Issues involving sex often are hidden and kept secret, spoken in whispers or attributed to being problems the elderly suffer. As people become more comfortable discussing sex, more ways to combat these problems become available. With the increase in harmful medications and their less-than-appealing side effects, non-traditional therapies have seen a rise in popularity. Acupuncture is an alternative therapy that stimulates pressure points along the body, usually by using thin, metallic needles. Acupuncture is an ancient, proven therapy that relieves many problems that arise in sexual experiences, such as decreased libido, dryness, impotence, premature ejaculation, and infertility.
1. Relieves Stress
The number one cause of unsatisfactory sexual experiences is stress, which makes people tense and anxious. Acupuncture relaxes the body by inserting needles at precise points, encouraging blood flow. Acupuncturists focus on improving overall health instead of covering up the symptoms, treating the mind, body, and chi together. By bringing the body back to a neutral state, one better equipped to handle stress, acupuncture makes the body more ready and open to sexual experiences.
2. Increases Libidophoto credit: marniejoyce via photopin cc
Sometimes hormone levels, emotional trials, or changes in the environment can cause a decrease in sexual drive. Along with ancient Chinese herbal remedies, acupuncture can alter the physical and chemical imbalance in the body. This will jumpstart the libido and return the sex drive back to a more healthy condition.
3. Increases Fertility
Not only can acupuncture improve sex, but for those trying to become pregnant, the ancient therapy can increase fertility. Woman who regularly have acupuncture sessions are almost twice as likely to become pregnant than those who don’t take part in the therapy. Stress plays a huge role when it comes to infertility. Since acupuncture reduces stress, as mentioned earlier, the increase of fertility in those woman might be a result of decreased stress. Researchers believe acupuncture increases blood flow to the uterus, another way to boost fertility.
4. Treats Erectile Dysfunctionphoto credit: Megan Lawrie Cole via photopin cc
While medications such as Viagra and Levitra help erectile dysfunctions, the side effects and adverse reactions may not be worth the risk. Acupuncture is a natural alternative for men with erectile dysfunction and low sperm count. Because acupuncture increases the movement of blood in the body, erections increase and last longer.
5. Increases Sperm Count
Men who have used acupuncture have seen an increase in sperm and sperm quality, meaning the sperm has better motility, or movement. This makes fertilizing an egg more likely.
Please speak to your doctor before taking part in any alternative treatments.