Medical acupuncture for women’s health and sexual dysfunction in Essex and London

Acupuncture needles on the back of a beautiful woman

Medical acupuncture for women’s health and sexual dysfunction in Essex and London

Acupuncture has been used to treat sexual problems for over 5,000 years. Acupuncture is used to balance the energy levels in the body. It focuses not only on the treatment of symptoms but treating the individual. Hence it addresses physical, mental and emotional well-being of an individual.

Very fine needles are inserted into certain points around the body to stimulate the flow of energy, or Qi (chi) around the body. This is to improve sexual performance, increase libido and address any underlying causes contributing to sexual health problems such as hormonal imbalances, menopause and weight fluctuation. It also helps relax the patient reduces stress and helps in balancing the hormones.

Acupuncture is found to be useful in following:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Menopause
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Low sex drive
  • Vaginismus
  • Hyperactive sexual desire
  • Vulvodynia
  • Hypoactive sexual desire disorder
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Failure to orgasm
  • Infertility
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Premenstrual tension
  • Dysmenorrhea


If you’re experiencing pain, discomfort or lack of pleasure during sex,
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Acupuncture FAQ:

The risks of acupuncture are low if you have a competent, certified acupuncture practitioner.
Possible side effects and complications include:
After acupuncture, you might have soreness, minor bleeding or bruising at the needle sites.


Organ injury:
If the needles are pushed in too deeply, they could puncture an internal organ — particularly a lung. This is an extremely rare complication in the hands of an experienced practitioner.

Licensed acupuncturists are required to use sterile, disposable needles. A reused needle could expose you to diseases, such as hepatitis.

Acupuncture needles are so fine that most people don’t feel them being inserted. It is normal to feel a mild tingle or dull ache as the acupuncturist adjusts the needle to direct Qi. While the needles are in place most people feel deeply relaxed which can continue after they are removed.


We’re glad to say that no, acupuncture does not hurt when performed by a qualified professional, and with skilled staff headed by consultant, you can rest assured that your treatment will be carried out by skilled medical staff under the supervision of a highly qualified, extremely experienced medical Doctor.

A mild dislike or fear of needles based on past blood tests and certain vaccines is extremely common and understandable. Fortunately, the properties of hypodermic needles that make them uncomfortable to use are completely absent in acupuncture needles.


All other medical needles that a person is exposed to are hollow, have slanted tips, and are usually of quite a large diameter, to allow blood to be drawn or medication to be injected.

Acupuncture needles are very different, in that they’re solid, have much more uniform, rounded tips, and are very thin, being very slightly more than the diameter of a human hair. Hypodermic needles are also inserted to a much more shallow depth, meaning that none of the mild tissue damage and pain associated with vaccines and blood tests occur, resulting in a relaxed, happy patient who will either feel a very light touch, and in many cases, nothing at all.

Generally speaking, you should notice a change in terms of stress levels and general well-being almost immediately, however the exact length of time it will take for specific improvement in symptom frequency/severity will vary, depending on your individual circumstances. Your consultant will be able to put together an action plan to cater specifically to your needs and get you back to good health as quickly, and as comfortably as possible.