Importance of Sources Toxicity for Male Patients
The other area to look at is significant sources of toxicity, which are known to impact semen. While nutrition can partly offset them, I tend to use a homeopathic detoxification protocol for around 30% of male patients with low semen results. In their cases, supplements and nutrition improve the sperm count but does not improve the sperm quality. The most common issues to keep in mind are toxicity and low-grade infection. Both can impact sperm production:
– Use of medical drugs that have a detrimental effect on testes: the major hormonal disrupters are steroids, anti-depressants and pain killers. However, any long-term use of medications should be considered. Checking the list of side-effects may help to confirm if a medication can have an impact. For example, the drug susphasalazine, used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, is known to reduce sperm counts.
– Use of recreational drugs: the ones to especially keep in mind are marijuana and opioids (heroin).
– Exposure to radiation
– Work hazards such as dyes, solvents, weed killers, mercury or lead. If the patient works in close proximity to these chemicals, they will have to be considered a factor. As these are major hormonal disrupters, if they show in the medical history, even long ago, then this may need to be addressed.
– History of mumps and sexually transmitted diseases: even if the client is asymptomatic, this should be flagged if this is in the case.
– Dental History (mercury fillings and root canals): mercury and metals in generals are known toxins and hormonal disrupters. The health-issues of root canals have come to me over last year and is much less publicised. A significant portion of root canals tend to get infected (staphylococcus primarily). The infection is painless as the root treatment has destroyed all the nerves, and the infection can overload the body with an “internal” source of toxicity. I had a very healthy male patients who had a high sperm count but very low sperm quality, despite being in good health. All symptoms were pointing to an internal infection and his dental work. His sperm quality improved significantly after the removal of the root canals.
Short Therapeutics for Male Fertility
Agnus Castus: Impotency, infertility, cold penis, premature old age, indicated after sexual overindulgence, masturbation or venereal disease. Desire without power. Emissions without any sex drive. Poor memory. Regrets past mistakes.
Baryta Carb: diminished desire, premature ejaculation, emissions at night or after intercourse. Testes atrophied, retracted. Erections in morning, absent or delayed at other times.
Conium: increased desired but decreased power. Brief or feeble erections. Effects of prolonged abstinence, of loss of loved ones, or excessive indulgence. Emissions from merely touching, loss of control. Sadness after ejaculation
Lycopodium: chronic impotence. Erections incomplete. Emissions too quick or too slow. Excessive or weak desire. Repulsed by sex. Lack of confidence, but egoistic, dictatorial and angered. Digestive weakness with bloating, hunger.
Phosphoricum Acidum: impotence, hypersensitive penis. Premature ejaculation. Loss of desire. Emissions at stools or urination, in sleep. Erections without any desire. Masturbation with guilt. Apathy, indifference.
Selenium: sexual thoughts but no ability. Incomplete erections, quick or delayed emission. Weak and irritable after sex. Easy fatigue. Hair loss. Loss of semen while sitting, at stool in sleep. Averse to company of friends, forgetful.
Other suggestions: Caladium, Calcarea Carbonica, Calcarea Sulphurica, China Officinalis, Medorrhinum, Phosphorus, Nux Vomica, Sepia Succus…
Infertility, Low Sperm Count
Agnus Castus, Carcinosin, Radium Bromatum, Sulfanilamide, X-Ray
Using a tautopathic approach (= prescribing the toxin in homeopathic potency) is usually enough, but removing the source of toxicity can be necessary if this source is materially significant. I personally prescribe in the low-potency range, starting at 6C or 9C and increasing by 3C each month.
Constitutional and Complex support to boost sperm production
When nutrition has been addressed and there is little source of toxicity or infection, constitutional prescribing can be successful in increasing sperm quality in a shorter time.
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- DM de Kretser, “declining sperm counts”, British Medical Journal, 1996, vol. 312.
P. Holford & S. Lawson “Optimum Nutrition before, during and after pregnancy”
- Hershoff, Homeopathic Remedies
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Hpathy, Online Professional Homeopathic Magazine, various articles
Information from the following websites were used: Wikipedia, Netdoctor, WebMD
College of Practical Homeopathy, Course Notes