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Dotychczas przyczyny niepłodności w głównej mierze wynikały z nieprawidłowości budowy narządu rodnego  kobiety(np.mięśniaki, przegrody macicy, niedorozwoje) lub przebytych chorób (np. zapalenia, endometrioza, toksoplazmoza, chlamydioza) lub chorób dotyczących mężczyzny mających wpływ na stan wartości jego nasienia.  NAJNOWSZE BADANIA wskazują na  istnienie nowego PROBLEMU. Według najnowszych badań gwałtownie rośnie grupa niepłodnych par, u których rozpoznaje się NIEPŁODNOŚĆ CZYNNOŚCIOWĄ.   zarówno u kobiety jak i mężczyzny. Przyczyny tego stanu są  różne, często emocjonalne.   


Wynikają z tempa współczesnego życia, "wyścigu szczurów- pracy", coraz częstszych komplikacji w kontaktach między ludzkich.Mówiąc najprościej problem często"powstaje w głowie",ale nie tylko. Dotąd oceniano, że dotyczy on 7-9% par. Najnowsze badania wskazują, że problem ten dotyczy nawet 20 do 40% NIEPŁODNYCH PAR. Rozwiązaniem może być kuracja AKUPUNKTURĄ- przywracająca zachwianą równowagę emocjonalną i fizyczną zarówno kobiety jak i mężczyzny(poprawa wartości nasienia).




1. Research

Acupuncture for Infertility: Acupuncture Increases the Success of In-Vitro Fertilization
By Lynda Harvey, OMD, LAc & Brian B. Carter, MSci, LAc
It's frustrating that there have been limited treatment options. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) is costly, uncomfortable, and doesn't always work. Those who've already tried it four or five times understand. But now you can increase your chances of IVF success with fertility acupuncture.
Results of a New Study on Acupuncture and IVF
Until recently, women have had no proven method to improve their odds with each IVF attempt.
New hope has been provided by the encouraging results of a well-designed, German study on acupuncture-assisted in vitro fertility.
The 160 participants were divided into two groups, each receiving a standard in-vitro procedure (IVF). One of the groups, however, received acupuncture before and after implantation. The standard in-vitro group had a 26.3% pregnancy rate, while the acupuncture group showed a 42.5% success rate.
Fertility Success Rates - In-Vitro Fertilization
(IVF) Only - 26.3%
Fertility Acupuncture protocol plus IVF - 42.5%


2. In Vitro Fertilization: How Acupuncture Can Help

by Richard Blitstein L.Ac., MSTOM

Chinese medicine has been using herbs and acupuncture to successfully treat fertility issues in China for over 2,000 years with great success. For various cultural and religious reasons fertility is a very important issue for the Chinese and today hundreds of thousands of Chinese couples turn to Traditional Chinese Medicine for help. In the last few years many couples in the United States have sought the help of Traditional Chinese Medicine for their fertility issues as well. Recently a number of scientific studies have shown how traditional Chinese medicine treatment can affect fertility both in women being treated solely with acupuncture as well as those undergoing western medical treatment.


One of these studies showed that acupuncture greatly increased the success rate for invitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. In this study, published in the international scientific journal Fertility and Sterility, 160 women were divided into two groups. The first group received acupuncture before and after embryo transfer. The second group had the embryo transfer without acupuncture. The pregnancy rate for the acupuncture group was 42.5% while in the non-acupuncture group it was only 26.3%. This study shows that acupuncture can improve in vitro success rates by 62 % in some cases.
With patients I have seen in my clinic, similar or even better results have been obtained using 6-7 acupuncture treatments spread throughout the IVF protocol. The first treatment usually is given before egg retrieval and the last after embryo transfer. Acupuncture is done with extremely thin sterilized disposable needles which are inserted superficially at specific points on the abdomen, arms and legs. The needles are usually left in for 20-30 minutes. There is usually little or no discomfort and most people feel that the treatment is very relaxing and grounding.


How exactly does acupuncture help the body create eggs and hold embryos in the womb? A number of recent studies are helping us come to understand the physical effects of acupuncture which aid the body in becoming more fertile. One study, for example, looked at how acupuncture affects uterine blood flow. Uterine blood flow is very important in the creation and maintenance of the endometrium in the uterus and therefore in the likelihood for embryo implantation. Ten infertile women had their uterine blood flow measured, then were given 8 acupuncture sessions over 4 weeks. The study found that not only did acupuncture increase blood flow in the uterus during acupuncture, but that even when tested 14 days after the end of the treatments, blood flow remained increased.


A number of other studies have shown that acupuncture can help stimulate ovulation, even in women with conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome. Studies have shown that acupuncture increases the body’s production of beta endorphins which in turn affect the production of the lutenizing and follicle stimulating hormones (LH and FSH). These hormones are extremely important in female reproduction. There has also been research done showing that acupuncture has effects on the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis which is one of the most important hormonal systems involved in female reproduction.


So what does this all mean? When all this research is viewed together it shows that while we don’t yet understand all of the mechanisms involved in acupuncture’s effect on fertility, it is clear that acupuncture can help improve fertility in many ways. By increasing blood flow to the uterus, affecting the production of LH, FSH and beta endorphins as well as modulating the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis, acupuncture has a direct impact on female fertility. In an article which reviewed all current data on acupuncture and fertility by Doctors Cheng, Chung and Rosenwaks of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, it was stated, “There is sufficient evidence to acupuncture's value to expand its use into conventional medicine and treatment of female infertility”.


Another important aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the use of herbs. While most women undergoing IVF treatment do not take herbs during the IVF cycle there are many ways which herbs can help either before or in between cycles. It is also highly effective for women who are not using any assisted reproductive techniques. In the next article I will discuss how Chinese herbs can help promote fertility as well as a little bit of the theory that lies behind the 2000 year history of Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Richard Blitstein L.Ac., MSTOM is a state licensed acupuncturist and is also nationally certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. He is a professor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago and practices in Evanston, Illinois.


3. Acupuncture boosts in-vitro fertilization

Agence France-Presse
PARIS -- Acupuncture can increase the chance of success for couples seeking to have a baby through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), said a review published today by the British Medical Journal.

The paper looked at seven studies in which 1,366 women undergoing IVF were given acupuncture or a sham form of it -- in which dummy sensations were substituted for pinpricks -- or no additional treatment at all. Overall, the odds of pregnancy increased by 65 per cent among the acupuncture group. The figure may be overstated as data for the trials was uneven, say the authors.


4. Reuters Health

Acupuncture boosts success of in vitro fertilization
February 08, 2008
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women having fertility treatment may raise their odds of successfully conceiving a child with acupuncture, according to a report published in the British Medical Journal this week.

A systematic review and pooled analysis of trial data suggests that acupuncture can improve pregnancy rates when used with embryo transfer in women having in vitro fertilization, or IVF, conclude Dr. Eric Manheimer from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues.


Acupuncture, which originated in China and involves the insertion of thin needles into specific body points, is thought to affect fertility in several ways -- namely, by stimulating hormones that regulate ovulation and fertility, by improving blood flow to the uterus, and by reducing stress, which can interfere with fertility.
Manheimer's team identified seven studies that compared needle acupuncture with sham or no acupuncture as add-on treatment within 1 day of IVF. Data from seven trials, involving 1366 women, were included in the pooled analysis.


Use of needle acupuncture increased the odds of pregnancy by 65 percent, of ongoing pregnancy by 87 percent, and of live birth by 91 percent. However, when the analysis was confined to three studies with high rates of pregnancy in the control group, the benefit seen with needle acupuncture was smaller and non-significant.

Although current estimates of the effects of acupuncture on IVF are "significant and clinically relevant, they are still somewhat preliminary," the investigators note, adding that additional study is needed.
SOURCE: British Medical Journal, online February 8, 2008.


5. Acupuncture

An increasing number of fertility specialists and centers recognise the benefits of acupuncture and offer acupuncture as a part of their IVF protocol. Limited but supportive evidence from clinical trials and case series suggests that acupuncture may improve the success rate of IVF and the quality of life of patients undergoing IVF and that it is a safe adjunct therapy.
Mechanism of acupuncture


Scientific literature lists four mechanisms of how acupuncture can improve IVF outcomes ; these include

  • Neuroendicrinological modulations
  • Increased blood flow to uterus and ovaries
  • Modulation in cytokines
  • Reducing stress, anxiety and depression


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I have been treating infertility and habitual miscarriage with acupuncture in London since the 1980’s. Since then acupuncture has become widely recognized as an effective treatment for infertility, on its own or in conjunction with orthodox reproductive medicine. In one study it was shown that women who used acupuncture without any other fertility treatments were just as likely to conceive in the same period of time as women who took a fertility drug. [Source: Reuter’s Health: Fertility and Sterility 2002;78:1149-1153].

Other researchers have shown that acupuncture increases the success rates for women having in-vitro fertilization – IVF – by almost 50%. The studies show that acupuncture reduces stress and increases blood flow to the reproductive organs, all of which improves the success rate of IVF and

IUI. Importantly, acupuncture helps prevent cramping in the womb after IVF treatment, and this not only helps prevent expulsion of the embryo after IVF but it is also important in helping to prevent ectopic pregnancy, as well as assisting implantation of the embryo.

Acupuncture can help increase fertility in other ways too. It can counteract the effects of polycystic ovaries or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, commonly known as PCOS or for those with high FSH levels. Acupuncture promotes ovulation, whether you have anovulatory cycles or amenorrhea with polycystic ovaries. In addition, it provides more subtle enhancements such as reducing anxiety, promoting calm and treating insomnia, all of which is helpful for those taking fertility drugs.

In endometriosis the endometrial tissue found outside the womb can trigger an immune response which can prevent successful conception. In these cases acupuncture can help by dampening the specific immune response, as well as reducing painful periods commonly associated with this condition.
I have also successfully treated low sperm count, poor morphology and slow motility with acupuncture.
In addition,


A comprehensive analysis of acupuncture treatment for breech position discovered that 80% of fetuses turned into normal (cephalic) presentation after treatment.
One of the first acupuncture studies in Great Britain (1986) proved its effectiveness in treating vomiting and nausea and is therefore one of the safest methods of treatment for morning sickness.
A recent trial revealed that acupuncture is excellent for the treatment of back-pain and is therefore a side-effect free treatment during pregnancy.
Self Help


It is generally advisable for both parents to prepare for conception for at least four months beforehand. These are some of the things you can do, in addition to having acupuncture, to encourage fertility:
Come off the contraceptive pill some time before you start trying for a child. Even though there is a suggestion that fertility increases in the first one or two months immediately after coming off the contraceptive pill, it is recommended that you allow one month off for each year that you have been on the pill.

Stop smoking – smoking can cause irreversible effects on ovarian function by accelerating the loss of eggs. It also increases the risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, significantly reduces the chances of a successful outcome of IVF, and lowers male fertility (sperm count, motility and increased abnormalities). Passive smoking is also seriously damaging to female fertility.


Significantly reduce alcohol intake. Alcohol inhibits ovulation and impairs the sperm’s ability to move through the fallopian tubes.
Cut out cannabis and marijuana. Even moderate consumption of cannabis has a toxic effect on the developing egg and impairs ovulation.
Eat a healthy, well balanced diet. Make sure you get enough Vitamin E and B including folic acid.


7. Success with Acupuncture for Infertility

Here are just some of the comments from acupuncture patients who have come to me with a range of problems including amenorrhea, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, poor response to fertility drugs, habitual miscarriage. I am committed to protecting the privacy of all my patients and for this reason have added neither initials nor part-addresses to these testimonials, but I can assure you they are all real women who are now also happy mothers.

“We cannot thank you enough for what you did for us. As you know we thought we would never be able to have a child and now we have gorgeous...”

“A massive thank you for all your effort, skill and work – we wouldn’t be here today without you. A pure miracle!”

“Thank you so much for all your help. You’ve made our dreams come true.”

“Thank you so much for your treatment which enabled me to get pregnant with my beloved boy. He’s an absolute joy.”

“Thank you so much for your support and great work. …We wouldn’t be here without you.”

“Thanks for everything in the past year. Now I’m suddenly with a 4 week old baby!”

Fertility and Mis-conceptions

A majority of women have grown up with the idea that pregnancy happens easily and that one must therefore take precautions. However, pregnancy followed by the delivery of a healthy baby does not happen as easily as one might think. The facts are that for women in their late teens and twenties the chances of pregnancy in a given month is less than 25% (they have to try, on average, for four months), despite perfect timing of intercourse and the release of a healthy egg! Reproductively healthy women in their thirties will, on average, have to try for ten months (or they have a one in ten chance for each fertile period). Once women get into their early forties, despite all appearances to the contrary (athleticism, youthful appearance, vigour and energy) the odds per month of becoming pregnant are reduced to 3%, or, they will have to try for almost three years, if there are no other barriers (bar age) to conception. The chances at all ages are further reduced if the man has a low sperm count, poor morphology, or low motility, or if the woman has anovulatory cycles, short luteal phase (less than ten days according to Western medicine), polycystic ovaries PCOS, hormonal insufficiency, thin endometrium, endometriosis, or physical barriers such as fibroids or blocked fallopian tubes.

Such statistics might appear to contradict our own experience – the conceptions we have heard about that take place during drunken one-night stands or the women who discover that their menopause turned into motherhood. These incidences are rare, which is why these stories circulate so quickly through the grapevine.

So don't worry if you don't conceive even though you have tried for a baby at exactly the right time. This does not, on its own, suggest that you have any particular barrier to conception. However, for all age groups, acupuncture improves the chances of conception through stimulating ovulation, regulating hormonal cycles, promoting the function of the corpus luteum (increasing progesterone production) and increasing the flow of blood to the uterus.

Creativity, and producing children is arguably the most creative endeavour a human being undertakes, requires whole being involvement. Physical, mental and emotional components are all important, and the harmonious integration of these more subtle aspects of our being can help create the fertile conditions necessary for conception and a full-term healthy pregnancy. This, I believe, is acupuncture's most important role in relation to infertility and habitual miscarriage.

Click Acupuncture and Fertility - Maybe Alternative Baby by Sally Brown, pub. Guardian Newspaper.


8. Here are just some of the comments from acupuncture patients who have come to me with a range of problems including amenorrhea, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, poor response to fertility drugs, habitual miscarriage. I am committed to protecting the

Changes to the central nervous system during acupuncture sessions alter the regulation of blood pressure and flow as well as body temperature.
Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system causing neurotransmitters and neurohormones to be released, thereby boosting your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Acupuncture reduces pain by releasing the endorphins, which naturally occur in the body’s pain control system, into the central nervous system.

Regardless of just how it works, the fact remains that it is a relatively painless procedure with minimal side effects when done by a professional. The most common risks associated with acupuncture include puncturing the organs, transmitting infectious diseases, broken or forgotten needles and minor bleeding. However, going to a fully trained and certified practitioner significantly reduces these risks. Acupuncture should not be performed on people with bleeding disorders or those using blood thinners.

Acupuncture and Infertility

On its own, acupuncture can be seen as an alternative way of treating fertility problems. It is also often seen as a complementary therapy to modern fertility treatments. When used alone, though, acupuncture is probably most effective for those couples who are experiencing a functional problem, like irregular ovulation, rather than a structural problem, like a blockage in the sperm ducts. Some practitioners will also recommend Chinese herbs for infertility that will supplement the acupuncture and any other treatment you may be receiving. If you take herbs while receiving other medical treatments, be sure to tell your doctor. Some herbs can interfere with the function of fertility drugs and procedures.


Why acupuncture works for infertility problems is still debatable. However, most practicing acupuncturists say that acupuncture helps by regulating your body’s system. This aids in blood flow to the reproductive organs and stabilizes hormone levels. This in turn will increase ovarian function in women as well as sperm production in men.

Used as a complementary form of therapy for women undergoing other fertility treatments, acupuncture has been proven to be especially beneficial. Some believe that acupuncture works by helping women stay more relaxed through stressful fertility treatments. In particular, studies have shown that acupuncture definitely increases the rate of pregnancy in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).


A German study done in 2002 showed that of the 80 women who underwent IVF and received acupuncture, 34 women got pregnant, a success rate of 42.5%. Of the 80 women involved in the study who received IVF without any acupuncture treatments, only 21 women (26.3%) became pregnant. More recently, an American study involving 114 women showed that 51% of the women who had acupuncture and IVF treatments became pregnant versus only 36% of the women who had IVF alone. Deeper analysis of this study revealed that, while 8% of the women in the acupuncture group miscarried, the rate of miscarriage in the IVF-only group was 20%. Furthermore, women who received acupuncture also had lower rates of ectopic pregnancies.


9. British Medical Journal Meta-Analysis: Acupuncture & IVF

Canadian Medical Association sent out the following summary to Physicians; Bottom line, Acupuncture administered immediately before and after transfer can increase the rate of clinical pregnancy in women receiving in vitro fertilization.


10. Akupunktura oraz ćwiczenia wzmacniające pomagają usunąć występujące często w czasie ciąży bóle krzyża.

Stanowią one dobre uzupełnienie tradycyjnie stosowanych metod. Takie doniesienia opublikowano w tegorocznym marcowym wydaniu "British Medical Journal".


Badacze ze Szwecji zebrali grupę 386 ciężarnych kobiet, uskarżających się na bóle w dole pleców. Losowo przydzielili je do 3 grup. Pierwszej udzielano jedynie standardowej pomocy (panie otrzymywały pas biodrowy oraz zestaw ćwiczeń do wykonywania w domu), w drugiej grupie do metod tradycyjnych dołączono akupunkturę, w trzeciej leczenie standardowe uzupełniono ćwiczeniami stabilizującymi, wspomagającymi mobilność oraz siłę mięśni. Poziom doświadczanego bólu mierzono każdego dnia rano i wieczorem. Pod koniec okresu leczenia każda z kobiet spotykała się z niezależnym ekspertem (miał on dokonać oceny "bólowej"). Okazało się, że zarówno grupa z dodatkową akupunkturą, jak i ćwiczeniami stabilizującymi odczuwała mniejszy ból pleców niż grupa pań leczona metodami standardowymi. Największy efekt odnotowano wśród kobiet korzystających z dobrodziejstw starożytnej chińskiej medycyny.

W badaniach prowadzonych we wcześniejszych latach zauważono, że akupunktura pomaga także w innych ciążowych dolegliwościach - porannych mdłościach. W 2002 roku doktor Caroline Smith z Women’s and Children’s Hospital oraz Uniwersytetu w Adelajdzie zauważyła, że już nawet jedna sesja znacząco zmieniała sposób reagowania danej osoby. W studium wzięło udział 600 kobiet (poniżej 14. tygodnia ciąży), które miały mdłości albo wymiotowały. Niektóre z nich cierpiały na niepowściągliwe wymioty ciężarnych. Przez miesiąc raz w tygodniu zgłaszały się one na 20-minutowe sesje akupunktury. Donosiły o rzadszych i krócej trwających okresach mdłości w porównaniu do pań niekorzystających z nakłuwania. W drugim tygodniu udawało się opanować odruch wymiotny. Poprawę obserwowano przez cały okres trwania studium. Oznacza to, że kobiety zyskują dodatkową broń w walce z tą przykrą dolegliwością... W pierwszym trymestrze akupunktura pomaga również usunąć uczucie zmęczenia, migreny oraz krwawienie.

Valerie Hobbs z Southwest Acupuncture College uważa, że akupunktura praktykowana u ciężarnych przynosi korzyści zarówno matce, jak i dziecku. Wiadomo, że określone układy rozwijają się u maluszka na konkretnym etapie ciąży, a płód może być wystawiony na działanie tzw. "matczynych toksyn", co potencjalnie skutkuje tendencją do występowania wyższej gorączki w czasie przechodzonych w dzieciństwie chorób, częstszymi chorobami oraz skłonnością do problemów ze skórą, takich jak pieluszkowe zapalenie skóry niemowląt czy egzema. Regularne leczenie balansujące w czasie ciąży wspiera zdrowie mamy, zapobiega komplikacjom oraz sprzyja rozwojowi dziecka. Zazwyczaj tego typu terapia obejmuje comiesięczne spotkania (do ostatniego miesiąca ciąży). W 9. miesiącu sesje odbywają się raz w tygodniu, stanowi to przygotowanie do porodu. Sesja trwa ok. 20 minut. Kobieta czuje tylko umiarkowanie silnie bodźce, np. delikatny ciężar w miejscu wbicia igły. Niektóre rodzaje akupunktury mogą spowodować niewielki wzrost ruchów płodu.

W drugim trymestrze akupunktura zmniejsza zgagę, poziom odczuwanego stresu i dolegliwości ze strony hemoroidów. W trzecim trymestrze terapia może przynieść tak potrzebną ulgę przy rwie kulszowej, bólach pleców, spojenia łonowego czy zespole cieśni nadgarstka. Niekiedy skutek jest natychmiastowy, zauważa Valerie Hobbs. Twierdzi ona również, że ostatnie 3 miesiące ciąży to okres, w którym wykwalifikowany akupunkturzysta powinien zwracać szczególną uwagę na ułożenie dziecka. W ostatnich 4-6 tygodniach ciąży kobiecie należy zapewnić opiekę zmierzającą do znormalizowania i zoptymalizowania akcji porodowej.

Badania opisane w listopadowym wydaniu "Journal of the American Medical Association" z 1998 roku wskazują, że zabiegi moksa, zaaplikowane 130 kobietom z ułożonym pośladkowo płodem, znacznie zwiększyły liczbę prawidłowych porodów. Nazwa moksa pochodzi od nazwy rośliny (piołunu chińskiego), z której sporządza się stożki lub cygara. Proces dojrzewania i preparowania moksy trwa od jednego roku do 3 lat. Wiek wpływa na skuteczność oddziaływania spreparowanych liści. W Chinach od stuleci wykorzystuje się tę metodę do odwracania pośladkowo ułożonych maluchów. Długie pałeczki palą się powoli (bez płomienia), wytwarzając delikatne ciepło. Zwitki w kształcie cygara umieszczane są blisko punktu akupunkturowego na małym palcu u stopy. Zabieg, najefektywniejszy pomiędzy 32. a 36. tygodniem ciąży, powinno się wykonywać tylko i wyłącznie przy zdrowych ciążach.

Podczas porodu akupunktura pomaga usunąć ból i dodaje sił. Jak uważa Hobbs, gdy zachodzi taka potrzeba, pozwala też stymulować koncentrację, bez konieczności podawania leków.

Po porodzie, poza odnawianiem zapasów energetycznych świeżo upieczonej mamy, usuwaniem objawów depresji i lęków, akupunktura może się przydać do łagodzenia bólów krocza i in.

Akupunktura to starożytna metoda leczenia ludzi i zwierząt. Polega na wbijaniu w ściśle określonych miejscach na skórze cienkich igieł, najczęściej złotych albo srebrnych. Miejsca te leżą wzdłuż kanałów energetycznych, tzw. meridianów. Nakłuwanie ma poprawiać przepływ energii qi w organizmie. Igły pozostawia się na czas od kilku sekund do wielu godzin. Na obszarze Chin i Mongolii znaleziono dowody na to, że zabiegi przypominające współczesną akupunkturę wykonywano tam już w epoce neolitu (4000-10000 lat przed naszą erą). Zbadanie fizjologicznych podstaw akupunktury możliwe było dzięki rozwojowi neurofizjologii. Najprawdopodobniej działa ona za pośrednictwem autonomicznego układu nerwowego. Decydując się na zabieg akupunktury, należy pamiętać o tym, że powinien być wykonany przez przeszkolonego specjalistę.


11. Akupunktura lekiem na bezpłodność

Z pomocą akupunktury lekarze z Virginii zdołali pomóc zajść w ciążę kilku kobietom (© Rafał Mieszka/POLSKA)

Polska Konrad Godlewski (2008-09-12 22:56:56, aktualizacja: 2008-09-14 14:34:58)

Nakłuwanie igłami według zaleceń starochińskich lekarzy może pomagać niektórym kobietom w zajściu w ciążę

Tak uważają amerykańscy naukowcy z University of Virginia. Ginekolodzy z tej uczelni właśnie szykują się do badań dotyczących skuteczności tej niekonwencjonalnej metody.

- Wstępne testy wypadły bardzo obiecująco - uważa Lisa Pastore, ginekolog z University of Virginia. - Dzięki akupunkturze udało się wywołać regularny cykl menstruacyjny u pacjentek, u których był on zakłócony, co utrudniało im zajście w ciążę - mówi.

Chodzi o panie dotknięte zespołem wielotorbielowatych jajników (PCOS), jedną z najczęstszych na świecie przyczyn zaburzeń płodności u kobiet.

Według szacunków aż od 5 do 10 proc. pań na świecie jest dotkniętych PCOS, który zaburza gospodarkę hormonalną ich organizmu. Stosowane obecnie metody terapii zespołu jajników wielotorbielowatych są głównie farmakologiczne.

By usunąć takie objawy zespołu jak np. trądzik młodzieńczy, nadmierne owłosienie czy krwawienia, lekarze przepisują pacjentkom pigułki antykoncepcyjne.

Dla przyszłych matek to jednak żadne rozwiązanie, a inne formy farmakoterapii w ich przypadku również bywają niepożądane.