Fertility and Pregnancy NI

 16 Ardlee Ave
 Co. Down
 Northern Ireland
 BT18 9LT
 Tel 028 9039 7994

Research Evidence


Ng EH., So WS Wong Ho PC. (2008) The role of acupuncture in the management of subfertility. Fertility and Sterility 2008 90(1):1-13

Smith C.A.,Cochrane S (2018) Does Acupuncture have a place as an adjunct treatment during pregnancy? A review of randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews. Acupuncture in Medicine 36 (3),146-152

Duggan E., (2009) Acupuncture, endometriosis and in vitro fertilization. Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Spring 2009, 81-86

Smith A.,Armour M., Shewamene Z., et al. (2019) Acupuncture performed around time of embryo transfer: A systemic review and meta-analysis. Medicine (Baltimore)98(27), e16463

Smeenk J.M.J., Verhaak C.M., Eugster A., et al (2001) The effect of anxiety and depression on the outcome of in-vitro fertilization. Human Reproduction 16 (7), 1420-1423

Zong Heng C, Ying Huang G et al. (2012) Effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization: A systemic review and meta analysis. Fertility and Sterility 97 (3),599-611.

O'Reilly E,Sevigny M, Sabarre KA et al. (2014) Perspectives of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners in the support and treatment of infertility. Complement Altern Med. 14::394

Cochrane S, Smith CA,Possamai-Inesedy AP et al (2016) Prior to conception: The role of an acupuncture protocol in improving women's reproductive functioning assessed by a pilot pragmatic RCT. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Article ID 3587569


Pennick V,Liddle SD (2013) Interventions for preventing and treating pelvic and back pain in pregnancy. Cochrane Database Syst.Rev1;(8):CD001139

Da Silva (2007) Acupuncture for mild to moderate emotional complaints in pregnancy - a prospective, quasi-randomized controlled study. Acupuncture in Medicine 25 (3), 65-71.

Matthews,A Haas DM et al (2015) Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. Sep 8;(9):CD007575

Coyle ME, Smith CA, Peat B,(2012) Cephalic version by moxibustion for breech presentation. Cochrane Database for Systemic Review 112(6), 743-747.

Smith CA et al (2013) Acupuncture for Induction of Labour. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 16;(%):CD003928

Betts D., Lennox S (2006) Acupuncture for pre-birth treatment. An observational study of its use in midwifery practise. Medical Acupuncture 17 (3), 16-19.