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Helping ADD/ADHD Children Get Well Using Safer and Natural Treatments

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Sadly, more and more children in the United States are being diagnosed with ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) by their doctors. There are about 6% of girls and 11% of boys with this controversial condition according to the AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry). The most common pharmaceutical drug prescribed by Western physicians for ADHD is Ritalin, a very harmful drug that has extremely adverse side effects but still given nevertheless to younger and younger children. It has been shown that between 1991 and 1995, 106% of girls and 78% of boys younger than five years old diagnosed with ADHD were prescribed with stimulants by their doctors. This alarming penchant of doctors for prescribing toxic substances to their young patients has forced many parents to seek out alternative and safer treatments for their afflicted kids.

The United States which comprises just 5% of the world’s population somehow manages to consume 90% of the Ritalin sold in the global market. In other countries, particularly, in China, the symptoms of ADHD are addressed in quite a different manner. The Chinese, for example, think that certain ADHD symptoms are actually normal behavior of preschool children and when these children start school, this behavior can be modified. Of course, some children would find it difficult to adjust and this is the time tests for ADHD are administered to them. Instead of Ritalin, Chinese herbs, food elimination tests, and allergy desensitization are used to treat ADHD as they are deemed to be safe and effective treatments for this condition.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Based on the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), ADHD is the result of Kidney Yin deficiency. To address this deficit, Chinese herbal tonics loaded with Yin energy (Qi) are usually used. The most common formulas given for ADHD include remedies containing Dioscorea opposita, root of Acori graminei, Polygala radix, bark of the Phellodendron tree, Anemarrhena radix, and Rehmannia radix. A 1987 Chinese study was done in which 325 participating children all diagnosed with ADHD ranging from the ages of four to sixteen were given Jing Ling Extract, a Chinese herbal remedy. The conductors of the study observed that around 32% of the children was cured (no sign of ADHD for six months, negative coordinate movement test, vast improvement in academic performance, and the removal of all clinical symptoms). A similar study also done in China using the same Jing Ling formula showed a 93% effectiveness rate in 103 girls and 454 boys with ages four to sixteen. The formula was administered two times a day for half a year. About 26% of these children were cured.

In 1995 another Chinese study was conducted and a 94% rate of effectiveness rate was achieved including better academic performance, better attentiveness and lessened hyperactivity when the subjects were given an herbal formula known as Tiaoshen Liquor. Another Chinese study done in 1994 involving 67 hyperkinetic kids showed an 85% effectiveness rate when these children took an herbal syrup called Yishi syrup. The children showed soft neurological signs, better school records and a major improvement in their behavior.

Chinese herbal formulas will rarely have one active herb in them. Multiple herbs are mixed into a single tonic to neutralize the side effects and boost the potency of the medicine. No available research study is available using single herbs for the treatment of ADD/ADHD; the aforementioned studies showed great promise and are worthy reasons for performing future huge controlled trials.

Allergy Desensitization

A great number of clinical data point to the fact that a significant number of ADHD/ADD cases are related to environmental and food allergies. A lot of ADHD children also seem to suffer from a weak immune system attributable to environmental toxins. Probable autoimmune reactions against the neurotransmitters and nervous system were also observed using a diagnostic procedure known as the electrodermal technique. Immune reactions due to deficiency to amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients as well as food and environmental allergies lead to neurotransmitter deficiency and nervous system dysfunction. A new treatment procedure known as BioSET technique, involves a combination of food allergy management, allergy desensitization, Enzyme treatment, and detoxification of neurotoxin has shown great promise for the treatment of ADHD. These days, the BioSET technique is almost often used during the early phase of ADHD therapy. Once the stabilization of the immune system is achieved, other modalities such as nutritional supplementation and Chinese herbal medicine are utilized to address the deficiency in the body.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has shown to be an excellent adjunct therapy for children with ADD/ADHD. One type of acupuncture known as ear acupuncture has provided consistent results in the treatment of this condition.

Ear acupuncture or auriculotherapy has been practiced in China for thousands of years but only in the past 50 years been the time that the entire somatotopic and microsystem maps were developed. Ear acupuncture may be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with body acupuncture to address the condition via the activation of acupoints using devices such as laser, electricity, or needles. Because there are now other techniques for this procedure besides the needling process, acupuncture can work fine with children. Some acupuncturists will place acupuncture beads on their young patients’ ears. A study in which seven children participated involved the attachment of beads into the subjects’ ear. The bead was massaged for half a minute thrice a day. The outcomes showed a substantial improvement in behavior, better academic performance and a reduction of the ADHD symptoms of these children.

No substantial data about the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating ADHD has been found yet although auricular acupuncture for the treatment ADHD has provided encouraging results. It is recommended that numerous clinical studies be made on auricular acupuncture for the treatment of ADD/ADHD in the near future. In 1993, the NIH has actually financed a laser acupuncture study for the treatment of this condition.

It has been shown in some clinical researches that acupuncture combined with Chinese herbs can be utilized as an alternative treatment for ADHD. Primary treatment for mild cases of the condition can include nutritional supplements (amino acid therapy), ear acupuncture, Chinese herbs and BioSET technique. For severe cases, they can be used as adjunct therapies to help lower the required drug dosage and to neutralize the side effects of the drug.

Davis Acupuncture Clinic
2043 Anderson Rd
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 400-1239
http://www.davisacupuncturist.com/

Written by Valerie

December 30th, 2014 at 2:59 am

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Treating Betrayal with Chinese Medicine and Homeopathic Remedies

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Stress can be at its worst when relationships are involved. Divorce and breakups actually rank among the top three most stressful events of life. These two occurrences are almost always difficult to get over with even if they end up in mutual consent or amicably. This work will focus on some of the most important emotional processes of a breakup involved and how homeopathy, herbs, and acupuncture can be very helpful therapies for both your spirit and body during this really extremely stressful time.

People who have experienced someone they love wanting to let go for no apparent good reason often ask why? This question is a very natural response which is usually followed by another question: what is the point? There are really no easy answers to these questions although it is important to understand that the zenith of emotions we can experience with joy can be often accompanied by the most depressing emotions of despair and sorrow.

The Major Emotions

When a breakup happens, the person on the raw end of the deal can experience a wide range of feelings and it is not uncommon for him/her to go through the whole gamut of emotions in just a single day.

Betrayal and Grief

The two most important emotional processes involved in most breakups are betrayal and grief. Let’s take a closer look at these factors and see how can significantly impact the emotional and physical health of a person.

Betrayal

Breakups usually engender the feeling of betrayal. This is usually felt by one of the partners (the betrayed) although, at times, it can be experienced by both. Simply the thought of the beloved leaving the mutual agenda of the relationship can generate the feelings of betrayal even if no lying or deceit happened. The emotions get even more intense if there was actual deception, lying, and cheating involved. The harm that betrayal brings can be far reaching and profound. The term heartbreak is felt by some in more ways than one as the heart feels like it’s been physically hurt during a betrayal. Betrayal basically destroys a person’s trust and leaves him/her in shock. The hurt is further amplified when we’ve realized that the person we would normally turn to for solace is gone. All of a sudden, he/she becomes a stranger – a person whom you don’t know at all. For people who have spent decades in a seemingly loving relationship, it would feel that those years had all been a waste of their time which increases even more the bitterness of the experience. Sadly, all of these have very serious consequences on the emotional and physical health of the betrayed individual.

Betrayal Based on the Viewpoint of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Based on the tenets of TCM or traditional Chinese medicine (especially the teachings of Five Element Acupuncture), the heart (and its protective system) is the organ system that suffers the most damage in a betrayal. The Pericardium is known as the heart-protector and according to TCM, is the energetic system of the body that gives you the ability to shut or open yourself to intimacy with another individual. It is the system that actually allows you to feel betrayal in a manner akin to a physical injury. Anyone who has been betrayed in a huge way would tell you this statement is true. The damage may not be tangible, but it is physically felt and real, nonetheless. There is actually a study done recently that proved an association exists between heartbreak and heart disease. When a betrayal occurs, it first generates shock, which people may react in feelings of denial or incredulousness. As reality sets in, the Pericardium attempts to minimize the damage although at this time, you may start to feel bruised and numb. You become insecure, feel internal and extreme physical pain and shut down.

For acupuncturists, the aim of the treatment is to support the Pericardium. The emotional damage needs to be repaired but in a way that prevents the person from becoming hardened or bitter that he/she may not be able to function at all, making him/her even more prone to another betrayal.

Acupuncturists can locate and treat acupuncture points that correspond to the Pericardium for treatment of betrayal. The treatment is usually reinforced with herbal remedies to address the physical traumas. Also certain homeopathic medicines such as Arnica can be given the patient to alleviate the feelings of betrayal and shock. Arnica works for a bruised heart same as antibiotic ointment works for an open tissue wound. Yarrow is a plant that helps protect the heart as it heals, while Hawthorne can help soothe heartache. Recue Remedy is a flower essence that can be used to treat shock or the denial/disbelief that comes with a sudden breakup or betrayal.

Grief

When dealing with grief, it is important to undergo the stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) that Elizabeth Kubler-Ross elucidated in one of her books. A lot of people have actually gone through these stages at various points in their lives. These stages do not necessarily follow a specific sequence and it is perfectly natural to feel anger for a certain time then be in a state of acceptance afterwards, only to be aware that you’re in denial about something else which causes you to be severely depressed. People go through these stages in different ways and there is no right or wrong ways to overcome grief although getting stuck in or more of these stages does commonly occur. People who have gone through the death of a family member or a death of a beloved may discover the same old grief being felt all over again during a breakup. Interestingly, this feeling can be felt even if the relationship is short-lived or not really that serious. Perhaps, grief is the universe’s way of telling us that nothing is permanent in life and the acceptance of this reality is fundamental to the human experience. Grief that is unresolved can also cause dysfunctions in the Large Intestine and Lung systems. Acupuncturists utilize Five Element Acupuncture to heal these systems to help the person cope much better with grief.

It is vital to seek help if you are experiencing difficult times after a betrayal. The help can come from friends or it may come in the form of a relaxing activity or a procedure such as acupuncture or by reading self-help books or seeing a counselor. The most comforting thing to remember about a breakup is that oftentimes, the outcomes bear much incredible and better gifts that the former relationship can ever offer.

 

Dr. Vickery is a licensed acupuncturist in Tarzana, CA., and the founder and clinical director of Vickery Health and Wellness.

 

Written by Valerie

December 23rd, 2014 at 8:35 am

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Complementing Your High Blood Treatment with Acupuncture and TCM

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High blood pressure acupuncture is a very safe and effective alternative treatment for high blood pressure. In fact, it is the most widely used complementary form of treatment for this condition.

Acupuncture for the treatment of high blood pressure is a drug-free type of therapy acupuncture that takes advantage of the body’s psychological, energetic and physical energies to enable the body to heal itself. Some medical scientists believe that acupuncture is more potent than any lifestyle changes or single- drug therapy for high blood pressure.

There are a couple of approaches that TCM can use to treat high blood pressure. One approach is to treat the symptoms; the other is to treat the patient in a holistic manner. To resolve high blood pressure, the acupuncturist will need to needle the points as soon as a hypertension diagnosis is known. The needles are placed in the affected acupuncture points. The stimulation of these points will cause the raised blood pressure to fall.

In a lot of cases, the concrete and preexisting conditions of the patient are not taken into account. Usually, the acupuncturist will needle acupoints such as the LU 11 (shaoshang), ST 16 (hsusanli), and ST 9 (Renying). To prevent any complications from arising, the acupuncturist needs to exercise extreme caution.

Treating high blood pressure with acupuncture can be a challenging task since diagnosis is determined through the differentiation of syndromes. Medical aspects of each patient’s cases, including the signs and symptoms, especially the type of the pulse of the patient need to be thoroughly examined. This will help identify the nature and type of the specific case in order to select the correct medical approach to the treat the condition.

Based on the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture sees hypertension as having four primary kinds of syndromes:

Syndrome 1: Yin and Yang insufficiency”

This syndrome is marked by thin and taut pulse, tinnitus, a pale tongue with white coating, fatigue, palpitation and dizziness. These symptoms develop due to yin and yang’s insufficiency in the body.

Syndrome 2: Yin- insufficiency syndrome of the liver and kidney

The symptoms this syndrome holds include a taut and thin pulse, dry and red tongue with minimal coating, sleeplessness, weakness of the legs and waist, dizziness, and uncomfortable and dry sensation in the eyes. This syndrome occurs due to liver and kidney yin deficiency.

Syndrome 3: Excessive yang, deficient yin.

Symptoms: rapid pulse, palpitation, hot sensation in the soles and palms, dry mouth, dizziness and headache. This syndrome is caused by deficient liver yin and abundant liver yang.

Syndrome 4: Abundant liver- yang

Symptoms: restlessness, bitter taste in the mouth, flushed eyes and face, headache and dizziness. This syndrome is brought about by too much liver yang.

Written by Valerie

December 16th, 2014 at 6:39 am

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Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture can Help Ease the Conditions that come with Pregnancy

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Usually, pregnancy is the time when a woman feels a lot healthier, but oftentimes, the physical development of the fetus brings with it fluctuations in her hormone levels that causes discomfort, pain and an assortment of health problems.

Chinese medicine and acupuncture can offer you a safe and effective remedy for many of the health conditions that may crop up before, during, and after pregnancy. These days, more and more women are using acupuncture to help them get through their pregnancy in a healthy and much easier way or help them overcome an overdue or difficult labor.

Pre Pregnancy Preparation

If you’re a healthy mother, then chances are your baby will be healthy as well. With Chinese medicine and acupuncture, both mommy and daddy can better their health that can help generate the best environment for their unborn baby. Besides their capacity to balance, support and strengthen their well-being and overall health, Chinese medicine and acupuncture can effectively normalize hormone levels and menstruation, alleviate stress and treat any pre-existing medical concerns or conditions that a woman may have.

Acupuncture Treatment during Pregnancy

Chinese medicine and acupuncture can provide extreme comfort for the travails of a pregnant woman. Abundant studies have suggested that acupuncture is very effective at resolving many of the most common issues a woman can suffer during pregnancy including sciatica, water retention (edema), insomnia, heartburn, and morning sickness.

Some of the health issues that might crop up during pregnancy that can be treated by an acupuncturist are listed below.

-Depression and anxiety

-Insomnia

-Exhaustion and fatigue

-Leg cramping

-Carpal tunnel syndrome

-Sciatica

-Back and neck pain

-Pelvic pain

-Urinary tract infection

-Swelling and edema

-Hemorrhoids

-Constipation

-Heartburn

-Vomiting and nausea

Acupuncture Therapy for Childbirth

Acupuncturists can actually help induce labor in pregnant women who are long overdue. They can also provide a natural relief from pain brought about by labor. A number of acupoints can be treated to cause cervical ripening or activate contractions. Some acupuncturists even have the skill to place a breech baby back into its normal position in its mother’s uterus.

Postpartum Acupuncture

After giving birth, most women feel their energy all depleted. Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help hasten recovery after the delivery of her child. Postpartum acupuncture targets the psychological, emotional and physical aspects of a woman’s health that will help accelerate her recovery, improve the production of milk that will encourage her to breast feed her baby.

Listed below are some of the postpartum issues that can be resolved with acupuncture:

-Night sweats

-Postsurgical healing

-Excessive or  insufficient lactation

-Mastitis

-Postpartum depression

-Fatigue

Safety of Acupuncture When Used During Pregnancy

Generally, speaking acupuncture is a relatively safe treatment even during pregnancy. However, one should know that there are certain acupoints that can result in contractions and so should NOT be treated with needles during pregnancy.

Acupoints that Should Not Be Treated During Pregnancy

-Acupoint on the low back

-Acupoint on the lower stomach

-Acupoint on the sacrum

-Gallbladder 21

-Spleen 6

-Large intestine

Certain herbal formulas are contraindicated as well for pregnant women.

 

Alida van Heerden is a licensed New York acupuncturist and a NADA certified acupuncture detoxification specialist.

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December 9th, 2014 at 2:17 am

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Certain Recommendations to Treat Heart Palpitations

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Heart palpitations usually mean the feeling of skipping, irregular beating, pounding or racing heartbeats. Palpitations can be felt in the chest or neck and may or may not be a sign or symptoms of a condition such as heart disease. So, if you suffer from heart palpitations, you need to have it diagnosed right away to make sure that you do not have any serious underlying heart condition. If your palpitations are due to a medical condition, then treating it is different from that of palpitations associated with non-disease conditions.

Western Conventional Treatments for Heart Palpitations

If a heart condition is causing your palpitations, then surgery or drugs may be recommended to resolve the condition. It is important to consult with your doctor if you have palpitations and suffer from a serious illness at the same time. Palpitations accompanied by fainting, confusion, chest pain, dizziness, sweating, or breathing difficulty are signs of an underlying serious condition. In extreme instances, the person may be implanted with a pacemaker in order to provide the heart with a regular rhythm.

Managing Extreme Emotions and Stress

Usually, heart palpitations are not indications of a severe underlying problem and can be properly managed through techniques that help tone down strong emotions and high levels of stress. Indulging in relaxation and/or deep breathing techniques such as tai chi or yoga can help alleviate the intensity and number of heart palpitations. Keeping a journal or diary of any situations or emotions that transpire with the palpitations can help determine their triggers.

Avoid Drug and Diet Triggers

Certain drugs (street and medical), beverages and food can bring about trigger palpitations. Moreover, certain diet pills, and herbal remedies can all cause the racing of the heart. You need to talk to a pharmacist or a doctor to know the side effects of certain diet, nutritional, herbal, over-the-counter, and prescription products to see if they are safe for you to use.

Adequate Rest

Doctors recommend getting enough quality sleep to help resolve and prevent palpitations. Taking a hot bath, reading and doing other calming activities before retiring and going to bed as well as rising from bed at the same time each day can lead to good adequate sleep each night. If you regularly perform strenuous exercise, you may need to cut back on it if it’s causing palpitations.

Consider Acupuncture Treatment for Palpitations

Some researchers believe that acupuncture can help to slow down heart palpitations. Acupuncturists treat certain acupoints that help regulate the electrical activity of the heart. Applying Acupressure or acupuncture treatment on these points can help slow down or stabilize your heart rate. You need to make sure that the acupuncturist or acupressure practitioner you’re consulting with is a licensed and qualified practitioner t avoid unwanted side effects, injuries or infections.

 

Nelya de Brun, DAOM
Classical Oriental Medicine, LLC
3459 Woolbright Rd
Boynton Beach, FL 33463
(561) 932-3905
http://www.acu-wellness.com

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December 8th, 2014 at 2:13 am

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Alternative and Natural Therapies Used for Treating Sexual Dysfunction

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Sexual dysfunction is defined as a difficulty in having a sexual response or desire and it encompasses a diverse set of problems. For women, sexual dysfunction may include pain during sexual intercourse or spasms in the vagina. Sexual dysfunction for men may mean delayed or premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction (ED). For both sexes, it may involve issues with sexual response or desire (libido).

About 44% of women experience low sexual desire. This low libido may have a physical or psychological basis or it may be due to both. ED is the number one reason for male sexual dysfunction and it usually affects men who are past the age of 65. ED, however, is not related to age since it can strike men of all ages.

Signs and Symptoms

-Dryness of the vagina

-Difficulty achieving orgasm

-Urinary tract issues

-Poor or absence of libido

-Pain during sex

-Inability to achieve or maintain an erection – erectile dysfunction

-Delayed or premature ejaculation in men

Causes

Sexual dysfunction can be a transient condition or may be a longstanding issue. Causes include

-Injury such as fracture of the pelvis

-Vaginal infections

-Medical condition such as sleep apnea, arthritis, high blood pressure, coronary heart problems, and diabetes

-Stressful experiences

-Psychological problems such as anxiety or depression

-Drug abuse

-Hormone imbalances

-Prescription drugs such as antidepressants

-Childhood sexual abuse

-Aging in men especially if they reach 65 years of age

Alternative and Complementary Treatments

Alternative therapies can be used if the sexual dysfunction is due to anxiety, depression, hormonal irregularities, or poor blood circulation. In order to get the best treatment make sure that the alternative therapy practitioner treating you is an experienced and licensed (if required by the state) professional. Make sure that you tell your mainstream physician or healthcare provider about all the medications, supplements, and herbs that you are taking. A lot of them can interact with each other and have side effects as well. These recommendations apply to both men and women patients.

Supplements and Nutrition

L-arginine – Studies have indicated that this supplement is known to help men suffering from ED. Some of the studies suggested that a lower dose of L-arginine combined with pycnogenol is effective in treating ED. More studies are recommended. L-arginine is contraindicated for people who are currently taking diabetes drugs or blood thinners, and for men who have liver disease, kidney disease, or high blood pressure. This substance can aggravate a herpes condition and may interact with Viagra (sildenafil) and other ED drugs as well as with heart disease drugs such as nitrates. Pycnogenol, on the other hand, is contraindicated for people suffering from autoimmune diseases.

Essential fatty acids – These include borage oil, fish oil, and evening primrose oil. They basically work to enhance circulation. If taken along with blood thinning mediations such as aspirin, Plavix (clopidogrel), or warfaring (Coumadin), these fatty acids may up the likelihood of bleeding. Consult with your doctor if you plan to take essential fatty acid supplements, especially if you have a medical history of seizures.

Vitamin C – Helpful for both men and women since it can boost circulation. Studies have indicated that Vitamin C can actually improve a woman’s libido.

Herbs

Herbs have the ability to tone and enhance the systems of the body. You need to work with your doctor when you intend to take these products. Herbs can come in various forms (tinctures or alcohol extracts, glycerites, or in dread extracts such as teas, powders or capsules).

Chaste tree – This herb has the capacity to help restore balance to your hormones although it requires long term use (a year to one year and a half) for it to be effective.

For women:

As a precaution, all the following herbs should only be used only after the advice of your doctor.

Several studies have shown that a combination of turnera diffusa (damaina), ginkgo, ginseng, and arginine can help boost sexual desire in women. As mentioned a while ago, arginine should not be used for individuals who are presently taking diabetes drugs or blood thinners and is contraindicated for people with liver or kidney disease or for those with high blood pressure. Considered a stimulant, ginseng should not be taken by people suffering from bleeding disorders, heart disease, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases, insomnia, or for people with prostate or breast cancer and other hormone-sensitive cancers. Ginseng does not go well with certain drugs including insulin and blood thinners.

Yohimbe – Sexual arousal may be boosted with this herb especially if it’s combined with arginine. Yohmibe interacts with a number of medications especially with antidepressant drugs and should not be used by people with certain medical issues.

Panax ginseng (Korean red ginseng) – One study has suggested that this herb can help boost the sexual arousal in menopausal women. Ginseng may not be proper for people with prostate cancer, breast cancer, other hormone-sensitive cancers, bleeding disorders, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases, and insomnia. Like arginine, Ginseng can interfere with insulin, blood thinners and other drugs.

For men:

As a precaution, all these herbs should only be used only after the advice of your doctor.

Pygeum africanum and saw palmetto – If prostate cancer is causing you sexual problems this combo can help. Saw palmetto may interfere with hormonal drugs, blood thinners and with other medications.

Ginkgo biloba – Helps boost blood flow and sexual function. Ginkgo is contraindicated for people with a past history of seizures and may interfere with the effects of anticoagulants or blood-thinning drugs.

Lepidium meyenii (Maca) – Known to increase male sexual desire, Maca is an indigenous plant found in Peru used to treat male impotence for thousands of years. It has been shown to increase libido as well.

Panax ginseng (Korean red ginseng) – Good for ED, based on the results of a double-blind study. As a stimulant, Ginseng should not be taken by people with prostate or breast cancer and other hormone-sensitive cancers as well by people with bleeding disorders, heart disease, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases, and insomnia. It can interact with insulin, blood thinners and other drugs.

Yohimbe – The active ingredient of this herb is yohimbine hydrochloride, which is a substance found in a prescription medication for ED. Yohimbe can interfere antidepressant drugs and should not be taken by people with certain medical problems. High doses of this herb may be dangerous.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

These two Eastern modalities have been around for more than 4,000 years and are widely known to be extremely effective for the treatment of sexual dysfunction in both genders. Studies have indicated that acupuncture can help restore the normal function of certain body organs. Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are widely used to rectify hormonal imbalances that may or may not be related to sexual function.

Meditation and Yoga

These two Eastern passive activities can mitigate the effects of stress and alleviate anxiety related to sexual dysfunction.

Massage

Massage is widely known to help relieve stress in both the mind and body.

 

Christina Prieto is an Orlando acupuncturist, a certified Yoga instructor and the founder of Harmony Wellness Center in central Florida.

 

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December 2nd, 2014 at 8:49 pm

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