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Holistic and Integrative Fertility Support

Complementary and alternative medicine utilisation in NHS and private clinic settings: a United Kingdom survey of 400...

Infertility patients are a vulnerable group that often seek a non-medical solution for their failure to conceive. The Cochrane Collaboration's definition of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is "a broad domain of healing resources that encompasses all health systems, modalities, and practices and their accompanying theories and beliefs other than those intrinsic to the politically dominant health systems of a particular society or culture in a given historical period".

Phytochemisty and Spermatogenic Potentials of Aqueous Extract of Cissus populnea (Guill. and Per) Stem Bark

The Scientific World Journal is a peer-reviewed, open access journal covering a wide range of subjects in science, technology, and medicine. The journal's Editorial Board as well as its Table of Contents are divided into about 93 subject areas that are covered within the journal's scope.

Effect of acupuncture on assisted reproduction ... [Acupunct Med. 2010] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

BMC Women's Health | Full text | Quality of life, coping strategies and support needs of women seeking Traditional Ch...

Infertility affects about 15% of couples in Western-societies with most progressing to fertility clinics for treatment. Despite being common, infertility is often experienced as a lonely road for affected couples.

A randomized double blind comparison of real and placebo acupuncture in IVF treatment

Abstract BACKGROUND Acupuncture has been used during IVF treatment as it may improve outcome, however, there are concerns about the true efficacy of this approach. This randomized double blind study aimed to compare real acupuncture with placebo acupuncture in patients undergoing IVF treatment.

Treating fallopian tube occlu... [Altern Ther Health Med. 2008 Jan-Feb] - PubMed - NCBI

OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of a non-invasive, manual soft-tissue physical therapy in opening completely blocked fallopian tubes in infertile women with confirmed bilateral occlusion and a history indicative of abdominopelvic adhesions. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Clear Passage Therapies, Inc, clinic, Gainesville, Florida.

Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: systematic...

Abstract Objective To evaluate whether acupuncture improves rates of pregnancy and live birth when used as an adjuvant treatment to embryo transfer in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources Medline, Cochrane Central, Embase, Chinese Biomedical Database, hand searched abstracts, and reference lists.

Impact of hypnosis during embryo transfer on t... [Fertil Steril. 2006] - PubMed - NCBI

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether hypnosis during ET contributes to successful IVF/ET outcome. DESIGN: Case-control clinical study. SETTING: Academic Fertility and IVF Unit, Soroka Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel. PATIENT(S): Infertile couples undergoing IVF. INTERVENTION(S): Ninety-eight IVF/ET cycles with hypnosis during the ET procedure were matched with 96 regular IVF/ET cycles.

Individualized homeopathic therapy for male infer... [Homeopathy. 2002] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Hypnosis in the treatment of functional infer... [Am J Clin Hypn. 1995] - PubMed - NCBI

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Yoga: an adjunct to infertility treatment. [Fertil Steril. 2003] - PubMed - NCBI

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The use of complementary medicine... [Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2007] - PubMed - NCBI

BACKGROUND: There is limited research describing the use of complementary medicines (CM) and therapies among patients with infertility. OBJECTIVE: (i) To examine the use of CM by subjects attending an infertility clinic at their first consultation and six months later; (ii) to examine men's and women's views on the effectiveness and safety of these practices; and (iii) to examine the documentation of the use of CMs and therapies in clinical notes.

Unexplained Infertility Treated with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine in Korea

Jongbae J. Park, K.M.D., Ph.D., 1,, 2 Myungja Kang, K.M.D., Ph.D., 3 Sangseop Shin, M.D., 3 Eunmi Choi, K.M.D., Ph.D., 3 Sukyung Kwon, K.M.D., 3 Hyosun Wee, K.M.D., 3 Bonghyun Nam, Ph.D., 4 and Ted J. Kaptchuk, O.M.D.

Use of complementary and alternative medicines by a sample of Turkish women for infertility enhancement: a descriptiv...

Abstract Background According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than three-quarters of the world's population rely upon complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for health care. The Cochrane Collaboration's definition of CAM is "a broad domain of healing resources that encompasses all health systems, modalities, and practices and their accompanying theories and beliefs other than those intrinsic to the politically dominant health systems of a particular society or culture in a given historical period".

Complementary and alternative medicine utilization by a sample of infertile couples in Jordan for infertility treatme...

Background Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) was defined by the Cochrane Collaboration as "a broad domain of healing resources that encompasses all health systems, modalities, and practices and their accompanying theories and beliefs other than those intrinsic to the politically dominant health systems of a particular society or culture in a given historical period".

Australian women's use of complementary and alternative medicines to enhance fertility: exploring the experiences of ...

Background Studies exploring the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to enhance fertility are limited. While Australian trends indicate that women are using CAM during pregnancy, little is known about women's use of CAM for fertility enhancement. With the rising age of women at first birth, couples are increasingly seeking assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to achieve parenthood.

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine | Full text | Acupuncture as a therapeutic treatment option for threatened...

Threatened miscarriage involves vaginal bleeding in a pregnancy that remains viable. This is a common early pregnancy complication with increased risk factors for early pregnancy loss, preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), preterm delivery, low birth weight babies and maternal antepartum haemorrhage.

Use of complementary and alternative medicines associated with a 30% lower ongoing pregnancy/live birth rate during 1...

Abstract BACKGROUND There seems to be little discussion between patient and physician about the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), perhaps because they are not perceived to have adverse effects on fertility. We therefore compared ongoing pregnancy and live birth rate in spontaneous users and non-users of CAM during a 12-month period of assisted reproduction technique (ART) treatment.

The Use of Complementary and Alternative Fertility Treatment in Couples Seeking Fertility Care: Data from a Prospecti...

Abstract Objective To determine the prevalence of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use among couples seeking fertility care and to identify the predictors of CAM use in this population.

A nutritional supplement for improving fertilit... [J Reprod Med. 2004] - PubMed - NCBI

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Nutrition and reproduction: is there evidence to s... [Maturitas. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

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Scrambled and fried: Cigarette smoke ... [Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

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Nutrition and Fertility - Proper functioning of mitochondria is critical for successful fertility

Nutrition and Fertility - Proper functioning of mitochondria is critical for successful fertility Nalin Siriwardhana, Ph.D., interviewed Dr. Alex J. Polotsky, MD, MS., an expert in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at University of Colorado Denver.