About Male Fertility/Infertility
It is not unusual for the cause of infertility in couples to be a male problem. Sperm abnormalities maybe either a factor or the factor, for infertility.
According to the World Health Organization the definition of a normal sperm count is as follows, anything outside of this factors is considered abnormal.
- Concentration of spermatozoa should be at least 20 million per ml.
- Total volume of semen should be at least 2 ml
- Total number of spermatozoa in the ejaculate should be at least 40 million
- At least 75% of the spermatozoa should be alive. It is normal for up to 25% to be dead.
- At least 30% of the spermatozoa should be of normal shape and form.
- At least 25% of the spermatozoa should be swimming with rapid forward movement.
- At least 50% of the spermatozoa should be swimming forward, even if only sluggishly.
Although many sperm abnormalities and fertility/ infertility problems can be effectively treated with diet and lifestyle changes. It is important to know some of the causes that do contribute to low or poor quality sperm out put.
Examples would be:
- The use of alcohol, nicotine, marijuana and other drugs
- Deficient in some vitamins, such as Vit. C which keep sperm from sticking together Zinc which increase sperm quality and motility
- Lack of Exercise and Sleep
- Poor Diet
- Physical causes may include:
- Traumatic Injury
- Prolonged Fevers
- Endocrine Disorders
A man may also produce antibodies to his own sperm, This is when the immune system attacks its own sperm. Or, the woman produce antibodies against her partners sperm. Just as Acupuncture management can increase ovarian function in woman. It can do the same for sperm production in men. By, increasing the blood flow, to the male sex organs. Acupuncture, can help with problems such as low sperm count and poor motility. Another big factor which Acupuncture addresses in both men and women fertility/ infertility is stress, which is a another factor for infertility. Treatment with Acupuncture can help balance hormones in the pituitary gland which help to reduce stress.
There is no scientific evidence proving that Acupuncture helps with male fertility/ infertility. But, there are plenty of studies showing that Acupuncture may help. And, there are no studies which indicate that it can be harmful, if tried.
Treatment of Male Fertility/ Infertility with Acupuncture at our Pasadena, CA. office serve the Los Angeles, CA. area.