Acupuncture increases sperm count and sperm motility A randomised single-blind placebo-controlled trial including 57 infertile men with severe oligoasthenozoospermia, which compared traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture with placebo acupuncture. The TCM acupuncture group had a significantly higher percentage of motile sperm (World Health Organization categories A-C) than the placebo acupuncture group. Reference Dieterle, et al. (2009) A prospective randomized placebo-controlled study of the effect of acupuncture in infertile patients with severe oligoasthenozoospermia. Fertility and Sterility; 92: 1340-3.