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Month: January 2013

Can Acupuncture improve IVF outcomes?

In Vitro Fertilisation  and Acupuncture Statistically you have a 25% chance of falling pregnant and staying pregnant with first cycle of IVF. It’s no wonder that women and couples turn to acupuncture to try to increase chances of conception and full-term pregnancy. Women and men can receive acupuncture prior to IVF. On the day of embryonic transfer the women may have acupuncture within an hour after the procedure. A woman may continue having acupuncture through the first trimester and until the risk of miscarriage is very low. Outcome measures: This… Read more Can Acupuncture improve IVF outcomes?

Can Acupuncture Treat Tinnitus?

Source: Long-Term Effect of Acupuncture for Treatment of Tinnitus” A Randomized , Patient and Assessor Blind, Sham-Acupuncture-Controlled, Pilot Trial. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine , Vol 18, No 7, 2012 pp.693-699 Medical Condition Tinnitus is a perception of noise within the person’s ears. Some patients describe it as  “beeping” or “hissing” noises, others a buzzing sound ‘like  swarm of bees”.  The severity and type of noise varies amongst sufferers. With this constant internal noise a suffers hearing can be impaired. We are yet to understand the patho-physiology of this… Read more Can Acupuncture Treat Tinnitus?