Acupuncture Louisville is a worldwide known ancient Chinese treatment characterized by the use of very fine needles inserted at skin sites called acupuncture points or acupoints to restore energy balance and harmony and improve blood flow. The energy balance means the restoration of the relative balance of yin and yang in the body.
Yin and yang are the two main components of chi. Deficiency in energy of any of these two principles leads to imbalances in health. Also, poor chi flow in the body can cause some parts of the body to remain undernourished with blood and energy. This leads to dysfunctions and weaknesses in those parts. An uneven flow or blockage of flow of the chi would lead to a malfunction of some body parts. With regards to sexual function, poor energy flow in the reproductive organs can result in low libido and low sexual functioning.
For traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the kidneys are the most vital organs for sexual functioning. The ancient Chinese call this organ as the gate of fire as the fire for sexual passion is believed to originate here. Stagnation or blockage in chi flow to the kidneys would lead to low sexual desire, inability to achieve orgasm and erectile dysfunction.
Having huge sexual desires, the emperors of China listed their sex life as one of their prime concerns. Physicians and practitioners of TCM were instructed t research on better ways to improve sexual performance and delight. Their study of chi made them understand how acupuncture and TCM can enhance the sexual life of a person and treat problems dealing with sexual performance and desire.
Treatment for poor sexual function or desire begins with a diagnosis to locate the area of poor chi flow. The acupuncturist then does some type of physical examination like checking blood pressure, blood sugar and pulse of the patient. Then, review of the patient’s medical history is done to understand the lifestyle of the person. The acupuncturist then makes a diagnosis based on the aforementioned procedures and properly identifies the acupuncture points to be treated with needles with the knowledge of where chi stagnates or is blocked.
The needles are inserted and left in place at the acupoints for 25 to 45 minutes. For the treatment of sexual problems, sites located around the reproductive organs are usually selected as well as the hips, stomach and kidneys. Any energy blockage there is then effectively removed.
Acupuncture for the treatment of low libido or other sexual dysfunctions are usually combined with aromatherapy and/or herbal medicine. This combination provides for a very potent and rapid treatment for sexual problems. Exercises are recommended as well for stamina and better sexual appetite as exercises can help stimulate the production of more testosterone.