Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in Richmond, VA
Wang, Xiaoyan, L. Ac., MD (China)
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     Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction or sexual malfunction is defined as difficulty during any stage of the sexual act that prevents the individual or couple from enjoying sexual activity. Sexual dysfunction includes desire, arousal, and orgasmic and sexual pain disorders. Sexual dysfunctions cover a wide variety of problems, including erectile dysfunction and premature or delayed ejaculation in men, spasms of the vagina, pain with sexual intercourse, and problems with
libido and response. One in 10 men in the world has erectile dysfunction, and approximately 30 million men in the United States have erectile dysfunction. Decreased sexual desire is the most common complaint among women, affecting up to 43% of women. The problem may be psychological, physical, or a combination of both.

Sexual dysfunction may have the following signs and symptoms:

Premature or delayed ejaculation in men
Erectile dysfunction (
male impotence)
Pain during sex
Lack or loss of libido
Lower urinary tract symptoms
Difficulty having an orgasm
Vaginal dryness

Sexual dysfunction can be temporary or long-lasting. Causes of sexual disorders vary and may include:

Age 65 and over in men
Some prescription medications
Hormonal imbalances
Drug abuse
Depression, anxiety, or other psychological issues
Stressful life events
Certain medical conditions

While conventional medicine may treat some symptoms of sexual dysfunction, it results also in a number of significant side-effects. But acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been used for centuries to treat sexual dysfunction naturally.

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