Acupuncture for Male Infertility

What you need to know

If you are experiencing fertility problems, acupuncture may hold the key to help you conceive. Give our office a call today, (425) 686-4498, to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Heintze to see if you are a good candidate for our Life FErtility Program.

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Acupuncture for Male Infertility

Infertility has become more prevalent in our society over the last few decades. This comes to no surprise, when you consider all the challenges in our agricultural, environmental, social, ecological, economic and therefore overall well-being. Current statistics show that 1 in 6 couples trying to conceive are actually facing fertility issues. In approximately 35 percent of couples with infertility, a male factor is identified along with a female factor; in approximately 10 percent, a male factor is the only identifiable cause (uptodate.com).

What can cause male infertility?

Male infertility can be caused by a man’s inability to produce sperm, a medical term known as Azoospermia, or simply decreased number of living sperm Oligozoospermia. It can also be due to the production of poor quality sperm, Asthenozoospermia, that may be malformed or do not live long enough to make it to the egg for fertilization. We must also take into account genetic factors that can contribute to male infertility.

Can it be treated?

Conventional medicine has come a long way in treating these issues, but the downside can be the costly treatments that often render unsuccessful. This is where acupuncture can be very beneficial and may help without adverse side effects.

What do the studies say?

One study from the Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University Graduate School, set out to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for male infertility. This study was able to conclude that regular acupuncture treatments can “significantly improve sperm motility and sperm concentration”.

If you are experiencing fertility problems, acupuncture may hold the key to help you conceive. Give our office a call today, (425) 686-4498, to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Heintze to see if you are a good candidate for our Life FErtility Biotherapy Program.


Sources:

Uptodate.com

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/9781119438519.ch76

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30632194/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4236334/

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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University
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