Overcome Infertility – Causes and Symptoms of Kidney Yang Deficiency in Traditional Chinese Medicine

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 US and many times more in the world. Because of unwareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist. In this article, we will discuss causes and symptoms of kidney yang deficiency in traditional Chinese medicine.

I. Definition
Women with prolonged menstrual cycle, no menstrual discharge, irregular menstrual cycle, lower back pain, lack of sexual desire and slow pulse are considered as deficiency of kidney yang.

II. Causes
1. Unhealthy diet
People who like to eat cold food and drink deplete the levels of yang qi in the body causing kidney yang deficiency.

2. Internal Cold
Internal cold may be caused the immune allergic reaction in fighting the foreign virus and bacteria leading to cold sensational feeling in some people.

3. External cold
Remaining in the cold place or swimming in the cold water for a prolonged period of time may cause yang qi depletion leading to abnormal function of kidney.

4. Kinney damage
Kidney damage caused by what ever reason may distort the balance of yin and yang qi in the kidney.

5. Unhealthy life style
Unhealthy lifestyle style such as sleep late at night, irregular sleep habit and frequent sexual intervention may increase the risk of deficiency of kidney yang qi.

6. Previous miscarriage and abortion
According to traditional Chinese medicine miscarriage and abortion not only damage the reproductive organ but also depleted the kidney yang qi caused by over whelming blood loss.

III. Symptoms
There are hundred symptoms, including
1. White coat on tongue
2. Pale, frigid appearance
3. Achy pain in joints or muscles
4.Cold extremities
5. Poor digestion
6. Tendencies toward stagnation
7. Depression
8. Emaciation
9. Obesity
10. Etc.

Source by Kyle J Norton

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