1) Ones related to a deficiency of a woman's basic factors like qi, blood, and essence deficiencies. Can try Chinese herbal treatments.
2) Ones related to depression, psychological reasons, can be treated with acupuncture.
The first that has to be answered for your wife is why the change. Then it can be determined the most appropriate treatment. There are many diverse reasons why this could be happening.
Yes, very much so. Acupuncture and the right herbs can be a very successful combination for treating low sex drive. She may also find it helpful to talk about any emotional issues that may also be hindering her drive or her ability to be aroused during intimate moments. Allow her to spend time privately with her acupuncturist to thoroughly discuss and treat what maybe affecting her issues around sex and intimacy.
I hope this helps,
Andrew Pacholyk MS, L.Ac
Dr. Maryam Mansouri, Lac., OMD.
I have seen acupuncture help with this kind of issue in the past. If the practitioner is skilled, they will be sure to ask about all possible contributing factors to low libido- stress, fatigue, endocrine imbalance, emotional intimacy issues, etc., and then treat based on what they find. Glad to hear that it's helped your anxiety!
It is hard to say whether acupuncture will help or not with sex drive without getting a health history. However, acupuncture and herbal medicine may be a very helpful depending on the situation. The biggest challenges are other health conditions or concerns that may be affecting sex drive. My suggestions are to send your wife in for an initial health consult and
acupuncture treatment for a full evaluation and treatment plan. I certainly hope this information helps.
Alan Schroepfer, LAc
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, acupuncture and Chinese medicine are excellent for enhancing sex drive and sexual desire. It works by balancing the hormones and enhancing and boosting energy to the pelvis.
Jenna Mandzuk, LAc
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine have a long standing history of success in helping people to balance hormones and improve overall energy, of which are both important factors of a healthy sex drive. A consultation is always advisable to get a much more in depth picture of where the imbalance is going on and how to be most helpful.
Wishing you the best in health and wellness,
Leanne Mitchell, Dipl. L.Ac, MAOM, LMT, ES
Yes, acupuncture could be very helpful to increase libido. There are a number of protocols and points specific to libido actually. Additionally, there are often a number of factors that go into decreased sex drive. One of the largest is often stress, and for women sometimes also hormonal and/or menopausal transitions; acupuncture is very helpful in balancing both of these as well. I recommend finding a practitioner who your wife easily connects with (this, in my opinion, is very important due to the energetic aspects of the medicine), is nationally licensed, and has completed at least masters degree specific to acupuncture and/or Oriental medicine (to which acupuncture is included).
Thank you for your question.
Also, forgive me for saying this, but it may be an aspect of the relationship between you two. I only state this as part of the list of things that can cause low sex drive - not knowing you or your wife, it is not a personal judgement at all.
I would first have her get checked with an MD if she is on any medications has any nutritional deficiencies or if there is any physical issue. Absent any medical issue found by western medicine, you can go seek acupuncture to see if it can help. If there is a medical issue or an emotional issue that is known, this can be addressed both by western doctors and acupuncturists (and/or psychiatric counselors of sorts).
Again, not knowing the specific case, it is very difficult to answer your question or help you. I cannot say acupuncture will help the issue directly, but it also can, but the practitioner would need to see the patient to know how to help.
Your wife might also try counseling. Sometimes there are things buried in our subconscious minds that we aren't even aware of that impact any and all aspects of our lives, including sex drive. Counseling or even hypnotherapy might be a way to discover if there's something in her past that is getting in her way now.
Hope this helps!
This is a good question, but I would like your attention. Lack of sex drive could be for a few reasons: they might be tired, no energy; might be physiological, emotionally; might be uncomfortable feeling, aging with hormone changing, etc.
I will suggest the best way is to be honest with your wife, sincerely discuss this first. Maybe she doesn't think this is an issue for her side. If she also finds this is an issue, she'd probably like to be treated. Acupuncture helps her to balance emotional, hormonal, and some physical issues.
Hope you two can talk it through and find some common ground.
Huan Wen Jonathan Fang