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Article: Acupuncture in reproductive medicine

TitleAcupuncture in reproductive medicine
Authors
Keywordsacupuncture
anovulation
dysmenorrhea
endometriosis
IVF
male subfertility
menopause
sexual dysfunction
Issue Date2010
PublisherFuture Medicine Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.futuremedicine.com/loi/whe
Citation
Women's Health, 2010, v. 6 n. 4, p. 551-563 How to Cite?
AbstractAcupuncture is increasingly being used in reproductive medicine. This review summarizes the evidence of acupuncture in pain relief for oocyte retrieval, improving pregnancy outcomes of in vitro fertilization treatment, management of ovulation disorders, male subfertility, primary dysmenorrhea, endometriosis and menopausal symptoms. However, most of the studies are nonrandomized uncontrolled trials, case reports or case series. For randomized controlled trials, the sample size is underpowered and blinding of assessors is lacking. Different acupuncture protocols and controls are used. These heterogeneities make it difficult to compare studies and draw any firm conclusions. Further studies should also evaluate the cost-effectiveness of acupuncture and investigate the underlying mechanism of acupuncture treatment. © 2010 Future Medicine Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135635
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.691
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dc.description.abstractAcupuncture is increasingly being used in reproductive medicine. This review summarizes the evidence of acupuncture in pain relief for oocyte retrieval, improving pregnancy outcomes of in vitro fertilization treatment, management of ovulation disorders, male subfertility, primary dysmenorrhea, endometriosis and menopausal symptoms. However, most of the studies are nonrandomized uncontrolled trials, case reports or case series. For randomized controlled trials, the sample size is underpowered and blinding of assessors is lacking. Different acupuncture protocols and controls are used. These heterogeneities make it difficult to compare studies and draw any firm conclusions. Further studies should also evaluate the cost-effectiveness of acupuncture and investigate the underlying mechanism of acupuncture treatment. © 2010 Future Medicine Ltd.en_HK
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dc.subjectacupunctureen_HK
dc.subjectanovulationen_HK
dc.subjectdysmenorrheaen_HK
dc.subjectendometriosisen_HK
dc.subjectIVFen_HK
dc.subjectmale subfertilityen_HK
dc.subjectmenopauseen_HK
dc.subjectsexual dysfunctionen_HK
dc.subject.meshAcupuncture Therapy-
dc.subject.meshGenital Diseases, Female - therapy-
dc.subject.meshGenital Diseases, Male - therapy-
dc.subject.meshInfertility, Female - therapy-
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