Entries by Acupuncture Pregnancy

ACUPUNCTURE AND BLOOD FLOW; Changes of Local Blood Flow in Response to Acupuncture Stimulation: A Systematic Review

Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Song-Yi Kim etal, Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016; 2016: 9874207 doi: 10.1155/2016/9874207 This systemic review collected randomised control trials done on human subjects, that fitted strict inclusion criteria. Of 8 RCTs, 7 indicated significant increases in microcirculation after acupuncture treatment.

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 […]

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

Komori I et al, BJM 2018 VOL. 26, NO. 10 |  British Journal of Midwifery Databases in Asia and the West were searched for studies examining the effect of acupuncture in treating depression during the post partum period. 3 studies (including 170 women) met the criteria for inclusion (randomised and controlled trials) – two of […]

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 […]

ACUPUNCTURE, HERBS AND ENDOMETRIOSIS: Controlling the Recurrence of Pelvic Endometriosis after A Conservative Operation: Comparison between Chinese Herbal Medicine and Western Medicine

Zhao RH et al, Chin J Integr Med 2013 Nov;19(11):820-825 Chinese Journal of Integrated Medicine A randomised and controlled trial (involving 200 women) studied the prevention of recurrence of endometriosis after surgery and showed that Chinese medicine was as effective a therapy as western pharmaceuticals in preventing recurrence but had significantly fewer side effects. Chinese […]

Effectiveness of Acupuncture on Pregnancy Success Rates for Women Undergoing in Vitro Fertilization: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Cayir Y et al, Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies 11(4):224-225 · August 2018 A randomly selected and controlled trial 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 use sham […]

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.