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Healing Male Sexual Function Concerns in Traditional Asian Medicine 

Healing Male Sexual Function Concerns in Traditional Asian Medicine
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Healing Male Sexual Function Concerns in Traditional Asian Medicine
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Jillian Capodice

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190225889.003.0018
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date: 27 July 2021

Traditional Asian medical systems and, in particular, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is a whole, or holistic, medical system that evaluates, diagnoses, and treats common health conditions. TCM is unique with regard to its fundamental physiologic and pathophysiology; its medical theory is vastly different from Western biomedicine. This chapter provides a background on basic TCM physiology and pathophysiology as it relates to the male genitourinary system and sexual function. The biomedical diseases of male sexual function, including disorders of arousal, ejaculation, and libido, are also defined. Discussion includes how both TCM and classical Chinese medicine theories might be used to treat common traditional medical patterns of male sexual function. Finally current research on acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine, and other related modalities of traditional Asian medicine are summarized as it pertains to biomedical disorders of male sexual function.

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