Entries by Acupuncture Pregnancy

Relationship between psychological stress and reproductive outcome in women undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment: Psychological and neurohormonal assessment

Yuan An et al, J Assist Reprod Genet. 2013 Jan; 30(1): 35–41 264 women undergoing IVF were tested periodically for cortisol and noradrenaline status. Additionally they completed assays to determine anxiety and depression. Lower levels of the stress hormones were found in women who were successful in conceiving and having a live birth. This is […]

Effects of acupuncture during in vitro fertilisation or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: An updated systemic review and meta-analysis.

Xian Zhang et al, 2018, Eur Jnl Int Med,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eujim.2018.09.001 European Journal of Integrative Medicine. The most recent meta analysis of outcomes for IVF patients concluded that those who had acupuncture during their cycle compared to those who had routine care, had a higher chance of having a live birth.