Acupuncture Shows Benefits for Stress Incontinence, Not for PCOS-Related Infertility (FREE)

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Two new trials in JAMA report mixed findings for acupuncture: One shows that acupuncture may help treat stress urinary incontinence, while the other shows no effect on infertility …
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Conclusion Performing any prophylactic anti-incontinence procedure at the same time as prolapse repair reduced the incidence of SUI postoperatively. The Burch colposuspension did not show any decrease in the incidence of SUI postoperatively.Resumo Objetivo: Avaliar se a realiza ção de procedimentos anti-incontinência durante a correção cirúrgica do prolapso anterior e/ou apical em mulheres assintomáticas para incontinência urinária (IU) pode prevenir a incontinência urinária de esforço (IUE) no pós-operatório. Métodos: Foi...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion: These findings show that acupuncturing the sphenopalatine ganglion acupoint alone has a potential role in alleviating nasal symptoms, improving quality of life for patients, and the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, suggesting it as a considerable therapy for allergic rhinitis. However, more studies are needed to execute a subgroup analysis of various variables and to evaluate the publication bias of the study. PMID: 30992709 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yan GAO, Meiying LIU, Shuang WANG, Yuehui CHEN, Jieping XIE, Meiqi JIAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of fire needle combined with filiform needle for different clinical stage frozen shoulders, and to choose the best treatment opportunity for clinical treatment of frozen shoulder.Methods120 patients with frozen shoulders who met the inclusion criteria were numbered according to the visiting order. They were randomized into control group (60 cases) and treatment group (60 cases) according to the rand...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Canan E. Öksüz, Ahmet Kalaycıoğlu, Özlem Uzun, Şahi N. Kalkışım, Nihat B. Zihni, Ahmet Yıldırım, Cavit Boz
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
The gene, XRCC1, is crucial for sperm development, to ensure a high sperm count, swift motility, normal shape, and solid concentration. Chinese scientists show it is lacking in infertile mice.
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Abstract Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the commonest endocrine disorder affecting women of reproductive age. Its aetiology, though yet unclear, is presumed to have an oligogenic basis interacting with environmental factors. Kisspeptins are peptide products of Kiss1 gene that control the hypothalamic pituitary (HPG) axis by acting via G protein-coupled receptor known as GPR54. There is paucity of data on the role of Kiss1 and GPR54 gene in PCOS. We aimed to identify the polymorphisms in Kiss1 and GPR54 genes and explore their association with serum kisspeptin levels among Sri Lankan women with well-characteri...
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The women’s health technology or so-called femtech market has been on the rise for the last couple of years, but it has mainly revolved around fertility and pregnancy. We believe that female health topics reach far beyond such traditional issues and players should concentrate more on menopause, endometriosis, or mental health, just to name a few areas. Thus, we tried to collect companies which are on top of their game in the conventional fertility and/or pregnancy area, but also start-ups and ventures who are looking way beyond that. Here’s our guide to 10 outstanding companies in women’s health. The w...
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Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Hong Feng Liu, ZhengLin Zhao, Jie Zhang, Yi Yan Wu, Yu Jiao, Tong Wu, Sang Chan Kim, Bong Hyo Lee, Yu Fan, Chul Won Lee, Young Woo Kim, Chae Ha Yang, Xiao Dong Zhu, Rong Jie ZhaoAbstractNoradrenergic projections from the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) to the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) are involved in nicotine (Nic) dependence. Nic induces hypothalamic norepinephrine (NE) release through N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) and nitric oxide in the NTS. However, acupuncture attenuates Nic withdrawal-induced anxiety. Th...
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Conclusion: circulating KISS is an important regulator of body weight and reproduction especially in PCOS women.
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TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 -- Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. A research team found acupuncture did...
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