Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Improve In Vitro Fertilization Outcomes, a Research Summary
In a 2015 study of 1,231 fresh cycles, live birth rates were evaluated in three different groups. The group receiving customized treatments leading up to the embryo transfer as well as protocol acupuncture on the day of had a 61.3% live birth rate. Those women who received protocol acupuncture the day of transfer showed a 50.8% live birth rate and in those receiving IVF alone it was 48.2%. This research suggests that regular acupuncture treatments using individualized treatments along with protocol acupuncture on the day of IVF have the greatest effect.
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Lee E. Hullender Rubin, Michael S. Opsahl, Klaus Wiemer, Scott D. Mist, Aaron B. Caughey, Impact of whole systems traditional Chinese medicine on in vitro fertilization outcomes, Reproductive BioMedicine Online (2015)