According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) study, which analyzed data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth in the USA, 7.5% of all sexually active men younger than age 45 reported seeing a fertility doctor during their lifetime, which translates to 3.3 million men suffering male infertility. From these 3.3 million men, 18% (594,000) were diagnosed with a male-related infertility problem, including sperm or semen problems (14%) and varicocele (4%). It is clear that male factor infertility is a significant cause for many couples having difficulty to conceive.
As far as modern reproductive medicine is aware of and according to the Mayo Clinic the causes for male factor infertility are varicocele, infection, ejaculation issues, antibodies that attack sperm, tumors, undescended testicles, hormone imbalances, sperm duct defects, chromosome defects, celiac disease, certain medications and prior surgeries.
Western medicine Male factor infertility treatment includes surgeries for varicocele or extraction of sperm, drugs such as antibiotics and steroids and hormone replacement therapy. These are often not without side effects or long term negative effects.
Hunyuan Medicine looks at male factor infertility and sperm quality differently. In order to conceive successfully the male’s sperm needs to be healthy. However, what defines ‘healthy’? Depending on one’s vantage point the concept of ‘health’ is defined differently. Hunyuan medicine recognizes that a person has a physical body but he/she also has life-energy. The male’s sperm follows this principle too, it has a physical body but it also has life-energy. If a sperm is dead, even though it may have chromosomes and genes, it does not have any good or bad quality to talk about. So what is this quality that sperm needs in order to be healthy, in order to fertilize an egg successfully? Hunyuan medicine calls this a ‘Male Pivot’. A male pivot is the foundational energy that allows separation to take place, the separation pivot. The separation pivot, even though cannot be measure yet with current technology, is immediately seen by the separation action of the sperm. Designed by nature, a sperm is destined to be ejaculated by the body to the outside world. This is opposite the female egg that by nature is designed to remain within the female body. A sperm enters into the egg and from there its male pivot creates a separation momentum, the cells can now divide. This pivot, or energetical code, is carried by the sperm into the female egg.
Hunyuan medicine realizes that focusing only on the physical aspect of the sperm and the male reproductive organs can yield only partial results when it comes to treatment and recovery of male factor infertility. The sperm is not a mere dead physical tissue but it also carries Pivot with it. In most cases, it is a good strategy to consult a Hunyuan medicine practitioner and receive proper herbal care. In this article, a self-help exercise is recommended that will complement the Hunyuan treatment. Hunyuan medicine recognizes that the Pivot in the sperm arrives from the heart-fire-separation instrument. It is not locally derived from the testicles or produced by them. Therefore the local efforts modern reproductive medicine promotes, if it is extracting sperm from the testes or varicocele surgery, do not answer to the Pivot deficiency. Separation male energy is derived from the heart.
Dr. Yaron Seidman D.A.O.M., founder of Hunyuan medicine, recommends here a Hunyuan Qigong exercise called ‘open the sun and close the moon’. It is a Qigong exercise to invigorate one’s heart fire. This exercise can be done sitting, standing or lying down. The person should wear loose fitting comfortable cloths and practice at the park or with an open window with plenty fresh air. Place both hands over your chest, covering your heart, the left hand covering the right hand. Close your eyes until they are half shut and focus your gaze inward, as if trying to look into your heart. Your intention should focus on your heart and your ears should listen to your heart. Then very gently and slowly inhale through your nose while your mouth is closed. When you inhale spread your hands to left and right, the left palm covers your left nipple, your right palm covers your right nipple. Next, open slightly your mouth and exhale through the mouth, push both hands back to the original position covering each other and the heart. After exhaling breath in and out naturally three times without moving your hands, and then inhale spreading both hands to cover nipples and exhale pushing them back to cover the heart. Breath natural three times without moving your hands and one inhale-exhale with spreading the hands and covering the heart again. Ten times spreading hands and covering heart counts as one set. Practice three times per day 1-3 sets each time.
Never force or strain, breath calmly and naturally. At the end of a set you should feel very calm and sleepy. If to the contrary you feel agitated or anxious do not practice anymore. While opening hands and covering nipples and when sliding hands back to cover the heart, both palms are facing the chest and rubbing back and forth the chest extremely gently. Do not rub heavily or cause pain. If you have health concerns, always consult your physician first, before embarking on this or any other exercise program.
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