Acupuncture increases pregnancy rates in IVF
An overview of systematic reviews by Chinese authors has concluded that acupuncture seems to be beneficial in increasing pregnancy rates in in vitro fertilisation and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). The review included 312 randomised controlled trials involving 65,388 participants. The analysis suggested that acupuncture was superior to sham acupuncture in improving the clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) of IVF-ET. When compared with no adjunctive treatment, acupuncture improved CPR, ongoing pregnancy rate and reduced miscarriage and biochemical pregnancy rates.