Updated: Oct 16, 2018
LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX.
Most animals mate to reproduce, but humans are among the few (along with dolphins and some primates) that bond for pleasure well past child bearing age. Current studies suggest that 60% of adults age sixty and older engage in sexual activity, and those who do were found to have higher life satisfaction scores.
Get Lucky. Stay Healthy.Whether it's with a partner or self induced, sexual activity improves physical and emotional health. The hormones and endorphins released after orgasm are known to reduce stress, stimulate libido, and act as an analgesic to relieve pain. The cardiovascular benefits also lower blood pressure and improve vascular circulation.
The libido naturally declines with age, and is often blamed for "not being in the mood".
After years of helping patients, Doctor K believes there's more to consider than just libido. It's the unwanted and embarrassing age-related symptoms are a turn off to most patients.
HOT FLASHES + VAGINAL DRYNESS
Many patients speak about hot flashes, but don't mention vaginal dryness. If you have one, it's likely you have both. Vaginal pain, itching and atrophy are also common symptoms associated with menopause.
There's no need to suffer. Doctor K recommends combining acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, medicinal food and boosting omega-3 intake for best therapeutic results. Most patients report a decrease in symptoms within the first week. Seriously!
Schedule a consult and get customized nutritional and herbal recommendations based on your individual needs.
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION | ED
It's a conversation men NEVER want to have, but studies show it affects over 52% of men in the United States. Sexual arousal is a complex process. It can be influenced by stress and physiological factors (hormones, nerves, muscles and blood vessels). Arousal is important, but the key factor in achieving and maintaining an erection is proper blood flow to the penis. The most common physical conditions that may impair circulation, causing ED are:
High cholesterol / Atherosclerosis
High blood pressure / Heart Disease
Some prescription medications may cause side effects associated with erectile problems. If you're taking a water pill (like hydrochlorothiazide) or beta-blocker (like Atenolol), speak with your medical provider to discuss the potential side effects and to evaluate the therapeutic options available.
Don't Let It Get You Down
Exercise daily, eat nutritious meals, drink water, reduce stress, and get an adequate amount of sleep. Talk to your romantic partner. Avoid frustration, and find new ways to please yourself and your partner. Get acupuncture to improve blood circulation, regulate blood pressure and decrease stress. Check out Get Hard. Stay Hard. on the Doctor K channel for effective acupressure points, therapeutic exercises and more information. (link coming soon)
LEAKAGE FROM BELOW
Another common condition that affects sexy time is urinary and/or fecal incontinence. Muscle weakness, prolapse, hemorroids, prostate problems, or pain may be the cause of leakage. These symptoms are found in men and women and can be easily managed with acupuncture, herbal therapy, pelvic floor physical therapy and other non-surgical treatment options.
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