Acupuncture


A Man’s Sperm Passes on Poor Diet and Lifestyle

A couple of eye-opening studies were recently released that showed how non-DNA information is picked up by the sperm and transferred to the offspring.      The information passed along seems to be a current snapshot of the guy’s state of health – trauma,  emotions, overeating, sleep deprivation, current infection etc.    These studies were done on mice, not men.  Although there is no relation to a John Steinbeck novel it shows that men pass on more than DNA genetics – so guys take care of yourself.    You need treatments and healthy lifestyle as much as the one carrying the […]

Sperm

Balanced Translocation and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

About 9 months ago a couple came to me because they heard that Chinese Medicine and acupuncture can help with recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL).  They had 4 miscarriages – all after 12 weeks and one in the third trimester which is heartbreaking.  They were both in their early 30’s and a complete workup  did not reveal any clear patterns on why she was not succeeding in carrying to term.   Her menstrual cycle was like clockwork with no complaints. He had perfect sperm parameters. (although sperm testing alone is almost useless for a male – epigenetic changes need to be measured with […]


Acupuncture Improves IVF Outcomes

There is no doubt in my clinical experience that a couple getting care with acupuncture, herbs and nutrition improve their health and chances of conceiving. It is difficult to mimic the outcome of working with an experienced clinician into an evidence based study. There are many studies that try to do this and the one that most mimics a real clinical setting is one by my acupuncture research hero Lee Hullender-Rubin. Lee’s study showed that services such as ours significantly increase live birth rates over no treatment. A recent study was published, albeit with a small sample size of only […]

Copyright: kzenon / 123RF Stock Photo

icsi

Need for Common IVF Procedure Passes Fertility Issues to Offspring

To almost anyone that calls my clinic for fertility support, which unfortunately is 99.99% of the time a female, I’ll inform them that I also need to see their male partner (if they have one). Most of the time the male partner reluctantly obliges. However by the time they leave my clinic they understand the importance of the visit as well as their potential role in (or cause of)  their female partner’s “infertility”. Male factor is implicated in infertility as often as female factor.   But you would not know that based on how much focus is placed on the […]


Acupuncture and Moxibustion Treat Low Testosterone

Women are luckier than men when it comes to hormones. They have obvious warning signs that hormone levels are changing. These clear warning signals start at a woman’s first period, called menarche. PMS brings on other signs that hormone levels may not be where they are supposed to be. And at the change of life, called menopause, more visible signs appear that tell the woman something is changing and may be out of balance. In many women, these warning signs continue for years throughout menopause.    Men do not have these obvious ‘warning lights’ on the dashboard. Women Have Menopause […]

acupuncture