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). The […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 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 […]

Effects of acupuncture during in vitro fertilisation or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: An updated systematic 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. However the authors believe that […]

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.