Management of Stress in Fertility Care

“Just relax, Honey, and you will get pregnant.” “You’re too stressed out to get pregnant!” “You just need a vacation so you can get pregnant.” Any patient who has been dealing with infertility for any length of time has heard one, if not all, of the above. While the person saying this means well, he or Read More

Walk of Hope

The Walk of Hope is an annual event put on by RESOLVE in multiple cities across the country. RESOLVE is a national infertility association whose aim it is to raise awareness about infertility and provide support groups for the various aspects of dealing with infertility. Click here for more information and to find a support Read More

Can Acupuncture help PCOS?

What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is an “umbrella term” for a women’s endocrine disorder that affects the reproductive system and fertility. PCOS may or may not present with actual multiple cysts on the ovaries, may or may not present with insulin resistance (blood sugar issues), but will present with a hormonal imbalance. Read More

Study Indicates acupuncture may increase sperm quantity, quality and increase testosterone in cases of male infertility

A new study from China shows that acupuncture may improve sperm quality in idiopathic male infertility. In the July issue of Fertility and Sterility (Fertil Steril. 2005;84:141-147), the chief investigator, Jian Pei, PhD, from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the People’s Republic of China, noted that acupuncture had a positive effect on Read More

Relationship Between Blood Radioimmunoreactive Beta-Endorphin and Hand Skin Temperature During The Electro-Acupuncture Induction of Ovulation

ByChen Bo Ying M.D. Lecturer of Neurobiology Institute of Acupuncture Research, and Yu Jin, MD., Prof of Gynecology Obstetricus and Gynecology Hospital Shanghai Medical University Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. Published: February 24, 2010 , New York Times ABSTRACT Thirteen cycles of anovulation menstruation in 11 cases were treated with Electro-Acupuncture (EA) ovulation induction. In Read More

Substitution of Acupuncture for HCG in Ovulation Induction

Cai Xuefen, Obstetrical & Gynecological Hospital, Zhejiang Medical University, Zhejiang Province 310006 Source: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 17 (2):119-121,1997 By using human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), fairly good clinical therapeutic efficacy has been obtained in the treatment of infertility. However, difficulties are brought about due to the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome Read More

Effects of Electro-Acupuncture on Nerve Growth Factor and Ovarian Morphology in Rats with Experimentally Induced Polycystic Ovaries

Elisabet Stener-Victorin,[2,3] Thomas Lundeberg,[4] Urban Waldenström,[3] Luigi Manni,[5] Luigi Aloe,[5] Stefan Gunnarsson,[6] and Per Olof Janson[3] Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,[3] Göteborg University, SE-413 45 Goteborg, Sweden. Department of Physiology and Pharmacology,[4] Karolinska Institutet, SE-164 01 Stockholm, Sweden, Institute of Neurobiology (CNR),[5] Rome, Italy Department of Evolutionary Biology,[6] SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden ABSTRACT Despite extensive Read More

Acupuncture Normalizes Dysfunction of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis

By Bo-Ying Chen M.D. Professor of Neurobiology. Institute of Acupuncture and Department of Neurobiology, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai 200032, P.R. China (Received June 3, 1997; Accepted with revisions June 30,1997) ABSTRACT This article summarizes the studies of the mechanism of electroacupuncture (EA) in the regulation of the abnormal function of hypothalamic pituitary-ovarian axis (HPOA) in Read More

Acupuncture Treatment For Infertile Women Undergoing Intracytoplasmic Sperm injection

Sandra L. Emmons, MD, Phillip Patton, MD Source: Medical Acupuncture, A Journal For Physicians By Physicians, Spring / Summer 2000- Volume 12 / Number 2 Up to a quarter of all women suffer from depression during pregnancy, and many are reluctant to take antidepressants. Now a new study suggests that acupuncture may provide some relief Read More

Reduction of blood flow impedance in the uterine arteries of infertile women with electro-acupuncture

Elisabet Stener-Victorin[1.4], Urban Waldenström[2], Sven A. Andersson[3] and Matts Wikland[2] [1]Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology [2]Fertility Centre Scandinavia. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and [3]Department of Physiology University of Gothenburg. S-413 45 Gothenburg, Sweden [4]To whom correspondence should be addressed: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Kvinnokliniken Sahlgrensh sjukhuset, S-413 45 Golhenburg, Sweden Source: European Society Read More