Male Factor Studies

A prospective randomized placebo-controlled study of the effect of acupuncture in infertile patients with severe oligoasthenozoospermia
Dieterle et al Fertil Steril 2009 Oct; 92 (4): Fertility and Sterility CONCLUSION(S): This recent small clinical trial randomized 57 patients who had extremely low sperm counts, to acupuncture and placebo acupuncture groups. After receiving acupuncture twice weekly for 6 weeks motility of sperm (but not overall count) was found to increase significantly. The authors conclude that the results of the present study support the significance of acupuncture in male patients with severe oligoasthenozoospermia. More evidence with larger trials needs to be accumulated before the efficacy and effectiveness of acupuncture in male infertility can be evaluated.
Published on Apr 25, 2009

Acupuncture in Postdate Pregnancy Management
Neri I, Pignatti L, Fontanesi F, Facchinetti F. 2018. Acupuncture in Postdate Pregnancy Management. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 11(5):332-336.
Published on Oct 1, 2018

Acupuncture or acupressure for induction of labour
Smith CA, Armour M, Dahlen HG. 2017. Acupuncture or acupressure for induction of labour. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 10(10):CD002962.
Published on Oct 1, 2017

Association of Prenatal Phthalate Exposure With Language Development in Early Childhood
Bornehag CG, Lindh C, Reichenberg A, Wikström S, Unenge Hallerback M, Evans SF, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Nguyen RHN, Bush NR, Swan SH. 2018. Association of Prenatal Phthalate Exposure With Language Development in Early Childhood. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Dec 1;172(12):1169-1176.
Published on Dec 1, 2018

Bisphenol A: an emerging threat to female fertility
Pivonello C, Muscogiuri G, Nardone A, Garifalos F, Provvisiero DP, Verde N, de Angelis C, Conforti A, Piscopo M, Auriemma RS, Colao A, Pivonello R. 2020. Bisphenol A: an emerging threat to female fertility. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 18(1):22.
Published on Mar 14, 2020

Does acupuncture treatment affect sperm density in males with very low sperm count? A pilot study.
Siterman S, Eltes F, Wolfson V, Lederman H, Bartoov B., Andrologia. 2000 Jan;32(1):31-9. Source: Institute of Chinese Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture may be a useful, non-traumatic treatment for males with very poor sperm density, especially those with a history of genital tract inflammation.
Published on Jan 1, 2000

Effect of acupuncture on sperm parameters of males suffering from subfertility related to low sperm quality.
Siterman S, Eltes F, Wolfson V, Zabludovsky N, Bartoov B. Arch Androl. 1997 Sep-Oct;39(2):155-61. Source: Institute of Chinese Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. CONCLUSIONS: Patients exhibiting a low fertility potential due to reduced sperm activity may benefit from acupuncture treatment.
Published on Oct 1, 1997

Effects of acupuncture and moxa treatment in patients with semen abnormalities.
Edson Gurfinkel, Agnaldo P. Cedenho, Ysao Yamamura, Miguel Srougi Human Reproduction Division, Discipline of Urology, Paulo Federal University, Paulista School of Medicine, Paulo, Brazil Asian J Androl 2003 Dec; 5: 345-348 CONCLUSION(S): The Chinese Traditional Medicine acupuncture and moxa techniques significantly increase the percentage of normal-form sperm in patients with oligoastenoteratozoospermia without apparent cause.
Published on Dec 1, 2003

Follicular fluid homocysteine levels with N-Acetyl cysteine supplemented controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, correlation with oocyte yield and ICSI cycle outcome
Hebisha, Sherif & Omran, M.S. & Sallam, Hassan & Ahmed, A.I.. 2015. Follicular fluid homocysteine levels with N-Acetyl cysteine supplemented controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, correlation with oocyte yield and ICSI cycle outcome. Fertility and Sterility. 104. e324. 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.07.1014.
Published on Sep 1, 2015

Influence of oral vitamin and mineral supplementation on male infertility: a meta-analysis and systematic review
Buhling K, Schumacher A, Eulenburg CZ, Laakmann E. 2019. Influence of oral vitamin and mineral supplementation on male infertility: a meta-analysis and systematic review. Reprod Biomed Online. 39(2):269-279.
Published on Aug 15, 2019

Quantitative evaluation of spermatozoa ultrastructure after acupuncture treatment for idiopathic male infertility.
Pei J et al Fertil Steril. 2005 Jul;84(1):141-7 Fertility and Sterility CONCLUSION(S): The treatment of idiopathic male infertility could benefit from employing acupuncture. A general improvement of sperm quality, specifically in the ultrastructural integrity of spermatozoa, was seen after acupuncture, although we did not identify specific sperm pathologies that could be particularly sensitive to this therapy.
Published on Jul 1, 2005

Success of acupuncture treatment in patients with initially low sperm output is associated with a decrease in scrotal skin temperature.
Siterman S, Eltes F, Schechter L, Maimon Y, Lederman H, Bartoov B. Asian J Androl. 2009 Mar;11(2):200-8. doi: 10.1038/aja.2008.4. Epub 2009 Jan 5. Source: Maccabi Fund Complementary Medicine, Kaufman Street, Tel Aviv 68012, Israel. Conclusions: Low sperm count in patients with inflammation of the genital tract seems to be associated with scrotal hyperthermia, and, consequently, acupuncture treatment is recommended for these men.
Published on Jan 5, 2009

The role of fatty acids on ICSI outcomes: a prospective cohort study
Mirabi P, Chaichi MJ, Esmaeilzadeh S, et al. 2017. The role of fatty acids on ICSI outcomes: a prospective cohort study. Lipids Health Dis. 16(1):18.
Published on Feb 14, 2017

Therapeutic Role of Green Tea Polyphenols in Improving Fertility: A Review
Rahman SU, Huang Y, Zhu L, et al. 2018. Therapeutic Role of Green Tea Polyphenols in Improving Fertility: A Review. Nutrients. 10(7):834.
Published on Jun 27, 2018

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