Sometimes symptoms like abdomen pain, heavy or irregular periods and so on can be signs of underlying conditions like endometriosis, PCOS or fibroids that can impact fertility. Please contact us if any of these symptoms bother you, to see what we may able to contribute.
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This final section of our archives, gathers Meta-analyses and Systematic Reviews relating to Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine used with fertility patients (mostly IVF) and for conditions related to reproductive health. A systematic review collects and summarises evidence and a meta-analysis applies statistical methods to summarise the results of these studies. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis […]
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 randomised controlled trials have examined the use […]
Rui-hua Zhao et al, 2020, Chin J Int Med volume 26, pages92–99 Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine In this trial 100 women who underwent laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis were treated with chinese herbal medicine to promote fertility for the subsequent 6 cycles. Another group of women were followed but received no treatment after their laparoscopy. The women […]
Woo, Hye Lin KMD et al, Med: 2018 Volume 97 Issue 23 – p e11007 Medicine This review finds that acupuncture treatment of dysmenorrhoea confers benefit compared with NSAIDs or no treatment. Patients (over 3000) with primary dysmenorrhoea (not pain from endometriosis) were included in this systematic review. In Chinese medicine terms pain indicates stagnation […]
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 […]
Jing is a unique and fascinating concept in Chinese medicine – with particular importance to reproduction. In this Podcast, Amy discusses what it is and how we can nurture it.
Guide To Using Essential Oils For Pregnancy, from “Web Essential Oils” Blog. Pregnancy can be a glorious but difficult time. Lots of things are happening in your body that are exciting in creating a little person, but pregnancy also can cause discomfort and various adverse symptoms in the mother’s body. Treating your body naturally by […]
Ranran Gao et al, 2020 Acupunct Med 38 (1) 25-36 Acupuncture Medicine The authors analysed the effect of acupuncture alone, or combined with Clomiphene Citrate, on patients (1441) with anovulatory fertility. Acupuncture used alone appeared to improve pregnancy rate and follicle development compared to CC although it did not demonstrate a higher ovulation rate. Acupuncture […]
Bin Yang et al, 2020, Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 45(3):243-50 Acupuncture Research This meta analysis found that the combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine improved sperm count, morphology and motility and produced a better pregnancy rate than using herbal medicine alone.
500g chicken breast, diced 10 cloves garlic, smashed 1 Tblsp fresh grated turmeric (or 1 Tsp dried, tho fresh is better) 2 Tblsp minced ginger 1 litre chicken stock 1 litre water 1 bunch of coriander (leaves picked, stems & roots chopped) ¼ cup mirin or rice wine ¼ cup tamari […]
Lim CED et al, Cochrane Review 2019 Jul 2;7(7):CD007689 Cochrane Database Systemic Review The limited number of RCTs in this area reduced the authors’ ability to determine effectiveness of acupuncture for PCOS, although they state that acupuncture can improve the length of menstrual cycles in PCOS patients.