A scientifically validated therapy for various health problems, including those related to sexual health, acupuncture has been used oftentimes along with Chinese herbal remedies to treat health and sexual functioning concerns for over 4,000 years. Through the insertion of ultra fine needles into important points on the skin, a person’s sexual health can be very much improved. These concerns may include sex drive (libido) and sexual performance as well as underlying factors that may result sexual health issues like imbalanced hormones, weight changes, drug interactions, menopause, psychological challenges, and many others.
Acupuncture is extremely effective in healing the whole person including his/her physical, emotional, and mental aspects. This treatment provides very good results which can be seen within a short time and has scant side effects and risks although the length of the treatment may depend on the magnitude of the condition of the person.
Acupressure is a gentler version of acupuncture as it applies massage therapy on the acupoints to stimulate a meridian. It is usually done using your elbows, knuckles, fingers, and even vibrators; they all aid in stimulating the flow of blood vigorously. This treatment can be used as in-between acupuncture treatments for uninterrupted stimulation.
Vibrators to stimulate acupoints
During acupressure, a massager or a small bullet style vibrator can augment the level of stimulation that a person receives. One of the advantages of using a smaller vibrator is that it allows for a much more effective stimulation of acupoints you desire to treat.
Any interruption in the flow of energy causes an imbalance in the body. Acupuncture treatment is one way of restoring the normal flow of qi or vital energy and balance to the body. The treatment of sexual health issues starts by understanding that any dysfunction of the heart and kidney as well as other factors usually leads to the imbalance of the reproductive system.
Along with diagnostic tools the acupuncturist will discuss the symptoms of the patient to determine where imbalances lie. Tongue and pulse diagnosis are the usual Chinese medicine diagnostic procedures an acupuncturist uses to physically evaluate a patient. Acupuncture is a treatment that transcends Western medicine’s traditional pulse checks by evaluating 27 pulse states through 9 positions. Information about the overall health of the patient and on how well the organs in the body are functioning is provided by these pulse positions. The tongue cracks, coating, moisture, shape, and color are examined to gauge the organ function and the overall health of the person.
Besides acupressure and acupuncture, other Chinese medicine treatments such as Chinese herbal remedies, electroacupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion can be also used to address sexual health issues. These modalities are designed to help to balance hormone levels, lower stress, relax the mind, and boost the flow of blood to the reproductive organs. They all help enhance sexual functioning by increasing sexual performance of men through longevity, better control of ejaculation, and prolonging erections; women, on the other hand, may experience satisfying orgasms, better lubrication, and enhanced sex drive from these treatments.
Beyond the enhancement of sex drive
Besides enhancing the sex drive, listed below are a number of sexual conditions that can be resolved with acupuncture:
-Hypoactive sexual desire disorder
-Male and female menopause
-Female sexual dysfunction
-Female sexual arousal disorder
-Weak sperm mobility
-Sexual aversion disorder
Acupressure and acupuncture are excellent alternative therapies to use when treating sexual health problems, as they not only help treat the symptoms but also address the underlying cause of the problem.