Effect of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy on sperm quality in infertility patients with sperm abnormality

  • An Chen (陈安)Email author
  • Aiming Shen (沈爱明)
  • Renhua Li (李仁华)
  • Zhiping Xia (夏治平)
Special Topic Study



Working on seminal plasma acid phosphatase, to explore the mechanism by which acupuncture improves sperm quality (concentration, viability and motility) in infertility patients.


A total of 118 patients received acupuncture-moxibustion treatment. Before and 3, and 6 months after the treatment were detected their seminal plasma acid phosphatase, sperm concentration, sperm viability and sperm motility were measured.


The differences between before and after treatments in sperm motility and seminal plasma acid phosphatase levels were statistically significant (P<0.01).


Acupuncture-moxibustion can improve seminal plasma acid phosphatase levels in infertility patients.

Key Words

Acupuncture-moxibustion Therapy Infertility, Male Acid Phosphatase Spermatozoa 




从精浆酸性磷酸酶入手, 探讨针灸改善不育患者精液质量(密度、 活率、 活力)的机理。


118 例患者给予针灸治疗, 治疗前及治疗3 月、 6 月后检测精浆酸性磷酸酶、 精子密度、 活率、 活力。






针灸疗法 不育, 男性 酸性磷酸酶 精液 


R246. 1 


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© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • An Chen (陈安)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aiming Shen (沈爱明)
    • 2
  • Renhua Li (李仁华)
    • 1
  • Zhiping Xia (夏治平)
    • 1
  1. 1.Hospital of Traditional Chinese MedicineHaian County, JiangsuP. R. China
  2. 2.Research Institute of Chinese MedicineNantong City, JiangsuP. R. China

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