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International Journal of Women’s Health
In a thorough and balanced review, a team of researchers from Australia analyse acupuncture and fertility trials from more than 100 reports from around the world. They note that while many trials have looked at acupuncture performed on the day of embryo transfer in IVF cycles, few have looked at how Chinese medicine is usually practiced, and has been practiced for many hundreds of years, in the treatment of infertility in general. There is some evidence of the effect of acupuncture on menstrual health in general, but more needs to be done researching the treatment of infertility with individualised chinese medicine protocols.