Infertility affects both men and women in equal proportion. Male infertility accounts for 40-50% of infertility cases, and is commonly due to low sperm production, poor morphology, poor motility, or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Western medicine addresses structural problems or blockages through surgical means, which often help with conception. However, its scope is limited when it comes to non-surgical treatments. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, stress, lifestyle and environmental factors can play a role in causing male infertility. This is where Chinese medicine can help through acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition and lifestyle support. Treating the root cause of infertility often rectifies the underlying imbalance, which in turn can improve sperm production, morphology and motility.

Chinese medicine modalities have been shown clinically to:

  • Balance the levels of hormones responsible for fertility
  • Increase sperm production
  • Increase the percentage of healthy sperm
  • Improve sperm movement (motility)
  • Improve sperm morphology and reduce sperm DNA fragmentation
  • Relax the nervous system, and promote relaxation
  • Increase the rate of pregnancy

Our patients tell us their visits with us are relaxing and rejuvenating as opposed to clinical or stressful. Even though needles are involved, our goal is to provide acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle recommendations in a harmonious setting. While our goal is to work with you to improve your sperm health, you will gain the additional benefits of experiencing more energy, better mental clarity, and reduced stress and anxiety. This is because acupuncture and Chinese medicine are holistic healing modalities, so while we treat the symptoms, the body gains the benefit of overall better health and wellness.