Male Fertility

Contributing factors to male infertility:

Ways to improve my health

Stress less: take time out to relax and meditate or walk in the park with fresh air.

Eat more healthy and fresh food on a regular basis.

Reduce or stop smoking.

Stop recreational drug use.

Reduce alcohol intake, especially around days trying to conceive.

Wear loose fitting boxer shorts.

Avoid or reduce chemical exposure in the workplace.

Exercise regularly.

Get a good nights sleep.

Drink more water and cut down on the coffee (coffee does not hydrate, it dehydrates as it is a diuretic).

Increase your essential fatty acids (EFA’s): flax oil, fish

Munch on pumpkin seeds: good source of zinc and EFA

What can Traditional Chinese Medicine offer me?

What happens in a treatment?

Your first consultation lasts approximately 1 hour. Your current and previous medical history will be taken and a treatment plan devised to suit you and your lifestyle. Your Chinese doctor will provide you with acupuncture, herbal medicine, life style and diet advice to restore balance to your body. This treatment will be directed primarily at increasing sperm count, motility and morphology, and secondary factors such as stress, sleep and digestion to give you the best chance of conceiving a baby.

Do I need to prepare anything first?

It is important that you and your partner be checked out by your GP, fertility clinic or hospital before an initial consultation from your Chinese medicine practitioner. They can provide you with physical assessments and it helps to get at least 2 sperm tests six weeks apart. Any further questions or queries, please feel free to contact us at Melbourne Acupuncture Clinic.

Don't like needles?

Don’t Sweat: We like to work with you, not against you! If you don’t like needles, we offer herbs and nutritional advice.