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study of the effect of acupuncture in infertile patients with severe oligoasthenozoospermia

 In this first prospective, randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled study, 28 infertile patients with severe oligoasthenozoospermia received acupuncture according to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and 29 infertile patients received placebo acupuncture.

A substance isolated from Cornus officinalis enhances the motility of human sperm

 The effects of a Chinese herb, Cornus officinalis (shan zhu yu), on the motility of human sperm was studied. An aqueous extract was prepared from the dried fruits of the herb and used in this study. The crude extract at a final concentration of 0.5 microgram/microliter in phosphate buffered saline (pH 7.4) increased sperm motility from 25.8 +/- 7.7% to 42.8 +/- 10.3% (i.e.

Male hormones to blame for economic depression

A bold statement, right?  So far in life, men have been quite content blaming anything women do that is remotely 'crazy' on their hormones.  This has made life simple, and is even widely accepted by a lot of women.  But what if it was possible that some of the problems with the world that could be classified as being stemming from the 'mans world' were due to male hormones running amuck?  Most men might even question 'Do we have hormones?'.  Well, the answer is yes, and recently, the finger is being pointed at male hormone imbalance being the cause of the current economic depression.

Chinese herb helps protect against sperm damage from heat

Conclusion: Lycium barbarum polysaccharides: Protective effects against heat-induced damage of rat testes and H2O2-induced DNA damage in mouse testicular cells and beneficial effect on sexual behavior and reproductive function of hemicastrated rats.

Coenzyme Q10 treatment in infertile men with low motility

Conclusion:

The exogenous administration of coenzyme Q10 is effective in improving sperm motility in patients affected by idiopathic asthenozoospermia.  Fertility & Sterility, Volume 91, Issue 5, Pages 1785-1792 (May 2009)
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