Effect of transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation on endometrial receptivity in women undergoing frozen-thawed embryo transfer: a single-blind prospective randomised controlled trial. Shuai, Z. et al. (2015). Acupuncture in Medicine, 33(1), 9-15. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2014-010572.
Prior to Conception: The Role of an Acupuncture Protocol in Improving Women’s Reproductive Functioning Assessed by a Pilot Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial. Cochrane S et al.. (2016). Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016(4), 1-11. doi:10.1155/2016/3587569.
Transcutaneous Electrical Acupoint Stimulation Improves the Outcomes of In Vitro Fertilization: A Prospective, Randomized and Controlled Study. Qu, F. et al. (2017). Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. 13(5), 306-312. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2017.06.004.
The effects of Chinese medicines for tonifying the kidney on DNMT1 protein expression in endometrium of infertile women during implantation period. Lian, F. et al. (2012). Fertility and Sterility, 98(3). doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.07.956.
Use of Acupuncture before and after embryo transfer. Dalton-Brewer N et al. (2010). Human Fertility, 12(4), 212-255.
The role of acupuncture in patients at unfavourable reproductive prognosis in IVF: A prospective randomised study. Arnoldi, M. et al. (2010). Abstracts of the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology.
Increase of success rate for women undergoing embryo transfer by transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation: A prospective randomized placebo-controlled study. Zhang, R. et al. (2011). Fertility and sterility. 96, 912-916. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.07.1093.
Effects of Acupuncture on the Endometrium in Anovulatory Cases Treated by Clomiphene: A Clinical Observation. Hu, W. (2016). Journal of Taishan Medical College, 37(9),1029-1031.
Changes in serum cortisol and prolactin associated with acupuncture during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in women undergoing in vitro fertilization–embryo transfer treatment. Magarelli P.C. et al. (2009) Fertility and Sterility, 92 (6), 1870-1879. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.10.067.
Randomised clinical trial of comparing effects of acupuncture and varicocelectomy on sperm parameters in infertile varicocele patients. Kadihasanoglu, M. & Ozbek, E. (2017). Andrologia, 49(1). doi: 10.1111/and.12598.
Effect of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy on sperm quality in infertility patients with sperm abnormality. Chen, A. et al. (2011). Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science, 9, 219-222. doi: 10.1007/s11726-011-0516-2.
Male infertility – The other side of the equation. Katz, D. et al. (2017) Australian Family Physician, 46(9), 641-646.
Quantitative evaluation of spermatozoa ultrastructure after acupuncture treatment for idiopathic male infertility. Pei, J et al. (2005). Fertility and Sterility, 84(1), 141-147. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2004.12.056.
Auricular acupressure reduces anxiety levels and improves outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a prospective, randomized and controlled study. Qu, F. et al. (2014). Scientific Reports, 22(4), 5028. doi: 10.1038/srep05028.
Perceptions among infertile couples of lifestyle behaviors and in vitro fertilization (IVF) success. Bressler, L. et al. (2014). Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics. 31(3) · doi: 10.1007/s10815-014-0176-5.
Acupuncture and Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: A Randomised Controlled Trial. MacPherson, H. et al. (2013). PLoS Medicine, 10 (9). doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001518.
Preconception stress increases the risk of infertility: results from a couple-based prospective cohort study–the LIFE study. Lynch, C.D. et al. (2014). Human Reproduction, 29(5), 1067-1075. doi: 10.1093/humrep/deu032.
Acupuncture for the mental and emotional health of women undergoing IVF treatment: A comprehensive review. Grant, L. & Cochrane, S. (2014). Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, 9(1), 5-12.
Effect of acupuncture on symptoms of anxiety in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: a prospective randomised controlled study. Isoyama, D. et al. (2012). Acupuncture in Medicine, 30, 85-88. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2011-010064.
The effects of acupuncture during labour on nulliparous women: a randomised controlled trial. Hantoushzadeh, S. et al. (2007). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 47(1), 26-30. doi:10.1111/j.1479-828X.2006.00674.x.
Meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) involving acupuncture for labour pain shows acupuncture to be more effective than comparison treatments in several significant circumstances. Shiflett, S.C. & Schwatz, G.E. (2011). BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 118 (1), 100-101. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2010.02758.x.
The Effect of Acupressure on Sanyinjiao and Hugo Points on Labor Pain in Nulliparous Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Sehhatie-Shafaie, F. et al. (2013). Journal of Caring Sciences, 2(2), 123-129. doi:10.5681/jcs.2013.015.
Acupuncture for Depression During Pregnancy A Randomized Controlled Trial. Manber, R. et al. (2010). Obstetrics and gynecology, 115(3), 511-520. doi:10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181cc0816.
Electroacupuncture for cervical ripening prior to labor induction: a randomized clinical trial. Gribel, G.P. et al. (2011). Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 283(6), 1233-1238. doi: 10.1007/s00404-010-1526-x.
The National Fertility Study 2006 (1): Australians’ experience and knowledge of fertility issues. Clark, A & Mackenzie, C. (2007). Human Reproduction, 22, I29-I29.
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