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low sperm count

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

'Does acupuncture treatment affect sperm density in males with very low sperm count? A pilot study'

Very low sperm count/ oligospermia

A study carried out in Tel Aviv observed the effect of acupuncture on males with very low sperm count.  15 of the males were azoospermic patients, two were pseudoazoospermic and three had severe oligoteratoasthenozoospermia (OTA).  After a course of acupuncture, the OTA had only a slight increase in sperm count.  67% of azoospermic patients showed a definite increase in sperm count, seven of them significantly.  Males with genital tract inflammation exhibited the most remarkable improvement in sperm density.  Two pregnancies were achieved in conjunction with IVF-ICSI.  The authors conclude that acupuncture might be a useful treatment for males with very poor sperm count, especially those with a history of genital tract inflammation.

Siterman S, Eltes F, Wolfson V, Lederman H, Bartoov B. 'Does acupuncture treatment affect sperm density in males with very low sperm count? A pilot study'. Andrologia. 2000 Jan; 32(1):31-9.

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