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Homeopathy for better sex

Written by Mita Majumdar |Updated : May 21, 2015 10:51 AM IST

Anita had lost all desire to be physically intimate with her husband and she couldn t understand why. Sex seemed like a burden to her. They got into arguments because her husband thought that she didn t desire him anymore. Anita was very distressed. On one hand she wanted to connect with her husband and didn t want to lose him, and on the other, she couldn t muster up any desire for sex. Why? Is it self-esteem? Stress? Some disorder?

Sexual desire disorders are difficult to identify because then the question arises what is normal sexual desire? There is no scale to measure the normalcy of libido. Each person is different from the other in their morphology, physiologic reaction and psychological constitution.

In their book titled Principles and practice of sex therapy , authors Carol Ellison and Bernie Zilbergeld, state To say that there is more or less of something . . . necessitates a standard of comparison . . . But there are no standards of sexual desire; we do not know what is right, normal, or healthy, and it seems clear that such standards will not be forthcoming . [1]

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Researchers at Kinsey Institute classified hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) into 4 categories

  • Desire discrepancy where both partners are interested but at different levels.
  • Lifelong /Generalized HSDD in which the person shows little or no sexual desire in thoughts, feelings or actions throughout their life. This is found more frequently in women than in men.
  • Acquired / Generalized HSDD in which the person showed sexual desire in the past but does not show any sexual desire in the present. This is generally because of being afflicted with certain diseases or medications.
  • Acquired / Situational HSDD in which the person shows sexual desire when alone or maybe with another partner, but the desire is absent with the usual partner.

How does homeopathy work to boost libido?

Sexual function is a complex interaction involving a number of neurotransmitters and hormones, and you are turned on only when there is a balance between inhibitory and excitatory pathways in the brain.

Researchers have found that dopamine, oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone play an excitatory role, whereas, serotonin and prolactin are inhibitory. So, your decreased sexual desire could be due to a reduced level of excitatory activity, an increased level of inhibitory activity, or both.[2]

But if we delve deeper, we may find that the imbalance can also be caused by underlying diseases such as thyroid problems, diabetes, erectile dysfunction in men, or depression and anxiety disorders. Homeopathy seeks to treat any underlying disease you may have in relation to low sex drive.

Homeopathy works by stimulating the body s own healing system. Your homeopath will prescribe medicines only after a thorough evaluation of your case to find out the cause and extent of your loss of libido. They will definitely ask you questions regarding your intimacy with your partner. For example, they may ask you questions like Do you feel lazy to initiate sex? or How s your relationship with your partner? or even Does your partner work hard to arouse you?

You may have to get tests done to rule out diseases such as diabetes, thyroid, or hormonal imbalance. Significant loss of erection in men and neurological symptoms in women need further investigations.

Low sex drive can be present even without underlying diseases. Homeopathy can treat such cases also.

Common remedies for to boost libido

Some common homeopathic remedies for better sex include:

  1. Agnus castus
  • Sexual melancholy
  • Nervous depression and mental forebodings
  • Yellow discharge from urethra in men and low or no sexual desire
  • No erections
  • Scanty periods in women and abhorrence of sexual intercourse
  1. Lycopodium
  • Losing libido over time, that is, gradual loss of sexual desire
  • Melancholy, afraid to be alone, extremely sensitive, weak memory, failing brain power
  • Poor digestion, dyspepsia, waking up at night feeling hungry, suffering from hepatic disease
  • No erection, impotence, premature emission
  • Late menses, burning in vagina, dry vagina
  • Acne
  • Sciatica, worse on right side
  1. Graphites
  • Women with aversion to sexual intercourse, delayed scanty periods, constipation, backache
  • Men with sexual debility, too early or no ejaculation, aversion to coitus, herpetic eruptions on organ
  • Indecisive, apprehensive
  • Headache in morning on waking
  • People who are stout, fair complexioned, with tendency to skin affections and constipation
  1. Phosphoricum acidum
  • Low sexual desire in men, testicles tender and swollen, eczema of scrotum
  • Very early and profuse menses, and pain in liver in women
  • Pimples, acne, falling out of hair
  • Cramps in upper arms and wrists, tearing pain in joints
  1. Sepia
  • Women who were strong and hardy, but because of huge stress have become irritable, suffer from depression, and are indifferent to loved ones
  • Loss of sexual desire after pregnancy, childbirth, or miscarriage
  • Loss of sexual desire during menopausal phase
  • Changeable mood mirth alternating with sadness, laughing and then suddenly crying
  1. Baryta carb
  • Indicated for men with diminished sexual desire
  • Premature impotence, enlarged prostate
  • Loss of confidence, loss of memory, senile dementia, grief over trifles
  1. Onosmodium
  • Psychical impotence in men, loss of sexual desire, deficient erections
  • Sexual desire completely destroyed in women, severe uterine pains, menses too early and too prolonged
  • Tired and numb feeling in the legs

Who can or who should not take homeopathy for better sex

Since low libido is basically a functional and emotional disorder, homeopaths believe that it can be treated very well by homeopathy. Homeopathy can treat your low sex drive caused by a variety of reasons ranging from stress, hormonal imbalance, low self-esteem to unhappy marital relationships (by giving you a remedy for lifting your mood).

So, for whatever reason you have a low sexual desire, homeopathy has a remedy for you.

How soon can you expect to see results?

Prescribing a homeopathic remedy for your low libido can take a little more time than prescribing treatment in allopathy. This is because, the remedy you are given has to match the symptoms you experience and your state of mind.

Since homeopathic prescriptions are individualized, you need to ask your homeopath as to when you can expect to see results. However, once relief is felt you should stop taking them. And if you don t feel relief over a certain period of time, that means, you are probably taking the wrong homeopathic remedy.

Side effects of homeopathic remedy for better sex

Homeopathic treatment to boost libido is effective, harmless and without any side effects. Highly diluted homeopathic remedies, taken under the supervision of trained professionals, are generally safe and unlikely to cause severe adverse reactions , says the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). However, the organization warns Like any drug or dietary supplement, these products could pose risks if they are improperly manufactured (for example, if they are contaminated with microorganisms or incorrectly diluted) .

In rare cases, you may experience side effects if your homeopath prescribes the wrong remedy to you or the dosage prescribed is more than required by your constitution. Therefore, it is very important that you answer their investigative questions accurately and in detail.

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References:

  1. W Maurice Sexual Medicine In Primary Care. 1st ed. USA; 1999:Part II, Chapter 9, Low sexual desire.
  2. JA Simon Low sexual desire--is it all in her head? Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Postgraduate medicine.2010 Nov;122(6):128-36. doi: 10.3810/pgm.2010.11.2230.
  3. Vithoulkas.com. Online Materia Medica | International Academy of Classical Homeopathy.

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