Integrative Sexual Health

ISBN : 9780190225889

Barbara Bartlik; Geovanni Espinosa; Janet Mindes; Andrew Weil
592 ページ
156 x 235 mm

Integrative Sexual Health explores beyond the standard topics in men's and women's health, drawing on a diverse research literature to provide an overview of sexual biology and sexual dysfunction, diverse lifespan, lifestyle and environmental impacts on sexual function, integrative medicine solutions to sexual problems, and traditional eastern and western treatment approaches to healing sexual difficulties. This comprehensive guide written by experts in the field provides clinical vignettes, detailed treatment strategies for mitigating the side effects of both medications and sexual dysfunction associated with medical illness and poor lifestyle habits, and extensive further reading resources. Part of the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, this volume is a must read for the specialist and non-specialist alike who wish to address sexual problems using an integrative medicine approach, and acquire tools to maintain lifetime optimal health and vitality that supports healthy sexuality.


Foreword by Andrew Weil
Preface: An Overview of Integrative Sexual Health
Section I: An Integrative Medicine Framework for Understanding Sexual Dysfunction
Chapter 1: Female Sexual Biochemistry
Madeleine M. Castellanos
Chapter 2: Mid-Life & Beyond: Female Hormonal Status / Menopause and Effects on Sexual Health
Janine A. Blackman
Chapter 3: Integrative Approach to Treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction
Jacquelyn M. Paykel
Chapter 4: Male Sexual Function and Dysfunction
Jeffrey A. Albaugh
Chapter 5: Mid-life and Beyond Male Hormonal Status / Andropause and its Effects on Sexual Health
Geovanni Espinosa and Ralph Esposito
Chapter 6: Integrative Treatment of Male Sexual Dysfunction
Jeffrey A. Albaugh
Section II: Lifestyle and Environmental Impacts on Sexual Function
Chapter 7: Optimum Macro-Nutrition for Sexual Health
Ronald L. Hoffman and Leyla Muedin
Chapter 8: Sexual Dysfunction Secondary to Micronutrient Deficiency: A Common but Unrecognized Adverse Effect of Many Pharmaceuticals
Barbara Bartlik, Janet Mindes, and Sheila Sperber Haas
Chapter 9: Birth Control Pills and Hormonal Contraception: Effects on Female Sexual Desire and Pleasure
Barbara Bartlik, Amandeep Kaur, Chelsea Schoen, and Julie Kolzet
Chapter 10: Toxins: A Pervasive 21st Century Problem for Health and Sexuality
Adrienne Sprouse
Chapter 11: Sexual Dysfunction and Exercise
Keoni (John) Teta, Ralph Esposito, and Jade Teta
Chapter 12: The Obesity Epidemic and Sexual Health
Steven Lamm and Jonathan Bekisz
Section III: An Integrative Medicine Perspective on Psychiatric, Psychological, Physiological and Behavioral Disturbances Relevant to Sexual Function
Chapter 13: Integrative Treatment of Depression and Anxiety: An Effective Non-Pharmacological Approach that Preserves Sexual Functioning
Katherine Falk
Chapter 14: Inflammation and the Gut - Brain - Mood Connection: A New Perspective in Psychiatry and Sexual Dysfunction
Katherine Falk, Barbara Bartlik, and Janet Mindes
Chapter 15: Understanding Sexual Addiction and Hypersexuality: An Integrative Approach to Treatment
Monica Meyer
Chapter 16: Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Female Sexual Pain
Susan Kellogg Spadt and Jennifer Yonaitis Fariello
Section IV: Traditional Eastern and Western Treatment Approaches to Healing Sexual Problems
Chapter 17: Healing Sexual Problems in the Ayurvedic Tradition of India
Keesha Ewers
Chapter 18: Healing Male Sexual Function Concerns in Traditional Asian Medicine
Jillian Capodice
Chapter 19: Homeopathy in the Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Problems
Dana Ullman and Karen Allen
Chapter 20: Chiropractice: How Musculoskeltal Involvement Impacts Sexuality
Susan Eisen
Chapter 21: Aromatherapy in the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction and Relationship Problems
Mindy Green
Chapter 22: The Benefits of Water Therapy for Sexual and Pelvic Problems
Alexa Fleckenstein
Chapter 23: Botanicals (Adaptogens and Others) that Support or Stimulate Desire: Traditions and Science
Eric Yarnell


Barbara Bartlik, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in Manhattan who treats men and women with sexual problems, women with hormonally-related emotional concerns, as well as problems of a more general psychiatric nature. Dr. Bartlik takes a holistic approach to treatment, thereby, minimizing the use of pharmaceuticals and optimizing overall health and well-being. In addition to being board certified in psychiatry, Dr. Bartlik is certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM).; Geovanni Espinosa, ND, LAc, CNS is a naturopathic doctor recognized as an authority in integrative and functional urology. Dr. Geo is Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) Department of Urology where he is the director of the Integrative and Functional Urology Center. He is the author of the popular prostate cancer book Thrive, Don't Only Survive and has co-authored numerous books on natural medicine in urology and men's health. Dr. Geo is the Chief Medical Officer and formulator of XY Wellness, LLC and lectures internationally on the application of science-based nutritional medicine in urology.; Janet Mindes, PhD is Faculty and Director of Research Instruction and Development at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. A research psychologist/neuroscientist, she received her BA from Harvard University and her PhD from New York University in experimental psychology. Dr. Mindes has over twenty-five years of experience in psychological and neuroscience research and education, with a focus on integrative medicine (IM) since 1998, particularly as relevant to the brain, emotion and neuropsychiatric conditions. From 1998 to 2007, she was a member of the former Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) in New York City and was active in other research and educational efforts at Columbia P&S until 2015.