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IVF and acupuncture

Junyoung Jo, Yoon Jae Lee
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to assess the evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). METHODS: We searched a total of 15 databases through October 2015. The participants were women with PCOS (diagnosed using the Rotterdam criteria) undergoing IVF or ICSI...
January 11, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Yi Qian, Xin-Ru Xia, Humphrey Ochin, Cun Huang, Chao Gao, Li Gao, Yu-Gui Cui, Jia-Yin Liu, Yan Meng
PURPOSE: Controversial results have been reported concerning the effect of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. The current review was conducted to systematically review published studies of the effects of acupuncture on IVF outcomes. METHODS: Women undergoing IVF in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were evaluated for the effects of acupuncture on IVF outcomes. The treatment groups involved traditional, electrical, laser, auricular, and other acupuncture techniques...
December 19, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Adam H Balen, Lara C Morley, Marie Misso, Stephen Franks, Richard S Legro, Chandrika N Wijeyaratne, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Bart C J M Fauser, Robert J Norman, Helena Teede
BACKGROUND: Here we describe the consensus guideline methodology, summarise the evidence-based recommendations we provided to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for their consideration in the development of global guidance and present a narrative review on the management of anovulatory infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: The aim of this paper was to present an evidence base for the management of anovulatory PCOS...
November 2016: Human Reproduction Update
Zhengyun Xie, Bing Yao, Li Chen, Yanyun Mu, Jie Cheng, Qian Li, Zhao Gao, You-bing Xia
The impact of acupuncture for the pregnancy of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) is discussed in the paper. Nowadays there are various conclusions about the impact of acupuncture for IVF-ET, and it may result from the differences in research designs. The effect is closely related to the demographic and clinical characteristics of subjects, such as age, the diagnosis of barrenness, blood flow index of uterine spiral arteries, the cycle of IVF, etc. Besides, the efficacy is influenced by treatment based on syndrome differentiation or not, the frequency and course of acupuncture in both the treating group and the control group, etc...
May 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Li Zhou, Youbing Xia, Xiang Ma, Limei Tang, Jing Lu, Qingqing Tang, Yinping Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of "menstrual cycle-based acupuncture therapy" on ovarian function and pregnancy results of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) in patients with decline in ovarian reserve (DOR). METHODS: A total of 63 patients of DOR who received treatment of IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) were randomly divided into an observation group (30 cases) and a control group (33 cases). The patients in the observation group were treated with "menstrual cycle-based acupuncture therapy"...
January 2016: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Paraskevi Matsota, Eva Kaminioti, Georgia Kostopanagiotou
Management of pain and anxiety during oocyte retrieval makes anesthesia an important part of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. There are many studies investigating the influence of anesthesia on IVF success. This review article provides an overview of published data regarding the potential toxic effects of different anesthetic techniques (Loco-regional, general anesthesia (GA), and monitored anesthesia care (MAC)), different anesthetic agents, and alternative medicine approach (principally acupuncture) on the IVF outcome...
2015: BioMed Research International
Qian Chen, Cuifang Hau
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impacts on endometrial and pregnancy outcomes treated with acupuncture and moxibustion in the patients of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) and explore the application value, of acupuncture and moxibustion in IVF-ET treatment. METHODS: One hundred and fourteen patients of IVF-ET treated with standard long-term program at luteal phase were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 57 cases in each one. In the observation group, at the beginning of ovulatory induction, moxibustion was applied to Shenque (CV 8) and acupuncture was to Zhongji (CV 3), Guanyuan (CV 4), Qihai (CV 6), Zigong (EX-CA 1), Xuebai (SP 10), etc...
April 2015: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Jing Li, Wei Cui, Wei Sun, Qi-Yao Zhang, Qun Guan
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) treatment on the oocyte quality in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). METHODS: Totally 217 PCOS patients undergoing IVF-ET were assigned to two groups by random digit table, the EA group (119 cases) and the control group (98 cases). All patients received long program ovarian hyperstimulation with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist...
March 2015: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Lee E Hullender Rubin, Michael S Opsahl, Klaus E Wiemer, Scott D Mist, Aaron B Caughey
Patients undergoing IVF may receive either acupuncture or whole-systems traditional Chinese medicine (WS-TCM) as an adjuvant IVF treatment. WS-TCM is a complex intervention that can include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary, lifestyle recommendations. In this retrospective cohort study, 1231 IVF patient records were reviewed to assess the effect of adjuvant WS-TCM on IVF outcomes compared among three groups: IVF with no additional treatment; IVF and elective acupuncture on day of embryo transfer; or IVF and elective WS-TCM...
June 2015: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Fang Lian, Chen Chen, Shan Xiang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the impact and effect mechanism of electroacupuncture (EA) on oocyte quali ty in the patients with infertility of kidney deficiency pattern. METHODS: Sixty-six cases differentiated as kidney de ficiency and with in vitro fertilization-embryo transplantation (IVF-ET), aged fromnt 35 to 42 years were rando- mized into an observation group and a control group, 33 cases in each one. The IVF-ET therapy of the long proto- col with gonadotrophin releasing hormone agonist was adopted in the two groups...
February 2015: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Jasmin Okhowat, Maximilian Murtinger, Maximilian Schuff, Johannes Wogatzky, Dietmar Spitzer, Pierre Vanderzwalmen, Barbara Wirleitner, Nicolas Herbert Zech
CONTEXT: Massage therapy is increasingly used to relieve physical and mental discomfort and is suggested as a safe therapeutic modality, without any significant risks or any known side effects. Although a multitude of complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, are applied in reproductive medicine, no information is available with regard to the application of massage as an adjuvant therapy in assisted-reproduction techniques (ARTs). OBJECTIVES: This study was intended to assess the effectiveness of a deep relaxation (andullation) therapy based on oscillating vibrations when used prior to embryo transfer (ET) in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cryo-cycles...
March 2015: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
Yan-Li Hong, Yong Tan, Yan-Yun Yin, Yi-Jie Zou, Yin-Hua Guo, Xiao-Wei Nie
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) on clinical outcomes and the occurrence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in in vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation. METHODS: Totally 109 patients who routinely received in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) at Reproductive Center were assigned to the control group (56 cases) and the EA group (53 cases) according to even and odd-numbered date. Patients in the control group received controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) referring to GnRH-a long protocol...
November 2014: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
David Frederick Mayor
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February 2015: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Ying-Ru Chen, Yi-Gong Fang, Fei Wang, Ning Zhang, Chun-Lan Jin, Li Yang, Ying-Ying Wang, Jin-Sheng Yang
Increasing evidence shows that acupuncture therapy may have a role in promoting fertilization. Authors of the present paper collected the related articles in English published from January 2003 to May 2013 in databases of Ovid Medline, Maternity and Infant Care and Medline (Pubmed), and made an analysis. Results of many randomized controlled clinical trials (RCT) indicated that acupuncture intervention had a positive role in raising pregnancy rate, fetus surviving rate of the transplanted embryo, and increasing the neuropeptide Y content in the ollicular fluid in patients experiencing embryo transplantation, and in raising survival rate of zygote, conception rate of embryo transplantation, and in improving azoospermia in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization...
August 2014: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
J H Check, R Cohen
PURPOSE: To determine if treatment with sympathomimetic amines could improve the pain from complex regional pain disorder (CRPD) which was keeping a woman from trying to conceive her second child. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dextroamphetamine sulfate was prescribed. RESULTS: Within a short length of time the woman's wrist pain considerably improved to the point that she is ready to try in vitro fertilization once again to have a second baby. CONCLUSIONS: Though sympathomimetic amines are used by some reproductive endocrinologists for unexplained infertility and unexplained recurrent miscarriages, the most common use by the gynecologist is for pelvic pain...
2014: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology
LaTasha B Craig, Lee E Hullender Rubin, Jennifer D Peck, Michael Anderson, Lorna A Marshall, Michael R Soules
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical pregnancy rates in women who underwent fresh embryo transfer (ET) with and without one acupuncture session before and after the transfer using a modified Paulus protocol. STUDY DESIGN: The prospective, physician-blinded study randomized 113 women to either no intervention (n = 56) or acupuncture performed off-site (n = 57). Secondary outcomes were positive pregnancy test and live birth rates. Intent-to-treat analysis and per protocol analysis were performed...
May 2014: Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Hulusi Bulent Zeyneloglu, Gogsen Onalan
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is expensive, time consuming, and the most successful treatment of fertility; however, in general the cumulative chance of having a live birth with the treatment is still around 40%. Many couples still remain unsuccessful after several IVF attempts, causing deep impact on quality of life, and each failed cycle causing a financial burden. Several adjuvant therapies have been used along with IVF to increase the pregnancy rates for women with repeated implantation failure. Testing of adjuvant therapies in properly conducted randomized controlled trials is rarely done so that potential benefits and risks are unlikely to be clearly presented to patients and clinicians...
July 2014: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
A Nandi, A Shah, A Gudi, R Homburg
Women's choice to delay fertility due to various reasons is making subfertility a growing problem and increased use of IVF as a last resort. Despite advances in the technology, IVF success remains low, especially in older women. Hence, many of these women need to undergo several cycles of IVF and are faced with unprecedented anxiety and frustration. In desperation, they resort to anything that might increase the success of their IVF treatment. Acupuncture has gained popularity among the various complementary medicines available and many go privately to have acupuncture while undergoing IVF...
October 2014: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Cui Hong Zheng, Juan Zhang, Jing Wu, Ming Min Zhang
BACKGROUND: The latest meta-analysis demonstrated that acupuncture improves pregnancy rates among women undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET), and surface acupoint stimulation, such as transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS), may have the same or better potential. METHODS/DESIGN: To explore the effect of TEAS on the clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) and live birth rate (LBR) compared with real acupuncture and controls in women undergoing IVF, a multicenter, randomized controlled trial will be conducted...
May 9, 2014: Trials
Chunjuan Shen, Manxiang Wu, Defeng Shu, Xiaojie Zhao, Ying Gao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In recent years, acupuncture has become more and more popular in the management of subfertility. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of acupuncture during in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment on the outcomes of clinical pregnancy in published randomized studies. METHODS: This is a systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources used were MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Knowledge and the Chinese Biomedical Database. RESULTS: There was no statistically significant difference between the acupuncture group and no acupuncture (intervention) controls around the time of embryo transfer (ET; risk ratio, RR, 1...
2015: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
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