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A small Chinese study suggests that acupuncture can regulate hormone levels and improve psychological and menopausal symptoms in women with premature ovarian failure (POF).
Swedish authors have reviewed the results of randomised studies on the use of acupuncture for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
There is no evidence that acupuncture improves live birth or pregnancy rates in assisted conception, according to an update of a Cochrane Database systematic review.
A small Chinese study suggests that electro-acupuncture (EA) can normalise hormone levels and induce menstruation in women with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI - a syndrome characterised by amenorrhoea, sex steroid deficiency and elevated gonadotrophin levels, occurring in women under the age of 40).
Two US authors have undertaken a critical examination of the current state of research on acupuncture as a supporting treatment for IVF.
Acupuncture researchers from the USA have carried out a study to re-examine the effect of an adjuvant acupuncture protocol that was previously reported to have a negative effect on clinical pregnancy rates (CPR) in women undergoing vitro fertilization (IVF).
A small qualitative study carried out in the UK has found that women treated with acupuncture during labour reported enhanced birthing experiences.
A Chinese research group has shown that treatment with Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) can prevent the recurrence of endometriosis and improve the conception rate in women who have undergone surgery for endometriosis.
A course of acupuncture treatments can increase ovulation frequency in women with PCOS, according to a Swedish study.
Treatment with acupuncture and moxibustion can lead to better chances of a successful pregnancy for women who have had previous IVF failures.