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 significantly higher percentage of motile sperm (World Health Organization categories A–C), but no effect on sperm concentration, was found after acupuncture compared with placebo acupuncture. (Fertil Steril 2009;92:1340–3. 2009 by American Society for Reproductive Medicine.)