Fertility research

Acupuncture & fertility research

Chen B.Y. (1997) Acupuncture normalizes dysfunction of hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research 22:97-108 [PubMed abstract]

Cai X.F. (1997) Substitution of Acupuncture for HCG in Ovulation Induction Journal of Chinese Medicine (17) 2: 119-121

Chang R, Chung P.H & Rosenwaks Z (2002) Role of Acupuncture in Female Infertility Fertility & Sterility 78(6): 1149-53 [PubMed abstract] [Full-text - purchase]

Ji P, Ma R.H, Wang Z.X & Liu S.H (1999) Acupuncture treatment of infertility due to irregular menstruation and influence of acupuncture on hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture 10(4): 343-7
Summary: RCT n=98 acu pregnancy rate 69% drug regime 40%

Jin Y (2002) Study on the effect of acupuncture on induction of ovulation Medboo TCM Ejournal
RCT n=22 acu ovulation rate 87% clomid 70%

Li Q.D (1995) Acupuncture treatment in 100 cases of infertility in women International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture 6 (2): 211- 212

Mo X.M, Li D, Pu Y.X, Xi G.F et al (1993) Clinical studies on the mechanism for acupuncture stimulation of ovulation Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine (13) 2: 115-119 [PubMed abstract]
Summary: n=34 anovulation mostly with amenorrhoea, 35% cycling or pregnant, 47% improved (improved hormone levels and follicular development)

Pang B.Z & Zhao H.Y (2004) The treatment of 106 cases of anovulatory infertility with acupuncture Jilin Chinese Medicine and Medicinals 5:44 (abstracted and translated by Wolfe H.L)

White AR (2003) A review of controlled trials of acupuncture for women’s reproductive health care Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 29(4): 23 3-6 [PubMed abstract] [Full-text - FREE]

Yang J.R, Ma Y.Y, Liu Y.L, Wang H.L & Liu Z (2005) Controlled study on acupuncture for treatment of endocrine dysfunctional infertility Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 25:299-300 [PubMed abstract]
Summary: RCT N=240 acu preg rate= 65% clomid 45%

Yu J, Zheng HM (1989) Ping SM [Changes in serum FSH, LH and ovarian follicular growth during electroacupuncture for induction of ovulation] Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi 9:199-202 [PubMed abstract]

Acupuncture & PCOS

Stener-Victorin E, Waldenstrom U, Tragnfors U, Lundeberg T et al (2000) Effects of electroacupuncture on anovulation in women with PCOS Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavia 79:180-88 [PubMed abstract] [Full-text - purchase]