Doctor who is passionate about acupuncture

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Leading acupuncture specialist for facial rejuvenation, pain relief, stress relief, fertility, fatigue, anxiety.
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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https://anamayahealth.blogspot.com/2018/03/dr-maggie-ju-talks-about-vulvodynia.html

Reviews
M Ju. (2015) What Part Does Acupuncture Play in IVF?
The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 22 Issue 1 March 2015 P21
M Ju (2014) Current opinion in acupuncture on stroke rehabilitation
The Journal of Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture Volume 21 Issue 1 September 2014 P9

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Research has shown that acupuncture assists IVF success

Today there are over 6 million children that have been conceived through assistant reproductive technologies including IVF. Although IVF is a well-established treatment over past decades, each step of IVF is complex with a possibility of failure. It is desirable for women to seek an assist treatment to increase their chances of achieving a pregnancy and live birth and to improve their health, quality of life and to reduce stress whilst undergoing treatment cycles. Acupuncture is a top candidate for this purpose. In the USA, 30% of patients had acupuncture prior to IVF treatment and 47% during IVF treatment. A recent study has just published and analysed 20 trials involving 5130women globally. It has found that acupuncture may have significantly increased clinical pregnancy rates and reduced miscarriages in in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients comparing with no treatment group. The findings suggest that “acupuncture may have a significant effect on clinical pregnancy rates, independent of comparator group, when used in women who have had multiple previous IVF cycles, or where there was a low baseline pregnancy rate.” “Three or more treatments and the use of a modified treatment protocol were significant effect modifiers on clinical pregnancy. The timing of treatment was also a significant modifier, with treatments post the day of embryo transfer showing no benefit on clinical pregnancy.”

References

Caroline A. Smith et al RBMO VOLUME 00 ISSUE 0 2018. https://www.rbmojournal.com/article/S1472-6483(18)30675-8/fulltext

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