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Sexual arousal causes the secretion from glands, which moistens the vaginal duct. The fluid is then pressed out of a venous plexus surrounding the vagina. The most common reason for vaginal dryness is a disturbed hormone balance of women. During pregnancy or when the female body enters the menopause, the oestrogen level decreases. This cause changes the sexual organs as the blood flow decreases, and the vagina and labia are less well supplied with blood and thus the vaginal wall becomes thinner. Sufficient fluid to lubricate can’t be produced anymore. Anxiety, stress or nervousness can also manifest itself negatively as vaginal dryness. Diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis and endometriosis as well as certain drugs and hormonal contraceptives can lead to vaginal dryness. Pain and bleeding during or after intercourse, burning and itching in the genital area and burning when urinating are typical symptoms.
The Liver Meridian surrounds the vaginal organs and the tendon system of the Kidney Meridians is connected to the vaginal organs. Liver and Kidney Yin and Blood Deficiency causes the Chong and Ren Meridians not to flow, therefore the vagina is not supported, and vaginal dryness occurs.