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Anna’s News: TCM and Libido

Acupuncture and herbal therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) works exceptionally well when treating issues of low libido. This can be applied to both female as well as male patients. Libido can often times be low especially for a couple who has been trying to conceive for a long period of time with no positive result or after just having had a child. There are numerous specific herbs and acupuncture points whose primary focus is on increasing sex drive and desire.

The most common TCM diagnosis for low libido is a deficiency of Kidney Yang (Chinese medicine kidney organ only, not the Western medical definition). When we talk about a weakened Kidney Yang, we mean depleted energy at the deepest level. In other words, not just experiencing symptoms of fatigue, but feelings of exhaustion, especially over a long period of time can squander our sexual desire, ie Kidney Yang.

It is important to note that there is a natural ebb and flow in sexual energy which varies throughout the year according to the changes of the seasons. As we approach cooler months and wintertime especially, it is normal to have a slight decrease in sex drive. However, it becomes a pathology when we have zero desire or we rarely feel “in the mood”, even if its cold outside.

To learn more about the benefits TCM has to offer both herbally and through acupuncture for low libido please feel free to call our office or email us at anytime! You can also schedule an appointment with an acupuncturist/herbalist online or by calling the office.