Acupuncture has been shown to increase the uterine blood flow (decrease uterine blood impedance). But does the uterine blood flow really matter when you’re having an IVF? This study provides the answer. The researchers used special ultrasound technique to measure uterine blood flow. They found that it had an immense effect on both pregnancy and […]
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Advanced maternal age and increased risk of hypertensive disorders, a small-for-gestational-age infant and gestational diabetes? This study shows that it is all about the blood flow, not about age. Early uterine artery Doppler velocimetry and the outcome of pregnancy in women aged 35 years and older H. J. van den Elzen1, T. E. Cohen-Overbeek1, D. […]
Title: Effect of electro-acupuncture stimulation of different frequencies and intensities on ovarian blood flow in anaesthetized rats with steroid-induced polycystic ovaries Author: Stener-Victorin Elisabet ; Kobayashi Rie ; Watanabe Orie ; Lundeberg Thomas ; Kurosawa Mieko Abstract: Abstract Background Maintenance of ovarian blood flow (OBF) is suggested to be important for regular ovulation in women […]
Effects of abdominal Acupuncture on testiclar blood flow are shown in humans, findings may be helpful in the clinical treatment of infertile men.
By: Marilyn Elias USA TODAY Acupuncture on pain-relief points cuts blood flow to key areas of the brain within seconds, providing the clearest explanation to date for how the ancient technique might relieve pain and treat addictions, a Harvard scientist reports today.
Effect of electro-acupuncture stimulation of different frequencies and intensities on ovarian blood flow in anaesthetized rats with steroid-induced polycystic ovaries Elisabet Stener-Victorin1 ,2 , Rie Kobayashi3 , Orie Watanabe3 , Thomas Lundeberg4 and Mieko Kurosawa3 1Department of Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, GÃ¶teborg University, Box 432, SE-405 30 GÃ¶teborg, Sweden 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sahlgrenska Academy, […]
How many acupuncture treatments do you need to improve IVF outcomes? Our own analysis of IVF acupuncture studies has shown that the treatment protocol for IVF patients needs to take into account your specific situation. Furthermore, the results can be significantly improved when we use the comprehensive approach of TCM diagnosis and make use of […]
Can acupuncture help 35+ year old pregnant women reduce pregnancy risks? Women of this age, are a high risk for developing stillbirth and fetal growth restriction among other complications. This study, published in journal of Physiology, researchers from University of Manchester, UK concluded that the blood flow to placenta may be the reason for increased […]
Yet another study shows that acupuncture does quite a bit more in the abdominal cavity than just increasing the blood flow to ovaries and uterus. Obviously, the study doesn’t directly link with treatment of infertility, but the promise is there. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2014 Apr;39(2):156-63. [A meta-analysis on effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion for […]
A very thourough, well refferenced study exploring the mechanism and effects of acupuncture on PCOS. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 2013: 762615. Published online Sep 2, 2013. doi: 10.1155/2013/762615 PMCID: PMC3773899 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Effect and Mechanisms of Acupuncture for Ovulation Induction Julia Johansson 1 and Elisabet Stener-Victorin 1 , 2 ,* Author information […]
Title: Effect of electro-acupuncture on ovarian expression of ? (1)- and ? (2)-adrenoceptors, and p75 neurotrophin receptors in rats with steroid-induced polycystic ovaries Author: Manni Luigi ; Lundeberg Thomas ; Holmäng Agneta ; Aloe Luigi ; Stener-Victorin Elisabet Abstract: Abstract Background Estradiol valerate (EV)-induced polycystic ovaries (PCO) in rats is associated with an increase in […]
New study shows acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
Role of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility Fertility and Sterility, Volume 78, Issue 6, Pages 1149-1153 (December 2002) Raymond Chang M.D.a,b, Pak H. Chung M.D. b* and Zev Rosenwaks M.D.c Received 24 June 2002; revised 19 July 2002; accepted 19 July 2002. Abstract Objective: To review existing scientific rationale and clinical data in […]
The Role of Acupuncture in the Management of Subfertility Ng E H et al Fertil Steril. 2008 Jul;90(1):1-13. Fertility and Sterility Abstract OBJECTIVE: To review systematically the use of acupuncture in the management of subfertility. DESIGN: A computer search was performed via several English and Chinese databases to identify journals relevant to the subject. RESULT(S): […]
Acupuncture facilitates development and follicle count of IVF ICSI. All women produced more follicles with acupuncture treatment in this study.
Effect of electro-acupuncture on ovarian expression of alpha (1)- and beta (2)-adrenoceptors, and p75 neurotrophin receptors in rats with steroid-induced polycystic ovaries. Manni L, Lundeberg T, Holmang A, Aloe L, Stener-Victorin E. Cardiovascular Institute and Wallenberg Laboratory, Sahlgrenska Academy, Goteborg University, SE-413 45 Goteborg, Sweden. firstname.lastname@example.org BACKGROUND: Estradiol valerate (EV)-induced polycystic ovaries (PCO) in rats […]
Acupunct Med. 2006 Dec;24(4):157-63. Use of acupuncture in female infertility and a summary of recent acupuncture studies related to embryo transfer. Stener-Victorin E, Humaidan P. Institute of Neuroscience and Physiolopgy, Sahlgrenska Academy, Goteborg University, Sweden. email@example.com During the last five years the use of acupuncture in female infertility as an adjuvant to conventional treatment in […]
Acupuncture and In Vitro Fertilization: Does the Number of Treatments Impact Reproductive Outcomes? D.K. Cridennda L.Ac.(1), P.C. Magarelli MD, Ph.D. (2) , and M. Cohen, MBA (2). .(1), East Winds Acupuncture Colorado Springs, CO; (2) Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center, Colorado Springs, CO Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal number […]
Effects of Electro-Acupuncture on Nerve Growth Factor and Ovarian Morphology in Rats with Experimentally Induced Polycystic Ovaries 1 Elisabet Stener-Victorin 2,a, Thomas Lundebergb, Urban Waldenströma, Luigi Mannic, Luigi Aloec, Stefan Gunnarssond, and Per Olof Jansona a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Göteborg University, SE-413 45 Göteborg, Sweden b Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, […]
Interested know how reproductive acupuncture scores against medication at improving ovulation and ovarian health? One of the causes for anovulation is luteinised unruptured follicle syndrome (LUFS). LUFS affects 5%-10% of healthy women of childbearing age and 25%-43% of women with infertility. This syndrome is more common among women diagnosed with endometriosis. Most commonly LUFS is diagnosed […]