Acupuncture For Stress & Sperm
Posted by Kelsey Shaw
We all know what a negative toll stress can take on our bodies. But what about when we add a little more stress to the scenario?
For all my TTCvers, that fertility window isn’t always the ‘Let’s jump each other’s bones’ time. It sometimes feels scheduled and can be a stressful time period for both partners. Here’s where Acupuncture comes in.
This is a great time for not only women to come in for acupuncture, but it’s also a great time for men to have treatments as well!
Not only does acupuncture make you feel like putty, it stimulates that all-important parasympathetic nervous system. It helps to reduce cortisol, and improves overall blood flow to the reproductive organs in both men and women. In men, acupuncture helps give sperm an extra boost too.
A 2005 study tested men’s sperm after receiving acupuncture 2x a week for 5 weeks, and guess what?! They found an improvement in sperm quality (1)! Great news for all those men who are not only feeling stressed during that window, but who may also need some extra sperm boost.
If there is an underlying male factor issue or your man is facing high stress levels, acupuncture can help him out!
For more information on how we can support your fertility, contact us for a free 15-minute phone consult or schedule an initial consult today.
1. Pei J et al 2005. Quantitative evaluation of spermatozoa ultrastructure after acupuncture treatment for idiopathic male infertility. Fertility and Sterility 141-7.