Case of acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal medication in assistance of pregnancy after 11 failures of IVF-ET at advanced age

Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Chen-si Zheng, Yi-gong FangAbstractThis paper reports one case of successful pregnancy in the assistance of acupuncture therapy for regulating menstruation and promoting pregnancy and the periodic intervention with Chinese herbal medicine in a 41-year-old patient with infertility. The patient suffered from 11 failures in the assisted reproductive technique during 3 years. This case suggests that the combined treatment with acupuncture for regulating menstruation and promoting pregnancy and the periodic intervention with Chinese herbal medicine increase the levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and estradiol (E2), improve the oocyte quality and the uterine environment. This therapeutic method plays a positive auxiliary role in the whole process of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) and it can be adopted as an intervention for patients with multiple assisted reproductive failures.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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