Entries by Vitalis Skiauteris

Acupuncture improves sperm motilty

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 vs gestrinone for endometriosis

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 […]

PCOS: Acupuncture and Sympathetic Nerve Activity in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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: elisabet.stener-victorin@neuro.gu.se. Context: We have […]

Acupuncture improves sperm motility

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 improves ovarian morphology in PCOS by regulating overactive sympathetic nervous system

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 […]

Acupuncture for male and female infertility – systematic review

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): […]

How Stress affects Fertility

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, […]

Electro acupunture increases ovarian blod flow (PCOS)

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, Göteborg University, Box 432, SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sahlgrenska Academy, […]

How acupuncture stimulates ovulation (the mechanism)

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 […]

In anovulatory infertility cases the hyperactive sympathetic system can be depressed by electro acupuncture and the function of the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis can be regulated by electro acupuncture via central sympathetic system

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 […]

Chinese herbal medicine – higher success rates of pregnancy, no side-effects

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 […]

Acupuncture – natural labour pain relief

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. eileen@spellerberg.net 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 […]

Health care practitioners need to be proactive in acquiring and documenting use of complimentary therapies for infertility

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 […]

Premenstrual syndrome – PMS and acupuncture

Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome. Habek D, Habek JC, Barbir A. Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Health Centre, Bjelovar, Croatia. dubravko.habek@bj.hinet.hr 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 […]