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Can acupuncture help treat sexual problems in women?

Eva B. Cwynar, MD
Internal Medicine
Within acupuncture, a low libido is seen as an imbalance of chi within the organ systems, specifically the kidney and heart systems. According to the Mayo Clinic, about 40% of women will complain of a loss of sexual desire at some point in their lives. Many of the libido problems in women are a result of hormonal imbalances, and acupuncture has been proven to be effective in the treatment of these conditions. Acupuncture has been shown to help a variety of sexual problems for both men and women.

I usually recommend acupuncture to women who don't have an obvious hormone imbalance or for whom hormone therapy is inappropriate. Typically, they go twice a week for three or four weeks, and then every other week for as long as it is helping them.
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