[Progress on the research of acupuncture's role in anti-early pregnancy in recent 9 years].

Author: Yuan HW, Ma LX, Chen YR, Shu FZ, Ren XX, Li CH, Liu YQ, Zhang P, Li J, Xin SY, Lin C, Zhu J.
School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of CM, The key Research Room of Acupuncture Particular Therapy Evaluation State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China. yuanhongwen1986@126.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2012 Sep
Other: Volume ID: 32 , Issue ID: 9 , Pages: 860-4 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 172

Through CNKI retrieval, 40 articles were selected from Medical Journals published between January 2003 and December 2011, and the study designs, intervention methods and conclusions of the articles were analyzed. It turned out that in the area of clinical research, the main usage of acupuncture was assist treatment of artificial abortion and drug-induced abortion: in artificial abortion, acupuncture can play a role in analgesia, artificial abortion syndrome relieving, and cervix dilating, while in the drug induced abortion, acupuncture can play a role in improving completed abortion rate, accelerating foetal sac release, decreasing side effects and regulating postoperative bleeding. In mechanism research, the effect of acupuncture on uterine tissue was revealed in terms of neuroendocrine. Although the certain role of acupuncture in assisting artificial abortion and drug-induced abortion has been confirmed in numerous clinical trials, its mechanism revealing was limited. The further study should focus on improving research method, acupuncture manipulation standardization and stimulation parameters optimization. What's more, the revealing of acupuncture's role in anti-early pregnancy should be emphasized to improve its effectiveness and scientificalness.
PMID: 23227705