Ekta (name changed), 28, complained of a lack of sexual desire from the time she got married. On the few occasions that she had sex, she could never reach an orgasm. Her husband threatened her that he would look for sexual pleasure elsewhere if things between them didn’t improve.
His exact words were: “I don’t want to waste my golden years. I’ve tried all forms of lovemaking with her. I’ve even asked her to take some tonics that are said to improve the libido. We’ve watched porn films together. But nothing seems to work.”
After a long conversation with her to understand her constitution, Argentum Nitricum was recommended to her, which helped to awaken her sexual desire and helped her to reach an orgasm. In a couple of months she became so sexually active that her husband commented, “How much do you want?”
Homoeopathy adopts a holistic approach and treats a person as a complete individual, not just his or her sexual problem. It is a myth that homeopathy works slowly. On the contrary, it can work wonders in a short period.
Take the example of Sunita (name changed), 24, who had a love marriage. She was the timid sort of a woman and would panic every time her husband tried to have sex, even though they indulged in foreplay. She would scream and push him away every time he tried to have penetrative sex. She had developed a phobia that sex was painful and she would bleed a lot. I started with a bit of sex education to rid her of anxiety and her misconceptions about sex. But this did not allay her deep-rooted anxiety about sex. After a long conversation with her, she was prescribed Phosphorus tablets. Soon, she was relieved of her fear and started enjoying marital bliss.
A person’s psyche and sexuality are inherently interconnected. Homeopathy takes into account the emotional state and treats it, too. An imbalanced personality, a mental disturbance and dissatisfaction in relationships are some of the reasons that are attributed to sexual dysfunction.
Failure of homeopathic treatment reflects the inability of the homeopath to effectively implement its science. Homeopathy combined with yoga, spiritual orientation, counselling and sex education can banish problems in a person’s sex life.
Dr Hitesh Shah is a Mumbai-based homeopath