Entries by Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic

An Easy Aid to Weight Loss?

Source; msn news, 18th April 2017 Some overweight women and some women with PCOS have a hard time controlling their blood sugar levels, and this can make dieting and weight loss particularly difficult. Amazingly it appears that just one electroacupuncture treatment can reduce blood sugar, in much the same way that vigorous exercise does. Repeated […]

ACUPUNCTURE, HERBS AND PCOS: Autonomic nervous system activation mediates the increase in whole-body glucose uptake in response to electroacupuncture

Anna Benrick et al, FASEB Journal,  April 12, 2017, doi: 10.1096/fj.201601381R Foundation of American Experimental Biology Journal   Applying just one session of low frequency electroacupuncture has been shown to reduce blood sugar in overweight women with PCOS. This adds to the mounting evidence we have that indicates that electroacupuncture is a valid and desirable […]

Acupuncture and Period Pain

Source; SBS News, AAP. 18th July 2017   Our colleagues at Western Sydney Uni have released a paper proving something many of our patients already know, acupuncture helps period pain. And the effects last up to a year. When period pain improves, not only does quality of life look up, but we know from our […]

Herbal Medicines for Treating Metabolic Syndrome: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

Jang et al, Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:5936402 Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine   One of the main concerns with PCOS is elevated insulin levels and abdominal obesity.  A reduction in these is correlated with better ovary function in patients with PCOS. This review examined the effect of Chinese herbs on such parameters […]

Electroacupuncture for reproductive hormone levels in patients with diminished ovarian reserve: a prospective observational study

Yang Wang et al, 2016, BMJ Acup Med, Vol 34, Issue 5 BMJ Acupuncture in Medicine   This study from Beijing examined the effect of electro-acupuncture on women who were diagnosed with poor ovarian reserve, indicated by their baseline FSH level being elevated on Day 2 or 3 of their menstrual cycle, ie between and […]

META ANALYSES AND REVIEWS ……….. Effectiveness of acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome undergoing in vitro fertilisation or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Junyoung Jo and  Yoon Jae Lee, 2017 Acup in Med, online British Medical Journal; Acupuncture in Medicine   A review of randomly selected and controlled trials that examined the effect of acupuncture on 430 PCOS patients undergoing IVF, indicates that acupuncture (both electro acupuncture and manual acupuncture) improved pregnancy rates and reduced the risk of […]

Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Qian Y et al, 2016  Arch Gynecol Obstet Dec p 1-16 Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics   Data from nearly six and a half thousand women undergoing IVF reveals that acupuncture improves pregnancy rates especially when it is carried out in the stimulation phase of the IVF cycle when the follicles are developing. In general […]

The Role of Acupuncture in in vitro Fertilization: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Shen C et al, 2015 Gynecol Obstet Invest 79:1-12 Gynecological and Obstetric Investigations   A review of 21 Random Control trials (that included nearly 5,500 patients) concluded that while acupuncture administered to IVF patients only at the time of embryo transfer did not confer any significant advantage, acupuncture administered during the IVF cycle stimulation phase […]

ACUPUNCTURE AND BLOOD FLOW: Effects of Acupuncture on the Endometrium in Anovulatory Cases Treated by Clomiphene: A Clinical Observation

HU Wenxiao, J Taishan Med College. 2016, (9):1029-1031 Journal of Taishan Medical College   Researchers in Taishan medical university discovered that when they gave women with anovulatory infertility Clomid alongside acupuncture and moxibustion treatment, they did significantly better than those who had just Clomid, or Clomid plus estrogen. The blood flow to the uterus and […]

Effects of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation on ovarian reserve of patients with diminished ovarian reserve in in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer cycles.

Zheng Y et al, J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2015 Dec;41(12):1905-11 The Journal of Obstetric and Gynecological Research   240 women with poor ovarian reserve who were undergoing IVF treatment, were divided into either a group that received electrostimulation to acupuncture points or into a control group. The study showed that the 56 women who received […]

ACUPUNCTURE AND PREGNANCY; The effects of acupuncture during labour on nulliparous women: a randomised controlled trial.

Hantoushzadeh S et al, Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2007 Feb;47(1):26-30. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology   A reduction in pain and in labour duration was observed in women receiving acupuncture in this trial which involved 144 women giving birth for the first time.    

Effect of Acupressure at Hugo Point (LI4) On the Process and Outcomes of Labor in Nulliparous Women

Aghdam S, Daryabakhsh A, IJOG, 2012;15(27):14-20 Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility.   Using simple acupressure on an acupuncture point in the hand was shown to help women in labour in this trial in Iran. The women who received acupressure to point Hegu, or LI 4, found they had shorter labours and experienced less […]