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Acupuncture and pelvic pain in pregnancy Commentary by Debra Betts Conclusion Acupuncture was superior to stabilising exercisers in the management of pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. With acupuncture the treatment of choice for patients with one sided sacroiliac pain, one sided sacroiliac pain combined with symphysis pubis pain and...
Low-frequency Electro-Acupuncture and Physical Exercise Decrease High Muscle Sympathetic Nerve Activity in Polycystic Ovary Synd Conclusions: For the first time we demonstrate that low-frequency EA and physical exercise lowers high sympathetic nerve activity in women with PCOS. Thus, treatment with low-frequency EA or physical exercise with the aim to reduce MSNA may be of importance for women with PCOS.  Elisabet Stener-...
Chinese herb helps protect against sperm damage from heat Conclusion: Lycium barbarum polysaccharides: Protective effects against heat-induced damage of rat testes and H2O2-induced DNA damage in mouse testicular cells and beneficial effect on sexual behavior and reproductive function of hemicastrated rats. Lycium barbarum, a famous Chinese medicinal herb...
Prolonged treatment with N-acetylcysteine andL-arginine restores gonadal function in patients with PCO syndrome Conclusions: This preliminary, open study shows that prolonged, oral treatment with combined administration of NAC and ARG determines a clear increase in the number of menstrual cycles, likely ovulatory, in patients with PCOS. These data therefore support the hypothesis that the treatment acts by...
Prolonged treatment with N-acetylcysteine andL-arginine restores gonadal function in patients with PCO syndrome Conclusions: This preliminary, open study shows that prolonged, oral treatment with combined administration of NAC and ARG determines a clear increase in the number of menstrual cycles, likely ovulatory, in patients with PCOS. These data therefore support the hypothesis that the treatment acts by...
Coenzyme Q10 treatment in infertile men with low motility Conclusion: The exogenous administration of coenzyme Q10 is effective in improving sperm motility in patients affected by idiopathic asthenozoospermia.  Fertility & Sterility, Volume 91, Issue 5, Pages 1785-1792 (May 2009)   Objective To evaluate the effectiveness of coenzyme Q10 treatment in...
Laser Acupuncture Before and After Embryo Transfer Improves ART Delivery Rates Conclusion: This large prospective randomized and well controlled study consistently demonstrated benefit to LZ AC. Treatment was well tolerated and significantly improved implantation rates. J.L. Fratterelli, M.R. Leondires, K.Fong, A Theall, S. Locatelli, R.T. Scott, Reproductive Medicine...
Coenzyme Q10 treatment in infertile men with poor motility Coenzyme Q10 treatment in infertile men with idiopathic asthenozoospermia: a placebo-controlled, double-blind randomized trial To evaluate the effectiveness of coenzyme Q10 treatment in improving semen quality in men with idiopathic infertility. Intervention(s) Patients underwent double-blind...
Qinzhu Liangxue Decoction in treatment of blood-heat type psoriasis vulgaris: a randomized controlled trial CONCLUSION: QZLXD is remarkably advantageous in treatment of psoriasis vulgaris of blood-heat syndrome and improvement of patient's quality of life. The mechanism may be related to decrease in serum VEGF level and action against neogenesis of blood vessels. OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical...
Impact of serum epidermal growth factor on progressive psoriasis and regulation of Chinese herbal medicine CONCLUSION: Serum level of EGF might be an important factor related to the progress of psoriasis. Chinese herbal medicine for clearing heat, cooling blood and removing toxic substances can lessen the severity of psoriasis, its action in reducing serum EGF is possibly one of the mechanisms for these...