I was extremely dubious when my wife suggested trying acupuncture for my low motility and low sperm count. The fertility clinic had made no suggestions on how I could improve the count at all. Three months after I started the acupuncture, Karen suggested we test again and the count had gone from 5 million to 15 million and the motility had gone to normal range. I was astounded. This meant we were able to do IVF instead of ICSI as suggested by the clinic. However, a few months prior to starting the IVF, we discovered we were pregnant naturally obviously as a result of Karen’s treatment!!

When Karen asked me how I felt about being told that my count was so low, I felt powerless and isolated. It’s not something you talk to guys about so it was a relief to have someone give me some concrete information and a plan of action.

Steve, Dublin, 2009