Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1998 Apr; 18(4): 225-6, 240.
[Study on relationship between ovulation inducing effect of drug-acupuncture and endometrial contents of estradiol receptor and progesterone receptor]
Maternity and Child Health Institute, Changqing 400013.
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of Chinese herbal medicine for replenishing Kidney combined with acupuncture in treating anovulation and infertility, and the relationship between its ovulation inducing effect and endometrial contents of estradiol receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR). METHODS: Twenty-nine cases were treated with replenishing Kidney drugs combined with acupuncture for 1-3 months. Patients' ER and PR were measured by immunohistochemical method. And patients were classified according to PR content into PR positive group and mild PR positive group. RESULTS: Fifteen cases of PR positive group, completed treatment for 45 cycles, among them, 40 cycles showed ovulation, the ovulation rate being 88.89%. Ten in 14 cases, who complicated with infertility, became pregnant, the pregnant rate being 71.43%. While in 11 cases of PR mild positive group, 9 complicated with infertility, completed treatment for 33 cycle, 10 cycles showed ovulation (30.30%), and pregnant rate 22.22% (2/9). The difference between the two groups was significant (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: The replenishing Kidney drugs combined with acupuncture treatment could result a good effect in treating infertility due to anovulation, especially on those with high endometrial PR content.