Ama Fertility Center
Fertility Studies

The following are a variety of articles and abstracts published by the medical community that provide supporting evidence of the effectiveness of oriental medicine in treating a variety of health issues.

 

 

LOW SPERM QUALITY

 

EFFECTS OF ACUPUNCTURE ON SPERM PARAMETERS OF MALES SUFFERING FROM SUBFERTILITY RELATED TO LOW SPERM

Siterman S, Eltes F, Wolfson V, Zabludovsky N, Bartoov B.

 

The aim of this prospective controlled study was to assess the effect of acupuncture on the sperm quality of males suffering from subfertility related to sperm impairment. Semen samples of 16 acupuncture-treated subfertile patients were analyzed before and 1 month after treatment (twice a week for 5 weeks). In parallel, semen samples of 16 control untreated subfertile males were examined. Two specimens were taken from the control group at an interval of 2-8 months. The expanded semen analysis included routine and ultramorphological observations. The fertility index increased significantly (p < or = .05) following improvement in total functional sperm fraction, percentage of viability, total motile spermatozoa per ejaculate, and integrity of the axonema (p < or = .05), which occurred upon treatment. The intactness of axonema and sperm motility were highly correlated (corr. = .50, p < or = .05). Thus, patients exhibiting a low fertility potential due to reduced sperm activity may benefit from acupuncture treatment.

 

Arch Androl 1997 Sep-Oct;39(2):155-61