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amenorrhea acupuncture

Xiaozhe Li, Sujuan Zhang
In the treatment of premature ovarian failure (POF), professor LAI Xinsheng focuses on the determination of syndrome to seek for etiology, associating with the differentiation of meridian and collateral and that of zangfu organs. Professor LAI believes that POF is mainly manifested as amenorrhea and infertility, localized in the kidney, with the dysfunction of liver, spleen and heart. It is impacted by many pathological factors, such as cold blockage, qi stagnation, blood stagnation, blood deficiency, yin deficiency, etc...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Jing Lin, Xue-Lian Li, Hui Song, Qian Li, Ming-Yan Wang, Xue-Min Qiu, Da-Jin Li, Ling Wang
Premature ovarian failure (POF) is a kind of gynecological disease that causes amenorrhea, infertility, menopause and urogenital symptoms. Currently hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the most popular choice for women with POF to get rid of menopausal syndrome. However, as the popularization of Chinese herbs made Chinese medicine (CM) shine new lights, physicians are able to treat POF with both meno-herbs and integrated therapy. HRT has its own indications and contraindications. For example, unexplained vaginal bleeding, acute liver damage, liver dysfunction, vascular embolization, and breast cancer are all contraindications of HRT, and CM is taken by more physicians as an adjuvant therapy...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Bo-ying Li, Chun-sheng Jia, Jian-ling Wang, Zhan-na Tan, Xue-liang Zhu, Jing Shi, Yan-hui Sun, Xiao-feng Li, Xuan-ping Zhang, Xin Zhang, Jing Xu
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the specificity of diseases treated by moxibustion and fire needling in clinical practice, so as to provide references for clinical treatment. METHODS: With data mining of modern computer technique, journal and literature databases regarding moxibustion and fire needling were established, respectively. Literature regarding moxibustion and fire needling for the past 60 years has been collected, screened, included, reviewed and abstracted. The utility rate of moxibustion and fire needling in each department was calculated, frequency of diseases in clinical practice was summarized, and diseases which had differences in clinical practice in each department were screened; also the advantages of disease categories and clinical practice between two kinds of therapies in each department were compared...
November 2014: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
C I Aquino, S L Nori
UNLABELLED: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disease. PCOS afflicts 5 to 10 % of women of reproductive age. The symptoms are: amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, hirsutism, obesity, infertility, chronic hyperandrogenic anovulation and acne. OTHER RISK FACTORS AGGRAVATE THIS CONDITION: insulin resistance, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, inflammation and subclinical cardiovascular disease. Anxiety, depression and reduced quality of life are also common...
April 2014: Translational Medicine @ UniSa
H Hachul, T K P Garcia, A L Maciel, F Yagihara, S Tufik, L Bittencourt
BACKGROUND: Insomnia increases in frequency as women approach and pass through menopause. Studies have not shown acupuncture efficacy for insomnia in postmenopausal women. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy on sleep parameters, depression symptoms and quality of life in postmenopausal women with insomnia. METHODS: This study included 18 postmenopausal women aged 50-67 years old. Participants had a body mass index ≤ 30 kg/m(2), presented a diagnosis of insomnia according to the DSM-IV criteria, had experienced at least 1 year of amenorrhea and had a follicle stimulating hormone level ≥ 30 mIU/ml...
February 2013: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
Nozomi Donoyama, Shuko Hotoge, Norio Ohkoshi
A 26-year-old top female athlete (height 157 cm), who took part in competitive sport similar to middle- and long-distance running, became amenorrhoeic in February 2009. In late May 2009, athletic amenorrhoea was diagnosed and a norgestrel-ethinyl estradiol combination (norgestrel 0.5 mg and ethinyl estradiol 0.05 mg three times daily) was prescribed for 2 weeks. She experienced menstrual bleeding on one occasion for 4 days in mid-June before becoming amenorrhoeic again. The athlete visited our centre to try acupuncture treatment...
December 2011: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Hong-Xiao Jia, Di Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2010: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Elizabeth Jedel, Fernand Labrie, Anders Odén, Göran Holm, Lars Nilsson, Per Olof Janson, Anna-Karin Lind, Claes Ohlsson, Elisabet Stener-Victorin
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, is characterized by hyperandrogenism, oligo/amenorrhea, and polycystic ovaries. We aimed to determine whether low-frequency electro-acupuncture (EA) would decrease hyperandrogenism and improve oligo/amenorrhea more effectively than physical exercise or no intervention. We randomized 84 women with PCOS, aged 18-37 yr, to 16 wk of low-frequency EA, physical exercise, or no intervention. The primary outcome measure changes in the concentration of total testosterone (T) at week 16 determined by gas and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry was analyzed by intention to treat...
January 2011: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Caroline A Smith, Bridget Carmady
BACKGROUND: Women specific health complaints are common, and women are higher users of complementary therapies and medicines. Acupuncture is one modality used by women. The aim of this paper was to summarise the evidence from scientific trials and systematic reviews assessing the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat the most common women specific reproductive health complaints. METHODS: We conducted a search of the major databases PubMed, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library from their inception to Sept 2009, to obtain English language texts of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and systematic reviews...
October 28, 2010: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
John Tzafettas
Painful menstruation is a cyclic painful condition that adversely affects the woman's wellbeing for a large part of her life. Its pathogenesis is not always understood. Prostaglandins seem to be intimately involved in primary dysmenorrhoea although it is difficult to understand the underlying cause for their excessive secretion. Abnormalities in plasma steroid levels could account for the disturbance, especially significantly elevated plasma levels of estradiol in the luteal phase. Plasma levels of vasopressin appear to be higher in women with dysmenorrhea suggesting a possible aetiological role in the uterine prostaglandin synthesis...
January 2006: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
Yan Han
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2004: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
E Stener-Victorin, U Waldenström, U Tägnfors, T Lundeberg, G Lindstedt, P O Janson
BACKGROUND: The present study was designed to evaluate if electro-acupuncture (EA) could affect oligo-/anovulation and related endocrine and neuroendocrine parameters in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: Twenty-four women (between the ages of 24 and 40 years) with PCOS and oligo-/amenorrhea were included in this non-randomized, longitudinal, prospective study. The study period was defined as the period extending from 3 months before the first EA treatment, to 3 months after the last EA treatment (10-14 treatments), in total 8-9 months...
March 2000: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
X Mo, D Li, Y Pu, G Xi, X Le, Z Fu
Ovulatory dysfunction is commonly seen in gynecology clinic. It may cause infertility, amenia, functional uterine bleeding and a variety of complications. This research according to TCM theory records treating with acupuncture 34 patients suffering from ovulatory dysfunction. Changes in clinical symptoms and some relative targets are reported, plus findings in animal experiments. The effect of acupuncture in improving ovulation and the rationale are discussed. According to TCM theory concerning the generative and physiologic axis of women, this research involved the following points: Ganshu (UB 18), Shenshu (UB 23), Guanyuan (Ren 4), Zhongji (Ren 3), and Sanyinjiao (Sp 6)...
June 1993: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
E A Alieva, N D Fanchenko, N P Parshutin, A S Gasparov, T Ia Pshenichnikova
Eighty patients with the polycystic ovaries syndrome and excessive body mass were examined. In 60 patients body mass reduction resulted from diets and in 20 it occurred over the course of acupuncture. Such treatment resulted in pregnancy in 27 (33.7%) patients. Therefore, diets or acupuncture for body mass reduction are recommended for patients with polycystic ovaries and obesity as the first stage of treatment.
1993: Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡
E Kubista, E Boschitsch, J Spona
In 13 patients at an age of 17 to 26 years with intermittent or secondary amenorrhea an attempt was made to stimulate the pituitary gland by ear-acupuncture. The objective parameter for the comparison was the concentration of the luteinizing hormone (LH) in the serum during acupuncture and the LH-RH-releasing test. 6 of these patients were subjected to a so-called "placebo-acupuncture" to perform a blind-test. The results showed, that ear-acupuncture caused a significant decrease of the LH-concentration in the serum...
March 15, 1981: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
A Lipari, F Camurri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 31, 1982: Minerva Medica
I Gerhard, F Postneek
Following differentiated endocrinologic-gynecologic diagnosis auricular acupuncture was used in 15 women with oligoamenorrhea and 12 women with luteal body insufficiency who had come for hormone consultation because of sterility. In both groups the subsequent incidence of pregnancy was comparable to that achieved by drug therapy. The greatest successes were in cases of amenorrhea with positive gestagen test and normal basal hormones or hyperandrogenemia, while there was less improvement in cases with negative gestagen test, anorexia and luteal insufficiency...
March 1988: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
J Yu, H M Zheng, S M Ping
Changes in serum FSH, LH and follicular sizes were observed in chronically anovulatory patients during electroacupuncture treatment (EAT) for induction of ovulation. 7 cases were diagnosed as PCOD, 3 as dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and 1 as hypogonadotropic amenorrhea. Among them 8 cases complained of infertility for 2.7 years on average. Ovulation was confirmed by pregnancy or the combination of biphasic BBT and ultrasonographic evidence. During one cycle with 3-day EAT on acupoints Ren 3, 4, Extra 16 and Sp 6, ovulation resulted in 5 patients (ovulatory group) and among the 5 cases, 3 of 4 infertile cases became pregnant...
April 1989: Zhong Xi Yi Jie He za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Modern Developments in Traditional Medicine
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