Kristi Stoddard L.Ac.

Research on Chinese Medicine and Fertility

Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility: a systematic review.
Ried K, Stuart K.

Effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic waves (RF-EMW) from cellular phones on human ejaculated semen: an in vitro pilot study.
Agarwal A, Desai NR, Makker K, Varghese A, Mouradi R, Sabanegh E, Sharma R.

Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy
Paulus WE, Zhang M, Strehler E, El-Danasouri I, Sterzik K

Effect of acupuncture on the outcome of in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a randomized, prospective, controlled clinical study.
Dieterle S, Ying G, Hatzmann W, Neuer A

Role of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility (PDF file)
Chang R, Chung PH, Rosenwaks Z

Reduction of blood flow impedance in the uterine arteries of infertile women with electro-acupunture (PDF file)
Stener-Victorin E, Waldenström U, Andersson S, Wikland M

Acupuncture normalizes dysfunction of hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis (PDF file)
Chen, BY

Acupuncture treatment for infertile women undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (PDF file)
Emmons S, Patton P

Substitution of acupuncture for HCG in ovulation induction (PDF file)
Xuefe, C

Clinical observation on treating 166 infertility cases by using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (PDF file)
Zheng, G

Effects of electro-acupuncture on anovulationin women with polycycstic ovary syndrome (PDF file)
Stener-Victorin E, Waldenstrom U, Tagnfors U, Lundeberg T, Lindstedt G, Janson PO.

Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial.
Westergaard LG, Mao Z, Krogslund M, Sandrini S, Lenz S, Grinsted J

Controlled study on acupuncture for treatment of endocrine dysfunctional infertility
Yang JR, Ma YY, Liu YL, Wang HL, Liu Z

Effect of acupuncture on sperm parameters of males suffering from subfertility related to low sperm quality.
Siterman S, Eltes F, Wolfson V, Zabludovsky N, Bartoov B

Effects of the combined therapy of acupuncture with herbal drugs on male immune infertility--a clinical report of 50 cases.
Fu B, Lun X, Gong Y

Influence of acupuncture stimulation on pregnancy rates for women undergoing embryo transfer.
Smith C, Coyle M, Normal RJ


Fertility Services

Free ovulation charting

Relaxation tapes and resources for fertility and pregnancy

Local organization offering childbirth and parenting classes

Lynn Jensen offers yoga classes, workshops, and private sessions with a focus on fertility enhancement and stress reduction

Mayan Abdominal Massage by Marty Ryan

Women's Therapy Referral Service provides help in finding a counselor matching a person's needs, schedule, location, and budget.

For general health, two favored practitioners are Katy Canete and Marie Glennon, licensed massage therapists, and Deb McInally, Certified Nutritionist

The Environmental Working Group's tips on ways for reduce chemical exposure during, or before pregnancy.


Recommended Fertility Books

The Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis

Fertility and Conception by Zita West

Conquering Infertility: mind/body guide to enhancing and coping with infertility by Alice Domar

Taking Charge of Your Fertility


General Resources


National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements is a database with over 419,000 citations and abstracts on dietary supplements

AcuBriefs is an online database of references to acupuncture, with links to related journals and websites

National Library of Medicine provides access to thousands of peer-reviewed journals, abstracts and full-text articles

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