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Acupuncture and Male Factor Infertility

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Male infertility affects around seven percent of all men. It can result from different problems that cause deficiencies in sperm formation, transportation, or concentration. Thanks to our unhealthy lifestyles, male infertility is on the rise. Many infertile men think that there is nothing they could do to boost their sperm count or improve its quality. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here are some lifestyle tweaks that men with low sperm count can make to take charge of their fertility.

Get Acupuncture Treatment

Want to supercharge your efforts for boosting your sperm quality and quantity? Contact someone specializing in fertility acupuncture near you. Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese practice that involves inserting thin needles into different points in the skin. Acupuncture is known to relieve stress (known to degrade sperm quality and fertility), and improve sleep. An experienced acupuncturist is adept at locating and manipulating acupuncture points on the lower legs, back, lower arms, and abdomen to clear energy blocks. Over the years, various studies have demonstrated positive effects of acupuncture on semen parameters.

Treat Yourself to Eight Servings of Veggies Everyday

Vegetables are loaded with essential nutrients including vitamins and minerals. They are a rich source of antioxidants that are known to have a positive impact on abnormal sperm parameters. Some other nutrients that are known to promote sperm health include zinc, vitamin B-12, vitamins A, B, C and E, and omega-3 fatty acids. To sneak eight servings of veggies in your diet, add two varieties to your breakfast, three to your lunch, and three to dinner. If you are not a fan of veggies, consider dressing them with your favorite flavors or incorporating them into smoothies.

Stop Stressing

Stress can kill sperm or negatively impact the quality. In a study conducted to assess the impact of stress on sperm count, participants experienced a drop in mean sperm concentration from 55 million/mL (at the beginning) to 39 million/mL during a stressful period of exams. Here are a few tips for better stress management:

  • If avoiding caffeine is not an option, reduce its intake
  • Make lifestyle changes to get more sleep
  • Listen to relaxing music or try relaxation techniques/meditation
  • Avoid sugary snacks and unhealthy foods with empty calories
  • Make exercise a part of your routine
  • Avoid Hot Tubs and Hot Baths

Hanging out in hot tubs, saunas, hot showers, and hot baths stresses the scrotum which has an adverse impact on sperm production. Some other risk factors include cycling long distances, wearing tight-fitting clothes, and placing a laptop on lap while using it. If you experience a dull, heavy sensation in your scrotum, get it checked by an expert.

Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness is committed to helping men and women facing fertility struggles. Over the years, we have helped numerous couples conceive. Our acupuncturists are adept at unblocking the flow of energy in different parts of the body. To learn more about us or book a session, please visit our Book Now page on our website.