IVF success/pregnancy rate 35.5% without acupuncture vs. 55.6% with acupuncture, and less stress.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, […]
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine used together can enhance the treatment of chronic pelvic inflammation.
Clinical studies on the mechanism for acupuncture stimulation of ovulation Mo X; Li D; Pu Y; Xi G; Le X; Fu Z Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou. Ovulatory dysfunction is commonly seen in gynecology clinic. It may cause infertility, amenia, functional uterine bleeding and a variety of complications. This research according to TCM […]
Relationship Between Blood Radioimmunoreactive Beta-Endorphin and Hand Skin Temperature During The Electro-Acupuncture Induction of Ovulation By Chen Bo Ying M.D. Lecturer of Neurobiology Institute of Acupuncture Research, and Yu Jin, MD., Prof of Gynecology Obstetricus and Gynecology Hospital Shanghai Medical University Shanghai, People’s Republic of China Abstract: Thirteen cycles of anovulation menstruation in 11 cases […]
Acupuncture facilitates development and follicle count of IVF ICSI. All women produced more follicles with acupuncture treatment in this study.
Measuring the Effectiveness of Chinese Herbal Medicine in Improving Female Fertility By: Trevor A. Wing & Elke S. Sedlmeier Keywords: Infertility, Chinese herbal medicine, ultrasound, hormone levels. Aim: To determine the relationship between female fertility indicators and the administration of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM). Design: A prospective cohort clinical study to measure accepted bio-medical factors […]
A retrospective analysis of the results of obstetric acupuncture at Frederiksberg Hospital [Article in Danish] Spellerberg E, Smidt-Jensen SL. Fodeafdelingen, H:S Frederiksberg Hospital, DK-2000 Frederiksberg. email@example.com INTRODUCTION: The use of obstetric acupuncture in Denmark is increasing but its use in routine clinical practice has not been evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective uncontrolled study comprises […]
The use of complementary medicine and therapies by patients attending a reproductive medicine unit in South Australia: A prospective survey Marcin STANKIEWICZ 1, Caroline SMITH 2, Helen ALVINO 3 and Robert NORMAN 4 1Department of Obstetrics Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, Flinders Medical Centre, 2Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, The […]
Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome. Habek D, Habek JC, Barbir A. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Health Centre, Bjelovar, Croatia. firstname.lastname@example.org More than 60% of the women in both groups suffered from premenstrual syndrome (PMS or PMT) symptoms, such as anxiety, mastalgia, insomnia, nausea and gastrointestinal disorders, whereas a smaller number of women suffered […]