Alternative therapies for male and female sexual dysfunction

Author: Aung HH//Dey L//Rand V//Yuan CS
Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
Conference/Journal: Am J Chin Med
Date published: 2004
Other: Volume ID: 32 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 161-73 , Word Count: 59

Sexual dysfunction is prevalent in both men and women. Although new pharmaceutical agents have been identified for male erectile problems, sexual desire and orgasm disorders, individuals with sexual dysfunction often seek alternative therapies, including traditional Chinese medicine. This article reviews currently used alternative therapies, such as herbal medications, L-arginine, acupuncture, biofeedback and others. Potential herb-drug interactions are also presented.