In 2015, I published my first book entitled,”The Smart Couples Guide to Getting Pregnant, An Integrated Approach.” While the research regarding acupuncture and herbal medicine in the treatment of infertility is still very relevant, the following links are from research that has been published since 2017 and goes into further details about how acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help achieve the best results with couples and women struggling with infertility.
The first study comes from India and concludes that “Meta analysis of the cohort studies revealed that the ratio of the normal form sperm increased significantly in male and fertility has been increased in female after classic acupuncture with herbal medicine. According to a systematic review, patients receiving herbal treatment had a 1.74 times higher probability of pregnancy compared with those receiving western medicine therapy .Women aged above 35 years are showing an interest in receiving herbal medicine treatment with acupuncture increased the chance of fertility. The results showed that the total effective rate in the combined drug treatment acupuncture- herbal drug group was 90%; showing a statistically significant difference (P<0.05)” –Effects of the Combined Therapy of Acupuncture with Herbal Drugs on Male & female Immune Infertility at Puducherry, South India.
Additional Studies on Male and Female Fertility:
Vitamins combined with traditional Chinese medicine for male infertility: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
The Effect of Acupuncture on Telomere Length and Sperm Quality: A Research Synthesis by Romy Schwartz
Acupuncture and clomiphene citrate for anovulatory infertility: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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