QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF SPERMATOZOA ULTRASTRUCTURE AFTER ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT FOR IDIOPATHIC MALE INFERTILITY
Pei J et al, Fertility and Sterility, July 2005
RESULT(S):A group of infertile men who had pathological semen analyses according to WHO criteria, were treated with acupuncture twice a week for 5 weeks. A statistically significant increase after acupuncture in the percentage and number of sperm with no structural defects was demonstrated compared to the control group of patients who received no treatment. They concluded that male infertility patients could benefit from having acupuncture. A general improvement of sperm quality, specifically in the ultrastructural integrity of spermatozoa, was seen after acupuncture. Read abstract here.
Acupuncture and male sperm productionEFFECTS OF ACUPUNCTURE AND MOXA TREATMENT IN PATIENTS WITH SEMEN ABNORMALITIES
Gurfinkel E et al, Asian Journal of Andrology, Dec 2003
RESULT(S):In a prospective, controlled and blind study, a group of infertile men (married for 3 – 11 years without children) were randomized into two groups, the treatment group receiving 10 acupuncture treatments and the control group receiving sham acupuncture treatments. The patients in the acupuncture group demonstrated a significant increase in the percentage of normal forms compared to the control group.