Male infertility refers to the inability of a male to achieve a pregnancy in a fertile female. In humans it accounts for 40-50% of all infertility. Besides other issues such as physical problems like impotence/erectile dysfunction, sexually transmitted diseases or other infections, male infertility is commonly due to deficiencies in the semen, and semen quality is used as a surrogate measure of male fecundity.
The volume of the semen sample, approximate number of total sperm cells, sperm motility/forward progression, and % of sperm with normal morphology are measured. This is the most common type of fertility testing. Also of the endocrine system, there are four main hormones that are responsible for sperm production:
* Gonadotropin (GnRH): Gonadotropin, which is released from the hypothalamus, plays a vital role in human sperm production as it coordinates the release of the other hormones that are also involved in the production of sperm, specifically luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) that are released from the pituitary gland.
* Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH): Produced in the pituitary gland, this hormone plays a vital role in the production of sperm and stimulates the germ cells in both males and females to mature.
* Luteinizing hormone (LH): In men, LH works together with FSH to produce sperm.
* Testosterone: As a male makes his way through puberty, testosterone plays a major role and his testicles start producing more and more of this important hormone. Testosterone is another hormone that stimulates the production of sperm. As well, testosterone is very important for the development of the male reproduction tissues like prostate and testes.
In Chinese Medicine, we specialize in helping male fertility conditions in followings
Clinical manifestations: low sperm motility, or dead sperm rate of> 40%; also related to weak Yang Qi, the weak ejaculation; premature ejaculation, nocturnal emission, sexual apathy; fatigue, weakness; dizziness, tinnitus, aversion to cold; spontaneous perspiration dripping urine. Pale tongue white, pulse weak.
Governing Law: replenishing Kidney Yin and Yang
blood deficiency type
Clinical manifestations: low sperm motility, or sperm mortality> 40%; sexual indifference, body emaciated, pale complexion, Shenpi fatigue, eat less bloating, shortness of breath, loose stools; heart palpitations, forgetfulness, dizziness, spontaneous. Pale tongue, white, or tongue pale, with scalloped edges, thin weak pulse.
Governing Law: qi nourishing
Clinical manifestations: low sperm motility, or sperm mortality> 40%; penis long warm relaxation and erection is not firm; scrotum hot and humid, sticky unhappy bitter taste in the mouth, thirsty and do not want to drink; urine hot astringent pain. Red tongue, yellow greasy moss, pulse a few slip.
Governing law: heat dampness Yangjing
liver stagnation and blood stasis
Clinical manifestations: sperm mortality is high, or low sperm motility; perineum or tingling in the lower abdomen; the complexion dark streak, the lips purple color; depression, good anger; tinnitus ears closed. Dark purple tongue, pulse string or astringent lag sluggish.
Governing Law: liver qi stagnation, blood circulation
Ensure the quality of the sperm
Normal length of treatment can take about couple of months corresponding to the cycle of sperm generation. In order to cure as soon as possible, one must pay attention to protect their own sperm in normal life, try to take more exercise, proper diet, Do not over-tired.