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Acupuncture Reduces the Adverse Effects of Antidepressants, and Improves Efficacy.

A recent study from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine demonstrates that acupuncture treatments alleviate the adverse effects associated with the antidepressant Paroxetine ,  and improves the overall quality of life for patients with mild to moderate depression. As many patients suffering from depression know, antidepressants may cause other problems such as anxiety, sleep problems, loss of appetite, constipation, dizziness, etc. The researchers (Wang et al.) from five medical research centers in China collaborated to study the relationship between acupuncture therapy..



As reported in The Daily Mail (5th July 2016), Scientists at Homerton University Hospital in London, conducted a study that found Acupuncture improved the success rate during an IVF cycle by more than double that of those not receiving Acupuncture. The Scientists studied 127 women aged between 23 and 43, who were on their first or second cycle of IVF. They were split into two groups while undergoing IVF – one group having acupuncture, and the other having no Acupuncture…

Safe and Effective for Low Back Pain

The results of a recent study published in the Clinical Journal of Pain provide further proof that acupuncture is a safe and effective procedure for low-back pain, and that it can maintain positive outcomes for periods of six months or longer without producing the negative side-effects that often accompany more traditional pain remedies. Drs. Christer Carlsson and Bengt Sj˜lund of the Lund University Hospital in Sweden recruited 50 patients (33 women, 17 main) from a tertiary level pain clinic for..


September 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine 2007 “Low back pain is a common, impairing and disabling condition, often long-term, with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 70 percent to 85 percent,” the authors write as background information in the article. “It is the second most common pain for which physician treatment is sought and a major reason for absenteeism and disability.” Acupuncture is increasingly used as an alternative therapy. Michael Haake, Ph.D., M.D., of the University of Regensburg, Bad..


New research reveals that acupuncture increases ovulation frequency and regulates hormone levels in women with PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome. The researchers also discovered that acupuncture helps to downregulate testosterone and other masculinizing hormones such as dehydroepiandrosterone in women with PCOS. Excess amounts of male hormones are responsible for hirsutism, acne, insulin resistance and infertility in women with PCOS. Acupuncture was proven to successfully regulate endogenous sex steroids in the ovaries and in the blood. This new research demonstrates a homeostatic..

Fertility-boosting benefits via New York

Acupuncture has numerous potential fertility-boosting benefits according to New York Weill Cornell physician-scientists New York, ny (april 29, 2003)–physician-scientists at the center for reproductive medicine and infertility (crmi) at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center call for a definitive study of acupuncture as a fertility treatment, citing its numerous, promising benefits associated with increasing fertility in women. An article in a recent issue of Fertility and Sterility–co-authored by Dr. Zev Rosenwaks, Dr. Pak H. Chung, and Dr. Raymond Chang of..

Acupuncture Boosts IVF success

16 April, 2002 Women undergoing fertility treatment could have their chances of success boosted by acupuncture. German researchers said they have increased success rates by almost 50% in women having in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The theory is that acupuncture can affect the autonomic nervous system, which is involved in the control of muscles and glands, and could therefore make the lining of the uterus more receptive to receiving an embryo. A report published in the journal Fertility and Sterility found..

Acupuncture benefits for IVF fertility

Wednesday, 3 May 2006 Fertility rates during embryo transfer can be doubled with the use of acupuncture, a new study has found. The latest University of Adelaide trial contributes to a small but growing body of research that suggests acupuncture may help with improving pregnancy outcomes for people undergoing IVF treatment. Dr Caroline Smith, who conducted the first single blind and controlled randomised acupuncture trial in the University of Adelaide fertility clinic Repromed, said: “Our study showed encouraging results with..

Acupuncture ‘helps women have babies’

Chinese treatment raises success rate of IVF The Observer, Sunday September 21 2008 Women undergoing fertility treatment are far more likely to successfully give birth if they also have acupuncture, a major scientific study has concluded. The research found that women suffering with fertility problems who underwent the ancient Chinese treatment increased their chance of having a baby from one in five to one in three. Researchers led by Ying Cheong, from the reproductive medicine unit at the University of..

Acupuncture and IVF Study Shows Early Promise for Increased Take Home Baby Rates

Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist Teams with Licensed Acupuncturist in Largest Ongoing Eastern/Western Pregnancy Study. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug 12, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Dr. Paul C. Magarelli, a nationally noted specialist in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and Dr. Diane K. Cridennda, a recognized authority on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, have announced early results of an ongoing study linking acupuncture to positive in-vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. The study, which includes the largest-ever participant pool..

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