(Full article on National Library of Medicine)

An overview of systematic reviews of Acupuncture for Infertile Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer

Subfertility couples are opting for combined acupuncture to improve the success rate of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET).

The results suggested that, acupuncture appears to be beneficial to increase the clinical pregnancy rate in women undergoing IVF-ET.

(Full article on Wiley Online Library- Andrology)

Vitamins combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine for male infertility: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Traditional Chinese medicine combined with vitamins has significant efficacy in the treatment of male infertility with no increase in side effects.

The results suggested that, compared with vitamin E or vitamin E + C alone, combination of TCM with vitamins increased significantly sperm concentra- tion, sperm motility, sperm viability, liquefaction time of semen, the activity of acro- some enzyme, and the pregnancy rate of patients with male infertility.

(Full article on Science Direct- European Journal of Integrative Medicine)

Impact of whole systems traditional chinese medicine on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes

Whole-systems traditional Chinese medicine (WS-TCM) therapy has been widely used as a multi-dimensional intervention for in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET).

These findings suggest WS-TCM could make significant contributions to the public health issue of infertility (Macaluso et al., 2010; CDC, 2010; CDC, 2014), if provided an effective dose. 

(Full article on Hindawi: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment Associated with Female Infertility in Taiwan: A Population-Based Case-Control Study

Study suggests that TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) may be used in clinical management for treating female infertility.

Demonstrated TCM as an adjunctive therapy is common for infertile women. The results suggested that TCM was associated with higher likelihood of the successful pregnancy in infertile women, *which is worthy of further investigation by randomized control trial.

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