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). The […]
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Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Neri I et al, Jnl Acup Merid Studies, Vol 11, 5, October 2018, Pages 332-336 This randomised and controlled trial recruited 375 women who were 2 days past their due date for delivery. The group that received acupuncture were less likely to be induced than the group that received […]
Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Asadi N et al, J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2015 Oct;8(5):249-54 This randomised and controlled trial using sham acupuncture found that true acupuncture reduced labour time but did not influence pain of labour.
Source, Eastland Press (2019) The second edition of a series of 3 texts by Will Maclean and Jane Lyttleton, are now all updated and in one cover. Some call this the Bible or the Merck Manual of internal Chinese medicine.
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 […]
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 […]
Cayir Y et al, JAMS, 11(4):224-225 · August 2018 Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies A randomly selected and controlled trial (RCT) found that acupuncture improved pregnancy rates in women who had acupuncture before and on the day of embryo transfer compared to a similar group of women who did not have acupuncture. This trial did not […]
Yuan An et al, J Assist Reprod Genet. 2013 Jan; 30(1): 35–41 Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics 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 […]
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. However the authors believe that […]
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.
Ching Hsiu Hsieh, The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, Vol. 38, No. 04, pp. 675-682 (2010) This randomised controlled trial examined the effect of pressure on ear acupuncture points on weight loss in young people with a high BMI. Typically ear points are stimulated with needles or with seeds that can be taped onto the […]