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Fertility Studies & Research

Fertility & Acupuncture Studies

Endometriosis Pain*

   Preliminary estimates indicate that Japanese-style acupuncture may be an effective, safe, and well-tolerated adjunct therapy for endometriosis-related pelvic pain in adolescents.
http://www.jpagonline.org/article/S1083-31882900257-4/abstract


Inflammatory Obstruction of the Fallopian Tubes*

   Acupuncture is also worth trying in the treatment of female infertility due to inflammatory obstruction of the fallopian tubes, where it seems to be superior to conventional therapy with intrauterine injection of gentamicin, chymotrypsin and dexamethasone. Reported by: World Health Organization in a review of controlled clinical trials in 2003

Ji P et al. [Clinical study on acupuncture treatment of infertility due to inflammatory obstruction of fallopian tube.] Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 1996, 16(9):469–470 [in Chinese].


In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)*

   The pregnancy rate of IVF treatment is significantly increased, especially when acupuncture is administered on the day of embryo transfer.
http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-02822900361-0/abstract

The reviewers found that acupuncture given as a complement to IVF increased the odds of achieving pregnancy. The results, considered preliminary, point to a potential complementary treatment that may improve the success of IVF and the need to conduct additional clinical trials to confirm these findings.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18258932

Acupuncture improves clinical pregnancy rates and live birth rates for women receiving IVF.   http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-02822902859-7/abstract

There is evidence of benefit when acupuncture is performed on the day of embryo transfer (ET) on the live birth rate.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006920.pub2/abstract

Ovulation Induction: Comparing Effectiveness of Acupuncture and Clomifene (Clomid or Serophene)*

   This study found that acupuncture is more effective than clomifene for the treatment of infertility. Clomifene, trademarked as Clomid, Serophene, or  Omifin, is the most widely prescribed fertility drug on the market. It is an estrogen receptor modulator that induces ovulation. In this study, after 6 months of treatment, the acupuncture group had a success rate of 76.3% and the clomifene group had a 48.1% success rate.
https://library.villanova.edu/Find/Summon/Record?id=FETCH-gale_primary_2853264201

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)*

   Acupuncture reduces hyperandrogenism and improves menstrual frequency in PCOS.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21487075

   Acupuncture normalizes levels of ovarian and adrenal sex serum levels and simultaneously increases ovulation frequency.
http://ajpendo.physiology.org/search?fulltext=julia+johansson&submit=yes&x=0&y=0

 Pregnancy & Acupuncture Studies

Abnormal Fetal Positioning*

   Five randomized studies evaluating the value of acupuncture in cases of breech presentation indicate that this method tended to be effective. The conclusion of the study was that acupuncture should be attempted in cases of breech presentation.                                                                                                                                         http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19718585


Back Pain During Pregnancy*

   Activation of brain areas involved in pain perception was significantly reduced or modulated under acupuncture. During acupuncture, activation in most of these pain-processing areas of the brain was significantly reduced.                                                                                                                                             http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2010/11/101130100357.htm


Depression During Pregnancy*

   Acupuncture protocol demonstrated symptom reduction and a response rate comparable to those observed in standard depression treatments of similar length and could be a viable treatment option for depression during pregnancy.                                                                                                                                               http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20177281

Emotional complaints are very common in pregnancy and medication is always a risk. In this study, acupuncture seems to be an efficacious means of reducing symptoms and improving the quality of life of women with emotional complaints during pregnancy.
http://aim.bmj.com/content/25/3/65.abstract


Labor Induction*

   If induction of labor is desired, such as in prolonged pregnancy, the effect of acupuncture is comparable with that of oxytocin by intravenous drip. Reported by: World Health Organization in a review of controlled clinical trials in 2003.

Lin PC et al. [Observation of the effect of acupuncture and oxytocin intravenous perfusion for expediting labour.] Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 1992, 12(6):281–283 [in Chinese].


Lactation*

   Acupuncture stimulates milk secretion after childbirth and can be used to treat deficient lactation. It has been observed that acupuncture elevates the blood prolactin levels in women with deficient milk secretion after childbirth. Reported by: World Health Organization in a review of controlled clinical trials in 2003

Hu XC et al. [The influence of acupuncture on blood prolactin level in women with deficient lactation.] Shanghai Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1958, (12):557–558 [in Chinese].


Migraine*

   Available studies suggest that acupuncture is at least as effective as, or possibly more effective than, prophylactic drug treatment, and has fewer adverse effects. Acupuncture should be considered a treatment option for patients willing to undergo this treatment.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001218.pub2/abstract


Morning Sickness*

   Acupuncture is an effective treatment for women who experience nausea and dry retching in early pregnancy.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11843784


Pregnancy Complaints*

   The summarized findings indicated a small but growing body of acupuncture research, with some evidence suggesting a benefit from acupuncture to treat nausea in pregnancy. Findings from the review also highlighted promising evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture to manage back and pelvic pain, acupuncture-type interventions to induce change in breech presentation, and pain relief in labor.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19747272

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