Chinese herbal decoction improves semen liquifaction in kidney-yang deficiency men

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CONCLUSION: SQD can shorten the semen liquefaction time in patients with non-inflammatory and non-liquefied semen and restore semen liquefaction to normal in over 90% of the patients. Meanwhile it can also improve the low testosterone level resulting from various kidney-yang deficiency symptoms.

OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of Shenfu Qiangjing Decoction (SQD) in the treatment of non-inflammatory and non-liquefied semen in infertile males with kidney-yang deficiency.

METHODS: Sixty cases of male infertility caused by non-inflammatory and non-liquefied semen with kidney-yang deficiency were equally and randomly divided into an SQD and a control group, the former given oral SQD and the latter vitamin C tablets plus intramuscular chymotrypsin. Both groups were observed for sperm viability, sperm motility, serum testosterone, seminal plasma PSA and improvement of kidney-yang deficiency symptoms before and after the medication. The therapeutic effects were evaluated according to the semen liquefaction within 60 min.

RESULTS: Statistically significant differences were observed in the improvement of kidney-yang deficiency symptoms after the medication between the SQD and control groups (P < 0.01, P < 0.05) , and in sperm viability and motility of the SQD group before and after the treatment (P < 0.01) as well as between the two groups after the medication (P < 0.05). The levels of serum T and seminal plasma PSA also showed significant differences before and after the treatment in the SQD group (P < 0.01) and between the two groups after the medication (P < 0.05). The rate of total effectiveness was 93.3% in the SQD and 76.7% in the control group (P < 0.05).

Xiong GB, Yao WL, Wu FH.

Reproductive Center, Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang Institute of Medical Sciences, Nanchang, Jiangxi 330001, China.

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