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Pumpkins and Herbs for Sexual Health
Bright orange pumpkins really brighten up our world, don’t they? But pumpkins are not only visually pleasing, they also appeal to our sensual centers.
Studies have found that certain smells can arouse one’s sexual desire. As it turns out, the smell of pumpkin pie is among them, along with black licorice and vanilla. To spice up your love life, I’m going to address some of your questions about low libido, and share with you a few tricks and treats to rekindle the flame of passion.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, sexual health is the function of the yang – fire energy – of the kidney-adrenal system. Yang energy may wane due to unhealthy dietary or lifestyle factors, or become blocked by negative emotions. When this happens, there is a deficiency of the fire that sustains healthy sexual energy.
For women, love – the emotional connection from the heart – is often the first thing that’s needed to reignite the sexual fire. Reconnect with your own emotions, have open and honest communications with your partner, schedule time for fun, play and intimacy, and find ways to make yourself feel sexy and desirable. Take care of your body, wear clothes that make you feel attractive – and make some pumpkin pies!
As for the majority of men, physical fitness and relaxation is often what’s needed to increase sexual function and bolster confidence in the bedroom.
Try the following Kidney Qigongto increase your sexual desire and to experience relaxation.
Generally speaking, pungent, spicy foods – garlic, onions, chives, cinnamon, ginger, peppers, coriander, and cardamom – can activate arousal centers and increase blood flow to the lower body.
Also, the amino acid arginine (also known as L-arginine) can help maintain immune and hormone functions to ensure a healthy sexual appetite and performance. Arginine-rich foods include red meat, fish, poultry, wheat germ, grains, nuts and seeds, and dairy products.
Additionally shellfish such as oysters, clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops contain a rich supply of zinc, which is also essential for manufacturing hormones and enhancing sexual libido.
Within the arsenal of Chinese herbal libido tonics, tribulus terrestris, also known as Puncture Vine, stands out as one of the most popular for improving sexual function. Traditionally used in Chinese herbal formulas for liver, kidney, and cardiovascular conditions, tribulus has been found in animal studies to enhance testosterone release and increase endurance and strength.
Another of my favorite sex and longevity tonics isMorinda Root.It’s traditionally prescribed for a wide range of issues, from low libido in women to impotence in men, as well as high blood pressure, weak digestion, respiratory problems, and immune dysfunction conditions. The herb also has been found to increase energy and boost stamina and endurance. You can find these two herbs in health food stores, online, or from acupuncturists.
In Chinese Medicine, as in reality, there is no way to separate the mind and the body. The most pronounced emotion related to Kidney Deficiency is fear. This type of imbalance would be marked with unfounded fear and anxiety during everyday life rather than fear relating to true danger. Unchecked, it can manifest as infertility, sexual dysfunction, menopause, prostate problems, impaired immunity, chronic inflammation, high blood pressure, heart irregularities and anxiety.
Adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and produce adrenaline that participates in the body’s fight/flight/freeze response and cortisol that stimulates stress. Long-term adrenaline and cortisol over production, partly brought on by chronic fear, can lead to adrenal burnout and chronic fatigue.
The kidney meridian starts at the underside center of the foot. It moves to the inside of the foot and circles the ankle. Then it moves up the inside of each leg, through the groin, and up the center of the torso about an inch fr…
If you are familiar with Kundalini, you will no doubt be familiar with the use of the Serpent to describe this energy and power. Kundalini is often equated to a coiled serpent lying asleep at the base of spine, which, then with the practice of Kundalini Yoga, is awakened and made to rise up to the crown of the head.
In addition to this analogy, increased encounters with serpents are also often reported by those in the midst of a Kundalini Awakening. These encounters don't necessarily have to be with the real live snakes. These reports generally indicate that there is just a greater presence of snakes in their lives all of sudden, in the form of pictures, dreams, conversations, TV shows, books, etc. There are also the more incredible stories regarding snakes, especially cobras, and those with awakened Kundalini. An example of this is the cobra that would often visit U.G. Krishnamurti at night at his house. This cobra would hiss and bang at the door and in general make a lot of rucku…
The standing exercises are supposed torelax and help you'accumulate Qi'. In this article I shall try to outline my theory that should explain, from western perspective, why these exercises are so important both for Internal Martial Arts and Qigong, how this western view correlates with the traditional Qiview and give training advice on how to practice them. In writing this article I have drawn upon my experience from Taijiquan, Yiquan and information from medical postural rehabilitation research and sports science.