Recent Research Concludes Acupuncture and Moxa Treatments Increase Percentage of Normal-Form Sperm in Infertile Patients

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Recent research has concluded that acupuncture increases the percentage of normal-form sperm in infertile male patients with low count, motility, and morphology.

This study evaluated the effect of acupuncture and moxa treatments on infertile male patients with semen abnormalities in counts, motility, and/or morphology. Patients were randomized into two groups and submitted to acupuncture and moxa treatment either using the correct therapeutic acupuncture points (Study Group) or indifferent points (Control Group) for 10 weeks. Semen analyses were performed both before and after the treatment course.

The patients in the acupuncture group (Study Group) demonstrated a significant increase in the percentage of normal-form sperm compared with the Control Group. The researchers concluded that Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture and moxa techniques significantly increase the percentage of normal-form sperm in infertile male patients.

Although men play a major role in fertility, they are often less likely to seek out treatment than women. Here at Whole Family Health we have great success treating male fertility issues by helping to improve sperm quality and quantity, and helping other related issues such as erectile dysfunction, impotence, and premature ejaculation. Our team of practitioners are empathetic to the sensitive subject of male infertility, and want to help you improve your natural fertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine! You may be relived to discover that there are no acupuncture needles placed in or near the genitals!

If you are experiencing fertility challenges, please contact us for more information and to book a consult!


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

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