Gathered here are various articles and abstracts published by the medical community that provide supporting evidence of the effectiveness of traditional chinese medicine when treating infertility.

Also included below are articles authored by Randine Lewis, Ph.D., Lic.Ac., founder of Eastern Harmony Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic and The Fertile Soul, LLC.

These are provided to you as a reference and background information about fertility treatments. All articles are property of their respective authors and publishers.

Medical Article #1
Reduction of blood flow impedance in the uterine arteries of infertile women with electro-acupuncture

Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Urban Waldenström, Sven A. Andersson and Matts Wikland

Medical Article #2
Acupuncture Normalizes Dysfunction of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis

Bo-Ying Chen M.D., Professor of Neurobiology

Medical Article #3
Acupuncture Treatment For Infertile Women Undergoing Intracytoplasmic Sperm injection

Sandra L. Emmons, MD, Phillip Patton, MD

Medical Article #4
Effects of Electro-Acupuncture on Nerve Growth Factor and Ovarian Morphology in Rats with Experimentally Induced Polycystic Ovaries

Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Thomas Lundeberg, Urban Waldenström, Luigi Manni, Luigi Aloe, Stefan Gunnarsson, and Per Olof Janson

Medical Article #5
Substitution of Acupuncture for HCG in Ovulation Induction

Cai Xuefen, Obstetrical & Gynecological Hospital, Zhejiang Medical University, Zhejiang Province

Medical Article #6
Relationship Between Blood Radioimmunoreactive Beta-Endorphin and Hand Skin Temperature During The Electro-Acupuncture Induction of Ovulation

Chen Bo Ying M.D. Lecturer of Neurobiology, Institute of Acupuncture Research, and Yu Jin, MD., Prof of Gynecology, Obstetricus and Gynecology Hospital Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China.

Medical Article #7
Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy

Wolfgang E. Paulus, M.D., Department of Reproductive Medicine, Christian-Lauritzen-Institut. Mingmin Zhang, M.D., Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, People's Republic of China. Erwin Strehler, M.D., Department of Reproductive Medicine, Christian-Lauritzen-Institut. Imam El-Danasouri, Ph.D., Department of Reproductive Medicine, Christian-Lauritzen-Institut. and Karl Sterzik, M.D. Department of Reproductive Medicine, Christian-Lauritzen-Institut.

Medical Article #8
Role of acupucture in the treatment of female infertility

Raymond Chang, M.D., The Institute of East-West Medicine, The Department of Internal Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Pak H. Chung, M.D., The Department of Internal Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Zev Rosenwaks, M.D., The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility.

Medical Article #9
A Nutritional Supplement for Improving Fertility in Women

Lynn M. Westphal, M.D., Mary Lake Polan, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Aileen Sontag Trant, Ph.D., and Stephen B. Mooney, M.D.
Medical Article ABSTRACTS
Abstracts of other Medical Articles discussing acupuncture treatment for infertility

Articles by Randine Lewis, Ph.D., Lic.Ac.
founder of Eastern Harmony Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic.

Advanced Maternal Age and Egg Quality

Many humans live over 100 years. Most forms of medicine throughout history have sought to improve longevity. In the ancient Chinese medical text, the Nei Jing, there is a dialogue between the Yellow Emperor and an old Taoist...Read More

Assisting Reproductive Techniques

Complete resolution of severe, long-term tubal obstruction with massage, acupuncture and herbal therapy is rarely possible with alternative techniques. Often an improvement is made, but resolution is not possible. Then In-Vitro Fertilization is the only option for these women who wish to give birth... Read More

Treatment of Endometriosis and Fibroids

What do endometriosis and fibroids have in common? They both have their place in preventing conception, and both are responsive to estrogen fluctuations. There is no western cure for either, except hysterectomy. Eastern medicine, however, gives them a common denominator...Read More

Immunologic, Autoimmune Factors, and Recurrent Miscarriage

Autoimmunity is a hot topic in reproductive medicine these days. Autoimmunity basically means abnormal immunologic reactions to parts of our bodies. Allergic reactions fall to one side of this spectrum, with life-threatening diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis at the other end of the scale...Read More

Male Factor Infertility

In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 15% of the population falls into the category of being unable to conceive. In 40% of these cases, sperm abnormalities are either a factor or the factor...Read More

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, has also been known by the name Stein-Leventhal Syndrome, and includes a multi system presentation, having its effects on the skin, hair, body weight, endocrine system, and reproductive system. It is said to affect up to ten percent of women...Read More

Stress and Unexplained Infertility

Unexplained infertility translates to mean there is no medical reason the doctors can apply within the realm of modern scientific understanding to explain why conception isn't occurring. Chinese medicine is particularly effective in treating this otherwise devastating diagnosis...Read More

Luteal Phase Defect

The luteal phase of the menstrual cycle spans from ovulation at mid-cycle until menstruation. The luteal phase should last for at least 12 to 14 days. A luteal phase which is less than 10 days will have difficulty producing an environment favorable for implantation...Read More