Varicocele Surgery or Natural Treatment?

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Male fertility can be affected by many different factors.  In some cases surgery is recommended but would a natural approach be more effective? 

An enlargement of the veins within the scrotum, known as a "varicocele" is just one of the factors affecting male fertility. This structural change within the male reproductive tract can be devastating to a couple's chances of conception. Surgery will not always help, leaving couples not knowing how to proceed with their fertility.

I see couples looking to improve their fertility weather by combining my treatments with surgery/medication as well as people where surgery may not be an option. Combining acupuncture, Chinese herbs, diet, and lifestyle oftne results in an improvement in both follow-up semen samples and healthy pregnancy rates. These benefits are seen through research showing how diet and lifestyle positively effects sperm quality in men suffering from a varicocele.

In some cases surgery may be your best option to optimize your chances of conception. This is where having a fertility team consisting of both a competent and experienced Doctor of Chinese Medicine and a peproductive endocrinologist can be vital in your fertility journey.

For more information about male fertility, please see the male fertility area of this website. Many diet suggestions can be found in the Acubalance Fertility Diet found on this site as well.

There is hope naturally or in combination with Western medical intervention.


Dr. Ryan Funk, Dr.TCM