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Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy

Study in the journal – Fertility and Sterility- shows the benefits of acupuncture with Assisted Reproduction Therapy   Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in assisted reproduction therapy (ART) by comparing a group ofRead more ›

The Ancient Art of Infertility

If headlines are any indication of what’s hot and what’s not, it’s easy to believe that infertility treatment is strictly a modern day science, made possible solely through the courtesy of high-tech medicine.But as good as modern science is, many couples tryingRead more ›

Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Rates:

Have you thought about using acupuncture alongside  your IVF treatment? Here is why you should! Chinese Medicine and Fertility: The Research Let’s define infertility. The American Fertility Society defines infertility as occurring when “a couple has 1 year of regular intercourseRead more ›

Acupuncture for ovulation induction in polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

Acupuncture has been demonstrated to improve menstrual frequency and to decrease circulating testosterone in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Our aim was to investigate whether acupuncture affects ovulation frequency and to understand the underlying mechanisms of any such effectRead more ›

Acupuncture and Pelvic Pain In Pregnancy

Elden et al[1] 2005 published a randomised single blind controlled trial involving 386 pregnant women in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Main Findings:  Acupuncture was superior to stabilising exercisers in the management of pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. With acupunctureRead more ›

What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat (According to the World Health Organization)?

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture: low back painRead more ›

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain. Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis

Main Findings : Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option. Significant differences between true and sham acupuncture indicate that acupuncture is more than a placebo   Background  Although acupuncture is widelyRead more ›

Treating Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Main findings: Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center say that acupuncture triggers the release of adenosine, a natural pain killer in the body, as well as metabolites of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the major source of cellularRead more ›

Acupuncture for In Vitro Fertilisation

  The odds of getting pregnant and having a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be higher if women get acupuncture right before or after IVF. That’s the bottom line from a new review of seven studies on theRead more ›


      Main Findings: Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial Objective To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on reproductive outcome in patients treated with IVF/intracytoplasmic spermRead more ›