Functional Sexology: Healing Your Patients’ Sexual Desire Disorders

Getting to the root cause of hypoactive sexual arousal and desire disorder has proven to be impossible in our standard American model of medicine. Science informs us that satisfying sexual function is considered an important marker for a happy life, fulfilling relationships, and overall health. Yet, fewer than 35% of primary caregivers even ask patients about libido and sexual function. Even more distressing is the lack of efficacious interventions for men and women with low sexual desire. Functional Sexology offers a new framework for understanding sexual function, provides an easy-to-use decision tree, and creates an opportunity for real healing of sexual dysfunction.

Explore compelling topics, including, but not limited to:

  • How to get to the root cause of low sexual desire in men and women
  • Understanding the impact low sexual desire and arousal have on overall health
  • How to implement the HSADD decision tree in clinical practice

Dr. Keesha Ewers graduated summa cum laude with her ARNP and MSN from Seattle University, received her PhD in sexology from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and is board-certified in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She holds certifications in advanced clinical hypnotherapy, the enneagram, yoga, and Tantra. She is the founder and medical director of the Academy for Integrative Medicine Health Coach Certification Program. Dr. Ewers has been in the medical field for over 30 years. After conducting the HURT (Healing Un-Resolved Trauma) Study in 2013, she developed the HURT model for understanding low sexual desire in women and men, introduced the term “functional sexology” into the medical lexicon, and created the Libido Cure seven module online program for patients. Dr. Ewers is a popular speaker, including from the TEDx stage, and the best-selling author of Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle: The Woman’s Guide to Reclaiming Emotional Freedom and Vibrant Health and Your Libido Story: A Workbook for Women Who Want to Find, Fix, and Free Their Sexual Desire. She wrote a chapter for Andrew Weil’s upcoming textbook on integrative sexual health. You can listen to her Healthy YOU! Radio Show and find her programs at

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