Groupe de travail Infertilité et Acupuncture


Acupuncture et reproduction assistée. Mediterranean Fertility Center & Genetic Services. Chania 73136 Crète, Grèce.

A prospective randomized study of electro-acupuncture versus alfentanil as anaesthesia during oocyte aspiration in in-vitro fertilization.  Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Urban Waldenström, Lars Nilsson, Matts Wikland, and Per Olof Janson. Hum. Reprod., Oct 1999; 14: 2480 – 2484.

Alternative treatments in reproductive medicine: much ado about nothing: Acupuncture—a method of treatment in reproductive medicine: lack of evidence of an effect does not equal evidence of the lack of an effect. Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Matts Wikland, Urban Waldenström, and Thomas Lundeberg. Hum. Reprod., Aug 2002; 17: 1942 – 1946.

Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy, Wolfgang E. Paulus, Mingmin Zhang, Erwin Strehler, Imam El-Danasouri, and Karl Sterzik. Fertility And Sterility. 2002;77(4).

Electro-acupuncture as a peroperative analgesic method and its effects on implantation rate and neuropeptide Y concentrations in follicular fluid. Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Urban Waldenström, Matts Wikland, Lars Nilsson, Leif Hägglund, and Thomas Lundeberg. Hum. Reprod., Jul 2003; 18: 1454 – 1460.

Pain relief using electro-acupuncture for oocyte retrieval. C. Renckens. Hum. Reprod., Dec 2004; 19: 2965 – 2966.

Pain relief during oocyte retrieval with a new short duration electro-acupuncture technique—an alternative to conventional analgesic methods. Peter Humaidan and Elisabet Stener-Victorin. Hum. Reprod., Jun 2004; 19: 1367 – 1372.

Electro-acupuncture versus conventional analgesia: a comparison of pain levels during oocyte aspiration and patients’ experiences of well-being after surgery. Ann-Louise Gejervall, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Anders Möller, Per Olof Janson, Charlotte Werner, and Christina Bergh. Hum. Reprod., Mar 2005; 20: 728 – 735.

The pain-relieving effect of electro-acupuncture and conventional medical analgesic methods during oocyte retrieval: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Stener-Victorin E. Hum Reprod. 2005;20(2):339-49.

A survey comparing TCM diagnosis, health status and medical diagnosis in women undergoing assisted reproduction. Coyle M, Smith C. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2005;23(2):62-9.

Acupuncture prior to and at embryo transfer in an assisted conception unit — a case series. Johnson D. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2006;24(1):23-28.

Use of acupuncture in female infertility and a summary of recent acupuncture studies related to embryo transfer.
Stener-Victorin E, Humaidan P. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2006;24(4):157-63.
Effect of acupuncture on the outcome of in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a randomized, prospective, controlled clinical study. Dieterle S, Ying G, Hatzmann W, Neuer A. Fertil Steril. 2006 May;85(5):1347-51.

The demographics of acupuncture’s impact on ivf outcomes: infertility diagnosis and sart/cdc age groups. Paul c. Magarelli et al. 2006.

Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial. Westergaard LG, Mao Q, Krogslund M, Sandrini S, Lenz S, Grinsted J. Fertil Steril. 2006 May;85(5):1341-6.

Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: systematic review and meta-analysis. Manheimer E, Zhang G, Udoff L, Haramati A, Langenberg P, Berman BM, Bouter LM. BMJ. 2008 Feb 7.

Commentary: Good, but not perfect. Clarke M. BMJ. 2008 Mar 8; 336(7643): 549.

Does Acupuncture Enhance a Woman’s Chance for Pregnancy and a Live Birth? Kent A. Rev Obstet Gynecol. 2008; 1(2): 89.