Fertility dysfunction, male


Try to conceive for 2 years with no result and there is nothing wrong with the woman.  Low sperm counts, or deformed sperm, poor ejaculation, slow mobility.

TCM - *Kidney disorder, Heart Liver and Spleen

Kidney Yang deficiency

  • low libido, weak ejaculation, impotence, seminal emission, low sperm count, slow motility, Yang deficiency symptoms (coldness, fatigue, pale bright face, copious clear urine)
  • Acupuncture – tonify, Ren, Du, Shu, Moxa, BL 23, Du 4, Ren 4, SP 6

Kidney Yin deficiency

  • seminal emission, slow mobility, low count, thick sticky semen from Heat &/or lack of fluids, Kidney Yin deficiency symptoms (nights sweats, anxiety, irritable, fidgety)
  • Acupuncture – Ren 4, KI 3, 6, BL 52, LR 3

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)
  • Acupuncture – tonify and sedate, Ren 4 & 2 (invigorate Yang), BL 23 & SP 6, LR 3 & PC 6, GB 34 (tendons), ST 36, Ren 12

Damp/Heat in low Jiao

  • alcohol and diet leads to this condition, generally overweight, sperm count is low, may be sperm deformities, Damp/Heat symptoms (scanty urine, fullness in hypogastrium)
  • Acupuncture – BL 28 & Ren 3 (diuresis), SP 6, 9, BL 23, 32, Ren 2

Qi and Blood deficiency

  • worry, over-thinking, stress, chronic illness, impotence, low sperm count, short sperm life, slow mobility, Heart and Spleen deficiency symptoms
  • Acupuncture – Ren 4, 6, ST 36, SP 6, BL 23, HT 7

Alternative Treatment Methods

  • auricular- internal (Nei Sheng Zhi Qi) and external (Wai Sheng Zhi Qi) reproductive points, subcortex, endocrine, shenmen, *KI, LR, HT, SP