New studies show that acupuncture reduces anxiety in women undergoing IVF. A randomized-controlled study of women undergoing IVF measured changes in anxiety levels. A total of four acupuncture treatments over a period of four weeks at a rate of once per week were administered. The acupuncture group received acupuncture at acupoints Yintang, HT7 (Shenmen), PC6 (Neiguan), CV17 (Shanzhong) and DU20 (Baihui). The acupuncture patients showed a significant reduction in anxiety. It was concluded that acupuncture reduces anxiety and psychological strain for women undergoing IVF.
GROUND BREAKING ACUPUNCTURE NEWS. Oxygen levels are higher at acupuncture points according research by Department of Chemistry and Nano Science, Ewha University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, reported in the publication Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2012, Article ID 106762, 7 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/106762. this research adds additional evidence in the physical existence of acupuncture points. . Using a 25 micron amperometric oxygen microsensor, researchers measured the partial oxygen pressure of the distal left of humans. Oxygen levels were significantly higher at the acupuncture points in the measured region: