Current clinical practice status of Korean medicine for managing female infertility: A cross-sectional survey.

CONCLUSIONS: This study provides expert opinions and information on actual clinical practice patterns of KM for treating female infertility. However, we cannot completely discount the possibility that biased selection of subjects and the low response rate limit the interpretations of the study results. PMID: 32347211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research

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Authors: Zheng C, Wan X, Xu X, Zhang M, Huang G, Wang W Abstract In vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET), a well-developed technology, provides the last possibility or hope for infertile women. However, the live birth rate per IVF cycle is still not satisfactory. Acupuncture is a frequently used adjunctive therapy drawing wide attention on improvement of IVF. Although so many randomized controlled trials have been evaluating the effect of acupuncture on IVF in the past 20 years, the exact efficacy of acupuncture on IVF is still controversy mainly because of no consensus on placebo control and acupuncture sc...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Purpose of review Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common reproductive disorder, which significantly impairs the fertility of 3–10% of women at reproductive age. It is getting very popular for women with PCOS to seek alternative therapies to treat PCOS, for example, acupuncture. This review examines the currently available evidence from the randomized controlled trial to guide future recommendation on using acupuncture to assist the treatment of PCOS. Recent findings PCOS is manifested by oligo-amenorrhoea, infertility, and hirsutism. The standard treatment of PCOS includes oral pharmacological agents, li...
Source: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: WOMEN'S HEALTH: Edited by Joseph Aquilina Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSResearchers and clinicians should keep in mind that, in addition to success rates and safety, patients greatly value research on causes, prevention and emotional aspects of infertility.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Overweight/obesity has been identified as the most common chronic condition associated with patients who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This increases the overall cost of public health care. While current effective and safe conventional medical treatments for overweight and obesity exist, such treatments are limited because of their poor feasibility and side-effects. As a complementary therapy, acupuncture has recently received overwhelming attention to assist weight loss in women who have PCOS, as well as addressing other elements of the disorder, such as stress, irregular menstrual cycles, and i...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research
In this study, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among 419 acupuncturists nation-wide to investigate the top 10 and top 99 acupuncture indications in private clinics in the United States. We found the top 10 indications to be: lower back pain, depression, anxiety, headache, arthritis, allergies, general pain, female infertility, insomnia, neck pain and frozen shoulder. Among the top 99 indications, pain represents the largest category; and mental health management, especially for mood disorders, is in greatest demand. The following popular groups are: immune system dysfunctions, gastrointestinal diseases, gynecology an...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
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
Australian researchers have carried out another randomized clinical trial on acupuncture for in vitro fertilization. Unsurprisingly, it's completely negative. Also unsurprisingly, acupuncturists are not happy and are furiously making excuses. The post Surprise! Surprise! (Well, actually, no.) Acupuncture does not work for in vitro fertilization appeared first on RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE.
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical trials Complementary and alternative medicine Integrative medicine Pseudoscience Quackery acupuncture featured in vitro fertilziation infertility ivf traditional Chinese medicine Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2018 Source:Life Sciences Author(s): Haiyang Fu, Jianhua Sun, Yong Tan, Huifang Zhou, Wanli Xu, Junling Zhou, Dong Chen, Cong Zhang, Xuanxuan Zhu, Ying Zhang, Xiaoliang Wu, Zhaoqing Xi Aims Acupuncture is frequently recommended as a complementary therapy for infertility. However, whether acupuncture can prevent early ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome has not been examined and its potential mechanisms are not well understood. Main methods Forty rats were randomized into four groups: Control, Ovarian Stimulation Model, Acupuncture, and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). Serum e...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Acupuncture;   Quality of Life;   Infertility;   Stress;   Anxiety Interventions:   Other: Acupuncture;   Other: Questionnaires Sponsor:   Federal University of Minas Gerais Recruiting - verified May 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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