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Acupuncture For Endometriosis - Case 2

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, October 23, 2017, In : Reproductive system 
36-year-old Paula had been suffering from severe period pain for three years. It all started after a miscarriage which happened when she was 9 weeks pregnant. Her menstrual cycles were fairly regular, but the blood was dark and clotty. An excruciating pain in her lower abdomen and back would start a week before and last until a week after the period. Her ribs could ache as well. The pain made her feel sick and lethargic. She had not been able to conceive again since the miscarriage, although ...

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Acupuncture 'doubles the chances of getting pregnant through IVF' - but is the placebo effect?

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, In : Reproductive system 
  • Over 46 per cent of women undergoing acupuncture treatment conceived
  • While only 21.7 per cent of the women became pregnant in the other group 
  • Treatment may be offered as a possible method of improving IVF outcome
  • Expert says it may only work due to patient spending time with practitioner
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3674013/Acupuncture-doubles-chances-getting-pregnant-IVF-used-improve-fertility-outcomes-future.html#ixzz4DXTWGYcY 

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Efficacy comparison between Chinese medicine's labor inducement methods and conventional methods customary in hospitals

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : Reproductive system 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25796676
Harefuah 2015; 154 (1): 47-51, 67, 66
By Amir N
Abstract

INTRODUCTION: According to Chinese medicine, a correct balance of Qi (energy) and quantity of blood are vital in order to commence labor and continue the childbirth process. Correspondingly, there are two main reasons for a delayed or difficult childbirth: lack of Qi and blood or stagnation of Qi and blood.

AIM: Efficacy comparison of Chinese medicine's inducement methods to conventional methods...

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Acupuncture for Infertility - Typical Case 3

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, April 10, 2014, In : Reproductive system 
June and her husband decided to start a family but didn't succeed after trying for a year. As June was 33 now, both of them were getting a bit anxious, so they went to see the doctor to have examinations. Apart from June's estrogen level was on the lower border, nothing came out positive. June had regular periods with normal blood colour and no obvious discomfort during the periods. She did have a tendency of feeling cold easily. Her tongue looked slightly pale and her pulse felt thin and tau...

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Acupuncture and IVF

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, In : Reproductive system 
Evidence suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation.

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Acupuncture for Infertility - Typical Case 2

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, In : Reproductive system 

32-year-old Julia tried to have a baby with her partner for 2 years but didn't succeed. In the past during her previous marriage, she had tried for 3 years and nothing happened either. Both she and her partner went for examinations and no problems were found. Her periods were normal, but her energy level was a bit low and she often felt tired and headachy. Her extremity, especially the feet, always felt cold. She also suffered from water infection from time to time. According to her symptoms ...


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Acupuncture for Impotence

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, August 6, 2012, In : Reproductive system 

50-year-old John came to see me with a problem of impotence. He said he had always been fit until two years ago when he had myeloma in his spine. The tumour caused a pathological fracture in one of the vertebrae, and made him paralysed in bed for four months. Maybe because he had always been very sporty and having good constitution, after chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation he made an incredibly good recovery from the brink of death. Though his energy level was not as good as before,...


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Acupuncture for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Related Infertility - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, In : Reproductive system 

Anne, a 29-year-old educational consultant, was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) three years ago. She had irregular menstrual cycle, which was between 2-8 weeks. Her periods would start with black and clotty bleeding then became very heavy with bright red colour, always accompanied with abdominal pain especially on the right side.  The PCOS also caused high blood sugar level, for which she had to take medication. What worried her more was that the hormone imbalance in PCOS wo...


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Acupuncture for Oligomenorrhoea - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, In : Reproductive system 

26-year-old Katrina had been on contraceptive pills for a number of years until 2010, when she wanted to start a family. But after stop taking the pills she only had two irregular periods in a whole year, which made the conception impossible. One of her friends who had successful fertility treatment from me suggested she come to try acupuncture. Apart from the period problem, Katrina's general health was very good, so I decided to give her a simple treatment and only four acupuncture points o...


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Acupuncture For Endometriosis - Case 1

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : Reproductive system 

35-year-old Lisa had endometriosis since she was 20. She received two operations and hormone treatment in the past but none of them helped much. Her periods were always delayed and very heavy, and the blood was dark and clotty. The pain in her lower abdomen and back would start from the middle of the menstrual cycle and get worse two days before the period. The pain was so intense and pain killers didn't work. She always felt headachy, sick and lethargic, and also had bloating stomach, cons...


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Acupuncture for Recurrent Miscarriages

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, October 27, 2011, In : Reproductive system 

When Sonya came to see me in 2006, she was a mother of two children. She and her husband then wanted to have a third child, but this time it wasn't easy. In the last one and a half years, she'd had three miscarriages, which all happened in about week 11, and the last one just happened 2 months ago. Sonya also had type I diabetes and had been on insulin for many years. According to her history and clinical manifestations, I believed her problem was deficiency of Qi and blood, and the princip...


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Acupuncture for IVF - Typical Case 1

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, In : Reproductive system 
When Adina and her husband had their first child, everything went smoothly. But a few years later when they wanted a second one, it wasn't that easy this time. They tried for over a year but nothing happened. As she was 39 years old now, Adina reckoned that her reproductive ability was getting weak, so she and her husband decided to try IVF. But unfortunately, two consecutive IVF both failed soon after the embryos were put in. While waiting for the third IVF, Adina came to see me to look for ...
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Acupuncture for infertility - Typical Case 1

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, In : Reproductive system 

A few years ago, after trying to conceive for 13 months, Kerry finally was pregnant. But unfortunately, a miscarriage happened in week thirteen of her pregnancy. From then on, she couldn’t conceive again. Both she and her husband went for thorough examinations and nothing was found abnormal. As Kerry was nearly 40 years old, she thought there was not much chance left, so they tried IVF, but it failed. Finally Kerry decided to try acupuncture. When she first came to see me, I was told that a...


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