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Title:
Case Report: Acupuncture Treatment in Patient With Hypothyroidism and Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia

Authors:
Jihe Zhu, Blagica Arsovska, Kristina Kozovska, Macedonia

Abstract:
Hypothyroidism has become a very common health problem worldwide. Common symptoms are: hair loss, fatigue, aversion to cold, dry skin, weight gain, muscle cramps, infertility and etc. In the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the main pathogenesis is Spleen-kidney yang deficiency. The treated patient is a 43 years old male diagnosed with hypothyroidism and oligo asthenoteratozoosperm. The patient has done 32 acupuncture treatments, once weekly in a period of two years. The patient was treated in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture by a doctor specialist in acupuncture. Points that were treated are Ashi points located on the neck (front and back). scalp and inner thigh and meridian points: DU20 (Bai Hui), GB20 (Feng Chi), DU14 (DaZhui), ST9 (Ren Ying), LI4 (He Gu), BL15 (XinShu), BL20 (PiShu), BL23 (Shen Shu), DU4 (Ming Men), RN6 (Qi Hai), RN4 (Quan Yuan), SP9 (Yin Ling Quan), ST36 (Zu San Li), SP6 (San Yin Jiao), KI3 (Tai Xi), LR2 (Tai Chong).Before and after the treatment were done several analysis for the thyroid hormones and sperm tests. After the treatments the results are amazing, showing normal results of the thyroid hormones and no presence of oligoasthenoteratozoosperm. Because of the hypothyroidism the patient was almost bald and after using the Ashi points on the scalp the patient now has a new grown hair Acupuncture as a treatment for hypothyroidism and secondary complications can give very satisfying results with a high percentage of efficiency and success. The treatment is long-term and careful monitoring of the patient's condition is required.

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