Most of these studies may be found on either MedLine (Pubmed), a free database of medical journals, or PLOS One. This list is not exhaustive as studies are ongoing and are published frequently. For a list of present and planned studies, a good place to review is the Cochrane Library online.


  1. Germaine M. Buck Louis, Ph.D.a, Kirsten J. Lum, M.S.a, Rajeshwari Sundaram, Ph.D.a, Zhen Chen, Ph.D.a, Sungduk Kim, Ph.D.a, Courtney D. Lynch, Ph.D.b, Enrique F. Schisterman, Ph.D.a, Cecilia Pyper, B.S., M.B.c, Stress reduces conception probabilities across the fertile window: evidence in support of relaxation. Fertil Steril. 2011 Jun;95(7):2184-9. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.06.078. Epub 2010 Aug 5.Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA.

  2. Jedel E, Labrie F, Odén A, Holm G, Nilsson L, Janson PO, Lind AK, Ohlsson C, Stener-Victorin E., 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.

  3. Manheimer E, Zhang G, Udoff L, Haramati A, Langenberg P, Berman BM, Bouter LM., Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: systematic review and meta-analysis., BMJ. 2008 Mar 8;336(7643):545-9. Epub 2008 Feb 7, Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2200 Kernan Drive, Kernan Hospital Mansion, Baltimore, MD 21207, USA. Full Text.

  4. Stener-Victorin, E., Waldenstrom, U., Andersson, S. and Wikland, M. (1996) Reduction of blood flow impedance in the uterine arteries of infertile women with electro-acupuncture. Hum Reprod Biol., 11:1314-7, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fertility Centre Scandinavia, University of Gothenburg, S-413 45 Gothenburg, Sweden.

  5. Paulus, WE., Zhang, M., Strehler, E., El-Danasouri, I and Sterzik, K. (2002) Influence of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy. Fertil Steril. 2002 Apr;77(4):721-4, Department of Reproductive Medicine, Christian-Lauritzen-Institut, Ulm, Germany.

  6. Anderson BJ, Haimovici F, Ginsburg ES, Schust DJ, Wayne PM, In vitro fertilization and acupuncture: clinical efficacy and mechanistic basis. Altern Ther Health Med. 2007 May-Jun;13(3):38-48, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, USA.

  7. DePow, J. (2004) “East meets West: Acupuncture and Reproductive Medicine.” New Mexico Woman.

  8. Westergaard LG, Mao Q, Krogslund M, Sandrini S, Lenz S, Grinsted J., Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial., Fertility and Sterility. 2006 May;85(5):1341-6. Epub 2006 Apr 5, Fertility Clinic Trianglen, Hellerup, Denmark.

  9. .C. Magarelli, D.K. Cridennda, Acupuncture & IVF poor responders: a cure? Fertility and Sterility, Volume 81, April 2004 p. 20 Supplement 3.

  10. Stener-Victorin E, Waldenström U, Wikland M, Nilsson L, Hägglund L, Lundeberg T., Electro-acupuncture as a peroperative analgesic method and its effects on implantation rate and neuropeptide Y concentrations in follicular fluid., Hum Reprod. 2003 Jul;18(7):1454-60, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Göteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.

  11. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao, Integrated traditional Chinese and western medicine should make new contribution to the reproductive health of women, 2004 Mar;2(2):83-5, Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200011, China.

  12. Stener-Victorin E, Waldenström U, Tägnfors U, Lundeberg T, Lindstedt G, Janson PO., Effects of electro-acupuncture on anovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand, 2000 Mar;79(3):180-8, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Göteborg University, Sweden.

  13. Dieterle S, Ying G, Hatzmann W, Neuer A, Effect of acupuncture on the outcome of in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a randomized, prospective, controlled clinical study. Fertil Steril. 2006 May;85(5):1347-51. Epub 2006 Apr 17, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Witten/Herdecke, Dortmund, Germany.

  14. Johnson D., Acupuncture prior to and at embryo transfer in an assisted conception unit–a case series, Acupunct Med. 2006 Mar;24(1):23-8, Chobham Acupuncture Clinic, Chobham, Surrey.

  15. Yang JR, Ma YY, Liu YL, Wang HL, Liu Z., Controlled study on acupuncture for treatment of endocrine dysfunctional infertility, Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2005 May;25(5):299-300, Lanzhou City First People’s Hospital, Gansu 730050, China.

  16. Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Elizabeth Jedel, Per Olof Janson, and Yrsa Bergmann Sverrisdottir1, Low-frequency electroacupuncture and physical exercise decrease high muscle sympathetic nerve activity in polycystic ovary syndrome, Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 297: R387-R395, 2009, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Dept. of Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, Univ. of Gothenburg, Box 434, SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden.

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  18. Franconi G, Manni L, Aloe L, Mazzilli F, Giambalvo Dal Ben G, Lenzi A, Fabbri A, Acupuncture in clinical and experimental reproductive medicine: a review., J Endocrinol Invest. 2011 Apr;34(4):307-11. doi: 10.3275/7500. Epub 2011 Feb 4., PMID: 21297382, Endocrinology Unit, S. Eugenio and CTO Hospitals, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy.

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  20. Kvorning N, Holmberg C, Grennert L, Aberg A, Akeson J., Acupuncture relieves pelvic and low-back pain in late pregnancy, Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2004; 83(3): 246-50, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Hospital of Helsingborg, Sweden.

  21. Cardini F, Weixin H., Moxibustion for correction of breech presentation: a randomized controlled trial, JAMA. 1998 Nov 11;280(18):1580-4.

  22. Neri I, Airola G, Contu G, Allais G, Facchinetti F, Benedetto C., Acupuncture plus moxibustion to resolve breech presentation: a randomized controlled study, The Journal of Maternal–Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2004 Apr;15(4):247-52, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Modena-Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

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  25. Manber R, Schnyer RN, Lyell D, Chambers AS, Caughey AB, Druzin M, Carlyle E, Celio C, Gress JL, Huang MI, Kalista T, Martin-Okada R, Allen JJ., Acupuncture for depression during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial, Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar;115(3):511-20, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA.

  26. Sherman; F. Eltes; V. Wolfson; N. Zabludovsky; B. Bartoov, Effect of Acupuncture on Sperm Parameters of Males Suffering from Subfertility Related to Low Sperm Quality Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, Arch Androl. 1997 Sep-Oct;39(2):155-61.Volume 39, Issue 2 September 1997 , pages 155 – 16S, Institute of Chinese Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel, Male Fertility Laboratory, Department of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Isreal.

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  30. Fu B, Lun X, Gong Y., Effects of the combined therapy of acupuncture with herbal drugs on male immune infertility–a clinical report of 50 cases., J Tradit Chin Med. 2005 Sep;25(3):186-9, Department of Acupuncture, Second Guangdong Provincial Worker’s Hospital, Guangzhou 510720, China.

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  32. Rubi-Klein K, Kucera-Sliutz E, Nissel H, Bijak M, Stockenhuber D, Fink M, Wolkenstein E., Is acupuncture in addition to conventional medicine effective as pain treatment for endometriosis? A randomised controlled cross-over trial., Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2010 Nov;153(1):90-3.doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2010.06.023. Epub 2010 Aug 21, Johannes Bischko Institute of Acupuncture, Vienna, Austria.

  33. Huang MI, Nir Y, Chen B, Schnyer R, Manber R., A randomized controlled pilot study of acupuncture for postmenopausal hot flashes: effect on nocturnal hot flashes and sleep quality, Fertility and Sterility, September 2006; Vol. 86: pp. 700-710, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA.

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  40. Smith CA, Ussher JM, Perz J, Carmady B, de Lacey S., The effect of acupuncture on psychosocial outcomes for women experiencing infertility: a pilot randomized controlled trial., J Altern Complement Med. 2011 Oct;17(10):923-30. doi: 10.1089/acm.2010.0380. Epub 2011 Oct 6, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, The University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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  42. Ren BB, Liu ZC, Xu B., Observation on the efficacy of female obesity complicated with climacteric syndrome treated by acupuncture and moxibustion, Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012 Oct;32(10):871-6, Provincial-Ministerial Level Key Laboratory of Acupuncture and Medicine of the Ministry of Education, Nanjing University of CM, Nanjing 210029, Jiangsu Province, China.

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  44. Lim CE, Wong WS., Current evidence of acupuncture on polycystic ovarian syndrome, Gynecol Endocrinol. 2010 Jun;26(6):473-8. doi: 10.3109/09513591003686304, Faculty of Medicine, South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

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