Hypersexualityaccording to TCM

Symptom family: Sexual Health Disorders

Root Causes of Hypersexuality in TCM

Explore below more details about what might cause Hypersexuality according to TCM.

  • By Syndrome
  • By Organ
  • Yin Deficiency
  • Heat
  • Kidney
Detailed description of the cause

Yin Deficiency

Yin deficiency in TCM is a pattern of disharmony characterized by a depletion of the body's Yin energy, which represents the cooling, moistening, and nurturing aspects of our physiology. This condition often arises from factors like chronic stress, overwork, insufficient rest, or prolonged illness. Symptoms of Yin deficiency can include a sensation of heat, especially in the afternoon or evening, night sweats, insomnia, a dry mouth or throat, and a red tongue with little coating. There might also be a general feeling of restlessness or irritability. Since Yin is essential for balancing the body's active and warm Yang energy, its deficiency leads to a relative excess of Yang, manifesting as heat or dryness symptoms.... see more

Yin Deficiency Patterns That Can Lead to Hypersexuality

Common Symptoms: Preference For Sipping Night Sweats Dry Stools Scanty And Dark Urine Flushed Cheekbones Restlessness Insomnia Dizziness

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency Excessive sexual desire, Afternoon heat sensation, Xerostomia, Preference for sipping, Dry mouth and throat at night, Night sweats, Cardiac burning sensation, Hot palms and soles, Dry stools, Scanty and dark urine, Flushed cheekbones... see more Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang | Huang Lian E Jiao Tang | Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang | Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Suan Zao Ren Tang
Kidney Yin Deficiency Excessive sexual desire, Perspiration, Back pain, Hearing loss, Dry mouth and throat at night, Lower back pain, Constipation, Scanty and dark urine, Infertility, Premature ejaculation, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Depression, Anxiety, Heat sensation in palms, Evening heat sensation, Flushed cheekbones, Menopausal hot flashes, Preference for sipping, Evening anxiety... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zuo Gui Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan | Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2 | Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan
Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing Excessive sexual desire, Flushed cheekbones, Restlessness, Insomnia, Night sweats, Low grade fever in the afternoon, Heat sensation in palms, Afternoon heat sensation, Evening heat sensation, Scanty and dark urine, Hematuria, Dry throat, Preference for sipping, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Nocturnal emission, Hypersexuality, Dry stools... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
Detailed description of the cause

Heat

In TCM "Heat" signifies an excess of Yang energy, leading to an imbalance where heat predominates over the body's cool Yin aspects. This condition is metaphorically akin to an internal over-heating. Symptoms indicative of Heat can include feelings of warmth, fever, sweating, irritability, red face, thirst with a preference for cold drinks, and a rapid pulse. The tongue may appear red with a yellow coating. Unlike the common interpretation of heat in terms of temperature, in TCM, it represents a state of hyperactivity or inflammation in the body.... see more

Heat Patterns That Can Lead to Hypersexuality

Common Symptoms: Afternoon Heat Sensation Preference For Sipping Night Sweats Dry Stools Scanty And Dark Urine Flushed Cheekbones Restlessness Insomnia

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency Excessive sexual desire, Afternoon heat sensation, Xerostomia, Preference for sipping, Dry mouth and throat at night, Night sweats, Cardiac burning sensation, Hot palms and soles, Dry stools, Scanty and dark urine, Flushed cheekbones... see more Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang | Huang Lian E Jiao Tang | Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang | Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan | Suan Zao Ren Tang
Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing Excessive sexual desire, Flushed cheekbones, Restlessness, Insomnia, Night sweats, Low grade fever in the afternoon, Heat sensation in palms, Afternoon heat sensation, Evening heat sensation, Scanty and dark urine, Hematuria, Dry throat, Preference for sipping, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Nocturnal emission, Hypersexuality, Dry stools... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
Detailed description of the cause

Kidney

In TCM the Kidneys are regarded as the body's most fundamental reservoir of Essence, known as Jing, which influences growth, reproduction, and aging. They are not just organs for filtering blood, but a holistic system governing vital life forces. When the Kidneys malfunction in TCM, it can manifest as a variety of health issues, such as chronic fatigue, reproductive problems, imbalances in fluid metabolism leading to edema or dryness, lower back pain, and a sense of fear or insecurity.... see more

Kidney Patterns That Can Lead to Hypersexuality

Common Symptoms: Hearing Loss Lower Back Pain Scanty And Dark Urine Heat Sensation In Palms Evening Heat Sensation Flushed Cheekbones Preference For Sipping Tinnitus

Pattern Name Relevant Symptoms Relevant Formulas
Kidney Yin Deficiency Excessive sexual desire, Perspiration, Back pain, Hearing loss, Dry mouth and throat at night, Lower back pain, Constipation, Scanty and dark urine, Infertility, Premature ejaculation, Generalized fatigue, General weakness, Depression, Anxiety, Heat sensation in palms, Evening heat sensation, Flushed cheekbones, Menopausal hot flashes, Preference for sipping, Evening anxiety... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zuo Gui Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan | Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2 | Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan
Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing Excessive sexual desire, Flushed cheekbones, Restlessness, Insomnia, Night sweats, Low grade fever in the afternoon, Heat sensation in palms, Afternoon heat sensation, Evening heat sensation, Scanty and dark urine, Hematuria, Dry throat, Preference for sipping, Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hearing loss, Lower back pain, Nocturnal emission, Hypersexuality, Dry stools... see more Liu Wei Di Huang Wan | Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan

TCM Herbal Formulas for Hypersexuality

Explore below some TCM herbal formulas used to address hypersexuality, organized by cause and by formula type.

  • By Cause
  • By Formula Type
  • Yin Deficiency
  • Heat
  • Formulas that nourish the heart and calm the mind
  • Formulas that nourish yin and tonify
  • Formulas that clear heat from deficiency
  • Formulas that tonify yin and yang

All Formulas Recommended for Hypersexuality Caused by Yin Deficiency

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Huang Lian E Jiao Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Suan Zao Ren Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Zuo Gui Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency
Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2 Kidney Yin Deficiency
Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan Kidney Yin Deficiency

All Formulas Recommended for Hypersexuality Caused by Heat

Formula Patterns Suitable For
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Huang Lian E Jiao Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Suan Zao Ren Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency

All "formulas that nourish the heart and calm the mind" recommended for hypersexuality

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Huang Lian E Jiao Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Suan Zao Ren Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2 Kidney Yin Deficiency

All "formulas that nourish yin and tonify" recommended for hypersexuality

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Liu Wei Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency, Kidney Yin Deficiency With Empty-Heat Blazing
Zuo Gui Wan Kidney Yin Deficiency

All "formulas that clear heat from deficiency" recommended for hypersexuality

Formula Patterns Suitable For (if applicable)
Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency
Dang Gui Liu Huang Tang Empty-Heat or Fire caused by Yin Deficiency

TCM Herbs for Hypersexuality

Explore below some TCM herbs used to address hypersexuality, organized by herb category.

  • By Herb Category
  • Tonic herbs for blood deficiency
  • Herbs that clear heat and purge fire and/or clear summer heat
  • Herbs that clear heat and dry dampness
  • Herbs that nourish the heart and calm the spirit
  • Tonic herbs for yin deficiency
  • Herbs that invigorate the blood
  • Herbs that cool the blood

"Herbs that clear Heat and purge Fire and/or clear Summer Heat" recommended for hypersexuality

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Anemarrhena Rhizomes (Zhi Mu) Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan
Sweet Wormwood Herbs (Qing Hao) Qing Hao Bie Jia Tang

"Herbs that clear Heat and dry Dampness" recommended for hypersexuality

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Goldthread Rhizomes (Huang Lian) Huang Lian E Jiao Tang
Phellodendron Bark (Huang Bo) Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan

"Herbs that nourish the Heart and calm the Spirit" recommended for hypersexuality

Herb Formulas they belong to (if applicable)
Jujube Seeds (Suan Zao Ren) Suan Zao Ren Tang
Biota Seeds (Bai Zi Ren) Bai Zi Yang Xin Tang 2