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Ovulatory dysfunction

Published On: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Category: Fertility Clinic

‘Auricular acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility’ Gynaecol Endocrinol (ENGLAND) Sep 1992,6 (3) p171.

A study involving 45 infertile women suffering from very infrequent/ or no periods (oligo-amenorrhea) (27 cases) or luteal insufficiency (18 cases) was carried out. Following a complete gynaecologic-endocrinologic examination, the women were treated with auricular acupuncture. Results were compared to those of 45 women who received hormone treatment. Both groups were matched for age, duration of infertility, body mass index, previous pregnancies, menstrual cycle and tubal patency. Women treated with acupuncture had 22 pregnancies whereas women treated with hormones had 20 pregnancies. It was also noted that side-effects were observed only during hormone treatment, and various disorders of the autonomic nervous system normalized during acupuncture. The study concluded that "auricular acupuncture seems to offer a valuable alternative therapy for female infertility due to hormone disorders" being more effective than hormone therapy and with no side effects.

Gerhard I; Postneek F ‘Auricular acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility’ Gynaecol Endocrinol (ENGLAND) Sep 1992,6 (3) p171. (Department for Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproduction, Women's Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Germany).

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