Gynecological Conditions

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Selected Controlled Trials on Gynecological Conditions

updated January 19, 2011

Dysmenorrhea (severe uterine pain during menstruation) and Uterine Blood Flow

Immediate Analgesia Effect of Single Point Acupuncture in Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Pain Med. 2010 Dec 17. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2010.01017.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Immediate effect of acupuncture at Sanyinjiao (SP6) and Xuanzhong (GB39) on uterine arterial blood flow in primary dysmenorrhea.  J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Oct;16(10):1073-8. Epub 2010 Oct 9.

Electroacupuncture reduces uterine artery blood flow impedance in infertile women.  Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Jun;48(2):148-51.

Acupuncture in patients with dysmenorrhea: a randomized study on clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in usual care.  Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Feb;198(2):166.e1-8.

Efficacy of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea.  Gynakol Geburtshilfliche Rundsch. 2003 Oct;43(4):250-3.

Acupuncture for the management of primary dysmenorrhea.  Obstet Gynecol. 1987 Jan;69(1):51-6.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome.  Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2002 Nov;267(1):23-6.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and Anovulation (lack of ovulation)

Impact of electro-acupuncture and physical exercise on hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhea in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.  Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jan;300(1):E37-45. Epub 2010 Oct 13.

Low-frequency electroacupuncture and physical exercise decrease high muscle sympathetic nerve activity in polycystic ovary syndrome.  Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2009 Aug;297(2):R387-95. Epub 2009 Jun 3.

Effects of electro-acupuncture on anovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2000 Mar;79(3):180-8.

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