Doctor who is passionate about acupuncture

Doctor who is passionate about acupuncture

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Leading acupuncture specialist for facial rejuvenation, pain relief, stress, anxiety, emotion, depression relief, fertility and miscarriage
Based at Kensington and Chelsea at Central London. Qualified as a medical doctor in Western medicine in China with a Medical degree from Beijing, China and a PhD degree from the UK. Many year research and clinical experiences. This blog is for information only.

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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

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Acupuncture helps women with PCOS to get pregnant

Women with PCOS may have infertile, potentially due to the effects of obesity and/or metabolic, inflammatory and endocrine abnormalities on ovulatory function, oocyte quality and endometrial receptivity. Several clinical studies have indicated that acupuncture improves ovulatory dysfunction and insulin sensitivity, and decreases testosterone, in patients with PCOS. A systematic review was to evaluate the current evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on the efficacy/effectiveness of acupuncture provided during IVF or ICSI at achieving pregnancy in women with PCOS, and to consider its safety. The participants were women with PCOS undergoing IVF or ICSI. Outcomes included the clinical pregnancy rate (CPR), live birth rate (LBR), ongoing pregnancy rate (OPR) and incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and adverse events (AEs). Four RCTs including 430 participants were selected. All trials compared acupuncture (MA/EA) against no treatment. The result has shown that acupuncture significantly increased the CPR and OPR and decreased the risk of OHSS ; however, there was no significant difference in the LBR. None of the RCTs reported on AEs. Their conclusion is that acupuncture may increase the CPR and OPR and decrease the risk of OHSS in women with PCOS undergoing IVF or ICSI.


Jo J & Lee YJ (2017) Acupunct Med 35:162

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