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LINKS & RESOURCES

ACUPUNCTURE AND TCM

AAAOM: the official website of the Acupuncture Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. http://www.aaaomonline.org/

Acupuncture Association of Colorado: http://acucol.com/

Traditional Chinese Medicine Info Page: useful website offering information on basic TCM principles and theories for the layperson. http://www.tcmpage.com/index.html

FERTILITY

Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM): one of Colorado's preeminent fertility facilities, with a local office in Louisville. http://www.colocrm.com/

My Monthly Cycles: free website offered by CCRM for tracking menstrual cycles, ovulation, and fertility. http://www.mymonthlycycles.com/

Resolve: official website of the National Infertility Association, providing useful links and resources for couples dealing with infertility. http://www.resolve.org/

Basal Body Temperature Chart and Directions: simple BBT chart as a .pdf file with easy to follow instructions. http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/basal-temperature-chart.pdf

PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

Acupressure for Labor (by Debra Betts): free booklet for download with acupressure points for labor. http://acupuncture.rhizome.net.nz/Acupressure/download.aspx

Boulder Nurse Midwives: a local Colorado midwife group with privileges at Boulder Community Foothills hospital. http://www.boulderbirth.com/

Placenta Preparation: local Boulder midwife who prepares and encapsulates your placenta for post-delivery administration. http://www.karinthemidwife.com/placenta.html

MENOPAUSE

North American Menopause Society: official website of the non-profit organization devoted to promoting healthy lifestyles in aging women and providing a wealth of useful articles and information. http://www.menopause.org/

Dr. Susan Ott: Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology. Comprehensive information on osteoporosis and bone health, including video instruction, treatment, and alternatives. http://courses.washington.edu/bonephys/

RESEARCH ARTICLES

MENSTRUAL DISORDERS

A Benign Complex Ovarian Cyst Treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Case Study, by Kandace Cahill, DiplOM, LAc. - published in The American Acupuncturist

Acupuncture for premenstrual syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21609380

Acupuncture for primary dysmenorrhea http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21249697

Chinese herbal medicine for endometriosis http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19588398

Treating gynaecological disorders with Traditional Chinese Medicine: A review http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20606770

Seeking an Oracle: Using the Delphi Process to Develop Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Endometriosis with Chinese Herbal Medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

FERTILITY

Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: A prospective, randomized trial http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

Chinese herbal medicine and clomiphene citrate for anovulation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: Systematic review and meta-analysis http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

Pregnancy in premature ovarian failure after therapy using Chinese herbal medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12956293

The relationship between perceived stress, acupuncture, and pregnancy rates among IVF patients: A pilot study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

MENOPAUSE

Action mechanism of Zuo Gui Yin Decoction's promotion on estradiol production in rats during the peri-menopausal period http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Acupuncture increases bone strength by improving mass and structure in established osteoporosis after ovariectomy in rats http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16817281

Perspectives in clinical research of acupuncture on menopausal symptoms http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22139540

The ACTIV study: acupuncture treatment in provoked vestibulodynia http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19912491

The effect of acupuncture on postmenopausal symptoms and reproductive hormones: a sham controlled clinical trial http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21383392

The treatment of menopausal symptoms by traditional East Asian medicines: Review and perspectives http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

PREGNANCY and POSTPARTUM

Acupuncture or acupressure for pain management in labour http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21735441

Acupuncture treatment of pregnant women with low back and pelvic pain--an intervention study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20102541

Does acupuncture have a place as an adjunct treatment during pregnancy? A review of randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19747272

Moxibustion for cephalic version: a feasibility randomised controlled trial http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21943180

Post natal acupuncture http://www.jcm.co.uk/sample-articles/product/catalog/product/view/6577/post-natal-acupuncture/

The use of acupuncture as a routine pre-birth treatment http://www.jcm.co.uk/sample-articles/product/catalog/product/view/6648/the-use-of-acupuncture-as-a-routine-prebirth-treatment/

Wrist-ankle acupuncture as perineal pain relief after mediolateral episiotomy: a pilot study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21381963