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Study: Influence of Acupuncture on the Pregnancy Rate in Patients Who Undergo Assisted Reproduction Therapy

INFLUENCE OF ACUPUNTURE ON THE PREGNANCY RATE IN PATIENTS WHO UNDERGO ASSISTED REPRODUCTION THERAPY Wolfgang E. Paulus, M.D.,[a] Mingmin Zhang, M.D.,[b] Erwin Strehler, M.D.,[a] Imam El-Danasouri, Ph.D.,[a] and Karl Sterzik, M.D.[a] Christian-Lauritzen-Institut, Ulm, Germany   Result(s): Clinical pregnancies were documented in 34 of 80 patients (42.5%) in the acupuncture group, whereas pregnancy rate was only 26.3% (21 out of 80 patients) in the control group. FERTILITY AND STERILITY® VOL. 77, NO. 4, APRIL 2002 Copyright ©2002 American Society for Reproductive Medicine Published by Elsevier Science Inc., Printed on acid-free paper in U.S.A.Received...

Substitution of Acupuncture for HCG in Ovulation Induction

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 (OHSS) easily induced by these two drugs. Therefore, we attempted to use acupuncture instead of HCG in the induction of ovulation from 1989 to...

Role of Acupuncture in Female Infertility

 Role of Acupuncture in Female Infertility FERTILITY AND STERILITY® VOL. 78, NO. 6, DECEMBER 2002Copyright ©2002 American Society for Reproductive MedicinePublished by Elsevier Science Inc., Printed on acid-free paper in U.S.A. Raymond Chang, M.D.[a,b] Pak H. Chung, M.D.[b] and Zev Rosenwaks, M.D.[c]Received June 24, 2002; revised and accepted July 19, 2002. Reprint requests: Pak H. Chung, M.D., The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 505 East 70 Street, New York, New York 10021 (FAX: 212-746-8208; E-mail: [email protected]). [a]The Institute of East-West Medicine....