How male fertility acupuncture can help
Western medicine tends to bypass the problem of there being too few healthy sperm to fertilise an egg naturally by using IVF and ICSI – which involves injecting sperm directly into the egg. However as children conceived through IVF and ICSI have a slightly higher risk of birth defects compared to children conceived naturally, it makes sense to try to improve your sperm quality naturally through acupuncture and making changes to your diet and lifestyle. You will feel better for it and if your sperm respond well then you may be able to conceive naturally.
A number of clinical studies have found that acupuncture can lead to a significant improvement in sperm quality and motility. It is thought that acupuncture may enhance male fertility by improving hormone levels and testicular blood flow and by reducing inflammation and stress levels which have an adverse effect on male fertility.
Male fertility acupuncture treatment is scheduled once or twice a week over a period of 5-10 weeks, together with dietary and lifestyle advice.