Pregnancy: Some Depression Relief, Without Drugs

By RONI CARYN RABIN Published: February 24, 2010 , New York Times 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 during pregnancy, even though it has not been found to be effective against…

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Food Myths: Bamboozled By The Soy Hype

By Marlene Merritt, DOM, LAc, ACN What I’ve seen in my years of adding nutrition to my practice, is that a lot of people “know” certain things about food. “Know” in the sense that we don’t question the thought anymore. Like we “knew” that low-fat diets were healthy, right? (see my article titled “Big, Fat…

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Acupuncture associated with beneficial regulation of cortisol, prolactin during IVF

Source: Fertility and Sterility 2008; Advance online publication Investigating whether there are changes in serum levels of the stress hormones cortisol and prolactin in IVF patients treated with acupuncture. MedWire News: Study results suggest a beneficial regulation of serum cortisol and prolactin in women treated with acupuncture during the medication phase of IVF. Previous studies…

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Study: Acupuncture Helps PCOS Patients

The following article was published in Acupuncture Today, April 2011 issue: Acupuncture Today April, 2011, Vol. 12, Issue 04 By Editorial Staff The common disorder – marked by irregular or no ovulation/menstruation and ovaries full of immature eggs – is known to affect up to 10 percent of all women of child-bearing age in the…

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Acupuncture and good prognosis IVF patients: Synergy

To determine the role of electro stimulation acupuncture and traditional combined with auricular acupuncture on IVF outcomes in good prognosis patients. Design Retrospective case controlled clinical study. Acupuncture Consortium for treatment standardization. Reproductive EndocrinologysInfertility IVF Private Practice and Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Clinics. Materials and methods One hundred fourteen infertile patients undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation…

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Role of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility

Raymond Chang, M.D.[a,b] Pak H. Chung, M.D.[b] and Zev Rosenwaks, M.D.[c] FERTILITY AND STERILITY® VOL. 78, NO. 6, DECEMBER 2002 Copyright ©2002 American Society for Reproductive Medicine Published by Elsevier Science Inc., Printed on acid-free paper in U.S.A. Objective: To review existing scientific rationale and clinical data in the utilization of acupuncture in the treatment of female…

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Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial

Lars G. Westergaard, M.D., Ph.D.a, Qunhui Mao, M.D.b, Marianne Krogslunda, Steen Sandrinic, Suzan Lenz, M.D., Ph.D.a, Jørgen Grinsted, M.D., Ph.D.a Received 25 January 2005; received in revised form 12 August 2005; accepted 12 August 2005 published online 5 April 2006 Objective: To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on reproductive outcome in patients treated with IVF/intracytoplasmic…

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