AcuTrials

A prospective randomized placebo-controlled study of the effect of acupuncture in infertile patients with severe oligoasthenozoospermia

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Title

A prospective randomized placebo-controlled study of the effect of acupuncture in infertile patients with severe oligoasthenozoospermia

Date

2009

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Infertility, Male
Oligoasthenozoospermia
Sperm Concentration
Genital Diseases, Male
TCM Acupuncture Style
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Non Penetrating Sham, Mechanical
Verum Acupoint Control

Abstract

In this first prospective, randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled study, 28 infertile patients with severe oligoasthenozoospermia received acupuncture according to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and 29 infertile patients received placebo acupuncture. A significantly higher percentage of motile sperm (World Health Organization categories A-C), but no effect on sperm concentration, was found after acupuncture compared with placebo acupuncture

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

6 Weeks

has health condition studied

Genital Diseases, Male

has study population number

28

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