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Chinese medicine for sexual dysfunction

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Updated: Wednesday, Aug 26,2009, 11:26:21 AM
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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. Herbs are frequently stimulating to the sex drive as well.

There are four areas of Female Sexual Dysfunction - desire, arousal, orgasmic, and pain disorders. They frequently overlap and need to be ascertained properly. Many medical conditions are a source of direct or indirect sexual problems. Diabetes, incontinence, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and mood disorders are just some the conditions that may disturb normal sexuality. Medications such as antidepressants and antihypertensives can suppress sexual desire. Gynecologic conditions can also contribute to sexual difficulties. For example, chronic recurrent bladder infection can diminish desire. Chronic vaginal or cervical infections can make sexual intercourse less desirable. Normal progression through menopause can also exhibit vaginal dryness and decreased libido. Psychological conditions from past sexual molestation and rape can create physical problems. Current relationship problems can also dampen desire and arousal.

The key to good sexual health is to eradicate problems right away when they arise. Inform your gynecologist and your acupuncturist if you feel you might suffer from these issues.


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