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Huffington Post Article Part 1; June 2010
Huffington Post Article Part 2; June 2010
Big Apple Parent, May 2010
Today’s Mama: Acupuncture for Fertility and Pregnancy May 2013


Links to Studies

Acupuncture Improves Pain Associated with Menstruation
Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea was associated with improvements in pain and quality of life as compared to treatment with usual care alone and was cost-effective within usual thresholds.
The complete study on PubMed

Acupuncture For Depression During Pregnancy
“Fifty-two women were randomized to acupuncture specific for depression, 49 to control acupuncture, and 49 to massage. Women who received acupuncture specific for depression experienced a greater rate of decrease in symptom severity (P<.05) compared with the combined controls…[acupuncture] could be a viable treatment option for depression during pregnancy.”
The full study on PubMed

Acupuncture Improves Joint-Pain Associated with Aromatase Inhibitors in the Early Treatment of Breast Cancer
“Women with AI-induced arthralgias treated with acupuncture had significant improvement of joint pain and stiffness, which was not seen with sham-acupuncture. Acupuncture is an effective and well-tolerated strategy for managing this common treatment-related side effect.”
The full clinical study in the Journal of Oncology

Acupuncture Improves IVF Pregnancy Outcomes – Clinical Study
Vittorio Hernandez – AHN News Writer, February 8, 2008

“London, England (AHN) – Seven scientific trials among 1,366 women of different ages who found it difficult to conceive showed that having acupuncture at the same time the embryo was placed inside the womb during an in vitro fertilization procedure more than doubles the chance of the woman becoming pregnant.”
The full study in the British Medical Journal

Acupuncture Improves IVF Pregnancy Outcomes – Clinical Study
A German study done in 2002 showed that of the 80 women who underwent IVF and received acupuncture, 34 women got pregnant, a success rate of 42.5%. Of the 80 women involved in the study who received IVF without any acupuncture treatments, only 21 women (26.3%) became pregnant. Deeper analysis of this study revealed that, while 8% of the women in the acupuncture group miscarried, the rate of miscarriage in the IVF-only group was 20%. Furthermore, women who received acupuncture also had lower rates of ectopic pregnancies.
The full study on PubMed

Acupuncture Improves Sperm Quality & Count – Clinical Study
Abstract from Fertility and Sterility Vol 84; Issue 1; Pgs 141-147; July 2005
“Reports from uncontrolled trials using acupuncture on infertile men have shown a positive effect on sperm concentration and motility, an increase in testosterone, and some improvement in luteinizing hormone (LH) level,” write Jian Pei, PhD, from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the People’s Republic of China, and colleagues. “These studies have also shown an increase of normally shaped sperm and a significant decrease in the percentage of morphologically abnormal sperm.”
The full study on Fertility & Sterility Website