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Abstract OBJECTIVETo investigate the effect of acupuncture on pregnancy success rates applied before and after embryo transfer (ET) among women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). MATERIALS AND METHODSIn this randomized controlled trial, 72 infertile women undergoing IVF were randomized to acupuncture (AG; n = 36) and control group (CG; n = 36). Three sessions of acupuncture were applied to AG, the first was one week before ET, the second...
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Abstract Objectives: Needle and laser acupuncture are often used to improve the success rate of assisted reproductive technology (ART). This study examined whether needle or laser acupuncture ameliorated the emotional distress experienced by infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Materials and Methods Fifty-one infertile women who were undergoing IVF-ET or ICSI received needle acupuncture (needle-acupuncture group;...
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Abstract Background The effects of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes remain controversial. And the variation in participant, interventions, outcomes studied, and trial design may relate to the efficacy of adjuvant acupuncture. Methods We searched digital databases for relevant studies, including Embase, PubMed, Cochrane Library and some Chinese databases up to December 2018, for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating the effects of acupuncture on...
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Abstract Objectives: To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on the semen quality of patients with clinical varicocele and their fertility outcomes. Methods: A total of 158 men, with the primary infertility and clinical varicocele were randomized into two groups. The study group underwent a subinguinal microscopic varicocelectomy, and control group without operation. Then, each group was randomized to two sub groups; the first subgroups from...
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Systematic reviews and meta-analyses Research resource Lianne Aquilina and Mark Bovey: British Acupuncture Council review, 2019 A body of evidence is presented on the topic of acupuncture administered for IVF or ICSI that indicates acupuncture has a significant treatment effect on clinical pregnancy and birth rate when conducted at varied time points. Research is ongoing and is not conclusive. Key points A 2018 systematic review...
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KEY MESSAGE Acupuncture may be effective when compared to no adjunctive treatment with increasing clinical pregnancies and live births, but is not an efficacious treatment when compared with sham controls. ABSTRACT This was a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of acupuncture as an adjunct to embryo transfer compared with controls to improve reproductive outcomes. The primary outcome was clinical...
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Original Titel: Efficacy of acupuncture as adjunctive treatment on infertility patients with polycystic ovary syndrome Wissenschaftler untersuchten Akupunktur bei PCO-Syndrom. Die Studie zeigt, dass Akupunktur durchaus positive Effekte auf Hormone, Gewicht und Schwangerschaftsrate haben kann. Das Polyzystische Ovarialsyndrom ist die häufigste hormonelle Erkrankung bei Frauen zwischen dem 20. und 30. Lebensjahr. Verschiedene Wirkstoffe können eingesetzt werden, um den Hormonhaushalt zu regulieren. Aber auch alternative Behandlungen können angewendet werden. Wissenschaftler aus...
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Acupuncture successfully regulates hormones and ovarian blood flow in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) related infertility. Maternal and Child Healthcare Hospital of Hengfeng County researchers compared the efficaciousness of acupuncture and drug therapy. The addition of acupuncture to drug therapy produced superior patient outcomes over patients receiving only drug monotherapy. [1] The combined integrative medicine protocol using acupuncture produced improvements in the regulation of...
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Abstract Introduction Systematic reviews need constantly updating as new evidence emerges. The aim of this comprehensive systematic review/meta-analysis focused on trials that provided acupuncture during in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) which were compared with routine care for a range of outcomes – implantation rate, biochemical pregnancies (presence of a positive urinary pregnancy test or a positive serum human chorionic gonadotrophin test), clinical pregnancies, ongoing pregnancies, and rates of miscarriage and live...
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1) Clinical Study On Treatment of Male Immune Infertility with Sheng Jing Zhong Zi Tang JTCM June 2002 70/34 Yang Baocun et al (Archive subscribers please click on ‘find out more’ to see abstract. The full article is not available online and must be bought as a photocopy delivered by post). Clinical Study on Treatment of Male Immune Infertility with Sheng Jing Zhong Zi Tang Yang...
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