Endocrine Disorders

Hypogonadism

It denoted the failure of the functions of one or both of the testes, being the production of spermatozoa and teh secretion of androgens (i.e., hormones which control the secondary sex characteristics, such as the distribution of hair and the deepening of the voice).

TREATMENT;

Baihui (DU 20)
Qugu (Ren 2)
Zhongji (Ren 3)
Guilai (ST. 29)
Guanyuan (Ren 4)
Qihai (Ren 6)
Zusanli (ST. 36)
Sanyinjiao (SP.6)
Taixi (K. 3)

Subfertility

When this condition occurs before puberty, the external genetalia and the secondary sex characteristics fail to develop. If it occurs after puberty, there will be a gradual loss of pubic hair and the external genetalia will atrophy. Fatigue, loss of initiative and loss of sex drive are common symptoms.

TREATMENT;

Baihui (DU 20)
Qugu (Ren 2)
Zhongji (Ren 3)
Guilai (ST. 29)
Guanyuan (Ren 4)
Qihai (Ren 6)
Zusanli (ST. 36)
Sanyinjiao (SP.6)
Taixi (K. 3)

Masculinization Symptoms in women

Just as the testes in the male produces androgens or the male sex hormone, the ovary in the female produces the female sex hormone or estrogens. However, both testes and ovary produce hormones of each variety, but in the male the testes produces more androgen and conversely in female there is more estrogen.

Thus masculinization symptoms in women may mean that there is too much androgen being produced.

TREATMENT;

Baihui (DU 20)
Qihai (Ren 6)
Sanyinjiao (SP. 6)
Quchi (L.I. 11)
Zusanli (ST. 36)

Goitre

It is an enlargement of the thyroid gland.

CAUSES:

a)   Under activity (hypothyroidism) or over activity (hyperthyroidism ) of the gland;
b)   malignant (not frequent);
c)    if associated with hypethyroidism known as toxic goiter (also Graves disease, thyrotoxicosis);
d)    if associated with hypothyroidism (myxedema).

Common forms of this disease aresimple goiter and toxic goiter.

Simple goiter may arise from a lack of iodine.

Toxic goiter is charactrised by an increase in the basal metabolic rate. The patient becomes irritable, loses weight and has an increased pulse rate.

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU 20)
Neck-Futu (L.I. 18)
Jianjing (G.B. 21)
Hegu (L.I.4)

Diabetes Mellitus

This s a condition in which there is faulty carbohydrate metabolism due to an insufficiency of insulin. The deficiency may arise out of a faulty utilization of this hormone as well. It is a disease which more usually often afflicts person who have passed middle age, and more so if they are obese. If it comes on earlier in life it could be expected to be more severe.

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU 20)
Jiaosun (S.J. 20)
Neck-Futu (L.I. 18)
Jianjing (G.B. 21))
Quchi (L.I.11)
Sanyinjiao (S.P.6)
Zusanli (ST. 36)
Dazhui (DU 14)
Zhangmen (Liv. 13
Taichong (Liv. 3)

Obesity of Endocrine origin

TREATMENT:

Baihui (DU 20)
Shenmen (H. 7)