For centuries, in many old cultures as well as new cultures, the society tends to focus on the needs and the problems of male sexual dysfunction. In fact, thousands of years ago, Taoists in China believed that a healthy sexual life style could lead to good health and minimize illness. Some Taoists even believe that cultivating great sexual health and habits can lead to longevity and immortality. The famous Taoist text, “The Tao of Sex” is one of the earliest texts in the world addressing issues of sexuality ranging from specific sexual positions to usage of herbs for sexual dysfunctions.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used to strengthen and promote optimal sexual health for centuries.
Acupuncture treatment for Female Sexual Dysfunction
There are four areas of Female Sexual Dysfunction, desire, arousal, orgasmic, and pain disorders. They frequently overlap and need to be ascertained properly.
Chinese Medicine offers many tools for addressing these issues. Acupuncture, which has proven neurological and endocrinal effects, can be used in vaginismus-a condition where the outer vaginal muscle contracts to prevent entering of any foreign objects. It is also frequently used in sexual pains especially due to endometriosis, and chronic bladder infection. Acupuncture can also relax one’s mood, enhance sensuality and arousal. Herbal medicine is frequently used in combination or alone, especially for hormone regulation. It can also be used in chronic bladder infections associated with sex.
Benefits of Acupuncture for women’s sexual health
One of the most appealing qualities of acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine is the low risk of adverse reaction or side effects.
Another benefit is that acupuncture treatments work synergistically to treat the whole person. In Chinese medicine, due to our diagnostic system, we are able to assess a persons whole constitution (the health of their whole body) and treat the root (or cause) of a health concern along with a branch (or the symptoms) of a health concern. It is in this way that we are able to treat a person’s whole body and mind, rather than just a symptom.
The key to good sexual health is to eradicate problems right away when they arise. The inability to perform sexually can be frustrating for both the individual and her partner. Stop the silence and seek the solutions you need to lead a healthy mental, physical and sexual life.
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