Medical Research Articles

Many published medical studies from throughout the world show supporting evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating fertility issues. Below are just a few of these studies to give you a reference and background information about fertility treatments with Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Medical Research Article #1

Low Uterine Bloodflow Treatment (Swedish Study)

Reduction of blood flow impedance in the uterine arteries of infertile women with electro-acupuncture: Steiner-Victorin et. al. Human Reproduction 1996 June; 11(6):1314-7

Swedish researchers sought to evaluate whether electro-acupuncture (EA) can reduce high impedance in the uterine arteries. This study indicated that by utilizing this particular EA protocol, the chances of fertilization were enhanced.

Medical Article #2

Pre/Post Embryo Transfer Treatment

This German study resulted in a greater pregnancy rate in patients who had a specific acupuncture treatment both immediately prior to and after embryo transfer. In this study, 42.5% of the acupuncture group experienced clinical pregnancy, whereas just 26.3% of the control group (those who did not receive acupuncture) had a positive outcome.

Medical Research Article #3

Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial.

This study evaluated the effect of acupuncture on reproductive outcome in patients receiving IVF/ICSI. One group of patients received acupuncture on the day of egg transfer, and another group received acupuncture on egg transfer day and again 2 days later. Both groups were compared with a control group that did not receive acupuncture. Acupuncture on the day of egg transfer significantly improved the reproductive outcome of IVF/ICSI compared with no acupuncture. Repeating acupuncture 2 days later provided no additional beneficial effect.

Medical Research Article #4 – NEW!

Impact of Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine on In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes

In vitro fertilization (IVF) live birth success rates may increase with traditional Chinese medicine adjuvant care, including both acupuncture and herbal medicine. In this retrospective cohort study, researchers reviewed 1,231 IVF patient records and compared live birth outcomes for patients receiving IVF only and patients receiving IVF plus Chinese medicine.

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