Male Factor Infertility

In the new age of medical care, it is recommended for the evaluation of the male partner be more extensive, and all treatment options, both surgical (i.e. varicocele, TESE) and non-surgical/alternative (i.e. Chinese / naturopathic medicine) be explored for appropriateness and exhausted before assisted reproduction is considered.

According to traditional Chinese medicine your reproductive health is the result of your body being in proper balance. Stress, poor lifestyle, inadequate diet and other factors can disturb your natural balance. This results in poor health including impaired semen quality and quantity.

It takes approx 74 days for your body to create and mature sperm. Our male factor infertility acupuncture protocol treats you for this crucial period to balance your health and to improve your semen quality.

After a detailed consultation, one of our doctors will create an individualized acupuncture program that may include herbal formulas, supplements (vitamins), dietary advice, and lifestyle counselling. This is designed to relieve stress and restore your normal reproductive functioning.

Acupuncture has been shown to (reference):

  • Significantly increase sperm production
  • Increase the percentage of healthy sperm
  • Improve sperm movement (motility)
  • Improve the levels of hormones responsible for fertility/li>
  • Increase the rate of pregnancy when used in conjunction with ART
  • “In conjunction with ART or even for reaching natural fertility potential, acupuncture treatment is a simple, non-invasive method that can improve sperm quality.” (Dr. Jian Pei, Fertility and Sterility 2005: 84:141-147)