Entries by Vitalis Skiauteris

Improvement of IVF Outcomes by Acupuncture: Are egg and embryo qualities involved?

Improvement of IVF Outcomes by Acupuncture: Are egg and embryo qualities involved? Paul C. Magarelli, M.D., Ph.D., a Diane Cridennda, L.Ac. b, Mel Cohen, MBA a a Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center, Colorado Springs, CO b East Winds Acupuncture, Colorado Springs, CO FERTILITY AND STERILITY®, May 2005, VOL 83, SUP 2, Proceeding from the 2005 […]

Acupuncture and In Vitro Fertilization: Does the Number of Treatments Impact Reproductive Outcomes?

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 […]

Combination of Chinese herbs and hormones could lower the NO (nitric oxide) level in semen and improve the quality of sperm

Clinical observation on effect of combination of zhuanyindan and hormone in treating male infertility with positive antisperm antibody [Article in Chinese] Yu AL, Zhang FZ, Zhang FX. Taishan Medical College, Shandong 271000. OBJECTIVE: To explore the therapeutic effect of combination of Zhuanyindan (ZYD, a Chinese herbal preparation) and hormone in treating male infertility with positive […]

Effects of Electro-Acupuncture on Nerve Growth Factor and Ovarian Morphology in Rats with Experimentally Induced Polycystic Ovaries

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, […]

TCM herbs and miscarriage

This study confirmed Chinese herbal medicines can reduce the risk of miscarriage in the early weeks of pregnancy. Two days after embryo transfer a group of women was administered a Chinese herbal formula renown to reduce the risk of miscarriage. Control group were not administered any hers. But both groups were on progesterone support treatment. […]

Stress hormone Cortisol and early miscarriage

Cortisol levels and very early pregnancy loss (miscarriage) in humans Pablo A. Nepomnaschy , Kathleen B. Welch , Daniel S. McConnell, Bobbi S. Low, Beverly I. Strassmann , and Barry G. England Author Affiliations *Department of Anthropology, 1085 South University Avenue, Reproductive Sciences Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, L4000 Women’s Hospital, School of Natural […]

Acupuncture increases percentage of normal sperm form

This study showed that acupuncture significantly improves sperm morphology (increases percentage of normal form sperm). This was a randomised controlled blinded trial and was published in a peer-reviewed Asian Journal of Andrology. Asian J Androl. 2003 Dec;5(4):345-8. Effects of acupuncture and moxa treatment in patients with semen abnormalities. Gurfinkel E, Cedenho AP, Yamamura Y, Srougi […]

Natural depression relief – Electro-acupuncture

Comparative study of electro-acupuncture and maprotiline in treating depression [Article in Chinese] Han C, Li XW, Luo HC. Acupuncture and Moxibustion School, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) and maprotiline (Map) in treating depression. METHODS: Thirty patients of depression were treated with EA and 31 patients […]

Auricular (ear) acupuncture decreases the anxiety

Auricular acupuncture: a potential treatment for anxiety. Wang SM, Kain ZN. Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut 06521, USA. shu-ming.wang@yale.edu Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for chronic anxiety disorders. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture in reducing anxiety in […]

Remarkable reduction in anxiety symptoms and depression with acupunture

Acupuncture in patients with minor depressive episodes and generalized anxiety. Results of an experimental study [Article in German] Eich H, Agelink MW, Lehmann E, Lemmer W, Klieser E. Klinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, am Evangelischen Krankenhaus Gelsenkirchen Universitatsklinik der Ruhr-Universitat Bochum. In a placebo-controlled, randomized, modified double-blind study we investigated the effects of body needle […]

Anxiety, depression, somatic and vasomotor symptoms improved by acupuncture

Tumori. 2002 Mar-Apr;88(2):128-30. Links Acupuncture in the treatment of menopause-related symptoms in women taking tamoxifen. Porzio G, Trapasso T, Martelli S, Sallusti E, Piccone C, Mattei A, Di Stanislao C, Ficorella C, Marchetti P. Medical Oncology Unit, University of L’Aquila, Italy. porzio1@interfree.it Fifteen patients were enrolled in a pilot study to evaluate the safety and […]

Acupuncture helps patients with very poor sperm density

Acupuncture is effective for men with very poor sperm density. With these men acupuncture can improve sperm quality to the extent that they don’t have to undergo testicular biopsy. The abstract of the study: Does acupuncture treatment affect sperm density in males with very low sperm count? A pilot study. Siterman S, Eltes F, Wolfson […]