Sexual dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a common male sexual disturbance marked by the inability of the penis to maintain an erection. The erected penis is not hard enough for penetration or the erection lasts only a short time. Erectile dysfunction is caused by disturbance of the central nervous system, organic disease, a psychosomatic disorder, or use of some drugs. The most organic cause is neurovascular rather than a psychogenic etiology. Functional erectile dysfunction, more commonly seen than the organic type in clinical practice, is most often related to emotional states. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), functional erectile dysfunction is caused by excessive masturbation or excessive sexual activity leading to decline or deficiency of fire from the Gate of Life, or by mental injury, which damages the heart and spleen as well as the kidney. Male sexual dysfunction and decline or loss of libido largely pertain to Kidney Yang Deficiency.

Treatment included acupuncture with moxibustion. Treatment principles included strengthening Yang, and replenishing the Kidney essence. The patient will be treated with a combination of acupuncture and moxibustion twice weekly, and up to 6 weeks.

The combination of acupuncture and moxibustion for the patient with functional erectile dysfunction is normally successful. Which means patient is able to perform sexual intercourse without use of drugs (eg. sildenafil). Acupuncture and moxibustion may be powerful tools and useful (alternative) therapies to treat sexual dysfunction. Further research should address whether acupuncture plus moxibustion is more effective than use of drug (sildenafil).

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Acupuncture for Male Impotence

For thousands of years in China, the practice of polygamy compelled emperors of Chinese dynasties to explore sexual therapies, including herbal medicine and acupuncture. (Each emperor routinely had 3,000 wives.) During the 16th and early 17th centuries, sexology treatises were written by Taoists concerning mystical sexual alchemy. These treatises include approaches such as acupuncture and moxibustion. It was documented that the acupuncture point nearest the Cinnabar field (CV 6) could be the first acupuncture point for treating male sexual impotence.15 Chinese physicians and acupuncturists have considered the Cinnabar field of supreme significance in their respective domains. In the later centuries, sexual therapy with acupuncture was further developed. Nevertheless, the Chinese believed that the kidneys were responsible for sexual function. Anyone with sexual dysfunction was labeled as having "kidney failure.

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