Effect of Low-frequency Electroacupuncture (EA) on Ovulation Rate of Unmarried Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
First, patients will be recruited according to the inclusion criteria and exclusion
Second, baseline measurements (including physical Examination, menstrual History,
trans-abdomen ultrasound of the uterus and ovaries, human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
stimulation test, serum levels of sex hormone steroids, lipid, glucose, insulin, adrenal
cortical hormone and beta endorphin) will be taken.
Third, each patient will receive 32 sessions of acupuncture in 16 weeks, twice a week.
Fourth, the ovulation rate will be evaluated during the 16-week treatment and 12-week
Last, the above baseline measurements will be taken again as soon as the treatment is
finished, and 12 weeks after the treatment.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Ask the patient to record the basic temperature every morning, and draw blood to test serum progestin on the first day after the temperature is elevated. Ovulation is defined when the serum progesterone>3ng/mL. Record the ovulation and evaluate the ovulation rate during the 16 weeks of treatment and the following 12 weeks.
Dongmei Huang, doctor
Department of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Tongji hospital of Huazhong University of Science and Technology
China: Ethics Committee