We aim to keep our practice up to date with best evidence across several fields of medicine.
In May 2006, our former Director completed a randomised clinical trial on sub fertile men.
While this was only a small, unfunded pilot study based at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), the results were statistically significant, suggesting further clinical research should be continued in this field.
A short summary of the study is below, and for the full paper on the research, you may wish to go to the (UTS) online publication. https://opus.lib.uts.edu.au/handle/10453/64608
The Study Question
Does Traditional Chinese medicine improve semen count, motility and morphology? A pragmatic randomised clinical trial. This is to be tested by a pragmatic randomised, single blind, controlled pilot study.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment were successful in improving sperm normal forms in the treatment group compared to the non-treatment group, providing a p value < 0.038. Therefore, statistical significance was achieved. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment improved semen motility in the treatment group compared to the non-treatment group providing a p value < 0.008. Therefore, statistical significance was achieved. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine was successful in providing a clinically significant increase in sperm count for those participants in the treatment group who received Chinese medicine supplements to improve count. The mean increase was 220 million sperm.