Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the scarcity of sperm belongs to the category of deficiency labor, which is often caused by insufficient innate endowment, excessive atrial labor, damage to kidney essence, or serious illness, deficiency of both qi and blood, and lack of kidney essence transformation source, ultimately leading to kidney essence deficiency and cost syndrome. Therefore, it is said that kidney deficiency damage is the direct cause of sperm scarcity.
But the deficiency of the kidney also includes aspects such as kidney qi, kidney yang, and kidney yin. Which aspect of deficiency can lead to sperm scarcity? The author has analyzed the semen of over 80 clinical patients with abnormal semen and found that low semen volume is mainly related to insufficient kidney yin, while low sperm volume is related to insufficient kidney qi, kidney yang, and kidney yin. There is no significant difference in the deficiency of the three and the number of sperm. Practice also found that Yang tonifying drugs mainly enhance the sperm motility, while Yin tonifying drugs can significantly increase the number of sperm. As Zhang Jingyue said: "Those who are good at tonifying yang must seek yang in yin, and then yang will receive yin assistance and produce infinite biochemical changes. Those who are good at tonifying yin must seek yin in yang, and then yin will receive yang assistance and the spring will continue- Therefore, regardless of the number of sperm, as long as it is caused by kidney deficiency, it can be improved by using aphrodisiac foods. The following dietary remedies are introduced:
(1) 150g leek, 150g shrimp, 1kg egg, 50ml Baijiu (glutinous rice wine is better). Stir fried shrimps with leeks, eggs, with meals, drink Baijiu once a day, 10 days as a course of treatment. Suitable for those with kidney yang deficiency.
(2) An appropriate amount of sea cucumber, 100 grams of glutinous rice. First soak the sea cucumber, cut and wash it, slice and boil it thoroughly, then add glutinous rice, cook it into porridge, taste and take it. Suitable for patients with renal sperm loss.
In addition, frequent consumption of fish and shellfish, such as eel, eel, shrimp, and chicken meat, as well as plant seed meat such as pine nuts, walnuts, sesame seeds, and isothermal supplements can also help with sperm production.
For those with oligospermia due to yang deficiency constitution, they can also eat the testicles of animals, such as sheep's testicles. Naturally, they can also take deer antler together or add edible ants to warm yang and tonify the kidneys, increase the zinc content in semen, and improve the quality and quantity of sperm.
(Intern Editor: Cai Junyi)