Entries by Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic

Meta Analyses and Systematic Reviews

This final section of our archives, gathers Meta-analyses and Systematic Reviews relating to Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine used with fertility patients (mostly IVF) and for conditions related to reproductive health. A systematic review collects and summarises evidence and a meta-analysis applies statistical methods to summarise the results of these studies. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis […]

Chinese Medicine Sequential Therapy Improves Pregnancy Outcomes after Surgery for Endometriosis-Associated Infertility: A Multicenter Randomized Double-blind Placebo Parallel Controlled Clinical Trial

Rui-hua Zhao et al, 2020, Chin J Int Med volume 26, pages92–99 Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine In this trial 100 women who underwent laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis were treated with chinese herbal medicine to promote fertility for the subsequent 6 cycles. Another group of women were followed but received no treatment after their laparoscopy. The women […]

The efficacy and safety of acupuncture in women with primary dysmenorrhea

Woo, Hye Lin KMD et al, Med: 2018 Volume 97 Issue 23 – p e11007 Medicine This review finds that acupuncture treatment of dysmenorrhoea confers benefit compared with NSAIDs or no treatment. Patients (over 3000) with primary dysmenorrhoea (not pain from endometriosis) were included in this systematic review. In Chinese medicine terms pain indicates stagnation […]


There have been a number of randomised controlled trials and pilot studies that have looked at the effect of acupuncture or electro stimulation of acupuncture points, on sperm quality in men with low counts, poor motility and morphology or a varicocele, most with favourable results. Because these trials all had different methodology and measured different […]

Acupuncture and Clomiphene Citrate for Anovulatory Infertility: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ranran Gao et al, 2020 Acupunct Med 38 (1) 25-36 Acupuncture Medicine The authors analysed the effect of acupuncture alone, or combined with Clomiphene Citrate, on patients (1441) with anovulatory fertility. Acupuncture used alone appeared to improve pregnancy rate and follicle development compared to CC although it did not demonstrate a higher ovulation rate. Acupuncture […]

Clinical Effect of Acupuncture Combined With Traditional Chinese Medicine in Treatment of Oligozoospermia/Asthenozoospermia: A Meta-Analysis

Bin Yang et al, 2020, Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 45(3):243-50 Acupuncture Research This meta analysis found that the combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine improved sperm count, morphology and motility and produced a better pregnancy rate than using herbal medicine alone.