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unexplained male infertility

Published On: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Category: Male Infertility

'Effects of acupuncture and moxa treatment in patients with semen abnormalities'

Unexplained (idiopathic) infertility

A study carried out in Brazil observed the effect of acupuncture and moxibustion on sperm abnormalities.  19 patients with idiopathic infertility were divided into a study and into a control group.  The study group was treated twice a week for 10 weeks (25 min acupuncture, 20 min moxa).  Sperm analysis was carried out before and after the treatment course.  The patients in the study group showed a significant increase in the percentage of normal-form sperm.  The authors conclude that acupuncture and moxa treatments seem to favourably modify normal-form sperm counting.’

Gurfinkel E, Cedenho AP, Yamamura Y, Srougi M. 'Effects of acupuncture and moxa treatment in patients with semen abnormalities'. Asian J Androl. 2003 Dec; 5(4):345-8.

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