Male Infertility: An Integrative Manual of Western and Chinese Medicine

Clinical and Experimental Studies of Acupuncture in Male Infertility

Author(s): Giovanna Franconi

Pp: 100-109 (10)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681086637118010010

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The published scientific studies on acupuncture in male infertility are reviewed in this chapter. In general, they are of poor quality in both the study design and the low number of patients treated, but some studies suggest a role for acupuncture in male infertility.

Keywords: Acupoint, Autonomic Nervous System, Baseline, Blind, Control, Controlled, Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Control, DNIC, Double Blind, Nerve Fiber, Neuroendocrine, Neurotrophin, Opioid peptide, Placebo, Prospective, Protocol, Reticular Formation, Review, Randomized, Treatment.

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