Men's Health - Stress, Insulin Resistance and the Endocrine of Sperm Development

Jani White
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 3
Fletcher Challenge Theatre

Talk Description

This talk is geared to understanding more effective acupuncture treatment for enhancing optimum HPG function. 

Our reproductive feedback loops are predicated on autonomic balance and strong digestive balance, and acupuncture is a powerful tool for bringing us out of chronic sympathetic and the resultant negative effect this has on the sexual and reproductive hormones. We will discuss how the culture of pressured work schedules and environment coupled with grab and go diets, often of the wrong foods, can play havoc with insulin balance, often leading to poor libido and poor sperm parameters.

Acupuncture strategies that focus on Qi and blood and fluids are a part of the picture of what Chinese medicine has to offer for increasing fertility, they are the nuts and bolts of generating an appropriate environment. In this lecture we will look at how to use acupuncture to clear and enhance the levels of function beneath and beyond the pattern and syndrome differentiation, creating pathways of functionality to augment the smooth exchange of endocrine balance that will allow effective feedback loop mechanisms. 

We will focus on understanding channel flow and the communication between the systems and the importance of organizing the Sheng and Ke cycle relationships, all in the context of autonomic and digestive dysfunction.

So often men's fertility treatment focuses solely on development of healthy sperm with an emphasis to improve concentration, motility and morphology. Acupuncture ever and always needs must treat the whole, and this lecture emphasizes treatment strategy that peels back to the more global level of hormonal governance that will automatically improve the delivery of the vital exchanges that will do just that.

Good wood and strong swimmers are ever an indication of our total health. This lecture is designed to remind practitioners of the important role that acupuncture has in structuring how the systems are functioning as a whole.

Treatment strategies will be discussed via case histories with the ambition to chill out the patient and to help inspire the practitioner.

The journey to improve the soil that will improve the health of the seed begins in the Hypothalumus.

Integrative Fertility Symposium

Healthy Seminars 6th Integrative Fertility Symposium will be held exclusively online. The IFSymposium is geared towards Chinese medicine and naturopathic physicians who have an interest in treating reproductive health issues using an integrative approach. IFS 2021 date TBA

Symposium Location

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC