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Postby EddieR10 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:35 pm

Hello all. I posted this in another forum, but haven't seen any responses. See below:

Have any guys here tried acupuncture for low sperm count? Or does anyone know of anyone whose had success with this? If so, can you please comment on your experiences? I'm going to give it a shot for a few months, as I've read some pretty positive things.
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Postby BichonMom » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:18 pm

Hi Eddie,

My DH had multiple SA's done and his count was 1 mil, with all other number being so bad they couldn't even measure. We were told to it was either IVF w. ICSI or donor sperm. My DH did some internet research and found a study of men who did do acupuncture 2x's a week for 5 weeks saw an improvement in their sperm parameters. So, my DH gave it a try and he's numbers went up to 4 mil with excellent numbers for IVF w. ICSI and now we just got our first BFP on our 2nd IVF!!! We know that it was the acupuncture as well as the plan the acupuncturist put him on i.e. no alcohol or caffeine because they are bad for sperm. He only went once a week but in 3 months we got the go ahead to do our first IVF w. ICSI. So, I say do it!! it doesn't hurt and the treatments are easy and relaxing!

Good Luck to you!!!
Me-34 DH-44-MF
IVF w/ICSI #1 - BFN, 1 frosty
IVF w/ICSI #2 - BFP! Beta #1 (14dp3dt) - 782, #2 (21dpt) - 5477
DD b.8/13/09
IVF w/ICSI #3 - BFP! 11/9 -beta #1(12dp5dt) - 1075, #2 (19 dpt) - 4877, 1 frosty
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Postby EddieR10 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:34 pm

Thanks so much for your response. I'm going to try it once per week for a few months and see what happens. So your husband was off coffee and alcohol? I'm not a big alcohol drinker, or a coffee drinker, so that shouldn't be an issue for me. Were there any types of vitamins or foods/drinks that he was told to consume more of?
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Postby BichonMom » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:40 pm

He took herbs from the acupuncturist, sorry not sure what they are called. He also took GNC Mega man vitamins which helped and he was eating a lot more fruit and veggies for all the antioxidants he could get. The only thing you would want to do is make sure you find a licensed acupuncturist and if possible specializes in infertility. he did and I think that might have helped too.

I hope everything works out for you!!
Me-34 DH-44-MF
IVF w/ICSI #1 - BFN, 1 frosty
IVF w/ICSI #2 - BFP! Beta #1 (14dp3dt) - 782, #2 (21dpt) - 5477
DD b.8/13/09
IVF w/ICSI #3 - BFP! 11/9 -beta #1(12dp5dt) - 1075, #2 (19 dpt) - 4877, 1 frosty
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