Research and Articles

FEMALE FERTILITY

Fertility and Sterility: Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): Acupuncture for infertility: is it an effective therapy?  

ScienceDirect: Acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment for women undergoing intrauterine insemination

NCBI: Current evidence of acupuncture on polycystic ovarian syndrome  

NCBI: Low-frequency electroacupuncture and physical exercise decrease high muscle sympathetic nerve activity in polycystic ovary syndrome

Complementary Therapies in Clinical PracticeThe relationship between perceived stress, acupuncture, and pregnancy rates among IVF patients: A pilot study  

Fertility and SterilityChanges in serum cortisol and Prolactin associated with acupuncture during controlled ovarian hyper-stimulation in women undergoing in vitro fertilization–embryo transfer treatment 

NCBI: The role of acupuncture in the management of subfertility  

British Medical JournalEffects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: systematic review and meta-analysis

NCBI: Effect of acupuncture on the outcome of in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a randomized, prospective, controlled clinical study  

BioNews Article: Use of acupuncture before and after embryo transfer

Obstetrics & GynecologyAcupuncture for Depression During Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

NUTRITION AND SUPPLEMENTS

NCBI: Effects of inositol on oocyte quality in patients affected with polycystic ovary syndrome

NCBI: Use of mitochondrial nutrients to improve outcome of IVF in older patients 

Guardian.co.uk: Alcohol hinders having a baby through IVF, couples warned

NCBI: DHEA Supplementation positively affects spontaneous pregnancies in women with diminished ovarian function

ScienceDaily: Increasing Fertility Threefold With DHEA?

ScienceDaily: Caffeine Is Linked to Miscarriage Risk, New Study Shows

BioNews: Melatonin could improve women’s IVF success

ScienceDaily: What Makes a Good Egg and Healthy Embryo? Zinc Discovery May Help in Future Fertility Treatments

BioNews: Trans fats increase risk of infertility

Reproductive Biology InsightsCaffeine, Alcohol, and Psychological Stress and In Vitro Fetilization

Fertility and SterilityN-acetyl-cysteine is a novel adjuvant to clomiphene citrate in clomiphene citrate–resistant patients with polycystic ovary syndrome

Middle East Fertility Society Journal: Clomiphene-acetyl cysteine combination as a new protocol to a friendly IVF cycle

Human ReproductionAdjuvant L-arginine treatment for in-vitro fertilization in poor responder patients

MALE FERTILITY

Reuters: Key Genital Measurement Linked to Male Fertility

ScienceDaily: Smoking Damages Men’s Sperm and Also the Numbers of Germ and Somatic Cells in Developing Embryos

ScienceDirect: Zinc Levels in Seminal Plasma are Associated with Sperm Quality in Fertile and Infertile Men

NCBI: A prospective randomized placebo-controlled study of the effect of acupuncture in infertile patients with severe oligoasthenozoospermia

WebMD: Acupuncture May Improve Sperm Quality: Study Shows Alternative Treatment May Help Male Infertility Problems

NCBI: Does acupuncture treatment affect sperm density in males with very low sperm count? A pilot study