Category Archives: Sexual Health

Natural topical treatment for herpes?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Can you tell me a natural treatment that I can take topically for 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 genital and oral herpes. Its leaves give off a delicate lemon…

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Natural treatment for herpes?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What is a good natural treatment that I can take for herpes? A: Melissa cream appears to be helpful in the treatment of genital and oral herpes. Another famous treatment for herpes involves the amino acid L-lysine, which might make herpes flare-ups milder and less frequent. One study suggests that topical…

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When to expect herpes outbreak?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, When can I expect a herpes outbreak? A: The herpes virus has the devious habit of hiding out deep in the DNA of nerve ganglia, where it remains inactive for months or years. From time to time the virus reactivates, travels down the nerve, and starts an eruption. Common triggers include…

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Cold sore same as STD herpes?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Is a cold sore the same herpes as the sexually transmitted herpes? A: The common virus known as herpes can cause painful blister-like lesions around the mouth and in the genitalia. Slightly different strains of herpes predominate in each of these two locations, but the infections are essentially identical. In both…

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Sex after 60?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, How much sex after age 60 is advisable for a man that wants to live to 100? A: As we age, our source energy dwindles. The first item of business is to preserve energy and to restrain it from further dwindling. I recommend to gradually reduce the amount of sexual activity…

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Treatment for a low libido?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have a low libido. What do you recommend for this? A: For low libido you may try the herbal formulas “Dragon Male” and “Feminine Desire”, for men and women, respectively, from Traditions of Tao. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.

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Masturbation depletes vital male energy?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have masturbated a lot. Now I am having problems with premature ejaculation and there is no pressure when I urinate, meaning I have drops of urine after I am finished peeing. I am under thirty. Can you give me advice to correct these problems? A: Moderate sexual activity with a…

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How to prevent ED?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What are your recommendations for preventing ED (Erectile dysfunction)? 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 activity. As we age, our “root” energy is declining, so we must preserve and nurture it. Here…

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