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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 […]

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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): […]

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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, […]

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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   Maintenance of ovarian blood flow (OBF) is suggested to be important for regular ovulation in women with polycystic ovaries (PCO). The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether electro-acupuncture (EA) of different […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Premenstrual syndrome – PMS and acupuncture

Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome. Habek D, Habek JC, Barbir A. More than 60% of the women in both groups suffered from premenstrual syndrome (PMS or PMT) symptoms, such as anxiety, mastalgia (breast pain), insomnia, nausea and gastrointestinal disorders whereas a smaller number of women suffered from phobic disorders, premenstrual headaches migraines. There were […]

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How acupuncture works: mechanisms of electro acupuncture and clinical application.

Electroacupuncture: mechanisms and clinical application. Ulett GA, Han S, Han JS. University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine, St. Louis 63139, USA. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method to treat diseases and relieve pain. We have conducted a series of studies to examine the mechanisms of this ancient method for pain relief. This article reviews some […]

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Acupuncture as good for pain relieve as alfentanil during egg collection

Should you ask for acupuncture for pain relief during your next egg collection? Can acupuncture replace powerful drugs like alfentanil? This study authors think that electro-acupuncture stands a good chance to relieve pain during egg collection. It proved to be as good as alfentanil. Furthermore, compared with the alfentanil group, women in the electro-acupuncture group […]


Acupuncture reduces insomnia and anxiety by increasing night time melatonin

Acupuncture increases nocturnal melatonin secretion and reduces insomnia and anxiety: a preliminary report. Spence DW, Kayumov L, Chen A, Lowe A, Jain U, Katzman MA, Shen J, Perelman B, Shapiro CM. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The response to acupuncture of 18 anxious adult subjects who complained of insomnia was assessed […]


Naturally reduce pain of Dysmenorrhoea (cramps or painful menstruation) with acupressure

Effects of acupressure at the Sanyinjiao point on primary dysmenorrhoea. Chen HM, Chen CH. Assistant Professor, Chung Hwa College of Medical Technology, Tainan, Taiwan. AIM: This paper presents the findings of a study that assessed the effects of acupressure at the Sanyinjiao point on symptoms of primary dysmenorrhoea among adolescent girls. BACKGROUND: Dysmenorrhoea is the […]

IVF egg collection – acupuncture effective alternative to conventional pain relief

Pain relief during oocyte retrieval with a new short duration electro-acupuncture technique–an alternative to conventional analgesic methods. Humaidan P, Stener-Victorin E. The Fertility Clinic, Skive Sygehus, DK 7800 Skive, Denmark. BACKGROUND: Acupuncture previously has proved its pain-relieving effect for ovum pick-up (OPU). The analgesic effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) was evaluated when EA was applied for […]