We are one of the very few clinics in Hong Kong (HK) which offer a range of services to support your ivf and/or iui treatment :
Before and During ivf/iui
So that your body is ready for the tough challenge. Physically our treatment can make your body more balanced and mentally can make you feel more relaxed. Research show that Acupuncture and/or Chinese medicine can help to improve
the quality of the eggs and the thickness of the lining by increasing the blood flow to the ovary and uterus.
Acupuncture and/or Chinese medicine can help to facilitate implantation and to prevent miscarriage.
For your male partner
Acupuncture and/or Chinese medicine can improve the sperm quality, which at the end increase the fertilization rate.
Abstract of relevant medical journal
FERTILITY AND STERILITY® VOL. 77, NO.
4, APRIL 2002
Copyright ©2002 American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy
rate in patients who undergo assisted
Wolfgang E. Paulus, M.D.,a Mingmin Zhang, M.D.,b Erwin Strehler, M.D.,a
Imam El-Danasouri, Ph.D.,a and Karl Sterzik, M.D.a
Objective: To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in assisted reproduction therapy (ART) by comparing a group of patients receiving acupuncture treatment shortly before and after embryo transfer with a control group receiving no acupuncture.
Design: Prospective randomized study.
Setting: Fertility center.
Patient(s): After giving informed consent, 160 patients who were undergoing ART and who had good quality embryos were divided into the following two groups through random selection: embryo transfer with acupuncture (n = 80) and embryo transfer without acupuncture (n = 80).
Intervention(s): Acupuncture was performed in 80 patients 25 minutes before and after embryo transfer. In the control group, embryos were transferred without any supportive therapy.
Main Outcome Measure(s): Clinical pregnancy was defined as the presence of a fetal sac during an ultrasound examination 6 weeks after embryo transfer.
Result(s): Clinical pregnancies were documented in 34 of 80 patients (42.5%) in the acupuncture group, whereas pregnancy rate was only 26.3% (21 out of 80 patients) in the control group.
Conclusion(s): Acupuncture seems to be a useful tool for improving pregnancy rate after ART. (Fertil Steril_ 2002;77:721– 4. ©2002 by American Society for Reproductive Medicine.)
Human Reproduction vol.11 no.6 pp.1314-1317, 1996
Reduction of blood flow impedance in the uterine arteries of infertile women with electro-acupuncture
Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Urban Waldenstrdm2, Sven A.Andersson and Matts Wikland
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Department of Physiology,
In order to assess whether electro-acupuncture (EA) can reduce a high uterine artery blood flow impedance, 10 infertile but otherwise healthy women with a pulsatility index (PI) 5*3.0 in the uterine arteries were treated with EA in a prospective, non-randomized study. Before inclusion in the study and throughout the entire study period, the women were down-regulated with a gonadotrophin-releasing hormone analogue (GnRHa) in order to exclude any fluctuating endogenous hormone effects on the PL The baseline PI was measured when the serum oestradiol was =s0.1 nmol/1, and thereafter the women were given EA eight times, twice a week for 4 weeks. The PI was measured again closely after the eighth EA treatment, and once more
10-14 days after the EA period. Skin temperature on the forehead (STFH) and in the lumbosacral area (STLS) was measured during the first, fifth and eighth EA treatments. Compared to the mean baseline PI, the mean PI was significantly reduced both shortly after the eighth EA treatment (P < 0.0001) and 10-14 days after the EA period (P < 0.0001). STFH increased significantly during the EA treatments. It is suggested that both of these effects are due to a central inhibition of the sympathetic activity.
Clinical Study on ErzhiTiangui Granules Combined with In Vitro Fertilization -Embryo Transplant for Treatment of 61 Cases
Lian Fang, Teng Yili, Zhang Jianw ei1, et al.
Objective: To observe effects of ErzhiTiangui Granules on the patient of infertility with both kidney Qi and Yin deficiency,
and to evaluate its effect on quality of oocytes, the number of h igh2quality ovum, fertilized ovum and high2quality embryo, and
the clinical pregnancy rate. Methods: Patients of the treatment group w ere treated with promoting ovulation program and oral
administration of ErzhiTiangui Granules, and the control group with only the promoting ovulation program. Changes of
symptom s of both kidney Qi and Yin deficiency, the number of mature oocytes, the high quality ova, fertilization rate, high
quality embryo rate, pregnancy rate and dose of gonado-tropin (Gn) before and after treatment were observed, and the correlative analysis was conducted.
Results: The treatment group was significantly superior to the control group in improvement of the symptom s of both kidney Qi and Yin deficiency,
high quality oocytes rate, fertility rate, high quality embryo rate and clinical pregnancy rate, and Gn dose in the treatment group was significantly lower than
that in the control group. Improvement of symptoms of both kidney Qi and Yin deficiency was positively correlated with high quality oocytes rate.
Conclusion: ErzhiTiangui Granules can significantly improve symptoms of both kidney Qi and Yin deficiency, increase high quality oocytes,
high quality embryo and the clinical pregnancy rate.
Treatment of Idiopathic Male Infertility by Acupuncture Combined with Intracytoplasmic Injection of Sperm
ZHANGMing min , HUANG Guang ying , TAN Li xing , W.
( A f f iliated
Technology , Wuhan , 430030 ; 1Center of Reproductive Medicine , Ulm , Germany)
Abstract Objective :To investigate the clinic effect of acupuncture on idiopathic male infertility in
accepting intracytoplasmic sperm injection ( ICSI) . Methods :Twenty2two cases of idiopathic male infertility patient s failed in ICSI were treated with acupuncture twice weekly for 8 weeks , and then followed by accepting ICSI treatment again. Within 3 months after acupuncture treatment , the patients accepted ICSI treatment again. The sperm concentration , motility , morphology and fertility rates were observed. Results : Sperm quick motility after acupuncture treatment (18. 3 ±9. 6 %) was significantly improved than that before acupuncture (11. 0 ±7. 5 % , P < 0. 05) . The normal sperm ratio was increased after acupuncture (21. 1 ±10. 4 % vs 16. 2 ± 8. 2 % , P < 0. 05) . The fertility rates after acupuncture (66. 2 %) were obviously higher than that before acupuncture (40. 2 % , P < 0. 01) . There was no significant difference in sperm concentration and general sperm motility before and after acupuncture. But among their spouses , 4 cases had been affirmed to be gravid , with the pregnancy
rate being 18. 2 %. Conclusion :Acupuncture can improve infertility patients’sperm quality and raise fertility rate during accepting ICSI treatment .