Friday, June 19, 2009

Overcome Infertility --What is Deficiency of Kidney Yin In Traditional Chinese Medicine

Written By Kyle J. Norton. All right reserved. Any reproduction is allowed only with author mane and all links intact.
As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse or can not carry the pregnancy to term. It effects over 5 millions couple alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of unawareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist. The unexplained causes of infertility is defined as if the woman and men reproductive system are function normally but the present-day medical technology and medical doctors can not give a reason why the couple can not conceive. In this article, we will discuss what is deficiency kidney yin in traditional Chinese medicine in treating infertility

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I. Definition
Kidney yin also known primordial yin or true yin , is defined as the foundation of the yin fluid of the body, therefore it helps to moisten, nourish the organs and tissues and maintain the body fluid balance with fire of kidney yang.

II. How deficiency of kidney yin effect fertility
1. Lack of energy
Deficiency of kidney yin causes inability of kidney in stabilization of energy, leading to abnormal flow of energy, disrupting the blood flow to the body organs including the test in producing sperm and ovaries in egg production resulting in distorting the normal menstrual cycle in women and lessening the chance of fertility.

2. Blood Flow
Deficiency of kidney yin also increases the risk of irregular blood flow as the heart must work harder to provide more energy to our body needs, leading to abnormal function of capillaries and interrupting the normal function of small veins in the nervous system including dizziness, hearing problems and ringing in the ear. It also causes abnormal blood flow to the reproductive organs resulting in distorting the normal menstrual cycle in women and sperm production in men.

3. Digestive system
It also causes abnormal digestive system in absorbing vital vitamins and mineral as resulting of lack of fluid which is necessary for digestive system in stomach acid secretion, leading to constipation and abnormal pain.

4. Burning sensation
People with kidney yin deficiency feel burning sensation not only in the body including the chest, but also see bright yellow color in their urine, leading to oxidative and kidney damage. If the problem is not treated, it may disrupt the production of sperm friendly mucus in women and sperm quality men.

5. High temperature
It also increases the body temperature that interferes with egg, cervical mucus production in women and sperm abnormalities in men.

III. Causes
1. Unhealthy diet
People who eat a lot of high energy food and spicy food are an ideal candidate to have kidney yin deficiency, because those foods increase the yang qi in the body and deplete the body's fluid.

2. Sexual tramitted diseases and frequent sexual activity
Sexual tramitted diseases increase the risk of infection and inflammation that causes the increasing of white blood cells in the body, leading to immunity malfunction of infertility. Frequent sexual activity drain the kidney energy in maintaining a good reproductive system leading to infertility.

3. Medication
Drug abuse and some medication may damage kidney thus decreasing the function of kidney as an reproductive organ for fertility.

4. Stress
People who work long hours and stress environment work place may increase the risk of draining our energy flow and qi staganation leading to abnormal kidney function.

5. Aging
Aging also causes kidney yin deficiency, as our kidney no longer function like we are young.

IV. Symptoms
1. Dizziness,
2. Weak pulse
3. Hearing problems,
4. Dry mouth and throat,
5. Hot sensation in the palms, soles and chest,
6. Sweating, constipation, and seminal emission.
7. The tongue is red and covered with a light coating of fur

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