Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Robert Nuttall, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, in conjunction with Wayne Kuang, M.D., and the Southwest Fertility Center for Men, has established an acupuncture treatment plan for male infertility. The protocol is based on both ancient and modern sources. It is a weekly treatment that takes about thirty minutes. After ten treatments, progress markers for sperm condition are then reassessed by doctors at SFCM.
Dr Nuttall also performs a pre-retrieval in-vitro fertility (IVF) acupuncture protocol for enhancing embryo transfer success rates in women.
Dr Nuttall is licensed by the New Mexico Board of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Alexandria, Virginia. He is a primary healthcare provider covered by most insurances, including Presbyterian, Lovelace, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, and others.
Dr Nuttall’s offices at Acupuncture Associates of America (Click here to learn more about acupuncture and male infertility), are located in Albuquerque and Los Lunas. To make an appointment for an evaluation, please call 505-275-9602.
At the Southwest Fertility Center for Men, Dr. Kuang supports the use of alternative medicine such as acupuncture to help optimize your reproductive potential. While we do not fully understand how alternative medicine works, we believe there is merit in Eastern Medicine, which has worked for many cultures across the world.
At the Southwest Fertility Center for Men, Dr. Kuang supports the use of alternative medicine such as acupuncture to help optimize your reproductive potential. While we do not fully understand how alternative medicine works, Dr. Kuang, who is of Chinese descent, believes that there is much merit to Eastern Medicine that has worked for cultures around the world for many centuries.
Acupuncture is a technique of inserting and manipulating tiny needles that are carefully placed at specific locations on the body called acupuncture points. Special combinations of these acupuncture points can have therapeutic effects on a person’s health, well-being and potentially fertility.
It has been challenging to determine by Western standards to what degree acupuncture has a positive effect on male fertility. Preliminary work with sperm and acupuncture from China, Italy, Israel & Germany suggests that infertile men who undergo acupuncture twice a week over a period of 5 weeks can demonstrate an improvement in the quality and quantity of sperm (Pei et al. Fertility & Sterility, 84:141-7, 2005; Siterman et al. Andrologia 2000 Jan;32(1):31-9). Dr. Kuang will be happy to talk to you more about acupuncture and male fertility. While he is not a specialist in acupuncture, Dr. Kuang and his team will help guide you to those specialists who can help you better explore this option. Below are a couple local providers of acupuncture and alternative medicine. Dr. Kuang and Southwest Fertility Center for Men are in no way related to these care providers.