Israeli researchers have shown that acupuncture helps men who had low sperm output to normalize after treatment. Researchers found that acupuncture lowered scrotal temperatures (reversal of hyperthermia of the scrotum) and increased sperm counts.
Hyperthermia of the scrotum is associated with inflammation. This increase in temperature damages the sperm. This is why the testicles hang below a man’s body, where they can be less that 98.6F. Acupuncture served to lower the temperature of the scrotum back into the ideal range.
The researchers concluded their abstract with this statement: “Low sperm count in patients with inflammation of the genital tract seems to be associated with scrotal hyperthermia, and, consequently, acupuncture treatment is recommended for these men.”
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