Entries by Vitalis Skiauteris

PCOS Acupuncture: the most comprehensive paper to date?

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 […]

Acupuncture superior to Metformin for PCOS

Acupuncture showed considerable advantages over the metformin for obese PCOS patients. Acupuncture was shown to be more effective then metformin at improving menstrual freqency, reducing body mass index and waist to hip ratio. It also had fewer side-effects. Effectiveness of Abdominal Acupuncture for Patients with Obesity-Type Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial To cite […]

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in treatment of Endometriosis

This study demonstrates that acupuncture has a synergystic effect with Chinese Herbal medicine in treatment of Endometriosis. Furthermore the effect of acupuncture and herbal medicine was found to be superior to a pharmaceutical medicine Danazol. The abstract of the study is below. Acupuncture enhances the effects of Chinese herbal Medicine in treatment of Endometriosis J. […]

Study: Herbal formula helps oligoasthenospermia

Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2012 Dec;18(12):1105-7. [Compound Xuanju Capsule combined with vitamin E improves sperm chromatin integrity]. [Article in Chinese] Song B1, He XJ, Jiang HH, Peng YW, Wu H, Cao YX. Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effects of the combined therapy of the Chinese medicine Compound Xuanju Capsule and vitamin E on sperm […]

Acupuncture during ovarian stimulation improves pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing IVF

This systematic review on Acupuncture and IVF is especially interesting. The studies of the well researched German protocol show acupuncture to be effective on the day of embryo replacement. This systematic review shows that acupuncture during ovarian stimulation also plays significant role in increasing the pregnancy outcomes of IVF. The role of acupuncture in assisted […]

Herbs for semen non-liquefaction

This study shows that Chinese herbs are helpful for semen non-liquefaction. Shengjing Tablets used in this study include nine TCM/herbal ingredients. Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue. 2012 Jun;18(6):568-70. [Shengjing tablets for semen non-liquefaction: a clinical study of 100 cases]. [Article in Chinese] Yang XF, Guo LH, An LH, Pan ZH, Sun L, Ma K. Source Department […]

Acupuncture for threatened miscarriage

BMC Complement Altern Med. 2012 Mar 22;12(1):20. [Epub ahead of print] Acupuncture as a therapeutic treatment option for threatened miscarriage. Betts D, Smith CA, Hannah DG. Abstract ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Threatened miscarriage involves vaginal bleeding in a pregnancy that remains viable. This is a common early pregnancy complication with increased risk factors for early pregnancy loss, […]

Electro-acupuncture enhances sperm motility in rats

This study published in journal of Spermatogenesis contributes to understanding of how acupuncture improves sperm parameters. The researchers found that acupuncture improved Sertoli cell functions. This has enhanced germ cell proliferation. The result is improved motile sperm count. The study design could not evaluate other sperm parameters. Spermatogenesis. 2012 Jan 1;2(1):53-62. Electroacupuncture enhances spermatogenesis in […]

New systematic review: Acupuncture improves Clinical Pregnancy Rates and Live Birth Rates among women undergoing IVF

Fertil Steril. 2012 Jan 11 Effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Zheng CH, Huang GY, Zhang MM, Wang W. Source Institute of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, People’s Republic of […]

Electro acupuncture improves IVF success rate

Acupuncture improves clinical pregnancy, implantation rate and live birth rate of IVF embryo transfer. The researchers used Transcutaneous electro acupuncture in this study. Transcutaneous electrostimulation is another way to stimulate acupuncture points. And needles are not necessary! As you can see from the abstract below, clinical pregnancy rate, implantation rate, and live birth rate all […]

New Study: Electro-acupuncture increases IVF success rate

Increase of success rate for women undergoing embryo transfer by transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation: a prospective randomized placebo-controlled study Objective To evaluate the effect of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) on pregnancy rates (PR) in women undergoing ET. Design Prospective, randomized, single-blinded placebo-controlled clinical trial. Setting Research and laboratory facilities. Patient(s) A total of 309 […]

Acupuncture improves seminal plasma acid phosphatase levels in infertility patients

Effect of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy on sperm quality in infertility patients with sperm abnormality Objective Working on seminal plasma acid phosphatase, to explore the mechanism by which acupuncture improves sperm quality (concentration, viability and motility) in infertility patients. Methods A total of 118 patients received acupuncture-moxibustion treatment. Before and 3, and 6 months after the treatment […]

Acupuncture is an effective therapy for Sperm Abnormality

Abstract Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy for infertility due to sperm abnormality (SAI). Methods We treated a series of 35 cases of SAI with electroacupuncture combined with herb cake-partitioned moxibustion, observing the variation before and after treatment in symptom integral, sperm status, sex hormone and prostate function. Results After treatment, the […]

Acupuncture normalizes most of the Estradiol Valerate induced changes in ovarian adresnoceptors

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 […]

In studies acupuncture plus IVF, the outcome is pregnancy, which is entirely objective and unlikely to be affected by a patient’s expectations

Selecting a control for in vitro fertilization and acupuncture randomized controlled trials (RCTs): how sham controls may unnecessarily complicate the RCT evidence base Eric Manheimer M.S.Corresponding Author Contact Information, a, E-mail The Corresponding Author a Center for Integrative Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland Received 5 April 2011; revised 11 April 2011; […]