Chinese Medicine in the News

Acupuncture might help with fertility

Chicago Tribune — Feb. 8, 2008


Acupuncture appears to be a useful fertility aid, according to a new report in the British Medical Journal that found pairing acupuncture with in-vitro fertilization can raise a couple’s odds of getting pregnant by 65 percent.

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Acupuncture may increase chance of IVF success

CBS News: The Associated Press — February 8, 2008

It sounds far-fetched — sticking needles in women to help them become pregnant — but a scientific review suggests acupuncture might improve the odds of conceiving by in-vitro fertilization if done right before or after embryos are placed in the womb.

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Acupuncture for In Vitro Fertilization?

WebMD Medical News — Feb. 7, 2008

Getting Acupuncture May Improve the Odds of IVF Success
By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Medical News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

The odds of getting pregnant and having a baby through in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be higher if women get acupuncture right before or after IVF.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine May Help Relieve Painful Menstrual Cramps

ScienceDaily — Oct. 17, 2007

Women with menstrual cramps are often offered either non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or oral contraceptives. Many women, however, find that this treatment does not work or they can not take the drugs, and more women would prefer a non-drug alternative.

Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been used for centuries in China, being used in public hospitals to treat unexplained cramps that occur during menstruation (primary dysmenorhea). A team of Cochrane Researchers has found evidence that CHM may provide one possible form of treatment.

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Chinese Medicine Compound Has Satisfactory Anti-cancer Effects On Hepatocellular Carcinoma

ScienceDaily — Oct. 16, 2007

Traditional Chinese medicine is world renowned. It has effects on some diseases, but the reason is still unknown. One such article was recently reported in the November 7 issue of the World Journal of Gastroenterology dealing with the great significance of a Chinese medicinal compound, “delisheng”, for the therapy of HCC and its neoteric research method. The research team was led by Dr. Ke-Jun Nan from The First Affiliated Hospital of The School of Medicine of Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. This research will undoubtedly bring comfort to many researchers and patients.

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