(NaturalNews) Acupuncture is a scientifically proven treatment for a variety of health issues, including sexual health related concerns. It has been used with and without Chinese herbs to address health and sexual functioning concerns for over 5,000 years. By using very fine needles in key points on the skin, the overall sexual health of either a man or a woman can be greatly enhanced. This includes the improvement of sexual performance and libido (sex drive). In addition, acupuncture also addresses underlying causes that may contribute to sexual health issues such as: menopause, psychological challenges, drug interactions, weight fluctuation, hormonal imbalances and more.
Acupuncture is an effective tool for treating the whole person through physical, mental and emotional aspects. It has low risks and few side effects and results are typically seen within a short time; however, treatment times are dependent upon how severe imbalances are within the body.
Acupressure uses a less invasive approach by using the same diagnostic tools and points but omits needles by using pressure through massage. It is typically done using your fingers, knuckles, elbows and even vibrators; which help to stimulate blood flow in a more intensive manner. Acupressure can also be used by patients in-between acupuncture appointments for continuous stimulation.
Using vibrators on acupressure points
By using a small bullet style vibrator or massager, one can improve the amount of stimulation that they receive during acupressure. The advantage to using a smaller vibrator is that they allow you to have more pinpoint accuracy in stimulating the specific point that you wish to treat. A helpful guide on how to choose the right vibrator for you, including information on what to avoid, such as phthalates (a toxin in plastics) can be found here:
How acupuncture addresses sexual performance issues
Acupuncture provides balance to the body by correcting any disruption of energy flow in the body, which is known as Qi (Chi). When addressing a decrease in sexual performance and libido, the organs that are typically treated are the kidney and heart, along with any other possible contributors that create imbalance within the body.
An acupuncturist uses diagnostic tools along with discussing symptoms to determine where imbalances are focused. Pulse and tongue diagnosis are the most common ways for an acupuncturist to examine a patient. Acupuncture goes beyond the traditional pulse checks that Western medicine uses by examining twenty-seven pulse states through nine positions. These pulse positions provide information about how well the organs in the body are functioning as well as the overall health of the patient. The tongue is also examined to determine one's overall health and organ functioning and is checked for color, shape, moisture, coating, cracks and more.
Acupuncture and acupressure are the most common treatments, but other techniques, such as moxibustion, cupping and electroacupuncture, can also be used along with Chinese herbs. Treatments are geared toward relaxing the mind to decrease stress, balance hormone levels and increase circulation for proper blood flow to the sexual organs. Such treatments improve sexual functioning by helping men to increase their performance through enhancing erections, ejaculation and longevity while helping women to increase sex drive, lubrication and the ability to have satisfying orgasms.
Beyond improving sex drive
In addition to boosting the sex drive, here are a variety of sexual issues that can be addressed through acupuncture:
• Erectile Dysfunction • Infertility • Menopause: In Women & Men • Prostate Issues • Premature Ejaculation • Sexual Aversion Disorder • Decreased Sperm Mobility • Female Sexual Arousal Disorder • Female Sexual Dysfunction • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder • Vaginismus • STD Outbreaks
Acupuncture and acupressure are wonderful alternative methods to use when addressing sexual health concerns, as they go beyond just treating symptoms and focus on the root of the problem.