Natural Conception

Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine: Prior to Conception: The Role of an Acupuncture Protocol in Improving Women's Reproductive Functioning Assessed by a Pilot Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial

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

NCBI: The role of acupuncture in the management of subfertility  

ScienceDaily: Increasing Fertility Threefold With DHEA?

BioNews: Trans fats increase risk of infertility

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Perspectives of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners in the support and treatment of infertility.

IUI/IVF Support

Reproductive Biomedicine online: Impact of whole systems traditional Chinese medicine on in-vitro fertilization outcomes.

Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society: Influence of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilisation when embryo implantation has failed: a prospective randomised controlled clinical trial

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

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

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

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

British Medical Journal: Effects 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

NCBI: Use of mitochondrial nutrients to improve outcome of IVF in older patients Alcohol hinders having a baby through IVF, couples warned

Reproductive Biology Insights: Caffeine, Alcohol, and Psychological Stress and In Vitro Fetilization

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

Journal of Ovarian Reseach: Myo-inositol therapy for poor-responders during IVF: a prospective controlled observational trial.

Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics: Myo-inositol is a promising treatment for the prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS): an animal study

Nutrients: Altered Preconception Fatty Acid Intake Is Associated with Improved Pregnancy Rates in Overweight and Obese Women Undertaking in Vitro Fertilisation.

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

Human Reproduction: Adjuvant L-arginine treatment for in-vitro fertilization in poor responder patients

Pregnancy Loss and Pregnancy Support

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Acupuncture as a therapeutic treatment option for threatened miscarriage.

Obstetrics & Gynecology: Acupuncture for Depression During Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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

The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition: Vitamin D insufficiency is associated with increased risk of first-trimester miscarriage in the Odense Child Cohort

American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: Effect of Coenzyme Q10 on Th1/Th2 Paradigm in Females with Idiopathic Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

High FSH/Diminished Ovarian Reserve

Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society: Electroacupuncture for reproductive hormone levels in patients with diminished ovarian reserve: a prospective observational study

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

Menopause: Association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and ovarian reserve in premenopausal women.

Human FertilityInfluence of nutrition on the decline of ovarian reserve and subsequent onset of natural menopause.

Donor Cycles

Reproductive Biomedicine Online: Impact of whole systems traditional Chinese medicine on in-vitro fertilization outcomes.

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Acupuncture and in vitro fertilization: a retrospective chart review

Fertility and Sterility: Influence of vitamin D levels on in vitro fertilization outcomes in donor-recipient cycles


European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology: Is acupuncture in addition to conventional medicine effective as pain treatment for endometriosis? A randomised controlled cross-over trial

Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology: Japanese-style acupuncture for endometriosis-related pelvic pain in adolescents and young women: results of a randomized sham-controlled trial.

Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets: Targeting oxidative stress to treat endometriosis


Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology: Circulating gonadotropins and ovarian adiponectin system are modulated by acupuncture independently of sex steroid or β-adrenergic action in a female hyperandrogenic rat model of polycystic ovary syndrome.

American Journal for Physiology, Endocrinolgy and Metabolism: Acupuncture for ovulation induction in polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.

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

Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Effectiveness of abdominal acupuncture for patients with obesity-type polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.

Journal of Bilogical Regulators and homeostatic Agents: Effect of myo-inositol and alpha-lipoic acid on oocyte quality in polycystic ovary syndrome non-obese women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a pilot study.

PLoS One: The Gut Microbiome Is Altered in a Letrozole-Induced Mouse Model of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

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

The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research: Chromium picolinate reduces insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome: Randomized controlled trial.

Male factor

Spermatogenesis: Electroacupuncture enhances spermatogenesis in rats after scrotal heat treatment.

Andrologia: Randomised clinical trial of comparing effects of acupuncture and varicocelectomy on sperm parameters in infertile varicocele patients.

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

Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: The importance of the one carbon cycle nutritional support in human male fertility: a preliminary clinical report

Andrology: Combination of vitamin E and clomiphene citrate in treating patients with idiopathic oligoasthenozoospermia: A prospective, randomized trial.


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