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Maggie Ju (2014) Current opinion in acupuncture on stroke rehabilitation
The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 21 Issue 2 September 2014 P9
Maggie Ju. (2015) What Part Does Acupuncture Play in IVF?
The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 22 Issue 1 March 2015 P21
Maggie Ju (2020) The Potentiality of COVID-19 Treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine in the UK
The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 27 Issue 2 November 2020 P9
Thursday, 8 March 2018
Having IVF with poor egg quality? Acupuncture can help
Signs of poor egg quality: The abnormal menstrual cycles are the signs of poor egg quality, such as irregular periods, spotting, short menstrual cycles or long menstrual cycles, short luteal phase, abnormal hormones, such as high FSH, low eostrogen, low progesterone, low AMH, low antral follicle count are also indicating poor egg quality; poor response to IVF stimulation is another sign of poor egg quality. IVF result has hown poor egg quality. Women’s age: Women over age 35 with difficulty to conceive or miscarriage would have good quality of eggs.
Healthy food can help to improve egg quality which many women have already known and had healthy diet.
As mentioned above the key step to improve egg quality is the blood supply to the follicles. Whatever nutrients you take, they need to reach the follicles via blood circulation. If the circulation is poor, the nutrients cannot reach the follicles.
Research data has shown that acupuncture can help to improve blood circulation to the follicles, as a result this improves egg quality. For example, there was a study involved 60 patients with infertility with poor ovarian response and poor ovarian reserve undergoing IVF-ET. After treatment, in acupuncture group, egg maturation rate, fertilization rate and good quality embryo rate and implantation rate were higher than control group. Most importantly the pregnancy rate was increased. In another study there were 66 patients with PCOS and infertility and undergoing IVF-ET. All fertilization rate and high quality embryos were higher in acupuncture group than that for control group.
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Thigh is the area between the hip and the knee. There is only single bone in the thigh called fumar, but there are a few groups of muscles i...