Clinical study on the treatment of fallopian tube obstructive infertility with acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

Ding li et al, Mod J Int Trad Chin Western Medicine17 (2014): 1828-1829
Modem Journal of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine


Infertility caused by blocked Fallopian tubes is usually very effectively treated with IVF. However Chinese clinics treat such blockages with acupuncture and with herbs taken both orally and as an enema.


Objective: to observe the clinical effect of the comprehensive therapy of acupuncture combined with Chinese medicine on fallopian tube obstructive infertility.

Methods: 200 patients with oviduct infertility were randomly divided into two groups with 100 cases in each group. The treatment group was treated with acupuncture and Chinese medicine which could activating blood circulation by oral administration, coloclysis and external application, the control group was treated with the therapy of clearing fallopian tube with single western medicine. The change of fallopian tube obstruction before and after treatment was observed and recorded. The pregnancy rate was followed-up and recorded within 3,6,12 and 24 months.

Results: The total effective rate of improving fallopian tube in 6month in treatment group was 90%, and that in control group was 68%, compared with each other,the difference was significant( P < 0. 05). The pregnancy rate of the treatment group was 65%, and that of the control group was 38%, the difference was significant ( P < 0. 05). The improvement of abdominal pain, the volume and color of the menstruation, coating on the tongue and pulse condition were more obviously than that of the control group.

Conclusion: Acupuncture combined with Chinese medicine has a good curative effect on fallopian tube obstructive infertility and can increase conception rate.