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; […]
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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 […]
New study shows acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
Both E Acupuncture and exercise improved menstrual frequency and decreased the levels of several sex steroids at week 16 and at the 16-wk follow-up compared with no intervention. Low-frequency E Acupuncture and physical exercise improved hyperandrogenism and menstrual frequency more effectively than no intervention in women with PCOS. Low-frequency E Acupuncture was superior to physical exercise and may be useful for treating hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhea.
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 […]
J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Feb;16(2):193-8. Unexplained infertility treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine Park JJ, Kang M, Shin S, Choi E, Kwon S, Wee H, Nam B, Kaptchuk TJ. Asian Medicine & Acupuncture Research, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Erratum in: J Altern Complement […]
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Oct;29(10):775-9. [Effects of electro-acupuncture on in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) of patients with poor ovarian response] [Article in Chinese] Chen J, Liu LL, Cui W, Sun W. Department of Reproduction, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of TCM, Jinan 250001, China. firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electro-acupuncture […]
Effects of abdominal Acupuncture on testiclar blood flow are shown in humans, findings may be helpful in the clinical treatment of infertile men.
IVF success/pregnancy rate 35.5% without acupuncture vs. 55.6% with acupuncture, and less stress.
In this study acupuncture effectively helped patients suffering from both reduced sperm motility and low sperm count. This kind of condition is called oligoasthenozoospermia. The study showed that acupuncture significantly improved percentage of motile sperm. Fertil Steril. 2009 Oct;92(4):1340-3. doi: 10.1016/ j.fertnstert. 2009.02.041. Epub 2009 Apr 25. A prospective randomized placebo-controlled study of the effect […]
Chinese herbal medicine for endometriosis Flower A, Liu JP, Chen S, Lewith G, Little P Chinese herbs for endometriosis Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition causing menstrual and pelvic pain. Treatment involves surgery and hormonal drugs, with potentially unpleasant side effects and high rates of reoccurrence of endometriosis. This review suggests that Chinese herbal medicine […]
Low-frequency Electro-Acupuncture and Physical Exercise Decrease High Muscle Sympathetic Nerve Activity in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Elisabet Stener-Victorin1*, Elizabeth Jedel2, Per Olof Janson, and Yrsa Bergmann Sverrisdottir3 1 Institution of Neuroscience and Physiology 2 Osher Center for Integrative Medicine 3 inst. neuroscience and physiology * To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: email@example.com. Context: We have […]
Acupuncture benefits cortisol and prolactin in the Acupuncture group during the medication phase of the IVF treatment.
Arch Androl. 1997 Sep-Oct;39(2):155-61. Effect of acupuncture on sperm parameters of males suffering from subfertility related to low sperm quality. Siterman S, Eltes F, Wolfson V, Zabludovsky N, Bartoov B. Institute of Chinese Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. The aim of this prospective controlled study was to assess the effect of acupuncture on the sperm quality […]
Acupuncture and exercise restore adipose tissue expression of sympathetic markers and improve ovarian morphology in rats with dihydrotestosterone-induced PCOS Louise Mannerås,1 Stefan Cajander,2 Malin Lönn,3 and Elisabet Stener-Victorin1 1Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; 2 Department of Pathology and Cytology, Sunderby County Hospital, Luleå, Sweden; and […]
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): […]
Stress and reproductive failure: past notions, present insights and future directions Journal Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics Publisher Springer Netherlands ISSN 1058-0468 (Print) 1573-7330 (Online) Issue Volume 25, Numbers 2-3 / March, 2008 Category REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY DOI 10.1007/s10815-008-9206-5 Pages 47-62 Subject Collection Medicine SpringerLink Date Friday, February 15, 2008 Katrina Nakamura1 , Sam Sheps2, […]
Acupuncture in polycystic ovary syndrome: acupuncture can affect PCOS via modulation of endogenous regulatory systems, including the sympathetic nervous system, the endocrine and the neuroendocrine system.
In this latest systematic review, acupuncture showed effect of improving pregnancy rate and live birth rate among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF)
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, […]