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Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Qian Y et al, 2016  Arch Gynecol Obstet Dec p 1-16

Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

 

Data from nearly six and a half thousand women undergoing IVF reveals that acupuncture improves pregnancy rates especially when it is carried out in the stimulation phase of the IVF cycle when the follicles are developing. In general studies carried out in Asia using electro acupuncture showed a stronger trend to improved IVF outcomes than did non Asian studies that did not use electro-acupuncture.

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The Role of Acupuncture in in vitro Fertilization: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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Shen C et al, 2015 Gynecol Obstet Invest 79:1-12

Gynecological and Obstetric Investigations

 

A review of 21 Random Control trials (that included nearly 5,500 patients) concluded that while acupuncture administered to IVF patients only at the time of embryo transfer did not confer any significant advantage, acupuncture administered during the IVF cycle stimulation phase and/or during implantation phase in addition to treatment at the time of transfer showed  significant improvement in pregnancy rates.

 

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