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Chinese researchers have found that adding Er Zhi Tian Gui granules (ETG, Two Ultimates Tian Gui Granules) to the treatment regime of women undergoing IVF can reduce the dosage of gonadotropin (Gn) required for ovarian stimulation and shorten treatment duration, as well as alleviating clinical symptoms and improving clinical pregnancy rates.

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A preliminary study conducted in Japan suggests that women who have failed to become pregnant from IVF could benefit from taking Chinese herbs during future IVF treatments.

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Results from a meta-analysis by Chinese authors indicate that acupuncture, especially around the time of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, can improve pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing IVF.

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An international panel of acupuncture fertility experts has collaborated to establish a consensus on what is considered to constitute ‘best practice’ acupuncture for the support of assisted reproduction technology (ART).

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The results of a large Australian observational study suggest that intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is linked to an increased risk of birth defects compared with spontaneous conception.

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There are currently no recommended medical treatment options for threatened miscarriage.

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A qualitative study has explored the experiences of women receiving acupuncture for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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A meta-analysis of studies evaluating the effect of acupuncture on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes has concluded that the type of control procedure used can affect study outcomes.

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Acupuncture can reduce anxiety symptoms in women undergoing IVF, according to a team of Brazilian researchers.

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A systematic review of the use of traditional Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) in the management of female infertility has concluded that it can significantly improve the chances of pregnancy, compared with Western medical (WM) drug therapy or IVF.

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