Effect of acupuncture on women with poor ovarian response: a study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial

DiscussionThe results of this trial will help to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of POR. This may provide a new treatment option for patients with POR and their physicians.Trial registrationAMCTR-IPR-18000198. Registered on 10 August 2018.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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CONCLUSIONS: Some CAM therapies may help reduce post-CS pain for up to 24 hours. The evidence on adverse events is too uncertain to make any judgements on safety and we have no evidence about the longer-term effects on pain. Since pain control is the most relevant outcome for post-CS women and their clinicians, it is important that future studies of CAM for post-CS pain measure pain as a primary outcome, preferably as the proportion of participants with at least moderate (30%) or substantial (50%) pain relief. Measuring pain as a dichotomous variable would improve the certainty of evidence and it is easy to understand for ...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Conclusion Auriculotherapy is a potential integrative and complementary practice within the National Health System (Brazilian SUS) that can help reduce pregnant women ’ s anxiety during low-risk prenatal care. The acupuncturist nurse has relevant importance in this process.
Source: Acta Paulista de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
Conclusions: Practitioners should use GV 20 to address psychologic concerns, especially in patients seeking assistive reproductive technologies. The general sense of well-being induced by GV 20 stimulation involves engaging the HPA axis. More research on GV 20's effect on regulation of hormonal imbalances, mood, anxiety, and depression via the HPA axis is warranted as is research on how GV 20 stimulation affects prolactin levels when treating hyperprolactinemia, and subsequently, dopamine utilization. PMID: 31624529 [PubMed]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research
Abstract The birth of a child is one of the greatest moments in the life of a parent. It brings joy, bliss, and exhilaration. However, for a variety of reasons, childbirth may also promote fear and anxiety. In some cases, childbearing can even cause considerable emotional distress that can ruthlessly influence the dynamics of the family. Perinatal depressive disorders are mood disorders that can affect mothers, and are considered one of the most common complications during and after pregnancy. Perinatal depressive disorders can have profound negative effects on personal and family life. These disorders can also ha...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research
Karin Meissner1,2*, Nicola Talsky1, Elisabeth Olliges1,2, Carmen Jacob1,3,4, Oliver J. Stötzer5, Christoph Salat5, Michael Braun6 and Raluca Flondor1 1Institute of Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany 2Division of Health Promotion, Coburg University of Applied Sciences, Coburg, Germany 3Clinical Neurosciences, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom 4Wessex Neurological Centre, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom 5Haematology and Oncology, Outpatient Cancer Ca...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In this study, 60 patients facing surgery were randomly divided into two groups of 30 patients each. Those patients in the intervention group received simultaneous acupressure at the Yintang and HE-7 acupoints for 5 minutes before surgery, and patients in the control group received intervention at a sham acupoint. The anxiety level of patients was preoperatively assessed twice using the Spielberger’s State-Trait Anxiety Inventory [STAI]. The mean anxiety scores of the two groups were shown to be insignificantly different before the intervention [p=0.859], whereas a significant difference between the mean anxiety scor...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Massage, warm pack and thermal manual methods may have a role in reducing pain, reducing length of labour and improving women's sense of control and emotional experience of labour, although the quality of evidence varies from low to very low and few trials reported on the key GRADE outcomes. Few trials reported on safety as an outcome. There is a need for further research to address these outcomes and to examine the effectiveness and efficacy of these manual methods for pain management. PMID: 29589380 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Discussion: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for improving menstrual frequency and other symptoms of patients with PCOS. The limitation of this trial is that it would be difficult to blind the acupuncturists. In addition, these findings may not be suitable for women with PCOS who are seeking pregnancy.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The oriental treatments may be useful for pregnant women who need perinatal mental health care. PMID: 28496555 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clin Med Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: J Clin Med Res Source Type: research
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’s National Vital Statistics Reports, more than one in five U.S. births now occur in states where marijuana is legal. That ’s triggered a concern among health professionals about the use of marijuana by pregnant women.Along with the broader availability of marijuana comes the perception that it is a harmless substance, health professionals say. But pregnant women, who may be seeking relief from a variety of ailments, should be aware of the potential health consequences of marijuana use.To understand how marijuana affects expectant mother...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
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