Spence Pentland Dr. TCM, graduated from the acclaimed International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He completed his internship at Anhui Hospital of TCM, Hefei City, China. Since 2004 Spence has been treating pain, stress, & reproductive health in Vancouver BC. To learn more about Spence click here. To book an initial in-person consultation call 604.873.9355.
My vision is to help change the face of men's health. Very little support is offered to men as far as diagnosis & treatment are concerned. Andrological issues such as infertility, impotence, prostatitis/pelvic pain (CP / CPPS), & BPH are the focus of my practice. Call Yinstill Reproductive Wellness @ 604.873.9355 to set upp a free 15 minute phone Q&A. Please browse this site for articles, research, and other related information. Some recommended products for treatment are listed, as well as information on acupuncture, Chinese medicine, & environmental concerns.
herpes simplex virus is frequently encountered in idiopathic infertility and correlates with the reduction in sperm parameters
The findings lead to the conclusion that HSV is one of the factors for male infertility and can negatively affect the results of assisted reproductive technologies.
Acupuncture Point and frequency-specific response of the testicular artery to abdominal electroacupuncture in humans
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture point and frequency-specific effects of abdominal EA on Testicular Blood Flow are shown in humans. This shows a trend toward acupuncture being effective in the clinical treatment of infertile men.
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1. Are there reputable studies that show the efficacy of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine in the treatment of male infertility?
2. In respect to the recent decline in male fertility, how much of an issue are toxins in our environment (i.e. phthalates, scented items, pollution, pesticides, xenoestrogens, etc)?
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine recently published another study that points toward the risks of IVF. The November issue of Fertility and Sterility printed a study of information collected by the perinatal database for the province on Ontario. The information was collected at 82 different centers totaling over 61,000 deliveries. IVF babies are 54% more likely to be born with defects of the musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular systems that babies born from natural conception.
Fertil Steril 2009;92:1557-61