Acupuncture or acupressure for relieving pain during labour
Smith, CA. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Feb 2020. Acupuncture in comparison to sham acupuncture may increase satisfaction with pain management and reduce use of pharmacological analgesia. Acupressure in comparison to a combined control and usual care may reduce pain intensity.
Published on Feb 7, 2020
Acupuncture performed around the time of embryo transfer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Smith CA et al. 2019. Acupuncture performed around the time of embryo transfer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Reprod Biomed Online. 2019 Mar;38(3):364-379. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2018.12.038. Epub 2019 Jan 2. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture may be effective when compared to no adjunctive treatment with increasing clinical pregnancies and live births, but is not an efficacious treatment when compared with sham controls. ("Sham acupuncture is not an effective control, because anytime you put a needle in the body you affect a change", Stephanie Gianarelli)
Published on Mar 1, 2019
Acupuncture plus moxibustion to resolve breech presentation: a randomized controlled study.
J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2004 Apr;15(4):247-52. Neri I, Airola G, Contu G, Allais G, Facchinetti F, Benedetto C. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Modena-Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture plus moxibustion is more effective than observation in revolving fetuses in breech presentation. Such a method appears to be a valid option for women willing to experience a natural birth.
Published on Apr 15, 2004
Acupuncture therapy for fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Conclusion: Acupuncture therapy is an effective and safe treatment for patients with FM, and this treatment can be recommended for the management of FM. Zhang, X. C., Chen, H., Xu, W. T., Song, Y. Y., Gu, Y. H., & Ni, G. X. (2019). Acupuncture therapy for fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of pain research, 12, 527–542. https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S186227
Published on Jan 30, 2019
Acupuncture treatment as breastfeeding support: preliminary data.
Neri I, Allais G, Vaccaro V, Minniti S, Airola G, Schiapparelli P, Benedetto C, Facchinetti F., Journal of Alternative Complementary Med. 2011 Feb;17(2):133-7. doi: 10.1089/acm.2009.0714. Epub 2011 Feb 8. Source: Mother-Infant Department, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. email@example.com CONCLUSIONS: Such preliminary data suggest that 3 weeks of acupuncture treatment were more effective than observation alone in maintaining breastfeeding until the third month of the newbornsâ€™ lives.
Published on Feb 8, 2011
Acupuncture treatment as breastfeeding support: preliminary data.
Neri I, et al. Acupuncture treatment as breastfeeding support: preliminary data. J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Feb;17(2):133-7.
Published on Feb 11, 2011
Acupuncture vs. Pharmacological Prophylaxis of Migraine: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials
Conclusions: Based on moderate certainty of evidence, we conclude that acupuncture is mildly more effective and much safer than medication for the prophylaxis of migraine. Giovanardi, C. M., Cinquini, M., Aguggia, M., Allais, G., Campesato, M., Cevoli, S., Gentili, F., Matrà, A., & Minozzi, S. (2020). Acupuncture vs. Pharmacological Prophylaxis of Migraine: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Frontiers in neurology, 11, 576272. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2020.576272
Published on Oct 14, 2020
Acupuncture: a promising treatment for depression during pregnancy
Manber R, et al. Acupuncture: a promising treatment for depression during pregnancy. J Affect Disord. 2004 Nov 15;83(1):89-95. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture holds promise for the treatment of depression during pregnancy.
Published on Nov 15, 2004
Adverse effect of superoxide-induced mitochondrial damage in granulosa cells on follicular development in mouse ovaries
Hoque SAM, Umehara T, Kawai T, Shimada M. 2021. Adverse effect of superoxide-induced mitochondrial damage in granulosa cells on follicular development in mouse ovaries. Free Radic Biol Med. 163:344-355.
Published on Feb 1, 2021
Antioxidant CoQ10 Restores Fertility by Rescuing Bisphenol A-Induced Oxidative DNA Damage in the Caenorhabditis elegans Germline
Hornos Carneiro MF, Shin N, Karthikraj R, Barbosa F Jr, Kannan K, ColaiÃ¡covo MP. 2020. Antioxidant CoQ10 Restores Fertility by Rescuing Bisphenol A-Induced Oxidative DNA Damage in the Caenorhabditis elegans Germline. Genetics. 214(2):381-395.
Published on Feb 1, 2020
Antioxidant supplements and semen parameters: An evidence based review
Ahmadi S, Bashiri R, Ghadiri-Anari A, Nadjarzadeh A. 2016. Antioxidant supplements and semen parameters: An evidence based review. Int J Reprod Biomed. 14(12):729-736.
Published on Dec 14, 2016
Association between phthalate exposure and risk of spontaneous pregnancy loss: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Zhang H, Gao F, Ben Y, Su Y. 2020. Association between phthalate exposure and risk of spontaneous pregnancy loss: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Environ Pollut. 267:115446.
Published on Dec 1, 2020
Association of Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase C677T and A1298C Gene Polymorphisms With Recurrent Pregnancy Loss in Syrian Women
Al-Achkar W, Wafa A, Ammar S, Moassass F, Jarjour RA. 2017. Association of Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase C677T and A1298C Gene Polymorphisms With Recurrent Pregnancy Loss in Syrian Women. Reprod Sci. 24(9):1275-1279.
Published on Sep 14, 2017
Association of Prenatal Phthalate Exposure With Language Development in Early Childhood
Bornehag CG, Lindh C, Reichenberg A, WikstrÃ¶m S, Unenge Hallerback M, Evans SF, Sathyanarayana S, Barrett ES, Nguyen RHN, Bush NR, Swan SH. 2018. Association of Prenatal Phthalate Exposure With Language Development in Early Childhood. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Dec 1;172(12):1169-1176.
Published on Dec 1, 2018
Bisphenol A: an emerging threat to female fertility
Pivonello C, Muscogiuri G, Nardone A, Garifalos F, Provvisiero DP, Verde N, de Angelis C, Conforti A, Piscopo M, Auriemma RS, Colao A, Pivonello R. 2020. Bisphenol A: an emerging threat to female fertility. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 18(1):22.
Published on Mar 14, 2020
Changes in serum cortisol and prolactin associated with acupuncture during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in women undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer treatment.
Magarelli PC, Cridennda DK, Cohen M., Fertil Steril. 2009 Dec;92(6):1870-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.10.067. Epub 2008 Dec 31. CONCLUSION(S): In this study, there appears to be a beneficial regulation of CORT and PRL in the Ac group during the medication phase of the IVF treatment with a trend toward more normal fertile cycle dynamics.
Published on Dec 31, 2008
Chinese herbal medicine and clomiphene citrate for anovulation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
See CJ, McCulloch M, Smikle C, Gao J., J Altern Complement Med. 2011 May;17(5):397-405. CONCLUSIONS: Chinese herbal medicine may increase the effectiveness of CC therapy. However, the RCTs are of poor methodological quality and small sample size, and the results require confirmation with rigorously controlled studies.
Published on May 17, 2011
Chinese Herbal Medicine Fertility Studies
Ried K, Stuart K., Complement Ther Med. 2011 Dec;19(6):319-31. CONCLUSIONS: Our review suggests that management of female infertility with Chinese Herbal Medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2-fold within a 4 month period compared with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF. Assessment of the quality of the menstrual cycle, integral to TCM diagnosis, appears to be fundamental to successful treatment of female infertility.
Published on Dec 19, 2011
Clinical Evidence for Association of Acupuncture and Acupressure With Improved Cancer Pain
Findings In this systematic review of 17 randomized clinical trials and meta-analysis of 14 trials in the current English-language and Chinese-language literature, a significant association was found between real (compared with sham) acupuncture and reduced pain, and acupuncture combined with analgesic therapy was associated with decreased analgesic use. However, heterogeneity lowered the level of certainty of the evidence. He, Y., Guo, X., May, B. H., Zhang, A. L., Liu, Y., Lu, C., Mao, J. J., Xue, C. C., & Zhang, H. (2020). Clinical Evidence for Association of Acupuncture and Acupressure With Improved Cancer Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JAMA oncology, 6(2), 271–278.
Published on Feb 6, 2020
Clinical observation on the effects of electroacupuncture at Shaoze (SI 1) in 46 cases of postpartum insufficient lactation.
Wei L, Wang H, Han Y, Li C., Journal of Traditional Chin Med. 2008 Sep;28(3):168-72. CONCLUSIONS: Electroacupuncture at Shaoze (SI 1) was obviously effective for postpartum insufficient lactation.
Published on Sep 28, 2008