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We both value the research of modern science and the many developments that have been discovered.
We also value the depth of wisdom and knowledge of traditional and classical five element acupuncture, which integrates the many aspects of body and mind.
We acknowledge the information gained from research, and we endevaour to use it where appropriate when meeting the needs of an individual who is suffering in health.
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(2017) Acupuncture is not as effective as infertility treatment in women with PCOS. COMMENTARY
‘Although important clinical outcomes were explored in this study, many details still need an explanation, for example, the acupuncture points are different between active acupuncture and control groups with resultant deficiency in blinding, and the average dosage and frequency of clomiphene in ovulation induction have not been statistically analysed. In summary, this study by Wu et al (below) prompts us to reconsider the role of acupuncture in the treatment of ovulation disorders in women with PCOS.’
Liangzhi Xu, Xiaoyong Qiao (2017) Acupuncture is not as effective as infertility treatment in women with PCOS. COMMENTARY. Evidence-
‘CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Among Chinese women with polycystic ovary syndrome, the use of acupuncture with or without clomiphene, compared with control acupuncture and placebo, did not increase live births. This finding does not support acupuncture as an infertility treatment in such women.’
(2016) Effectiveness of acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome undergoing in vitro fertilisation or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a systematic review and meta-
Objectives. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
Conclusions. Acupuncture may increase the clinical
pregnancy rate and ongoing pregnancy rate and decrease the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in women with PCOS undergoing IVF or ICSI. Further studies are needed to confirm the efficacy and safety of acupuncture as an adjunct to assisted reproductive technology in this particular population.’
Jo J, Lee YJ.(2016) Effectiveness of acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome undergoing in vitro fertilisation or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a systematic review and meta-
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