Male Infertility

Male Infertility

Diagnosis of Male Fertility:

Infertility is explained as the inability to conceive after having unprotected intercourse for more than 1 year.  In more than 40% couples experiencing infertility there is a problem with the men.  This number has slowly been increasing over the years as sperm counts continue decreasing.  Infertility is not a woman's issue ! 


The most common way to diagnose a mans ability to concieve a child and grade his fertility is through a semen analysis.  As sperm is only 1 aspect of ejaculation fluid a man may have lots of fluid released but few to no sperm !

A lab test can be done to test a mans sperm.  They will look at a variety of things including volume (amount of fluid released), viscosity, motility (how many and how well they wiggle), count (how many sperm) and morphology (how they look). 


There are many ways a man can help optimize his fertility and increase the chances of getting a healthy pregnancy with his partner.  As sperm count and fertility are dropping annually the first goal is to slow down this infertility trend.  Watching diet and getting adequate exercise are the basic and most simple ways to help.  Adding in supplements, herbs and regular acupuncture will help boost mens fertility.


Chinese Medicine and Male Fertility 

The most common cuplrite to infertility in men according to Chinese medicine is kidney disorders.  This may not be the case today as environmental toxins and poor diet/lifestyle are now playing a major role in fertility problems (and solutions).

Below will be a few possible descriptions of different causes for mens infertility according to Chinese Medicine.

Chinese Medicine Differentiation and Treatment

Kidney Yang deficiency

low libido, poor sex drive, minimal ejaculation, impotence, seminal emission, low sperm count, poor sperm motility,  general feeling of coldness, fatigue, pale face, frequent clear urinination

Chinese Herbal Formula - Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan or You Gui Wan


Kidney Yin deficiency

seminal emission, slow mobility, low count, thick sticky semen from Heat and/or lack of fluids, occasional nights sweats, anxiety, irritability, fidgety, Premature Ejaculation,  ...

Chinese Herbal Formula - Liu Wei Di Huang Wan


Liver Qi Stagnation

Liver meridian blockage in the local area (genital) makes it difficult to ejaculate, related with impotence and low libido, Liver Qi Stagnation symptoms (emotional and physical)

Chinese Herbal Formula - Chai Hu Shu Gan San or Yue Ju Wan


Damp-Heat in low Jiao

Poor diet, excessive alcohol often accompany this type of infertility.  Often overweight, sperm count is low, may be sperm deformities (poor sperm morphology), scanty dark smelly urine, fullness abdomen

Chinese Medicine Herbal Formula - Yue Ju Wan, Er Miao San, Ba Zheng San


Qi Blood deficiency

worry, over-thinking, stress, chronic illness, impotence, low sperm count, short sperm life, slow mobility, poor sleep, fatigued

Chinese Medicine Herbal Formula - Ba Zhen Tang or Gui Pi Tang


Alternative Treatment Methods for Male Infertility

Acupuncture for Infertility

Acupuncture can be a very effective method of treatment for mens infertility.  There is a great resource called the American Board of Oriental and Repdoductive medicine (ABORM).  This licensing board lists Acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners who effectively treat both mens and womens fertility.  


Chinese Medicine Cure's for Premature Ejaculation

Chinese Medicine Cures for Impotence and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

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