Tag: Acupuncture

1. In this randomized controlled trial, administration of acupuncture at the time of ovarian stimulation and embryo transfer did not improve the rate of live births. 2. There was no statistically significant difference in miscarriage, though discomfort and bruising were higher in the acupuncture group. Evidence Rating: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Acupuncture...
1. Electroacupuncture was found to result in less urinary leakage for women with stress urinary incontinence compared to sham electroacupuncture after 6 weeks. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) refers to the involuntary loss of urine during physical exertion, sneezing, coughing or laughing. Many therapies exist,...
1. Patients treated with electroacupuncture (EA) had a greater increase in complete spontaneous bowel movements (CSBM) compared to the control group (sham EA). 2. Acupuncture-related adverse events during treatment were infrequent, as well as mild or transient, in both groups, suggesting EA is a safe treatment for chronic severe functional...

Patient Basics: Acupuncture

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Acupuncture is a technique that involves inserting very thin metal needles into the skin at precise points on the body to clear energy channels, with the aim of restoring and maintaining health. The spots of insertion are picked based on a complex network of...