IVF Acupuncture research can be a little confusing, as much of the research has focused on treatment applied only at the time of embryo transfer. There has been quite a journey with IVF acupuncture research and while the initial studies looked at embryo transfer acupuncture, more recent research now suggests higher dose acupuncture prior to […]
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The collection of papers in this section includes some that examined the role of acupuncture at the time of embryo transfer in an IVF cycle. Acupuncture and IVF; The largest randomised controlled trials in this area found that there was no benefit from acupuncture on the day of transfer, (and in some cases with an […]
Armour M et al J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8(8), 1140 Journal of Clinical Medicine The authors of this meta-analysis scrutinised more than 1000 reports on the effect of acupuncture on depression in medical journals, and by applying strict clinical trial standards reduced the number of reports down to 29 for analysis. These reports included more […]
We don’t yet understand the mechanisms behind acupuncture and appetite suppression or weight loss, tho some researchers think it is mediated by serotonin and endogenous endorphins. MT CABÝOGLU et al, Int Jnl Neurosci, Volume 116, 2006 – Issue 2 International Journal of Neuroscience
Bergdahl L et al, Eur Jn Int Med, Vol 16, 2017, 15-21 European Journal of Integrative Medicine Ear Acupuncture was seen to reduce anxiety and depression in this study on 57 participants with insomnia disorder and long term use of hypnotic drugs. 74% of them managed to discontinue their hypnotic drug consumption post-treatment. Future studies […]
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There have been a number of randomised controlled trials and pilot studies that have looked at the effect of acupuncture or electro stimulation of acupuncture points, on sperm quality in men with low counts, poor motility and morphology or a varicocele, most with favourable results. Because these trials all had different methodology and measured different […]
Yan Yu et al, Acup Med BMJ, 2019 Acupuncture in Medicine, British Medical Journal A randomised controlled trial examined the effect of electrical stimulation of acupuncture points (using TEAS), on sperm parameters. They found that low frequency stimulation significantly improved sperm count and motility in men with abnormal semen analysis.
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Smith C et al, 2019 RBMO Vol 38, Issue 3, Pages 364–379 Reproductive Biomedicine Online A meta-analysis of 20 trials and more than 5000 women doing IVF concluded that those who had a poor chance of success could benefit from acupuncture at the time of embryo transfer.
The large majority of small randomised controlled trials that examined the effect of acupuncture on IVF outcomes when administered on the day of embryo transfer, found a positive effect. However some more recent large randomised controlled trials (published in other journals) have not replicated this result, concluding that acupuncture on the day of transfer does not […]
To date there is not a lot of research published on the treatment of endometriosis with Chinese medicine that meets the standard required for us to draw firm conclusions on efficacy. One review has analysed findings from 10 small trials that used acupuncture to treat endometriosis pain, and one randomised controlled trial has examined the […]