Sexual Function

Sexual Health Problems are Stressful but Successful Treatment can be Found With Traditional Chinese Acupuncture & Herbal Remedies


According to Chinese medicine, the capacity to conceive and have both a healthy pregnancy and delivery is governed by the organ networks of the Liver, Spleen and Kidney. Together they generate, distribute, and store up the Blood and Essence.

These are necessary in order to produce the robust eggs and sperm required to conceive and support the healthy function of the uterus during pregnancy.

Recent clinical research has also demonstrated that utilizing acupuncture in tandem with conventional fertility treatments (artificial insemination, hormone replacement and stimulation, in vitro fertilization) can significantly improve the outcomes.

Sexual dysfunction

The inability of a man to maintain an erection or of a woman to achieve orgasm are both considered to be due to weaknesses of the Kidney and Liver Networks: the Kidney Network governs the reproductive organs and fertility; and the sexual arousal (physically and mentally) necessary to achieve adequate penetration, ejaculation, and orgasm is regulated by the Liver Network.

Sexual desire is a fundamental life impulse and the natural expression of a person’s urge to connect intimately with another as well as to procreate.

Acupuncture and special Chinese herbal formulas are very effective at reviving sexual desire and restoring sexual function and the fertility that goes with it.

If you have a sexual health problem, don’t suffer in silence. Call us in complete confidence on 0208 780 0955, contact us online or pop-in to the clinic to talk to us in private.

Fibroids (endometriosis, ovarian cysts)

Fibroids develop as a result of an accumulation of Blood in the uterus that leads to a condition of Blood Stagnation, which, in Chinese medicine terms, leads to a “solidification” of Blood that then manifests as an overgrowth of uterine tissue.

This condition is often a result of a pattern of Qi stagnation in the organ network of the Liver, which regulates the viscosity (thickness) and distribution of Blood (unlike the Western medicine model of physiology, which considers the heart to be the primary organ governing circulation).

Uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts have a similar etiology according to Chinese medicine, and all of these conditions are treated in similar ways with acupuncture and herbal medicine. The principle is to “break up the Blood stagnation” and “nourish the Blood.”


Herpes outbreaks (lesions on the genital organs, on the lips or in the mouth, on the skin) have the characteristics of Heat (burning sensation), Dampness (fluid-filled sores), and Wind (sudden appearance).

If the sores appear in the lower body (below the waist), they are said to be caused by Damp Heat. If they occur in the upper body (chest, head, mouth), they are said to be caused by Wind, Heat, and Dampness.

Also, an outbreak of herpes is often accompanied by flu-like symptoms: fever, body ache, headache, fatigue. But in addition to flu-like symptoms there is also tingling, burning pain, and “nerve” pain.

Acupuncture is very effective for relieving the pain, and herbal medicine is effective for relieving the inflammation.

If you need help with a sexual health problem call us in complete confidence on 0208 780 0955 and we’ll be happy to chat. Alternatively, contact us online or pop-in to the clinic to talk to us in person.