Acupuncture for the treatment of diminished ovary reserve

Conclusion Acupuncture might improve IVF outcomes for women with DOR by acupuncture treatment for three months or help them to receive naturally.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Conclusions: The evidence for acupuncture to treat couples with subfertility undergoing ART remains unclear. Further research is needed, with high-quality trials undertaken and reported. PMID: 30327681 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
To the Editor In a randomized clinical trial of women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), acupuncture did not improve live birth rates, compared with sham acupuncture, and the authors concluded: “These findings do not support the use of acupuncture to improve the rate of live births among women undergoing IVF.” However, the treatment protocol was too short to draw such a conclusion. The study involved only 3 sessions of acupuncture (each for 25 minutes), the first between days 6 and 8 o f ovarian stimulation, the second 1 hour before embryo transfer, and the third immediately after embryo transfer on the d...
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: According to current evidence, OHM combined with moxibustion might be beneficial for treating PCOS. Moreover, the treatment might improve the therapeutic effects of conventional WMs including clomiphene citrate, oral contraceptives, and/or metformin. However, the findings should be interpreted with caution, owing to poor methodological quality of the included studies. Further larger, high-quality, rigorous RCTs should be conducted in this regard.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Present evidence is conclusive on the therapeutic benefits of ginger in treating nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. Although favourable results were obtained for several other interventions, the strength of evidence is very low. The results of this network meta-analysis should be interpreted with extreme caution as it might change with the advent of data from future head-to-head clinical trials. PMID: 30261764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Although PG represents an unpleasant mental and physical condition, it does not pose any specific risk to the health of the mother or increase adverse perinatal outcomes for the fetus. Alternative medicine could play a role in the treatment of PG. PMID: 30221872 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
ConclusionsAcupuncture may have an impact on the outcome rates of implantation, clinical pregnancy, and live birth; however, well-designed RCTs are warranted to further validate its effects.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): Y. Cayir, G.P. Gursoy, B. Borekci
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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This study will be a randomized clinical trial comprising an IVF-ET trial and an IVF-ET trial after acupuncture. Seventy patients will by enrolled and randomly assigned to either of the 2 groups. The study subjects will be required to be diagnosed as having POR. Participants will be divided into 2 groups: IVF-ET single treatment group, and acupuncture and IVF-ET combined treatment group. The study subjects will be required to participate in a 15-week trial involving 16 acupuncture treatments over a period of approximately 2 months before ovulation induction for oocyte retrieval. The primary assessment of all participants w...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
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