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ISSN 1006-2157 CN 11-3574/R

JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2017, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (11): 889-893.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2017.11.002

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Application of preventive treatment of disease theory in prevention and treatment of male reproductive function injury induced by ionizing radiation*

WANG Lei, WANG An, HU Sumin#   

  1. School of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China
  • Received:2017-05-21 Online:2017-11-10 Published:2017-11-10
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 11475035, 11675027)

Abstract: Male reproductive system, especially the testicles, is highly sensitive to radiation rays. Small dose of ionizing radiation will lead to testicular injury, which results in spermatogenesis obstacle, and then causes temporary or permanent infertility. The theory of “preventive treatment of disease” in Chinese medicine, namely the ideas of prevention, has important guiding significance to prevent the reproductive system from being injured by radiation and to promote restoration. Before being radiated, the basic principle is to reinforce healthy qi and improve disease-resistant and recovery capability. The Chinese therapiesl with effects of tonifying Qi and blood, nourishing Yin and moistening dryness, replenishing kidney and nourishing essence are mainly used, and simultaneously assisting by medicinal with effects of purging heat and relieving toxin, clearing heat and engendering fluid, and cooling blood and stopping bleeding. After being injured by radiation, in order to prevent from deterioration and improve recovery, Chinese therapies which can invigorate kidney and liver, nourish essence and blood, soothe liver and strengthen spleen, and restore coordination between heart and kidney should be used with a view to the overall, at the same time, medicinal with effects of clearing heat and relieving toxin, engendering fluid, and activating blood and resolving stasis can be used complementally. Health care after being cured is very important as well, and a healthy life style should be maintained.

Key words: radiation injury, preventive treatment of disease, male reproductive function

CLC Number: 

  • R211