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Fertility Studies

The following are a variety of articles and abstracts published by the medical community that provide supporting evidence of the effectiveness of oriental medicine in treating a variety of health issues.

 

 

MENOPAUSE

 

EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE ON MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS

The use of acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat menopausal symptoms is supported by modern clinical research from China and Japan. In the Shandong Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, #6, 1002, p25-26 reports on the herbal treatment of a number of complaints including hot flashes, anxiety, insomnia, night sweats, irritability and palpitations. Another report in the Journal of Sichuan Traditional Chinese Medicine, #6, 1993, p40, reports on the treatment of menopausal edema with herbal medicine. In that study, 28 out of 30 women were either cured or markedly improved in 15 days to 2 months for a total amelioration rate of 93%. A report in Yunnan Traditional Chinese Medicine, #5, 1993, p27-28 reports on the treatment of 31 cases of menopausal syndrome with acupuncture. These women suffered from menstrual irregularity, hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, dizziness, depression, uterine bleeding and agitation. Eighty-seven percent of the women in this study registered significant improvement from this therapy. Research in Japan has shown that menopausal and post menopausal women using Chinese herbs had greater bone density than women in a comparison group not using Chinese herbs.

 

(Traditional Sino-Japanese Medicine, 13 [1992]: 38-42)