Research papers


Anderson, B., Rosenthal, L. (2013) Acupuncture and in vitro fertilization: Critique of the evidence and application to clinical practice. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 19, 1, 1 – 5.


Chen, J., Liu, L L., Cui,W., Sun, W E. (2009) Effects of electroacupuncture on in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) of patients with poor ovarian response.[Chinese] Zhongguo Zhenjiu 29:775-9.


Gurfinkel, E., Cedenho, AP., Yamamura, Y., Srougi, M. (2003) Effects of acupuncture and moxa treatment in patients with semen abnormalities. Asian J Androl 5 (4), 345 – 348.


Ho, M., Huang, LC., Chang, YY., Chen, HY., Chang, WC., Yang, TC., Tsai, HD. (2009) Electroacupuncture reduces uterine artery blood flow impedance in infertile women. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 48 (2), 148 – 151.


Jedel, E., Labrie, F., Odén, A., Holm, G., Nilsson, L., Janson, PO., Lind, AK., Ohlsson, C., Stener-Victorin, E. (2011) Impact of electro-acupuncture and physical exercise on hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhea in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 300 (1), E37 – E45.


Jin, C., Tohya,K., Kuribayashi,K., Kimura,M. (2009) Increased Oocyte Production after Acupuncture Treatment during Superovulation Process in Mice. Journal of Reproduction and Contraception 20:35-44.


Manheimer, E. (2011) Selecting a control for in vitro fertilization and acupuncture randomized controlled trials (RCTs): how sham controls may unnecessarily complicate the RCT evidence base. Fertil Steril 95 (8), 2456 – 2461.


Manheimer, E., van der Windt, D., Cheng, K., Stafford, K., Liu, J., Tierney, J., Lao, L., Berman, BM., Langenberg, P., Bouter, LM. (2013) The effects of acupuncture on rates of clinical pregnancy among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Hum Reprod Update 19 (6), 696 – 713.


Paulus, W., Zhang, M., Strehler, E., El-Danasouri, I., Sterzik, K. (2002) Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy. Fertil Steril 77 (4), 721 – 724.


Pei, J., Strehler, E., Noss, U., Abt, M., Piomboni, P., Baccetti, B., Sterzik, K. (2005) Quantitative evaluation of spermatozoa ultrastructure after acupuncture treatment for idiopathic male infertility. Fertil Steril  84 (1), 141 – 147.


Shen, C., Wu, M., Shu, D., Zhao, X., Gao, Y. (2015) The Role of Acupuncture in in vitro Fertilization: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Gynecol Obstet Invest 79, 1 – 12.


Shuai, Z., Lian, F., Li, P., Yang, W. (2015) Effect of transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation on endometrial receptivity in women undergoing frozen-thawed embryo transfer: a single-blind prospective randomised controlled trial. Acupunct Med 33 (1), 9 – 15.


Stener-Victorin, E., Waldenström, U., Andersson, SA., Wikland, M. (1996) Reduction of blood flow impedance in the uterine arteries of infertile women with electro-acupuncture. Hum Reprod 11 (6), 1314 – 1317.


Stener-Victorin, E., Waldenström, U., Tägnfors, U., Lundeberg, T., Lindstedt, G., Janson, PO. (2000) Effects of electro-acupuncture on anovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 79 (3), 180 – 188.


Stener-Victorin, E., Humaidan, P. (2006) Use of acupuncture in female infertility and a summary of recent acupuncture studies related to embryo transfer. Acupunct Med 24 (2),

157 – 163.


Stener-Victorin, E., Jedel, E., Mannerås, L. (2008) Acupuncture in polycystic ovary syndrome: current experimental and clinical evidence. J Neuroendocrinol 20 (3), 290 – 298.


Stener-Victorin, E., Wu, X. (2010) Effects and mechanisms of acupuncture in the reproductive system. Auton Neurosci 157 (1-2), 46 – 51.


Villahermosa, DI., Santos, LG., Nogueira, MB., Vilarino, FL., Barbosa, CP. (2013) Influence of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilisation when embryo implantation has failed: a prospective randomised controlled clinical trial. Acupunct Med 31 (2), 157 – 161.


Zheng, CH., Huang, GJ., Zhang, MM., Wang, W. (2012) Effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Fertil Steril 97 (3), 599 – 611.

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