Li Tan et al, Jnl Alt Compl Med, 2012, 18(12): 1087-1100
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
A meta-analysis of studies done in China involving 1659 women, reports that Chinese medicine significantly increases frequency of ovulation in women with anovulatory infertility compared to treatment with Clomiphene (Clomid). They observe that pregnancy rates are increased and miscarriage rates reduced in women who use Chinese medicine compared with those who use Clomid. However more randomized controlled trials are needed before evidence-based recommendations regarding the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medicine for infertility with anovulation can be provided.