Fertility and Pregnancy NI

 16 Ardlee Ave
 Co. Down
 Northern Ireland
 BT18 9LT
 Tel 028 9039 7994

Research Evidence


Chang R., Chung P.H. And Rosenwaks Z. (2002) Role of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility. Fertility and Sterility 78 (6), 1149-1153

Chen B.Y., (1997) Acupuncture normalizes dysfunction of hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research 22 (2), 97-108

Duggan E., (2009) Acupuncture, endometriosis and in vitro fertilization. Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Spring 2009, 81-86

Manheimer E., Zhang G., Udoff I., et al. (2008) Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in-vitro fertilisation:systemic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal 336 (7643), 545-549

Smeenk J.M.J., Verhaak C.M., Eugster A., et al (2001) The effect of anxiety and depression on the outcome of in-vitro fertilization. Human Reproduction 16 (7), 1420-1423

Stener-Victorin E., Waldenstrom U., Andersson S.A. Wikland M. (1996) Reduction of blood flow impedance in the uterine arteries of infertile women with electro-acupuncture. Human Reproduction 11 (6), 1314-1317.

Volejnikova H. (2001) Female infertility: a study of physical treatment by the method of L. Mojzisov for functional disturbances of the pelvic region. J Orthopaedic Med. 23:47-49


Elden, H (2005) Effects of acupuncture and stabilizing exercises as an adjunct to standard treatment in pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain: randomized single blind trial. BMJ doi:10.1136/bmy 38397.507014.E0

Da Silva (2007) Acupuncture for mild to moderate emotional complaints in pregnancy - a prospective, quasi-randomized controlled study. Acupuncture in Medicine 25 (3), 65-71.

Smith,C et al (2002) Pregnancy outcome following women's participation in a randomised controlled trial of acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Complement Ther Med 10(2), 78-82

Cardini F, Lombardo P, Regalia AL, Regaldo G, Zazini A, Negri MG et al (2005) A randomized controlled trial of moxibustion for breech presentation. BJOG 112(6), 743-747.

Smith CA et al (2013) Acupuncture for Induction of Labour. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, CD002962

Betts D., Lennox S (2006) Acupuncture for pre-birth treatment. An observational study of its use in midwifery practise. Medical Acupuncture 17 (3), 16-19.