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In a Danish study to investigate the befits of acupuncture in assisted reproduction (IVF and ICSI), women were randomly assigned to three groups.
Over a period of three years in a private practice 22 patients entering assisted reproduction therapy were given acupuncture.
A German study reported in NEWS 69, June 2002 showed that adding IVF to the treatment protocol of patients receiving IVF increased their chances of becoming pregnant by 50%. Now a further study carried out at the Reproductive...
In this study, 286 women were randomly assigned to receive either electroacupuncture plus para-cervical block or alfentanil (a powerful analgesic) plus para-cervical block during oocyte aspiration (egg retrieval).
A review of the medical literature on acupuncture and female fertility published in the journal Fertility and Sterility has shown that acupuncture can help reduce stress, increase blood flow to the reproductive organs and normalise ovulation and the menstrual cycle.
A recent study in Germany (the Christian-Lauritzen-Institut in Ulm) has shown that adding acupuncture to the treatment protocol of IVF patients increases their chances of becoming pregnant by nearly 50%.
6 female patients being treated for infertility by in vitro fertilisation were referred to acupuncture due to difficulty with follicle production despite maximum gonadotropin therapy. Acupuncture was given at the same time that...
Acupuncture may stimulate follicle development in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). In a small study of 6 women who all had difficulty with follicle production despite maximum gonadotropin therapy, three produced more...