Case Report: Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, treatment with acupuncture

Arsovska, Blagica and Zhu, Jihe and Vasileva, Dance and Sterjovska-Aleksovska, Andrijana and Kozovska, Kristina (2015) Case Report: Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, treatment with acupuncture. In: International symposium at Faculty of Medical Sciences - Current achievements and future perspectives in medical and biomedical research, 24 Nov 2015, Stip, Macedonia.

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Background - Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT) is one of the most common causes of male infertility. This condition includes oligozoospermia (lower number of sperm), asthenozoospermia (poor sperm movement) and teratozoospermia (abnormal sperm shape). The quality of semen can be affected by smoking cigarettes or marijuana,
alcohol, medications, hormone preparations, varicocele, infections, genetics etc or it can be idiopatic when the cause for the condition is unclear. Acupuncture is very often used to enhance male fertility. With acupuncture the sperm quality and production can be increased, hormonal factor can be corrected by restoring balance to the entire body and mechanical blockages can be dissolved or reduced.
Purpose - The main purpose of this work is to show a case of oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, the results before and after the treatment with acupuncture and the effectiveness of the treatment in the cases of man’s infertility.
Methods – The acupuncture treatment was done in ‘Tong da Tang’ clinic for Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture in Skopje. The patient is 35 year old male diagnosed with moderate degree oligoasthenoteratozoospermia according to the criteria of WHO and KRUGGER. The patient noticed the condition two years ago. The condition is not genetic, no infections were diagnosed and no other symptoms were present. The patient is non-smoker, active and hard-working 12-13 hours a day. The patient done 7 treatments in a period of two weeks. The duration of the treatments was 35-40 minutes. The needles were sterile with 0.25x25mm dimensions, made by Wuijuiang City Medical Health Material Co., LTD. The acupoints that were used in the treatment are: DU20 (BaiHui), RN12 (ZhongWan), ST25 (TianShu), RN6 (QiHai), RN4 (GuanYuan), ST26 (WaiLing), RN1 (HuiYin), DU1(CnagQiang), BL32 (CiLiao), BL28 (Bang GuangShu), LI4 (HeGu), PC6 (NeiGuan), ST36 (ZuSanLi), GB34 (YangLingQuan), SP9 (YinLingQuan), SP6 (SanYinJiao), LR3 (TaiChong), KI3 (TaiXi) and KI1 (YongQuan).
Results - The patient made two sperm analysis before and after the acupuncture treatment. The first analysis was made in ‘Newborn clinic - Center for fertility and
andrology’ and the second in ‘Avicena laboratory’. The volume of the sperm before the treatment was 3ml and after the treatment 5.2ml. The concentration of the sperm before was 2x106ml and after 38,4x106ml. The total number of spermatozoa before was 6x106 and after 199,7x106. The total motility before was 25% with 0% rapidly progressive motility and after the treatment 60% total motility with 35% of rapidly progressive motility. Before the treatment 3% of the spermatozoa was with normal morphology and 75% after the treatment. The diagnosis in the second analysis was: Brought in material analysis - ejaculate with complete liquefaction, without presence of mucous fibers, not noticeable oligozoospermia or asthenospermia (with a moderate degree of agglutination of the 35 sperm). Normal ejaculate volume and normal viscosity with increased presence of leukocytes (4,2х106ml)
Conclusion – There is significant difference between the results before and after the treatments. Acupuncture can improve the overall quality and structural integrity of the sperm and increase men’s fertility.
Keywords Acupoints, acupuncture, infertility, oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, treatment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acupoints, acupuncture, infertility, oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, treatment
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Dance Vasileva
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 09:36
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 09:36

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