Research has shown sperm quality can be significantly improved using acupuncture & Chinese herbs to enhance motility, morphology, and total sperm count.
An estimated 15 percent of couples trying to conceive are unable to do so after one year of unprotected intercourse. Male factor may be the cause or contribute to the cause in 30-50 percent of these couples. It is extremely important in the evaluation of infertility to consider the couple as a unit in determining the treatment.
The diagnosis of male factor infertility is often begun with semen analysis. Once an abnormal finding on a semen analysis is identified, the male partner may be referred to a urologist, preferably one that is subspecialty trained in andrology for an examination and a review of his medical history. Other tests such as anti-sperm antibodies, egg penetration assays, and sperm survival test can be done, but are controversial and may not be consistent in the prediction of infertility.
Male factor should not be viewed as a single condition, but rather a manifestation of a number of possible reproductive system disorders. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized 16 categories of male infertility.
Acupuncture Treatments Focus On:
- Decreasing the oxidative stress on the sperm waiting to be released
- Increasing the blood circulation to the reproductive organs
- Regulating the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes axis
- Improving underlying constitution and overall body energy
- Decreasing stress and regulating emotions
- Regulating sleep
View our Male Factor Treatment Plan for suggested lifestyle & dietary changes, as well as supplements.
Looking for treatment for infertility?
If you are a patient or interested in becoming a patient and would like more information on any of the following, please contact us with your request & we will email or fax you a copy of the specified fertility fact sheet.
- Male Factor Fact Sheet
- Male Reproductive Physiology
- Sperm Analysis Fact Sheet
- Western Medical Treatments For Male Factor
- Male Factor Research