Category Archives: Sexual Health

L-lysine for oral herpes?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What do you know about L-lysine for oral herpes? A: A well-known treatment for herpes involves the amino acid L-lysine. Although study results have been somewhat contradictory, overall the evidence suggests that taking L-lysine on a regular basis might make herpes flare-ups milder and less frequent. L-lysine probably works best when…

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Natural treatment for oral herpes?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What is a good natural treatment that I can take for oral herpes? A: More commonly known in the United States as lemon balm, Melissa officinalis is widely sold in Europe as a topical cream for the treatment of cold sores. It should be applied at the first sign of blistering….

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Acupuncture increase sex drive?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Instead of using drugs for libido issues, can acupuncture increase my sex drive? A: Acupuncture and herbal formulations can be used to stimulate your male energy, thereby raising your sexual drive. I suggest you consult with a licensed practitioner to determine a proper course of action. To look for a licensed…

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Men shouldn’t orgasm?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Someone who is studying Chinese medicine told me that men must not orgasm because each orgasm takes one day off of his life. Is there any truth in this statement? A: It is true that in the ancient Taoist tradition, as well as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, the male Jing,…

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What to avoid for impotence?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Is there anything that I should avoid taking if I am having a problem with impotence? A: The herb yohimbe is the source of the drug yohimbine, which has been shown to be modestly effective for impotence. However, this is a fairly dangerous treatment, and it is not recommended. The herb…

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Natural cure for impotence?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Are there any natural cures for impotence? A: The results of a study have shown that DHEA taken daily can significantly improve sexual performance. L-arginine has also been shown to improve sexual performance in men with problems developing erections. A slight amount of research suggests that ginkgo may be useful for…

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Causes of impotence?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What are the causes of impotence? A: Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is the inability to achieve an erection. Impotence may occur for any number of possible causes, including diabetes, drug side effects, pituitary tumors, hardening of the arteries, hormonal imbalances, and psychological factors. You may find these specially formulated Traditions of…

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Natural approach to ED?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Do you know of a natural approach to treating ED (Erectile dysfunction) in men? Viagra and Cialis seem to work, but I would prefer something natural. A: ED and related conditions are often the result of nerves, excessive stress, worrying, tension, physical overwork, fatigue, frequent masturbation, or excessive indulgence in sexual…

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Maintain sexual health over 50?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What is the best way to maintain sexual health when you are over 50 years old? A: As we age, our source energy dwindles. The first item of business is to preserve energy and to restrain it from further dwindling. Participate in only moderate sexual activities, and keep the occurrences closer…

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Does lemon balm work for a cold sore?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have been told that lemon balm is helpful for a cold sore. Does this really work? A: More commonly known in the United States as lemon balm, Melissa officinalis is widely sold in Europe as a topical cream for the treatment of genital and oral herpes. Early studies of melissa…

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