ACUPUNCTURE AND EMBRYO TRANSFER – published in Fertility and Sterility

There have been a number of small randomised controlled trials that examined the effect of acupuncture on IVF outcomes when administered on the day of embryo transfer, and many reported a positive effect. However some more recent large randomised controlled trials (published in other journals) have not replicated this result, concluding that acupuncture on the day of transfer does not increase live birth rates for IVF patients. Other journals have also reported findings of trials where more extensive use of acupuncture before and during an IVF cycle is applied (rather than only 2-3 treatments around embryo transfer).

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