Review on studies of acupuncture treatment for luteinized unruptured follicle syndrome
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- Li, Y., Ji, J. & Xu, J. J. Acupunct. Tuina. Sci. (2015) 13: 398. doi:10.1007/s11726-015-0889-8
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Luteinized unruptured follicle syndrome (LUFS), a specific type of ovulation disorder, is for a cause of female infertility. Acupuncture therapy has a good effect for LUFS. In order to understand the clinical effects and research situation of acupuncture therapy for LUFS, the author analyzed and reviewed the relevant literature. It was indicated by the findings that acupuncture therapy and integrative therapy of acupuncture and Chinese herbs have good therapeutic effect for this disease. Acupuncture therapy has the effect to promote ovulation. By the therapeutic principle to tonify the kidney and circulate blood, acupuncture therapy mostly was adopted in the period of ovulation. The acupoints are mostly selected from the lower abdomen and lower limbs, possibly based upon syndrome differentiation at the same time. The needling techniques are of certain characteristics. But, the issues of low quality, un-standardized inclusive, exclusive criteria and effective criteria still exist in the current clinical study.
KeywordsAcupuncture-moxibustion Therapy Acupuncture Therapy Acupuncture Medication Combined Moxibustion Therapy Ovulation Disorder Infertility Female Review
未破裂卵泡黄素化综合征(luteinized unruptured follicle syndrome, LUFS)是排卵障碍的特殊类型, 是导致女 性不孕的原因之一。针灸治疗LUFS 有较好的疗效, 为了解针灸治疗LUFS 的临床疗效及研究现状, 笔者对相关文 献进行整理、分析与评论, 结果表明针灸及针药结合治疗本病有较好的疗效, 针刺具有促排卵作用。针灸治疗以 补肾活血为主要治则, 多作用于排卵期; 取穴多位于下腹部及下肢, 同时可配合辨证取穴; 针刺手法有一定特 色。但目前临床研究尚存在研究质量不高, 纳入、排除及疗效标准不规范等问题。