LH Rubin MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE Volume 31, Number 6, 2019 Lee Hollander Rubin from the University of California summaries the latest analyses of the effectiveness of acupuncture intervention for IVF patients. The incidence of live births in IVF patients who had acupuncture was seen to be significantly increased in recent meta-analyses, especially in women who had […]
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Yajing Zhong et al, BMC Comp Alt Med (2019) 19:61 BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine The authors examined data from Korean, Chinese and Japanese data bases and found nearly 400 articles relating to endometrial receptivity and fertility. After applying strict exclusion criteria only 13 RCTs were included in the analysis. Significant evidence was found […]
Liu Yun et al, Med (Balt). 2019 Jul; 98(29): e16463. Medicine (Baltimore) Research into treatment of general infertility with acupuncture and Chinese medicine is rare in countries outside of China – one, it is difficult to recruit patients (much easier to collect data on IVF patients) and two there is no financial incentive for such […]
If you are about to start your first (or another) IVF cycle you may be wondering if acupuncture may be of benefit to the way you manage the cycle and to your outcomes? Perhaps you are interested to know more about the research examining IVF acupuncture or maybe you are unsure when to start acupuncture […]
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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