Confucius believed that there were two great pleasures in life, one of which was food. The other, of course, was sex – the force that launched a thousand hips! I guess that might be why there are so many of us here on the planet.
Interestingly, food and sex are both rooted in the para-sympathetic nervous system. The para-sympathetic nervous system is known as the rest and digest, but can also be equally referred to as the feed and fornicate system. One of its responses is in dilating blood flow to the extremities in the human body nicely mimicking the mechanism by which Viagra puts lead in our collective pencils. With Viagra sales reaching ever higher levels, we clearly have a problem. Unfortunately, many people experiencing adrenal fatigue find flagging libido and performance accompanying poor general health.
When an individual is running on too much stress, too little sleep and too much caffeine, the body begins to burn out through sympathetic nervous system overload. This situation is characterised often by poor immune system, increased inflammation, digestive tract issues and elevated cortisol levels. Left on a constant war setting, the central nervous is not always able to switch over to the love setting easily or effectively. (You can make love or war but you cannot do both at the same time.)
While we can take a pill for it, poor libido and performance are indicative of poor health and should be addressed in that manner. Tai Chi, Yoga and certain breathing drills (found in Tantric sex practises) which target and strengthen the para- sympathetic nervous system are vital in treating low libido caused by adrenal fatigue.
In fact, I have read a documented report of a Hong Kong Qi Gong master who lifted a 132 kg weight off the ground with his erection. Very impressive indeed.
While I cannot claim anything so quite Herculean, many of my clients report significant improvement in desire and performance when the breathing drills are practised regularly. Moreover, overall health is enhanced and restored in all areas of the body.
There are, of course, other issues that can affect sexual performance and other bona fide aphrodisiacs which can help, but these will have to wait until another time. I have got to do some breathing to feed my Chi. May your Chi also be strong and may the force be with you.
Yours in health,
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