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Low Libido in Women

Typical symptoms:

low libido

Disease description:

The beginning or end of a relationship or major life changes, such as pregnancy, menopause or illness, can cause a woman’s sexual desire (libido) to naturally fluctuate. It is true that not every sexual pause means that one’s sexuality is disturbed. However, if the listlessness, pain or other problems in sexuality occur in the long term and cause suffering, women should react urgently. One reason for low libido can be a lack of male hormones in the female hormone balance, caused by taking contraceptives or due to menopause. In rare cases, various kidney and heart diseases, diabetes, depression and the taking of medication can reduce sexual desire. Being concerned by your lack of sexual activity or fantasies, having no interest in sexual activity or no sexual fantasies at all are symptoms of low libido.

Explanation according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Traditional Chinese medicine believes that sexual function mainly depends on the Kidney Qi. The Kidney Qi stimulates sexual desire. If the Kidney is overworked and Kidney Qi damaged, it is unable to initiate libido and to nourish the genitals, which causes low libido. The Liver Meridian surrounds the vaginal organs, therefore Liver Qi Stagnation or Phlegm-Dampness blocking the Meridians can also cause weak libido.

Possible syndromes causing these problems:

Kidney Yang Deficiency

A diminished sex drive, low energy levels and fatigue, a feeling cold in lower back and knees, backache, loose stools, frequent urination, oedema of the legs.

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Liver Qi Stagnation

A diminished sex drive related to stress, irritability, depression, hypochondriac distension and pain, irregular periods, breast distension, premenstrual tension, poor appetite, sighing.

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Kidney Yin Deficiency and Damp-Heat

A diminished sex drive, low energy levels and fatigue, dizziness, tinnitus, poor memory, night sweating, dry mouth at night, thirst without the desire to drink, five-palm heat, scanty dark yellow urine, a feeling of heaviness.

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