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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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: 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
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): YIN Yaqian, XU Huanfang, SHANG Jie, YANG Huisheng, FANG YigongABSTRACTIn this paper, a case of premature ovarian failure(POF), accompanied with amenorrhea for 2 years was reported. After 2 months of acupuncture, the patient's menstruation was resumed, and after 11 months of treatment, the patient had a spontaneous pregnancy. It is suggested that acupuncture should be used for the patient with POF as early as possible, and if necessary, hormone replacement therapy is still needed, and it is still expected to obtain sp...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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