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Acupuncture for hypoactive sexual desire

Susan H Oakley, J Walther-Liu, C C Crisp, R N Pauls
INTRODUCTION: Female sexual dysfunction affects up to 43% of women in the United States and hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is the most common type; however, we lack treatment options showing improvement for this condition. AIMS: To investigate whether acupuncture therapy could improve HSDD. METHODS: Premenopausal women with a primary diagnosis of HSDD were included in a single-arm prospective pilot study that was approved by the institutional review board...
September 2016: Sexual Medicine
Lori A Brotto, Michael Krychman, Pamela Jacobson
INTRODUCTION: A significant proportion of women report unsatisfying sexual experiences despite no obvious difficulties in the traditional components of sexual response (desire, arousal, and orgasm). Some suggest that nongoal-oriented spiritual elements to sexuality might fill the gap that more contemporary forms of treatment are not addressing. AIM: Eastern techniques including mindfulness, acupuncture, and yoga, are Eastern techniques, which have been applied to women's sexuality...
December 2008: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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