Acupuncture Does Not Improve Pregnancy Rates

The therapy may have other benefits: Women may feel more relaxed and better about themselves.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Acupuncture In Vitro Fertilization Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

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ConclusionWarming-needle moxibustion can increase the endometrial thickness to a certain extent, thus improving the endometrial receptivity, enhancing the embryo implantation rate, and improving the pregnancy outcome.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, 60 patients facing surgery were randomly divided into two groups of 30 patients each. Those patients in the intervention group received simultaneous acupressure at the Yintang and HE-7 acupoints for 5 minutes before surgery, and patients in the control group received intervention at a sham acupoint. The anxiety level of patients was preoperatively assessed twice using the Spielberger’s State-Trait Anxiety Inventory [STAI]. The mean anxiety scores of the two groups were shown to be insignificantly different before the intervention [p=0.859], whereas a significant difference between the mean anxiety scor...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Isabella Neri, Lucrezia Pignatti, Francesca Fontanesi, Fabio FacchinettiAbstractObjectivesPharmacological labor induction is obtained through prostaglandins application and/or oxytocin infusion; however, the use seems to be related to fetal and maternal side effects. Traditional Chinese Medicine advocates the use of acupuncture to soften the cervix and induce uterine contractions. at which presented for The primary outcome was the rate of women admitted for labour induction in case of prolonged pregnancy at 41 +...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, 60 patients facing surgery were randomly divided into two groups of 30 patients each. Those patients in the intervention group received simultaneous acupressure at the Yintang and HE-7 acupoints for 5 minutes before surgery, and patients in the control group received intervention at a sham acupoint. The anxiety level of patients was preoperatively assessed twice using the Spielberger’s State-Trait Anxiety Inventory [STAI]. The mean anxiety scores of the two groups were shown to be insignificantly different before the intervention [p=0.859], whereas a significant difference between the mean anxiety scor...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionWarming-needle moxibustion can increase the endometrial thickness to a certain extent, thus improving the endometrial receptivity, enhancing the embryo implantation rate, and improving the pregnancy outcome.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Isabella Neri, Lucrezia Pignatti, Francesca Fontanesi, Fabio FacchinettiAbstractObjectivesPharmacological labor induction is obtained through prostaglandins application and/or oxytocin infusion; however, the use seems to be related to fetal and maternal side effects. Traditional Chinese Medicine advocates the use of acupuncture to soften the cervix and induce uterine contractions. at which presented for The primary outcome was the rate of women admitted for labour induction in case of prolonged pregnancy at 41 +...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Infertility, Female Intervention:   Other: Acupuncture treatment Sponsor:   Ataturk University Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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