning, and the
digestive organs are weak. There is an irritable condition from
sexual excesses, erections taking place, but they are not under
the control of the mind and may subside at any time during an embrace;
this is a common complaint of city men who have been high livers
and drinkers all their lives. Strychnia is perhaps better than Nux
where there is a great spinal exhaustion; Nocturnal Emissions or
Wet Dreams in men arising from plethora; irresistible desire to
masturbate. The higher attenuations act better than the lower.
In sexual conditions Sulphur is useful when the patient is weak
and debilitated, suffers from gastric ailments, and has frequent
involuntary emissions at night , exhausting him greatly. The seminal
flow is thin and watery and has lost its characteristic properties.
The genital organs are relaxed, the scrotum and penis are flabby,
the penis is cold and the erections are few and far between. In
coitus the semen escapes too soon, almost at first contact; the
patient suffers from backache and weakness of the limbs, and he
is low spirited and hypochondrical. Complete prostration and loss
of sexual desire is a marked symptom of Sulphur.
The remedy, on account of its mental conditions, is of great utility
in the treatment of sexual excesses. It produces a perfect picture
of hypochondriasis; the patient is melancholic, naturally excitable,
but has gone over to this weakness. There is no local irritability
as under Zincum. Sepia has seminal weakness, with erethisms and
easy emissions. Conium is especially the remedy where nocturnal
emissions are brought on by suppression of the natural desire and
there are pains in the testicles. Emissions on the slightest provocation.
This remedy corresponds to long-lasting abuse of the genital organs,
with great hypochondriasis. The patient has a pale sunken face with
blue rings about the eyes, and there is with this drug great local
local irritation, the testicles being drawn up against the external
ring. Aurum may be useful when despondency predominates.
Lycopodium is the remedy for cases which have gone on to complete
impotency; the erections are absent or imperfect and the genital
organs are cold and shrivelled. Exhausting pollutions (Nocturnal
Emissions or Wet Dreams) in men without erections. Lilienthal termed
Lycopodium "the old man's balm." It corresponds especially
to the impotency of old age where there is great despondency. Kobalt
has backache following seminal emissions. Sarsaparilla
has nocturnal erections with lascivious dreams, followed by pain
in the back down to the spermatic cords; prostration, the least
excitement causing ejaculation without sexual feeling.
Seminal emissions, voluntary or involuntary, make the patient worse.The
patient is so relaxed that the semen dribbles involuntarily. Lack
of confidence is also a factor. The mental condition of inability
is more of a leading symptom, according to Halbert, than that of
timidity; in fact, this writer rightly lays great stress on the
mental symptoms of the drug. Graphites has want of sensation during
coitus, with no discharge of semen. Selenium has the symptom that
the prostatic fluid oozes while sitting, during sleep, when walking
and during stool. It is useful in advanced cases where the organs
are in a state of irritability.
Nocturnal Emissions or Wet Dreams