Entries by Acupuncture Pregnancy

Embryo transfer

Our clinics offer one or two acupuncture treatments around the time of embryo transfer where appropriate. These are based on protocols used in clinical trials some of which showed an increase in pregnancy rates in certain groups of women receiving acupuncture (most commonly those for whom the expected pregnancy rate was 30% or less). 

Acupuncture versus antidepressants in the management of postpartum depression: A systematic review

Acupuncture versus antidepressants in the management of postpartum depression: A systematic review. By: Komori, Akari, Arthur, David, Radford, Samara, Tan, Hsiewe Ying, Zheng, Li, An, Mira, Umeda, Rika, Zheng, Zhen, British Journal of Midwifery, 09694900, Oct2018, Vol. 26, Issue 10 Background: Antidepressants for postnatal depression may not be acceptable to women and so many may […]

Controlling the Recurrence of Pelvic Endometriosis after A Conservative Operation: Comparison between Chinese Herbal Medicine and Western Medicine

Chin J Integr Med 2013 Nov;19(11):820-825 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Controlling the Recurrence of Pelvic Endometriosis after A Conservative Operation: Comparison between Chinese Herbal Medicine and Western Medicine ZHAO Rui-hua (赵瑞华)1, HAO Zeng-ping (郝增平)2, ZHANG Yi (张 毅)3, LIAN Feng-mei (连凤梅)1, SUN Wei-wei (孙伟伟)1, LIU Yong (刘 永)1, WANG Rui (王 蕊)4, LONG Li (龙 隶)5, CHENG […]

Electroacupuncture Therapy for Weight Loss Reduces Serum Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, and LDL Cholesterol Levels in Obese Women

Mehmet Tuǧrul Cabıoǧlu and N Ergene The American Journal of Chinese Medicine Vol. 33, No. 04, pp. 525-533 (2005) Electroacupuncture was seen in this randomised controlled study to not only reduce overall weight more effectively than restricted diets but also favoured a beneficial change in lipid profile. We await further larger trials to confirm these findings.

Acupuncture and IVF outcomes? Dose matters.

This article is a response to recently published research (Journal of American Medical Association 2018) on outcomes for IVF patients having acupuncture. One of our practitioners (Amy Forth) discusses this study done by personnel working at Western Sydney University and various IVF clinics in Australia and New Zealand into the effectiveness of acupuncture in relation […]