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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2016, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (2): 169-172.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2016.02.016

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Effects of acupuncture on embryo quality in superovulating mice*

ZHANG Yuanyuan1, DING Deguang2, ZHU Shuxiu3#   

  1. 1 Hubei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hubei 430065;
    2 The Hubei Provincial Traditional Chinese Medical Hospital;
    3 Jianghan University
  • Received:2015-08-22 Online:2016-02-28 Published:2016-02-28

Abstract: Objective To explore effects of electroacupuncture on embryo quality in superovulating mice. Methods 60 female mice were randomly divided into natural group, negative control group, superovulating group and electroacupuncture group. Acupuncture group was treated with electroacupuncture on Sanyinjiao(SP6), Guanyuan(RN3) and Zhongji(RN4). Embryonic quality was evaluated based on the embryonic development status and blastula evaluation system. Results Superovulating group presented with the most number of embryos. High-quality embryo rate was relatively low. Moreover, the rate of Grade 3~6 blastocyst was the lowest in superovulating group. Compared with superovulating group, blastocyst rate in the electroacupuncture group was not significantly different (P>0.05). However, rates of high-quality blastocyst and Grade 3~6 blastocyst were higher than the superovulating group with statistical significance (P<0.05). Conclusion Acupuncture can improve embryo quality in superovulating mice and possibly improve implantation rate.

Key words: acupuncture, embryo quality, implantation rate, mouse

CLC Number: 

  • R285.5