Distinctive Perception Of Tcm Towards Male Infertility
From ages females were held responsible for not been able to conceiving a child. However, today this situation has changed. Research has proved that males too are equally responsible for not impregnating her. The WHO (World Health Organization) evaluates male fertility through semen analysis in a laboratory with the help of semen sample.
Parameters taken into consideration in semen analysis
- Sperm count
- Sperm motility
- Sperm morphology
- Fructose level
- pH level
Over the last few generations it has been optimized that there is a significant decrease in average sperm count – drop level is 45%. This drastic declination is linked to a vast exposure to environmental toxins.
Other damaging factors include processed food, tobacco, alcohol, recreational drugs, and steroids. The latest research involves mobile phones that are worn on the belts. Cell phones cause radiation that hinders the functioning of the reproductive male organs.
Kidney and male infertility – TCM outlook
In TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine, the kidneys are responsible for performing many functions in the human body in comparison to its working as recognized in the Western Countries. Accordingly, kidneys are in control of your overall growth, development, reproductive capacity, and aging process. Kidneys have both the factors – Kidney - yin and Kidney - yang aspect similar to other body organs.
Infertility in male or female involves a deficit of either kidney - yin, kidney - yang or both. According to TCM genetic aspect is also connected called Kidney-Jing. In TCM infertility treatment procedure you may also have to address the fortification of your Kidney-Jing.
Lack of kidney yin energy creates warmth in your body. For sperm production the temperature must be less than your average body heat. This is the reason that male reproductive organs are located outside the body. Internal heat can hinder the sperm quality, quantity, and motility.
Young males with hectic lifestyles are inclined to have yin deficiency
Signs and symptoms
- Premature ejaculation
- Night sweats
- Dark scanty urine
- Thin, rapid pulse
Typically, adult males fall in the category of yang deficit.
Signs and symptoms
- Intolerance of cold weather
- Low libido
- Frequent pale urine
- Pale tongue
- Slow pulse
Use TCM and avoid surgery
Several infertility cases are not because of kidney resentment.
- It may be due to varicose in the veins (varicocele) lying near the scrotum. It is a physical blockage causing blood stagnation or QI. This can be a problem that may require surgery. However, TCM can help you out by aiming to repair the blockage and resume the proper flow of blood.
- In urinary infection and prostatitis issues damp heat is created in the lower part of your body. This adversely affects sperm health. TCM aims to reduce the inflammation by eliminating the damaging bacteria.
- Acupuncture - It is applied to reduce stress and emotional disturbances as well as restore hormonal balance. Ultimately, it gives a jump start to the kidney functions helping it to throw away the toxins. Acupuncture hitches your body’s own energy and encourages it to heal itself.
- Herbal treatment – Chinese herbal medicines are regarded to stimulate the core aspects including reproductive hormones, decontaminate and nourish any deficiency inside the body.
- Dietary and lifestyle changes - Abstain from smoking, alcohol, drug abuse, and cultivating the good habit of eating fresh balanced diet is recommended.