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Transcutaneous electrical acupuncture stimulation (TEAS) significantly improves the pregnancy outcomes of women experiencing recurrent implantation failure (RIF) while undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF). A group of Chinese researchers allocated 122 women with RIF who were undergoing a fresh embryo transfer IVF cycle to either a TEAS or mock TEAS (MTEAS) group. Gonadotrophin therapy was provided in both groups. TEAS consisted of 30 minutes of stimulation (9-25 mA, 2 Hz) at Sanyinjiao SP-6, Zhongji REN-3, Guanyuan REN-4 and Zigong M-CA-18 from day five of the ovarian stimulation cycle, once every other day, until the day of embryo transfer. In the TEAS group, the implantation rate, clinical pregnancy rate and live birth rate (24.3 percent, 32.8 percent, and 27.9 percent, respectively) were significantly higher than in the MTEAS group (12.1%, 16.4% and 13.1%, respectively).

Transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation improves pregnancy outcomes in patients with recurrent implantation failure undergoing in vitro fertilisation and embryo transfer: a prospective, randomised trial. Acupunct Med. 2019 Feb;37(1):33-39



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