Low Libido Acupuncture
Low Libido Acupuncture? In Chinese Medicine, sex drive is related to the Kidney energy. The Kidney energy naturally declines with age. It is the powerhouse of the body. Additionaly, it supplies reserve energy to any organ running low on Qi (vital force). The partner organ is the bladder. The Kidney energy stores reserve energy called “pre-natal Qi”. This is inherited from your parents.
Did you know that the ears are the sensory organs related to the Kidney? The bone is the tissue associated with the Kidney. The taste that corresponds to and supports the Kidney is salt. According to the Five Element theory. People who crave salt may have a weakened Kidney energy.
Kidney Energy & Emotions
Fear is the emotion associated with the Kidney. If you often have severe panic attacks, anxiety, and fear, your body is communicating to you. It may be trying to tell you that your Kidney energy is running low or is imbalanced. This is common in the elderly, for example.
What Weakens Kidney Energy?
Kidney energy is vulnerable to exhaustion. Due to factors such as;
- “burning the candle at both ends”
- insufficient fluid intake
- excessive sex or masturbation
- chronic illness
Damp-Heat In The Lower Jiao
Another common cause of low libido in men is known as Damp-Heat In the Lower Jiao. It means there is excess damp and heat in the pelvic area. It is very common in men. Given women menstruate monthly, they are less likely to have this imbalance. This may manifest as heat or itch in the groin. Perhaps, rashes and jock itch. Dark, smelly urine or other irregular discharges. Too much heat in the lower jiao weakens the Kidney energy. This affects a man’s sex drive and ability to maintain an erection. Damp-heat in the lower jiao can be caused by excessive consumption of alcohol, coffee and fried foods. Also, over-sitting and not drinking enough water or eating enough green vegetables. Low Libido Acupuncture can treat damp-heat in the lower jiao. Chinese Herbal Medicine is also particularly effective.
Low Libido, Erectile Dysfunction & Mens Infertility Are On The Rise
Erectile Dysunction (ED) is a multifactorial and physical condition. It is associated with cardiovascular disease, lack of exercise, obesity, smoking, too much alcohol and high cholesterol. Thus the more health and mental issues, the higher the risk. This study found that olive oil could be more effective than viagra. Would you believe?! Low Libido Acupuncture aims to nourish the Kidney energy to support this vital function.
Men with ED may experience the inability to attain or maintain an erection adequate for intercourse. It may be delayed or absent ejaculation. Even an inability to control timing. Erectile Dysfunction can be due to arterial or nerve damage. For example, a man who has had diathermy treatment for herpes. One of the side effects can be nerve damage leading to erectile dysfunction.
There is an underlying cause that interferes with how the penis functions. Reduced blood flow or affecting nerves, such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension or high cholesterol. Effects of this presentation vary. Ranging from depression, loss of self-confidence, loss of intimacy in a relationship to reduced quality of life. Statistics show only 6% of men seek treatment for Erectile Dysfunction.
Low Libido Acupuncture
A reduction in male libido is associated with low testosterone. Libido can also be defined from a psychological perspective. Essentially as a physical or spiritual desire by psychologist Carl Jung. One theory claims that excess toxic oestrogens know as xenoestrogens can disturb the natural hormonal balance. Xenoestrogens are found in processed food, plastics, chemicals, toxins and sweeteners.
This brings it back to hormones. Men need good testosterone for good health. Good testosterone for healthy sex drive and performance.
What else can reduce natural testosterone levels? Obesity, diabetes and chronic stress causing oxidative stress. Some men may be on anti-depressants. Such as SSRIs. These are associated with sexual dysfunction by 25% of users. Signs and symptoms of low libido include a lack or loss of sexual desires, difficulty achieving orgasm, strong anxiety or depression. Note this affects both men and women.
A man in his natural masculine energy creates testosterone. This has been scientifically proven. For more information about understanding and accessing your masculine energy contact Ilana for a Holistic Coaching session. Your behaviours, actions and feelings all contribute to generating testosterone. Regardless of gender and sexuality, a person in a man’s body must make testosterone to feel good and be healthy. In Ayurvedic theory, men ideally have a balance of 60% masculine energy to 40% feminine. Naturally, this will differ amongst all men.
Male Infertility is usually asymptomatic. The most obvious symptom being that man’s woman is unable to fall pregnant after 12 months of unprotected intercourse. This occurs when the man is unable to produce or deliver fully functioning sperm to the female ovum. The sperm may be underdeveloped or abnormally shaped. It may not move properly, or there may be inadequate sperm count. Oxidative stress or cellular damage is a common factor affecting sperm quality and quantity. Along with sperm production problems due to genetic causes, infections, medicines, and chemicals. Blockage of sperm transport, sperm antibodies and ejaculation issues. Hormonal imbalances such as testosterone deficiency or oestrogen excess. Stress, structural disturbances due to trauma, varicoceles, hydroceles or mumps. Sperm antibody production, or increased toxic load from smoking. Drinking alcohol, recreational drugs not to mention nutritional deficiencies can also contribute.
So What Can We Do To Change This?
Living a cleaner, healthier life with exercise and required rest may make a tremendous difference. Ideally you would start this with a good liver detox. Along with taking some essential herbs and supplements…
Chinese Herbs – Traditional Chinese Medicine has a long history, as far back as 200AD. Since then, Chinese herbs are documented to treat infertility. According to your constitution and presentation, Chinese Herbs can help your body for example clear excess heat, move stagnant qi or warm your yang energy to place you back into balance. Best taken for 3-6 months before to trying to conceive. This is known as pre-conception care. Ilana is an experienced Herbalist.
Zinc – The most critical trace mineral for male sexual function. Hello Oysters (they contain lots of Zinc)! Zinc is involved in absolutely every aspect of male reproduction from hormone metabolism, sperm count, motility and morphology to normal testicular development. Higher concentrations of zinc are found in the prostate and testes. Many studies have proven that Zinc supplementation improves not only sperm count but motility and morphology too.
Selenium – Essential in the synthesis of testosterone, production and maturation of healthy spermatozoa, and sperm motility. Without sufficient selenium, sperm are unable to swim in the right direction or may become immobile. Selenium is paramount for spermatogenesis (sperm development) and protects sperm against oxidative stress.
Mens’ Lifestyle Tips
- Enjoy alcohol in moderation. Better still, give it up.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Stop smoking.
- Exercise regularly.
- Enjoy a healthy diet including fruits, vegetables, essential fats and proteins.
- Make time for good quality sleep.
- Herbal and nutritional supplementation.
- Have a regular health check-up from your GP.
- Be grateful for the wonderful man you are and all the great things in your life.
- Make the effort to connect emotionally to your woman, and enjoy being intimate.
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