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Women receiving acupuncture on the day of ET perceive less stress, which may play a role in improving their chances of becoming pregnant. In an observational, prospective, cohort study, American investigators studied 57 infertile...

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A large Danish randomised controlled trial has concluded that acupuncture administered in relation to embryo transfer (ET) has no greater effect on the outcome of IVF and or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) than placebo...

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Acupuncture is perceived by infertile women to have a positive impact on their health. An Australian pilot study investigated the experience of eight infertile women who had attended a minimum of four acupuncture sessions with the...

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In a small Brazilian study, 19 male patients with sperm abnormalities (sperm count, motility and morphology) were randomly assigned to receive true (treatment group) or sham (control group) acupuncture and moxibustion treatment....

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A study of the effect of acupuncture on sperm quality in men suffering infertility of unknown cause, found that after twice weekly treatment for five weeks, there were fewer structural sperm defects (acrosome position and shape,...

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The first prospective, randomised, single-blind, placebo-controlled study of the effect of acupuncture in infertile men with severe oligoasthenozoospermia has shown that acupuncture can improve sperm motility. The German study,...

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A UK based systematic review has concluded that acupuncture does not improve in-vitro fertilisation outcome.

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The beneficial effect of acupuncture on fertility treatment has once again been highlighted by the results of a major scientific study.

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American researchers have investigated the effects of acupuncture on serum cortisol and prolactin in IVF patients undergoing drug-induced ovarian hyperstimulation.

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A meta-analysis of seven clinical trials in which acupuncture was used to support embryo transfer during IVF has concluded that it improves rates of pregnancy and live birth.

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