Medical News Today: Can acupuncture improve fertility?

Many people look for alternatives to hormonal or other drug treatments to improve fertility outcomes. One option is acupuncture. Learn more about it, including whether it works, here.
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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
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...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yue LI, Jun YANG, Li GUI, Yin-qiu FANAbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects on spatial long-term memory in the rats with vascular dementia (VD) treated with moxibustion for resolving stasis and promoting meridian circulation.MethodsThe modified 2-vascular occlusion (2-VO) method was used to prepare VD animal model. The rats were randomized into a sham-operation group, a model group, a moxibustion group and a western medication group, 15 rats in each one. In the moxibustion group, mild warm moxibustion was applied to...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Lai HC, Lin YW, Hsieh CL Abstract Pain can trigger central amplification called central sensitization, which ultimately results in hyperalgesia and/or allodynia. Many reports have showed acupuncture has an analgesic effect. We searched the related article on PubMed database and Cochrane database to discover central sensitization pathway in acupuncture analgesia. We summarized that acupuncture enhances the descending inhibitory effect and modulates the feeling of pain, thus modifying central sensitization. The possible mechanisms underlying the analgesic effects of acupuncture include segmental inhibition a...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAromatase inhibitor-induced arthralgia (AIA) is a very common syndrome which significantly affects breast cancer survivors ’ quality of life, and it often leads to non-compliance with aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy. However, the treatment of AIA remains a clinical challenge. Here, we will review the current data for acupuncture and vitamin D in the management of AIA.Recent FindingsAcupuncture has been shown to improve AIA symptoms, but it has not consistently been proven to offer significantly more clinical benefit than sham acupuncture. Similarly, while some vitamin D trials have shown ben...
Source: Current Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
(Natural News) Although it is completely ignored by the mainstream media, all natural and alternative medical philosophy and therapies remain under constant attack in the United States, as well as in the UK, France, Canada, Australia and elsewhere. In addition to the pharmaceutical industry’s profitable interests tied to our federal health agencies (FDA, CDC, etc.)...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This article reviews the research from 2000 to 2018 regarding the mechanism of acupuncture for hypertension, and we summarize the current knowledge about using acupuncture for hypertension. We found that the mechanism whereby acupuncture lowers blood pressure is related to the regulation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, vascular endothelium, oxidative stress, neuroendocrine system, and so on. Besides, there may be cross-talk between multiple systems and multiple targets. We also investigate the influence factors of acupuncture for hypertension. These results may provide evidence and research ideas for the treatment...
Source: International Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int J Hypertens Source Type: research
Condition:   Low Anterior Resection Syndrome Intervention:   Device: Acupuncture Sponsors:   National Cancer Institute, Lithuania;   Vilnius University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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