Accupuncture Treatment for Low Sperm Count

Symptoms

There are few symptoms for low sperm count, beyond a continued inability to impregnate a woman. A doctor can assess a man's sperm count with a simple test.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a Chinese medical practice that has been used for 2,000 years. It involves placing needles into the skin at specific acupuncture points to heal the body.

Mechanics

Chinese acupuncturists believe that acupuncture helps stimulate energy flow through the body, which will restore health. The needles activate the acupuncture points and help eliminate energy flow blockage.

Safety

Acupuncture is generally safe, but incorrect needle use can leave bruises or even scarring. If used near a nerve, incorrect placing can result in nerve damage.

Effectiveness

The Shanghai University in China and they found that the men who received acupuncture treatments had increased sperm counts. However, more testing is necessary to validate the results.