Caroline Smith et al, JAMA, 2018 DOI: 10.1001/jama.2018.5336 Journal of the American Medical Association. 848 women at 16 different IVF centres in Australia and New Zealand were given acupuncture (with real or sham needles) by 80 different acupuncturists. A standardised protocol was delivered on Day 6 of the stimulation phase and another at some […]
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Gaudernack LC1, Forbord S, Hole E , Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2006;85(11):1348-53. Acta Obstetrica Gynecologica Scandinavia Labour times were reduced in women who’s waters had broken if they had acupuncture. There was also significant reduction in the need for oxytocin infusion to augment labor if acupuncture was administered.
Arnoldi M et al, Human Reproduction. 25(20100600)pg i257, ESHRE JUN 2010 102 patients with previous history of failed IVF attempts or with high FSH were offered acupuncture during their next IVF cycle, and the outcome was compared with a similar group who did not have acupuncture. The pregnancy rate was found to be significantly higher […]
Ui Min Jerng et al Asian J Androl. 2014 Nov-Dec; 16(6): 884–891 This review looks at a selected number of RCTs that examined the effect of acupuncture on sperm motility and count, but not morphology. From the 4 trials they examined, they report that motility and sperm concentration were significantly increased in the acupuncture groups […]
There are several good reasons why you should think about having acupuncture before and during your IVF cycle ……..or maybe why you shouldn’t ! Spoiler alert ….. If you are young, and healthy and doing IVF only because of male factor or blocked tubes, acupuncture might not benefit you as much as it […]
Lu Li et al, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 753856 Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Chinese data bases were screened for published studies on the effect of chinese herbal medicine on threatened miscarriage. While more than 300,000 papers were found, the trials generally did not meet the clinical research standards that would be required […]
Ni-Ni Chen et al, BMC Complement Altern Med. 2014; 14: 2. This review examined 38 RCTs (some of which were at risk of bias) and nearly 4000 patients with fibroids. They were treated with mifepristone alone or in combination with a well known herbal formula. They state that meta-analyses demonstrated that Guizhi Fuling Formula plus […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]