Researchers have discovered that acupuncture increases live birth rates and pregnancy rates for women receiving in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatments for infertility.
Many recent studies conclude that acupuncture enhances fertility but one recent study investigated success rates by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) differential diagnosis. They discovered that two types of diagnosis are more likely to respond with a higher success rate. Women diagnosed with either Kidney deficiency or Liver Qi stagnation have higher success rates than those diagnosed with phlegm dampness syndrome.
Three major groups of infertile women receiving IVF with embryo transplantation were studied. Group A consisted of 82 cases of Kidney deficiency syndrome. Group B consisted of 74 women with Liver Qi stagnation and Group C consisted of 54 cases of phlegm dampness syndrome. Electro-acupuncture was applied to all three groups. All three groups benefitted from electro-acupuncture as was quantified statistically with success rates and in the lab with increases in blood and embryo levels of HLA-G, a protein predictive of higher pregnancy and live birth rates. Continue reading
New research finds acupuncture an effective treatment for the treatment of acne. Investigators examined the effects of four facial acupuncture treatments on patients suffering from acne vulgaris. Following the treatment regime, the investigators measured significant reductions in acne papules and nodules. Additional objective measurements revealed reductions in local inflammation of the skin and tissues. A survey measured a subjective satisfaction scale from patients that showed improvements as well.
The clinical data showed improvements in acne. The researchers also sought to measure the safety of acupuncture along with effectiveness. The researchers documented that no serious treatment related adverse effects resulted from acupuncture treatment. As a result, the investigation team concluded that standardized facial acupuncture is both safe and effective for the treatment of facial acne and its associated inflammatory conditions. Continue reading
According to new research, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been proven to assist in the treatment of recurrent pregnancy losses. A team of acupuncturists combined Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies in a clinical study of a 42 year old female in Washington suffering from chronic, recurrent pregnancy losses.
The outcome of the study suggests that a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine enhances fertility and prevents miscarriages. The clinical study tracked the progress of the patient from six months prior to conception to the successful delivery of a healthy boy at full term using Traditional Chinese Medicine as the therapeutic modality to achieve a positive clinical outcome. As a result of these findings, the researchers suggest more research to confirm the level of effectiveness of the procedures. Continue reading
High blood pressure is a common ailment for many people and is ever-increasing due to the pressure of today’s society and the way we eat.
I found the below article while researching new studies being conducted in this area. It is an easy read and will hopefully help explain to anyone suffering from high blood pressure how and why acupuncture can really help to lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
The study was based on patients between the ages of 32 and 65 some of whom were taking blood pressure medication for the treatment of high blood pressure and others not. Continue reading
Acupuncture really does help to relieve stress and don’t just believe me, a new study has just been conducted providing a closer look at why.
Below is an interesting article I found supporting this and recording a new study which explored the biological mechanisms involved in acupuncture’s stress-relieving abilities, something science has yet to fully understand. Continue reading
There is an incredible wealth of modern studies, carefully documented case histories and classic texts that demonstrate how acupuncture and herbal medicine contribute to healthy pregnancies and enhanced fertility.
I personally have been treating couples (both men and women) with acupuncture treatments for years and have been lucky to witness so many successful and heart-warming stories.However, there is always skepticism surrounding this and it is always refreshing to find new studies and research which helps confirm what so many people already know.
Here is an article I found in HealthCMI last week confirming findings released from a recent study which I thought I’d share. Continue reading
Acupuncture has been clinically proven to accelerate the healing of sports injuries. In this post, I have taken the liberty of borrowing some great examples of sports injuries which can be effectively treated by acupuncture.
Warning, this is a long article but it covers such a comprehensive list of what acupuncture can help with (I doubt you’ll find a sports injury that is not covered in here) that I thought it important to include it all. Continue reading