Male fertility Acubalance

Male Fertility

Men’s fertility is just as important as the woman’s, especially when it comes to miscarriage rates and the health of the child to be. Our approach at Acubalance is to support your body's ability to self regulate and optimize your fertility naturally through nutrition, lifestyle changes, acupuncture, naturopathy, herbs and supplements, as well as mind-body stress reduction techniques.

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  • Low Sperm Count
  • Decreased Sperm Motility
  • Decreased Sperm Morphology
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Poor liquefaction
  • Decreased sperm motility
  • Varicocele
  • Prostate swelling
  • Pre-mature ejaculation
  • Anxiety/Hopelessness/Depression

Almost one in six couples experience fertility problems. Studies show that while 40% of the time infertility is the result of  female factors, 40% of the time it's  also the result of male factors and 20% of the time the result is of a combination of both women and men. If you are experiencing difficulties getting pregnant, it is important that the male partner get his sperm checked since men can contribute to a couple's infertility over 50% of the time.  The good news is men are easier to treat than females since men are constantly making new sperm (approximately 1000 sperm per heart beat).

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The Stats

  • lowering scrotal temperature (Siterman 2009);
  • enhancing local microcirculation, by increasing the diameter and blood flow velocity of peripheral arterioles (Komori 2009);
  • reducing inflammation, by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors  (Zijlstra 2003)
  • by improving sperm maturation in the epididymis, increasing testosterone levels, and reducing liquid peroxidation of sperm

 

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The Experts Weigh in on the Importance of Integrative Care

 

Dr. Paul C. Magarelli, MD - The importance of integrative preconception care to grow your family 

 

Olivia Pojer MD L.Ac - Why a Sperm Test is Not Enough to Determine Infertility.

 

For the Man in your Life. It Takes Two to Make a Healthy Baby

To be proactive and leave no stone unturned when it comes to increasing your chances of getting pregnant (whether naturally or with IVF) and setting the stage for a healthy child then there are many natural approaches to help you and the man in your life reach your peak fertility potential. And one of the easiest ways is taking on a daily basis, for 3-6 months, the key antioxidants, vitamins and minerals shown to improve sperm count and motility.

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How It Works

We address the root cause

Instead of the mainstream medical approach that focuses on treating symptoms, we treat the whole person to help restore you to your ideal state of health. We dig deep and give you a complete health audit, looking for the underlying causes that are currently preventing you from experiencing vitality and optimal health.

We use an all natural approach that your doctor may not be familiar with

Our individual sessions include one or more treatments from the best combination of modern and traditional medicine: functional medicine, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, naturopathy, low level laser therapy (LLLT)/photobiomodulation, IV nutritional drips, diet therapy, lifestyle counseling, and mind-body stress reduction tools. You deserve to be pain free.

We help you awaken your body's own healing abilities

Your body is innately capable of healing, and it is absolutely possible for you to take control and resolve your symptoms naturally. We help bring your body back into balance so it can regain its innate self-regulating functions and truly heal itself.

We keep it simple and results are quick

Resolving your symptoms doesn’t have to be difficult or take a long time. Simple lifestyle and diet changes, along with our targeted natural therapies, offer a straightforward and speedy plan of attack.

We focus on how you FEEL -- not just the lab results or numbers

We will provide you with ongoing support every step of the way. Your practitioner will monitor your progress to ensure you are starting to feel better, and where appropriate will adjust your treatment as you improve. We will be there to discuss any worries or concerns you may have, and provide you with ongoing lifestyle and diet coaching to help you manage stress and stay on track. Within a few weeks, you should notice significant changes in your symptoms and overall sense of well-being.

Our approach ALWAYS includes stress reduction

Stress is often one of the causes that may be exacerbating your symptoms. As part of our treatment protocol, we teach you very simple ways to enhance sleep and relaxation that will support your body’s natural healing system.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Acupuncture

Does it hurt?

Acupuncture is not meant to be painful. You may feel a slight prick upon insertion of the needle or feel a dull ache, tingling, warmth, or sensation of heaviness with needle placement, but no part of the treatment is ever meant to be painful or uncomfortable in any way. Once the needles are in, you should be able to rest comfortably for the duration of the treatment. Please let your practitioner know if anything feels uncomfortable at any point during your treatment.

We can use laser acupuncture instead of needles to avoid any discomfort or fear of needles.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Acupuncture is an incredibly safe treatment modality with minimal risk of adverse side effects. Although occasional and minimal, some side effects are possible and normally disappear shortly after treatment (such as slight bleeding or small bruises). Each needle is sterile and disposable, eliminating the risk for infection.

How often will I need treatment? When will I start to notice results?

Frequency may be determined by the severity of the condition (whether chronic or acute) and a variety of other factors that will be determined during your initial consultation. Typical treatment frequency is once or twice a week with regular reassessment of symptoms and appropriate modification of treatment frequency and protocol. Most people feel calm and relaxed after acupuncture treatments, and improvement of conditions will vary depending on severity and duration.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture consists of inserting hair-thin, stainless steel needles in different parts of the body to elicit various biological and physiological responses through activation of sensory receptors. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system (the healing state of the autonomic nervous system, as opposed to fight or flight), increases blood flow to injured areas, decreases inflammation, boosts the immune system, and sends the message to the brain via the central nervous system to release pain-relieving neurotransmitters such as endorphins and serotonin.

What if I’m afraid of needles?

We have a solution. We offer a "no needle" approach using laser acupuncture (low level laser therapy) for those who are needle-phobic.

How does acupuncture help my fertility?

Your individualized acupuncture treatments are designed to regulate hormones, decrease stress and increase blood circulation. Acupuncture has also been proven to decrease chances of biochemical pregnancy or miscarriage, reduce uterine contractility, improve follicular microenvironment, improve uterine receptivity via immune modulation, and decrease side effects of prescription medication related to assisted reproductive technology procedures (IVF, FET, IUI).

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An Unparalleled Track Record of Excellence

5 stars

Our mission is simple: Exceptional Caring. Exceptional Results.

Success Stories

Dramatic Improvements In Semen Analysis In 6 Weeks And We Were Pregnant Thanks To Acupuncture

Dramatic Improvements In Semen Analysis In 6 Weeks And We Were Pregnant Thanks To Acupuncture

My Wife and I first came to Acubalance at the recommendation of our fertility specialist. We both had underlying health issues that were preventing us from achieving a natural pregnancy. For myself, I had been experiencing severe headaches, fatigue, irritability, dizziness, vertigo and eye pain for over 2 years…Read more »

A Happy Ending With Continuing Adventures

A Happy Ending With Continuing Adventures

I think when us guys hear the words "fertility issue," we tend to look for ways to fix what's broken. My wife and I have been through the grinder and every test conceivable (<-yeah it's a pun) for Western medicine. There was no easy fix for what was quickly starting to look like an "infertile couple." Read more »

Sperm Count Increased By 4x - Ivf Success After Male Factor Failed Cycle

Sperm Count Increased By 4x - Ivf Success After Male Factor Failed Cycle

After a failed IVF/ICSI cycle, our doctor at the fertility clinic advised us that my sperm parameters were likely the culprit, and without an improvement there was probably no point in even trying another cycle. He referred me to Acubalance, suggesting that it was our best hope of having a successful cycle in the future… Read more »

For more info on male factor infertility, see our additional page:
https://acubalance.ca/conditions-and-treatment/male-infertility

 

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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Finding Acubalance in Vancouver

208-888 W 8th Ave #208 Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y1, Canada

Phone: 604.678.8600

Email: clinic@acubalance.ca