Acupuncture Does Not Improve Pregnancy Rates
The therapy may have other benefits: Women may feel more relaxed and better about themselves.
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CONCLUSIONS:: TEAS significantly improves the clinical outcomes of subsequent IVF cycles among women who have experienced RIF. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER:: ChiCTR-TRC-14004730. PMID: 30864824 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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DISCUSSION/STRENGTH: The GRADE approach makes this review a unique reference for people who are considering the grade of quality of evidence in systematic reviews, the balance of desirable and undesirable consequences and the strength of recommendations to decide which intervention should be used to reduce BP. LIMITATIONS: Many non-drug therapies were excluded due to the low methodological quality of their systematic reviews, and only 14 therapies were evaluated in this review. As no patient-important outcomes were reviewed, surrogate outcomes were used to rate the strength of recommendations. This approach may cause ...
ConclusionsIn PCOS patients, HHCY contributes to increased pregnancy loss and reduced ovulation, and MS was related to defects in ovulation, conception, pregnancy, pregnancy loss and live birth, indicating that the two conditions lead to defects at different reproductive stages.
Publication date: Available online 2 January 2019Source: Reproductive BioMedicine OnlineAuthor(s): Caroline A Smith, Mike Armour, Zewdneh Shewamene, Hsiewe Ying Tan, Robert J Norman, Neil P JohnsonAbstractThis 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 pregnancy. Twenty trials and 5130 women were included in the review. The meta-analysis found increased pregnancies (risk ratio [RR] 1.32, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.07–1.62, 12 tri...
Publication date: Available online 27 December 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Li-na CUI, Zhong-tai LIABSTRACTA female patient was of the pregnancy for less than 24 weeks and suffered from adhesive ileus. The conservative treatment with acupuncture was selected to keep the fetus alive. A single-used filiform needle, 0.30mm × 40 mm was used. Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST 36), Shàngjùxū (上巨虚 ST 37), Tàichōng (太冲 LR 3) and Zhīgōu (支沟 TE 6) were selected bilaterally. At each acupoint, the needle was inserted rapidly and manipulated with the twist...
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ConclusionConflicting literature and a “fear of blame” influences NZ physiotherapists’ decisions to offer needling (both acupuncture and DN) during pregnancy. Further training in this field is recommended to ensure safe practice and adequate provision of acupuncture treatment options for pregnant women suffering musculoskeletal pain, such as LBP and PGP. Further research, particularly into DN, for women during pregnancy, is warranted.