Chinese herbal medicine shows encouraging success rate with infertility. One Australian government-funded meta-analysis of studies with over 1000 women showed around double the success rate with Chinese herbal medicine than with drug therapy (60% verses 32% over four months). Other studies compared Chinese herbal medicine with IVF and found a similar positive outcome (pregnancy rate of 50% / herbal medicine verses 30% / IVF).
Acupuncture has shown to benefit fertility by reducing stress, thickening uterine lining, inducing ovulation, inhibiting endometrial or fibroid growth, reducing pelvic inflammation, stopping abnormal uterine bleeding, benefiting circulation in the uterus (assisting poor ovarian response or thin uterine lining) and increasing responsiveness to hormonal protocols. In addition, combining acupuncture with ART procedures increased pregnancy rates by 50%.
Research shows acupuncture helps prepare for a healthy delivery. One study of 169 women in New Zealand concluded that pre-birth acupuncture treatment provided many positive therapeutic results that promoted a normal vaginal delivery, reduced medical interventions with lower inductions and emergency Caesareans and shortened time of labor. Warming a special acupuncture point is highly effective to turn a breech baby, stimulating fetal movement to produce more head-first deliveries. Acupuncture or acupressure is also effective to reduce labor pain . . .
. . . and to regulate the induction or inhibition of labor.
Whether the problem is a lack of milk production, infection or pain, with acupuncture, herbs, acupressure, dietary therapy – there are many natural ways to ensure healthy nursing. Ask your therapist for what ways suit your needs. Research shows acupuncture successfully increased breast milk secretion from an average of 49.63 ml to 115.21 ml and improved prolactin levels in nursing mothers.
Both acupuncture and auricular therapy shown effective for reducing menopausal hot flashes while balancing hormones (decreasing FSH, increasing estrogen).
Controlled study of synergistically applied acupuncture and Chinese herbs provided significant relief for insomnia, hot flashes, mood swings and fatigue in peri-menopausal patients.
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German study concludes that women with painful periods showed significant improvements in pain intensity and quality of life with acupuncture.
An Australian study found that, in all cases, acupuncture leads to a significant reduction in the intensity and duration of menstrual pain after three months of treatment, and the results were sustained one year after trial entry.
Acupuncture considered beneficial for the management of primary dysmenorrhea.
Kystes de l’ovaire
Research shows acupuncture safe and effective for ovarian cysts.
Acupuncture successfully regulates hormones and ovarian blood flow in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) related infertility with ultrasound imaging revealing that acupuncture improves ovarian blood circulation. The findings suggest that acupuncture has the potential to improve clinical outcomes for women with PCOS when combined with usual care.
Insuffisance ovarienne prématurée
Acupuncture can be used during pregnancy to relieve back or pelvic pain.
. . . reduce morning sickness, or, together with Chinese herbal medicine, safely used for infections or other troubles where they may be a wish to avoid drug therapy.
Acupuncture, as an effective therapy, has been accepted by urologists over the past decades. Our previous studies have shown that acupuncture can modulate bladder storage and emptying functions effectively. Research proving its effectiveness for recurrent cystitis has yet to be done. However, positive clinical results have been obtained using acupuncture in conjunction with Chinese herbal medicine.
US researchers have found acupuncture useful for female sexual dysfunction, an umbrella term for lack of orgasm, low libido, painful intercourse, etc.