Entries by Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic

Stress and infertility

Why is it that acupuncture is so often seen to reduce anxiety, improve mood, manage stress and increase resilience? That is a question that many researchers have tried to address – coming up with findings related to increased endorphin or serotonin levels or decreased cortisol or adrenalin levels or regulation of endocannabinoid levels. While we […]

Acupuncture and Pregnancy

Most of the trials examining the effect of acupuncture in pregnancy have focused on its action during and before labour, measuring labour pain and duration, as well initiation of labour when it is overdue. A couple of trials have looked at how effective Chinese medicine is in turning breech babies, and 2 journals have reported […]

Meta Analyses and Systematic Reviews

The final section of our archives, has gathered 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 […]

Acupuncture and Herbs and PCOS

PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a disorder that is well described in terms of clinical symptoms but poorly understood in terms of cause. Given the lack of western medicine treatments for this syndrome (other than insulin lowering medication) there is a lot of interest in exploring therapies such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. The […]