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Hi, I'm Hilary Talbott, acupuncture physician and clinical herbalist. Today, we will be discussing acupressure points to increase libido. Now, a decrease in libido can be caused by several things. A lot of times, it's as simple as a hormonal imbalance during a change of life, or also a decrease occurs during stressful living conditions. So, if you're overly stressed or overworking, that can sometimes be the culprit. So, getting out and getting some exercise can be an easy fix to that, but in case you don't feel like getting out and exercising, or you don't have the time, I'm going to show you a point today called Ren 4. To locate Ren 4, I'm just going to locate the belly button, and then once I find the belly button, I'm going to use one hand breadth down and where my pinky ends, I'm going to kind of search around, and it's usually in the crease in the lower abdominal area where the top of the underwear comes on some of us, and gentle manipulation of this point in a clockwise direction will help increase libido. In fact, a gentle massage on the entire lower Ren line, which is from Ren 4 to the belly button, rubbing up and down will also help increase libido, as well as settle hormones sometimes. Herbal formulas are also a great way to settle the hormones during menopause. The other point I'm going to show you is called the Excite Point. It's in the inner ear. The Excite Point, or the point that we jokingly call the "Honey, I'm home" point, is located in the bottom portion of the inside of the ear right here. So once I've marked that, I'm going to go ahead and put a seed on it, and when you have ear seeds in, you can't really overstimulate these, so you want to press on them continuously to get a good benefit from them. So, I have that in place here, and if stress was a factor in this situation, I might also add Shen Men, which is a very calming point. It calms the nervous system, and it's located here in the top of the ear in the hollow, just inside. Now, these can be difficult to find if you've never done this before, but an acupuncture physician can locate these points for you and seed them for you, and then send you home with these actually, so that you can replace them for a couple days, so that you get like a weeks worth of therapy at once. Important to understand what the underlying cause of the decrease in libido is, so I encourage you to visit your local acupuncture physician. I'm Hilary Talbott, and that was acupressure for increasing libido.