CAM Research

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A Pilot Study Evaluating the Combination of Acupuncture with Sildenafil on Endometrial Thickness A Pilot Study Evaluating the Combination of Acupuncture with Sildenafil on Endometrial Thickness Conclusions: This pilot study is consistent with previous reports that acupuncture improves uterine lining measurements over previous cycles. Wendy Yu, L.Ac., Brandon Horn, J.D., L.Ac., Brian Acacio, M....
Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility: A systematic review. Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility: A systematic review.Ried K, Stuart K. SourceDiscipline of General Practice, School of Population Health & Clinical Practice, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia.Abstract OBJECTIVES:...
Research shows Chinese herbal formula is appropriate for use in treating PCOS in women This finding indicates that wen-jing-tang Chinese herbal formula is appropriate for use in treating PCOS in women with various constitutions. Click here to read study abstract.  
Hypnopuncture - Combining Acupuncture with Hypnosis for Fertility Hypnopuncture - Combining Acupuncture with Hypnosis for Fertility now available at Acubalance Acubalance Wellness Centre is the first clinic in BC to offer hypno-acupuncture for fertility. New studies show that thoughts, fears, emotions and old issues create stress reactions that can interfere with...
The use of Co Q10 to improve the outcome of Vancouver infertility treatment in older patients The use of Co Q10 to improve the outcome of Vancouver infertility treatment in older patients

 We wanted to share this paper published in the prestigious journal of Fertility Sterility 2010;93:272–5. Ó2010.  They hypothesize that dietary supplementation of mitochondrial nutrients, in particular...
COQ10 improves all semen parameters & lowers FSH in men CONCLUSIONS: Coenzyme Q10 supplementation resulted in a statistically significant improvement in certain semen parameters. PURPOSE: We determined the efficacy of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on semen parameters, sperm function and reproductive hormone profiles in infertile men. MATERIALS AND...
Chinese herbal decoction improves semen liquifaction in kidney-yang deficiency men CONCLUSION: SQD can shorten the semen liquefaction time in patients with non-inflammatory and non-liquefied semen and restore semen liquefaction to normal in over 90% of the patients. Meanwhile it can also improve the low testosterone level resulting from various kidney-yang deficiency symptoms....
Enhancement of ATP generation capacity, antioxidant activity and immunomodulatory activities by Chinese Yang and Yin herbs Pharmacological studies on Yang and Yin tonifying herbs suggest that Yang tonifying herbs stimulate mitochondrial adenosine triphosphate (ATP) generation, presumably through the intermediacy of reactive oxidant species, leading to the enhancement of cellular/mitochondrial antioxidant status. Yin...
Detection of DNA fragmentation in human sperm: correlation with fertilization in vitro The results demonstrate a negative association between semen analysis parameters and sperm with fragmented DNA. Since extremely poor semen samples are the indication for intracytoplasmic sperm injection, there is a high likelihood that sperm with fragmented DNA may be selected by chance and used...
Reactive oxygen species: potential cause for DNA fragmentation in human spermatozoa We have recently established that poor-quality semen samples have a greater percentage of spermatozoa with DNA fragmentation than normal fertile samples (Sun et al., 1997; Lopes et al., 1998). In addition, we demonstrated a negative correlation between the percentage of spermatozoa with fragmented...