fertilitet01Fertilitet: Muligheder med akupunktur og TCM

Over hele verden har læger og andre akupunktører behandlet kvinder for infertilitet ved hjælp af akupunktur, ofte med gode resultater.

Det samme gælder behandlinger med henblik på at øge chancerne ved IVF (in vitro fertilisation, kunstig befrugtning).

Men hvad siger videnskaben? Der er i tidens løb lavet en lang række artikler, analyser og undersøgelser, og en fertilitetsklinik i Californien har samlet et udvalg her:

Research - Medical Studies TCM and Acupuncture as Infertility Treatment

Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: systematic review and meta-analysis
Eric Manheimer, Grant Zhang, Laurence Udoff, Aviad Haramati, Patricia Langenberg, Brian M Berman, and Lex M Bouter

Reduction of blood flow impedance in the uterine arteries of infertile women with electroacupuncture
Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Urban Waldenström, Sven A. Andersson and Matts Wikland

Acupuncture Normalizes Dysfunction of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis
Bo-Ying Chen M.D., Professor of Neurobiology

Acupuncture Treatment For Infertile Women Undergoing Intracytoplasmic Sperm injection
Sandra L. Emmons, MD, Phillip Patton, MD

Effects of Electro-Acupuncture on Nerve Growth Factor and Ovarian Morphology in Rats with Experimentally Induced Polycystic Ovaries
Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Thomas Lundeberg, Urban Waldenström, Luigi Manni, Luigi Aloe, Stefan Gunnarsson, and Per Olof Janson

Substitution of Acupuncture for HCG in Ovulation Induction
Cai Xuefen, Obstetrical & Gynecological Hospital, Zhejiang Medical University, Zhejiang Province

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

Experimental study of effect on tonifying kidney herbs in pituitary ovary adrenal gland of androgen sterilized rats
Gui SQ, Yu J, Wei MJ., Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Shanghai Medical University.

Preliminary report of the treatment of luteal phase defect by replenishing kidney. An analysis of 53 cases
Zhang HY, Yu XZ, Wang GL., Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Shaanxi.

TCM treatment of luteal phase defect--an analysis of 60 cases
Lian F., Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Quantitative evaluation of spermatozoa ultrastructure after acupuncture treatment for idiopathic male infertility
LPei J, Strehler E, Noss U, Abt M, Piomboni P, Baccetti B, Sterzik K., Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

Improvement of IVF Outcomes by Acupuncture: Are egg and embryo qualities involved
Paul C. Magarelli, M.D., Ph.D., Diane Cridennda, L.Ac.,  Mel Cohen, MBA, Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center, Colorado Springs, CO, East Winds Acupuncture, Colorado Springs, CO

Acupuncture in IVF Linked to Lower Miscarriage and Ectopic Rates
OB/Gyn News, Copyright © 2005 by International Medical News Group, an Elsevier company.

East Meets West: Acupuncture and Reproductive Medicine
Jahaan Martin

Clinical studies on the mechanism for acupuncture stimulation of ovulation
Mo X; Li D; Pu Y; Xi G; Le X; Fu Z Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou

Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy
Wolfgang E. Paulus, M.D., Department of Reproductive Medicine, Christian-Lauritzen-Institut. Mingmin Zhang, M.D., Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, People's Republic of China. Erwin Strehler, M.D., Department of Reproductive Medicine, Christian-Lauritzen-Institut. Imam El-Danasouri, Ph.D., Department of Reproductive Medicine, Christian-Lauritzen-Institut. and Karl Sterzik, M.D. Department of Reproductive Medicine, Christian-Lauritzen-Institut.

Role of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility
Raymond Chang, M.D., The Institute of East-West Medicine, The Department of Internal Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Pak H. Chung, M.D., The Department of Internal Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Zev Rosenwaks, M.D., The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility.

Vitamin C supplements beneficial during IVF treatment
Central European Journal of Public Health 2003; 11: 63-7

Treatment of immunological infertility with Chinese medicinal herbs of ziyin jianghuo
Li DJ, Li CJ, Zhu Y., Dept. of Reproductive Immunology, Shanghai Medical University.

Clinical observation on effect of combination of zhuanyindan and hormone in treating male infertility with positive antisperm antibody
Yu AL, Zhang FZ, Zhang FX., Taishan Medical College, Shandong 271000.

Possibilities of therapy by ear acupuncture in female sterility
Gerhard I, Postneek F., Abteilung fur gynakologische Endokrinologie der Univ.-Frauenklinik Heidelberg.

Acupuncture and Good Prognosis IVF Patients: Synergy
P. C. Magarelli, D. K. Cridennda, M. Cohen. Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center, Colorado Springs, CO; East Winds Acupuncture, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO.

Acupuncture & IVF Poor Responders: A Cure?
P.C. Magarelli, D.K. Cridennda. Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center, Colorado Springs, CO.

Acupuncture: Impact on Pregnancy Outcomes in IVF Patients
Paul C. Magarelli, M.D., Ph.D. Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center, Colorado Springs, Diane Cridennda, L.Ac. East Winds Acupuncture, Mel Cohen, MBA Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center, Colorado Springs

Ovulation Following Combined Therapy With Wen-Jing-Tang and Clomiphene Citrate Therapy in Anovulatory Women
Yasuhiro Yoshimoto, M.D., Akira Miyake. M.D., Keiichi Tasaka, M.D., Toshihiro Aono, M.D.• and Osamu Tanizawa, MD.

A preliminary immunopharmacological study of an antiendometriotic herbal medicine, Keishi-bukuryo-gan
Tanaka T; Mizuno K; Umesaki N; Ogita S Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Osaka City University Medical School, Japan.

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