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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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Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) has been found by Chinese researchers to significantly improve pregnancy rates in women undergoing embryo transfer (ET).

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Acupuncture can help reduce stress for women experiencing infertility, according to Australian researchers.

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A Chinese study has found that a Chinese herbal formula compares favourably with drug therapy for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

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A systematic review by US authors has concluded that Chinese herbal medicine may increase the effectiveness of infertility treatment with the drug clomiphene citrate (CC).

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A paper by Eric Manheimer questions the rationale behind use of sham acupuncture controls in trials of adjuvant acupuncture for in vitro fertilization (IVF).

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A paper by Eric Manheimer questions the rationale behind use of sham acupuncture controls in trials of adjuvant acupuncture for in vitro fertilization (IVF).

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Low-frequency electro-acupuncture (EA) can improve hyperandrogenism and menstrual frequency in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to

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A Brazilian team has found that the ability of acupuncture to benefit fertility treatment may depend on the cause of the woman’s infertility. Four hundred and sixteen patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles...

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Women receiving acupuncture on the day of ET perceive less stress, which may play a role in improving their chances of becoming pregnant. In an observational, prospective, cohort study, American investigators studied 57 infertile...

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